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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