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Tourists in West Sumatra mostly Malaysians

Selasa 02 Jul 2013 23:10 WIB

Rep: Mutia Ramadhani/ Red: Yeyen Rostiyani

Two foreign tourists from Ireland and Canada take pictures of Maninjau Lake in West Sumatra. (file photo)

Two foreign tourists from Ireland and Canada take pictures of Maninjau Lake in West Sumatra. (file photo)

Foto: Antara/Iggoy el Fitra

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PADANG - From January to May 2013, Malaysian tourists dominated visits to various attractions in West Sumatra. Head of Statistics Indonesia to West Sumatra, Yomin Tofri said 76.66 percent of 19,251 tourists came from neighboring countries, especially Malaysia.

"This number increased by 26.45 percent over the same period last year at 11,206 people," Tofri said on Tuesday.

Every month, Malaysian tourists visit attractions in West Sumatra. They enter through Minangkabau International Airport in Padang Pariaman. They visit Padang, Sawahlunto, Padang Panjang, Bukit Tinggi, Sijunjung district, Tanah Datar, South Solok and Agam.

Beside Malaysians, tourists visiting West Sumatra are also 798 Australians, 681 Singaporeans, 265 Chinese people, 210 British people, 106 Americans, 93 Japanese, and 50 Filipinos. They love to visit Bukittinggi Clock Tower, Twin Lakes, Maninjau Lake, rock of Malin Kundang, Anai valley, Sikuai Island, and Mentawai Island. 

 

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