03 Feb '11, 9am

Malaysia to allow visa-free entry for Taiwanese

Malaysia to allow visa-free entry for Taiwanese

KUALA LUMPUR: Taiwanese nationals will soon be allowed to visit Malaysia without a visa, a minister said on Thursday, in a bid to increase the number of tourists and boost foreign exchange earnings. "We will provide visa-free travel for Taiwanese tourists very soon. It will encourage more tourists (to come to Malaysia)," tourism minister Ng Yen Yen told reporters. Last year, some 200,000 Taiwanese visited Malaysia. Ng said Malaysia hopes to attract 25 million visitors and earn 61 billion ringgit (20 billion dollars) in revenue from tourism this year. Tourism is Malaysia's second highest foreign exchange earner. Malaysia has not announced its tourism figures for 2010, but it had targeted 24 million tourist arrivals generating 55 billion ringgit. In 2009, 23.65 million tourists visited the country. Ng said Malaysia will target high-end visitors from Vietnam, Indonesia, Austr...

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