Johor hotels enjoying brisk business

JOHOR BARU: The long weekend which coincides with a month-long school holiday in Singapore has resulted in good business for hotels here.

Malaysian Association of Hotels Johor chapter chairman Ivan Teo said many Singaporeans had been coming to Malaysia for a holiday.

“We are seeing quite a lot of them coming over due to the long Vesak Day break and the school holiday there.

“A majority of the hotels around Desaru and here are seeing a high occupancy rate,” he said when contacted.

Singapore celebrates Vesak Day, or better know as Wesak in Malaysia, on June 2, while the school holiday runs from May 27 to June 25.

Teo said the spillover was not only good for Johor but other states.

“These travellers also drive up north to places such as Melaka and Kuala Lumpur,” he said.

He also said the constant visits by Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi to the Immigration checkpoints at Bangunan Sultan Iskandar (BSI) and Sultan Abu Bakar Complex (KSAB) gave confidence to the Singaporeans.

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