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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....

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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.

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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.

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A SINGAPORE-BASED company has launched an iPhone app alerting Muslims when to pray and in which direction they should face - even when they're 35,000 feet in the air.

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A Singapore-based company has launched an iPhone app alerting Muslims when to pray and in which direction they should face even when they're 35 000 feet in the air.

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SINGAPORE, August 13, 2013 (AFP) - A Singapore-based company has launched an iPhone app alerting Muslims when to pray and in which direction they should face even when they're 35,000 feet in the air.

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A Media Briefing was held in Singapore on 25th July led by The Hon. Tun Musa Hitam, Chairman of WIEF Foundation along with Tan Sri Ahmad Fuzi Abdul Razak, Secretary General of WIEF Foundation and Datuk Syed Abu Bakar Almohdzar, Managing Director of WIEF Foundation at Intercontinental Hotel. From Singapore, Fazal Bahardeen, Founder & CEO of Crescentrating will be speaking at the 'Developing the Concept of Halal Tourism' at the 9th WIEF and was present at the briefing sharing his perspective on developing the concept of Halal Tourism.

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Japan Info

 

ADMINISTRATIVE CAPITAL: Tokyo

COMMERCIAL CAPITAL: Osaka

GEOGRAPHY

Located in East Asia with a set of nearly 2,456 islands and many Historical monuments and culture, Japan owns a land area of 374,744 km² and a coast line of 34,751 km.

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of close to 127 Million. Muslims account for about 0.2% of the population.

CLIMATE

Spring will be a good season to visit japan,The conditions will be warm but not too hot and rain will be occasional, During summer the temperature can reach nearly 40°C (104°F). Japans yearly average temperature at the capital city is 16°C (60.8°F).

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

Japanese is the nationall language.

LOCAL TIME

GMT+9 hrs throughout the year

BUSINESS HOURS

Government: 10 AM to 5 PM
General: 9 AM to 5 PM

HOLIDAYS
New years Day : January 1st
Coming of Age Day: 2nd Monday of January
Foundation Day : February 11th
Vernal Equinox Day : March 20th
Showa Day : April 29th
Constitution Memorial Day : May3rd
Greener Day : May 4th
Childrens Day: May 5th
Culture Day : November 23rd
Labour Thanksgiving Day : November 23rd
The Emperor's Birthday : December 23rd

CURRENCY

Japanese Yen

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Police: 110
Medical/Fire: 119
Emergency at sea: 118

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