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MELAKA EXPECTS 13 MILLION VISITORS IN 2012

Malaysia’s Melaka readies for 13 million tourists
Bikya Masr Staff | 19 August 2012 | 0 Comments

Melaka waterfront to see millions of tourists, says government.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s southern tourist spot Melaka has seen some 6.8 million tourist arrivals in the first 6 months of this year, up 21.1 percent over the corresponding period last year, and is on track to achieve 12.5 million arrivals for the whole year, the government said.

The state recorded 5.6 million tourist arrivals between January and June last year, said Abd Kadir Idris, general manager of the Tourism Promotion Division in the Melaka Chief Minister’s Department.

“Melaka is on the right track to achieving 12.5 million tourist arrivals this year in conjunction with the 750th anniversary of Melaka,” he told Bernama news agency.

Abd Kadir said domestic tourists continued to be the highest, registering five million or 74.63 percent of the total arrivals, compared to 1.8 million foreign arrivals or 25.37 percent.

A majority of the foreign tourists are from China, Singapore, Indonesia, Taiwan and Hong Kong, contributing to 1.1 million tourist arrivals in all.

Abd Kadir said the rise in the number of tourists was the result of close cooperation between the Melaka state government and the various players in the tourism industry, ranging from hotel operators to trishaw riders.

He also said that the opening of the RM73 million Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) complex at the mouth of the Melaka River on August 1, would provide a major boost to drawing more tourists to Melaka.

The CIQ, which would be a major gateway to Dumai and Bengkalis in Indonesia, would further facilitate tourist travel, besides the Melaka international airport in Batu Berendam, he said.

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INDEPENDENCE MEMORIAL(FORMERLY MALACCA CLUB BUILDING) DRAWS VISITORS

September 13, 2011 22:32 PM
Proclamation Of Independence Memorial A Big Draw Among Visitors

MELAKA, Sept 13 (Bernama) — A total of 633,608 people visited the Proclamation Of Independence Memorial at Bandar Hilir last year to get a clearer picture of the country’s struggle for independence.

The memorial’s manager Datu Royniehashim Datu Pindatun said 550,204 of them were domestic visitors, 70,621 foreigners, 12,542 students and 241 researchers.

“Meanwhile between January and August this year, domestic visitors numbered 204,375, foreigners 36,608, students 5,422 and 117 researchers,” he told Bernama here.

Datu Royniehashim said the foreign visitors were from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Britain, United States, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Singapore, Switzerland, Portugal, Japan, Netherlands, Africa and the Middle East.

The memorial placed in a building built in 1911 was officialy opened in 1985 to commemorate Malaysia’s struggle to achieve independence from British colonial rule.

— BERNAMA

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As of June 4.89 mil tourist visiting Melaka

As of June 4.89 mil tourist visiting Melaka

September 20, 2010
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6 month data already out and as of June Melaka get 4.89 million tourist. From the 4.89mil domestic arrival making the main input by 78% while from abroad 21%, a 51% increase from January – June 2009. In June 2010 only, Indonesian was the highest foregin visitors(38,401 (19.1%) ), Singapore (32,108 (16.0%)),China (18,544 (9.2%)), Hong Kong (9,350 (4.7%)) and Japan (8,477 (4.2%)).

length of night stay for hotel in Melaka in June is 2.44 nigths. Increase from 1.88 nights stay on June 2009. On average, on Jun 2010 about 70% visitors check in Melaka Hotels. Melaka have 198 hotels for such a small state. Increasing the length of night stay and visitors check – in of course will boost the accomodation Industry. It’s like a chain reaction where everybody links to it will benifited.

Recent An-Malaysia protest at Jakarta by a small group of people does not affected tourist arrivals from Indonesia. Usually tourist from Indonesia come here for the health treatment. Furthermore Melaka State have direct relationship with state and province in Indonesia through Dunia Melayu Dunia Islam that lead by Melaka Chief Minister itself.

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