Visitor arrivals to Malaysia up 3% in 1Q2019, arrivals from Indonesia up 17%

    Tourism Malaysia reported (29-May-2019) visitor arrivals to Malaysia for Mar-2019 and the three months ended Mar-2019. Details include:

    • Mar-2019:
      • Visitor arrivals: 2.3 million, +6.5% year-on-year;
        • Singapore: 974,968, +7.8%;
        • Indonesia: 312,395, +20.0%;
        • China: 272,919, +9.6%;
        • Thailand: 169,606, +2.1%;
        • Brunei: 126,620, -10.1%;
        • India: 52,507, +16.6%;
        • South Korea: 47,497, +12.1%;
        • Japan: 37,103, -1.6%;
        • Philippines: 34,699, +7.0%;
        • UK: 31,806, -6.5%;
        • Taiwan: 28,046, -3.4%;
        • Australia: 25,614, -6.3%;
        • US: 23,192, +3.3%;
    • Three months ended Mar-2019:
      • Visitor arrivals: 6.7 million, +2.7% year-on-year;
        • Singapore: 2.6 million, -1.5%;
        • Indonesia: 924,916, +17.1%;
        • China: 841,800, +8.8%;
        • Thailand: 489,351, +3.3%;
        • Brunei: 319,024, -10.6%;
        • South Korea: 186,827, +11.8%;
        • India: 157,690, +18.6%;
        • Japan: 104,049, stable;
        • Taiwan: 95,800, +0.1%;
        • Philippines: 93,774, +4.4%;
        • UK: 92,789, -2.8%;
        • Australia: 89,399, +0.1%;
        • Vietnam: 84,136, +6.6%;
        • US: 68,812, +4.6%.