Sarawak - Economy - Tourism

Tourism

Tourism plays a major role in the state's economy. In 2010 Sarawak was visited by 3,270,655 tourists, both international and domestic. As for 2011, the state is targeting 4 million visitors. This is in line with more direct flights from countries such as Japan and South Korea. The Sarawak Hornbill Tourism Award is held each year to appreciate the best in the tourism sector of the state. Some of the most popular tourist attractions are Kuching city, Gunung Mulu National Park, the Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) and many more. The RWMF is the region's premier "world music" event, attracting more than 20,000 music fans.

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