Thursday, January 14, 2010

Miri remains as top draw for Bruneians

MIRI: Cheap sales and colourful festivities were the two main draws for more than one million visitors from oil-rich Brunei to Sarawak last year.

According to Borneo Bulletin, a major English daily of the Brunei sultanate, Brunei immigration authorities recorded 1,061,357 exits from their immigration and customs checkpoints into Sarawak throughout 2009.

The biggest number was registered in December, especially during the period between Christmas and Jan 1.

The newspaper, quoting authorities like Tourism Malaysia, said that Bruneians and expatriates working in Brunei continued to find Sarawak and Sabah attractive for sightseeing and shopping.

“A total of 1,061,357 crossings from Brunei to Malaysia were recorded in 2009, with 127,370 visits to Miri last month alone.

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