Drastic drop in visitors from Brunei to Miri due to Covid-19 scare

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  • Friday, 14 Feb 2020

MIRI: Recreational spots and seaside resorts in the city are seeing a drastic drop in the number of cross-border visitors from Brunei, especially over the weekends.

Frequent traveller Ling Sie Ting - who works in Brunei and travels to Miri every week - said the Covid-19 coronavirus scare is spooking a lot of Bruneians.

"The immigration checkpoint at Sungai Tujuh is usually packed on Friday which is a weekend in Brunei. Bruneians and Malaysians working in Brunei would have to wait in queues that can last two hours, but I passed through in 10 minutes," he said.

Meanwhile, a check with beach resorts here found that bookings from Bruneians had dropped by about half compared to before.

Additionally, a check of beaches and resorts found that very few Brunei-registered vehicles were present and only a few children were seen playing at the Tanjong beach.

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