More than 200,000 visitors from Singapore enters Malaysia
Published on : Thursday, April 28, 2022
More than 200,000 visitors from Singapore have entered Malaysia via the Johor land checkpoints after the complete reopening of the countries’ borders on Apr 1.
Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Nancy Shukri said that the slow but sure increase in arrivals is indeed positive for Malaysia’s tourism sector, and the industry is on its path of revival.
To quote Shukri,“Singapore tourists are expected to increase with the upcoming Hari Raya celebration. They want to visit relatives in Malaysia and it is good news for the Malaysian economy.”
A total of 204,927 visitors from Singapore entered Malaysia via the Woodlands Causeway and Tuas Second Link, and were dealt withat the customs, immigration and quarantine complex at the Sultan Iskandar Building and the Sultan Abu Bakar Complex in IskandarPuteri.
Nancy spoke during the launch of a community ambassador programme, aimed toward encouraging the public to stick to COVID-19 safe management measures like wearing face masks, maintaining physical distancing and checking in using the MySejahtera application.
She said that the first phase of the programme will emphasize on high-risk tourism spots like zoos, shopping malls, theme parks, hotels and museums during festive and school holidays.