JAKARTA, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) -- The number of foreign holidaymakers visiting Indonesia last year rose 10.69 percent to 11.52 million people, the national statistic bureau announced here on Thursday.
In December, a total of 1.11 million foreign visitors came to the country, 12.87 percent higher from a year earlier, Kecuk Suhariyanto, head of the bureau said.
In Bali, the center of Indonesia's tourism industry, foreign tourist arrivals grew 20.39 percent to 437,946 people in December compared with the same period last year, he told a press conference at the bureau headquarters.
The foreign tourists visiting Indonesia in December was the most from Singapore with 16.95 percent of the total visitors, followed by Malaysia with 13.97 percent, China with 11.07 percent, Australia with 9.96 percent and India with 4.18 percent.
Indonesia expects 12 million foreign holiday makers coming into the country this year and rise to 20 million in 2019.