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On the sixth floor of an upscale hotel in the Kuala Lumpur suburb of Ampang, Quranic verses are piped through loudspeakers in the hallway 24 hours a day.

In the guestrooms, a Quran sits on the bedside table, and garments for men and women to wear while praying are neatly folded on the bed. In the bathrooms, a dedicated ablution tap is provided for guests to perform the ritual cleansing that Muslims must complete before praying.

Read more:www.aljazeera.com

Malaysia terpilih sebagai negara terbaik untuk wisatawan Muslim dunia karena makanan halal didapat lebih mudah sementara Indonesia berada di tempat keenam.

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'Crescentrating' launched its first Android mobile application, "CRTravel Guide" targeted at the growing Muslim Travellers from Middle East as well as other countries.
Now the travellers will be able to access the details of Halal Friendly Hotels, Halal Friendly Holiday packages, Destination Guides, Airports Guides, Halal Restaurants etc through a simple and easy to access interface on their Android mobile phones.

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Crescentrating announces its Top 10 Halal Friendly Shopping Destinations for 2012. The rankings are based on its surveys and traveler feedback. These ten destinations provide not just a great shopping experience, but also cater well to the needs of Muslim shoppers with Halal food availability, and in most cases easy access to prayer rooms in the main shopping districts/malls.

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Sinagpore: As a frequent flier and devout Muslim, businessman Abdalhamid Evans always comes up against the same challenge in the air: when to say his prayers.
Muslims are required to pray five times a day at certain hours, but this schedule becomes complicated when crossing various time zones at thousands of metres above sea level....

Read more: gulfnews.com

DEVOUT Muslims, who pray five times a day at set hours, often run into problems trying to meet their religious obligations when flying across time zones. The Koran, which was written down in an age before air travel, offers little guidance on the issue. But now, fortunately, there's an app for that. Agence-France Presse reports from Singapore.

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BANGKOK — Tolerance, the Thais have learned, is good for business.

In recent advertising and marketing campaigns, the government here in "the land of smiles" has actively gone after categories of tourists that for reasons of political sensitivity or outright discrimination are shunned in some neighboring countries.

Read more: www.nytimes.com

SINGAPORE: A Singapore-based company has launched an iPhone application alerting Muslims when to pray and in which direction they should face even when they are 35,000 feet in the air. SINGAPORE: A Singapore-based company has launched an iPhone application alerting Muslims when to pray and in which direction they should face even when they are 35,000 feet in the air.

"The Muslim traveller is probably the largest untapped market in the travel industry today," Crescentrating Chief Operating Officer Dany Bolduc said. "It really isn't catered to, as well as it should be given the immense size and potential of this market."

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Savoir quand et dans quelle direction faire sa prière islamique quand on se trouve à 10.000 mètres d'altitude : une application pour iPhone promet de résoudre ce problème qui embarrasse des millions de musulmans.

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Travelers input the flight details and are provided with prayer times during their journey, as well as the direction of the Muslim holy city of Makkah.
Crescentrating, a firm that gives "halal" or Islam-compliant ratings to hotels and other travel-related establishments, plans to make the free app, called Crescent Trips, available to Android smartphones within months, chief executive Fazal Bahardeen said.

Read more: www.arabnews.com

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Jamaica Info

ADMINISTRATIVE CAPITAL: Kingston

GEOGRAPHY

Being the largest island of the common wealth Caribbean Jamaica owns a land area of 10,191 km² and the coast line is close to 1,022 km². 

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of close to 2.7 Million. Muslims account for about 0.1% of the population.

CLIMATE

Jamaica has a constant temperature throughout the year , the average is between 25°C to 30°C.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

English is the official language.

LOCAL TIME

GMT-5 hrs throughout the year

BUSINESS HOURS

Government: 8.30 AM to 5 PM

HOLIDAYS
New years Day:January 1st
Labour Day: May 23rd
Independence Day: August 6th
National Heroes Day: October 18th
Boxing Day: December 26th

CURRENCY

Jamaican Dollar

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Police/ Emergencies: 119
Medical/Fire: 110

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