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3.36 Million Tourists to Sarawak in Nine Months? What Will Happen During 2020?

The government hopes to reach 30 million tourists with RM100 billion in revenue from national tourism in conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year 2020 or VM2020 next year.

Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Mohamaddin Katapi, said with the availability of quality tourism products in Sarawak, including organizing Sarawak Visit Year 2019, he is confident that the target of five million tourists entering the state will be achieved.

According to the Tourism Visits Statistics of Sarawak released by the Sarawak Tourism Board, from January to September this year, a total of 3.36 million domestic and foreign tourists came to Sarawak. This number will continue to rise and reach its number.

Sarawak is the largest state in Malaysia, located in the Borneo Islands. Sarawak is a tourist attraction from all over the world due to its natural beauty, its rich culture, its multicultural community, and its unique food.

With attractive attractions for tourists, especially tourists from abroad, it has opened up opportunities for Sarawak to introduce their tourism products.

The buildings built in Sarawak are quite synonymous with the art and are one of the local design-based patterns that are unique to this Land of the Hornbill. In addition, there are many historic buildings especially in Kuching City that are a major focus of foreign tourists.

The multiracial community in Sarawak shows Sarawak as a place of unity. Their culture is preserved from time immemorial especially to teenagers. With their friendly attitude, travelers are happy to come to Sarawak as a destination and journey.

Craft and food products are also the focus of local and international tourists to come to Sarawak. This local product-based artwork is often the choice of visitors during their visit to Sarawak. The food also opens up to anyone who has never tasted the delicious cuisine available in Sarawak.

There are several events that are key to tourism in Sarawak. Among them are the Rainforest World Music Festival, Borneo Jazz Festival, Samarahan Food Festival, Sarawak Regatta and many more to discover at Sarawak.

Last but not least, it is the best destination for tourists by 2020 in line with Visit Malaysia 2020. A visit to Sarawak is a tourist destination with many attractions. Sarawak will receive more tourists for years to come.

By: Shamsul

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