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Malacca earned USD1.34b from tourism in 2009

The tourism sector was the main revenue earner for the Malaysian state of Malacca last year, contributing MYR4.4 billion (USD1.34 billion) from 8.9 million visitors.

State Tourism, Culture and Heritage Committee chairman Datuk Seet Har Cheow said this figure was higher than that achieved in 2008, when 7.2 million tourists contributed MYR4.0b (USD1.22b) to the state.