Malaysia welcomes tourists from all over the world

Kalbana Perimbanayagam

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia continues to welcome tourists from all over the world, including China, without any restriction.

A statement from the Prime Minister’s office today said other than the usual immigration requirements for all foreign tourists, there are no other restrictions for anyone including visitors from China.

“Tourists from China will still be given a single-entry visa for up to 30-days stay in the country and are eligible to take up other programmes organised by the government as well,” it said.


Malaysia continues to welcome tourists from all over the world, including China, without any restriction. -NSTP FILE PIC

The statement said property purchases by foreigners were also allowed irrespective of nationality but there were certain conditions imposed by the government..

“Purchase of property, however, does not guarantee automatic residency in the country. But for foreigners who wish to make Malaysia their permanent residence, they could consider the ‘ Malaysia, My Second Home (MM2H)’ programme.

”Malaysian government also welcomes foreign direct investment that contributes to the transfer of technology, provides employment for locals and the setting up of industries locally,” the statement read.

It added that last year Malaysia received 2.3 million Chinese tourists from China and it now aims to multiply the number to 10 million visitors in time to come.

Information on these programmes and conditions are available.


Tourists from Australia and New Zealand are picturing the backdrop of the Petronas Twin Towers (KLCC). - NSTP FILE PIC

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