With long queues observed yesterday after travellers from Brunei returning from Kota Kinabalu, the neighbouring states of Sarawak and Sabah remain popular destinations among Brunei travellers.
Statistics show that some 1,303,120 people from the Sultanate visited Sarawak last year, compared to 2022 with some 402,121. Meanwhile, 266,981 Brunei travellers visited Sabah last year, a 243-per-cent increase compared to 2022. Most visitors from Brunei travelled to Sarawak in December, coinciding with the end of school term with 212,810 people, followed by April with 133,221 and June with 120, 918.
The highest number of travellers recorded to Sabah last year was also in December with 60,064 visitors, followed by April with 22,654 and September with 21, 259.
Long traffic jam towards border control posts do not hamper local travellers from crossing the border, taking advantage of the favourable currency exchange. – Azlan Othman