Tourism Malaysia is seeing more and more Singaporean tourists visiting new destinations in Malaysia.
The unfamiliar places included destinations in the East Coast and Perak with a good number heading to Sabah and Sarawak, said Tourism Malaysia's Singapore Office director Zalizam Zakaria.
"The momentum for this year is not bad as Tourism Malaysia continues to promote many more unknown destinations which offer a totally new experience for them.
"Besides, homestay is getting popular day by day as it offers something new and special experience they can no longer have in Singapore. A three-day, two-night stay will be perfect to gain some good experience in the kampong," he said at the Tourism Malaysia Hari Raya Gathering here yesterday.
Some 13 million Singaporeans visited Malaysia last year, spending about RM28.4 billion during their stay. They accounted for 53 per cent of total tourist arrivals to Malaysia.
In a speech, Zalizam thanked all Singaporean industry players especially travel agents for their undivided support, commitment and tireless effort to promote Malaysia to their clients.
He also thanked the media for their effort in producing articles in their publications about new destinations and experiences to their readers.
He told Bernama that next year, Tourism Malaysia would like to bring Singaporean students to experience the kampong life homestay-style in collaboration with Singapore's Education Ministry.
This month, it has launched an outdoor campaign by having 40 single and five double decker buses wrapped with nice visuals projecting homestay, shopping and the islands and beaches, among others. -- Bernama
From Borneo Post