Malaysia: Tourist arrivals from S'pore up 11.5%
KUALA LUMPUR - Tourist arrivals from Singapore between January and May this year recorded consistent growth over the same period last year, says Tourism Malaysia director for Singapore, Noor Aine Ismail.
"To date, we have received a total of 5,209,286 tourist arrivals from Singapore, an overall increase of 11.5 per cent in arrivals," she said, according to Bernama.
"Last year, we welcomed about 13.01 million tourists from Singapore - a drop of 2.75 per cent from 2011.
"This drop was mainly due to the change in statistics calculation, which was based on 'Country of Origin' instead of 'Country of Residence'," she said at the Tourism Malaysia Media Night in Singapore.