Visitor arrivals in Sarawak show positive growth in early Jan 2023

Lee and his wife Kong (front row, centre) posing with the students from Taiwan during their open house today (Jan 23, 2023).

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MIRI, Jan 23: The number of visitor arrivals in Sarawak is off to a good start for the year 2023.

According to Minister of Transport Dato Sri Lee Kim Shin, the increase in travelers coming to Sarawak is a positive sign following the increase in the number of flights to Sarawak from Kuala Lumpur.

“For the period of December 31 last year until January 18 this year, we have increased flights from Kuala Lumpur to Sarawak by 31 (flights) and this is very much encouraging,” he said when met at his Chinese New Year (CNY) open house here today.

As for arrivals from Brunei, he added, the number of vehicles crossing into the State per day has increased to more than 2,000 vehicles entering Miri from Brunei via the Sungai Tujoh Immigration, Customs and Quarantine Control (ICQ) complexs.

“In fact, during the weekend, this number has increased up to more than 3,000 vehicles per day,” Lee disclosed when met at his Chinese New Year open house here today.

Meanwhile, more than 1,000 people thronged Dewan Dato Permaisuri Permyjaya to attend the open house.

Amongst the arrivals were 10 students from Yuanpei University of Medical Technology, Taiwan. According to Lee, these students arrived in Miri on January 6 to participate in an internship programme at Blissful Postnatal Care Centre Miri and Association of Parents of Special Children Miri (Pibakis).

They are scheduled to fly back for Taiwan on February 7.

Also present were Lee’s wife, Datin Sri Kong Shui Lin, Miri Resident, Miri Resident Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusuf, Federation of Miri Division Chinese Associations president Datuk David Goh, and Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB) general manager for corporate communication Peing Tajang. — DayakDaily