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Chinese get Malaysia visa waiver in time for lunar new year

Puppets and drums used in the New Year celebrations Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Puppets and drums used in the New Year celebrations Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Image by Edmund Gall / CC BY-SA 2.0

Just in time for last-minute lunar new year holidaymakers, Chinese tourists no longer need to pay for visas to enter Malaysia. The waiver programme, implemented in an effort to boost Chinese arrivals following the drop in visitors after the disappearance of MH370 in March last year, is set to run until the end of 2015. Read more: ttgasia.com