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MALAYSIA’S TOP VISITING country is Singapore, followed by Indonesia, China and Thailand. In 2019 Malaysia received more than 10 million tourists from the city state, making up 38.9% of total visitors. Its popularity among Singaporeans is due to close proximity, tight cultural and linguistic links, and a favourable exchange rate, although tourist arrivals from the country have dropped. However, this is more than compensated by growth in tourist numbers from other countries, reflecting a growing interest in Malaysia as a holiday destination. The total number of visitors in 2019 was 26.1 million, a growth of 1% from 2018. Tourists from Southeast Asia ...


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