Malaysia: Sabah state witnesses double digit growth in Taiwanese tourists

Published on : Friday, January 6, 2017

Malaysia China tourismThe Sabah state has witnessed double digit growth in Taiwanese tourists to the region, Sabah state Culture, Tourism and Environment Minister Masidi Manjun said.


Around 45,367 tourists from Taiwan arrived in Malaysia’s Sabah state, a 26 percent increase in the first ten months of last year as compared to 36,011 for same period in 2015.


Taiwan was currently the top four market source for Sabah state for the past six years together with China, South Korea and Brunei, the Minister said in his speech, the text of which was read out by Sabah Culture, Tourism and Environment Assistant Minister Kamarlin Ombi.


Meanwhile, Malindo Air commenced four times weekly direct flight from Kota Kinabalu to Taipei effective Jan 25. The flights from Kota Kinabalu depart on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays; whereas the flights from Taipei are on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.


In conjunction with the launch, the airline is offering introductory fares from Kota Kinabalu to Taipei from RM299 one way all-inclusive for economy class and RM999 one way all-inclusive for business class.


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