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This memorial hall was built in memory of Chiang Kai-shek, the first president of the Republic of China. Work on the hall began in 1976, a year after President Chiang passed away. Design by C.C. Yang, who was also the architect for The Grand Hotel, the memorial hall is white with a blue roof, representing the dominant colors in the ROC flag; while the emblem of the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) adorns the vaulted ceiling. A bronze statue of Chiang looks west symbolically to the Presidential Office Building and mainland China. The front plaza of the hall is also a major venue for democratic assemblies....more

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This memorial hall was built in memory of Chiang Kai-shek, the first president of the Republic of China. Work on the hall began in 1976, a year after President Chiang passed away. Design by C.C. Yang, who was also the architect for The Grand Hotel, the memorial hall is white with a blue roof, representing the dominant colors in the ROC flag; while the emblem of the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) adorns the vaulted ceiling. A bronze statue of Chiang looks west symbolically to the Presidential Office Building and mainland China. The front plaza of the hall is also a major venue for democratic assemblies.

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10:45 AM

Halal Food

1. Ice Monster No. 16, Songgao Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei City, Taiwan +886-2-2627-5686 2. Chang Beef Noodle Shop No.21, Yanping S Rd, Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City, Taiwan +886-2-23312791 3. Muslim Beef Noodles Restaruant No.23, Yanping S Rd, Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City, Taiwan +886-2-23318203

  • You Need To Try Our Top 3 Halal Beef Noodle Eateries When You're In Taipei, Taiwan!

    Located at the northern tip of Taiwan, Taipei is home to a population of approximately 2,704,810 people. Rated as an 'Alpha City' and known to be one of the major hubs in East Asia, Taiwan's capital city is also famous for its world-renowned architectural and enriching cultural landmarks. Read more about Taiwan Food In Taipei Taipei is familiarly known for its night markets which are placed in each district, providing a colourful variety of eatables. Each alley represents certain kinds of food and you will surely come across appetizing cuisines in almost every street, such as Vietnamese, Thai, Chinese, Italian and many more! To top it off, Taipei is flooded with a wide range of restaurants across the city.  Beef Noodles If you are looking for local cuisines, then you should definitely try their iconic beef noodles! The beef noodle soup is an original dish by the Chinese and Taiwanese but the city of Taipei is known to provide the best of its kind! Its common ingredients include stewed beef, beef broth, vegetables and Chinese noodles. Plenty of food stalls around East Asia and Southeast Asia have created their own rendition of this dish so head down to Taipei to try the most authentic ones! Due to its popularity, it is just about impossible to assemble a thorough list so we narrowed them down to 3 of the highest-quality and muslim-friendly restaurants that serves the best, 'not so spicy' beef noodles in Taipei! 1. Chang's Beef Noodle Shop Picture: Travel.Taipei Known for their beef noodles, dumplings and green onion dish, Chang's Beef Noodle Shop serves a top-notch selection of authentic Chinese cuisines. A plus point about this spot is that they utilize only Halal ingredients in their food and are against serving alcohol within their premises, making Chang's Beef Noodle Shop an ideal eatery for Muslim diners. They are a customer-friendly diner with indoor air-conditioners, wheelchair access, and a free Wi-Fi connection. One feature that allows them to stand out from other restaurants is that their staff consists of trilingual speakers who communicate in English, Chinese and Japanese, so you don't have to worry about any language barrier. Picture: GO! Taiwan Their must-try specialties that are highly recommended at pocket-friendly prices are the Spicy Beef Noodles and the Beef Potstickers (fried dumplings) which will accumulatively cost you SGD8. They also offer side dishes that you get to opt for at the counter close to the entrance, which is TWD25 each. Majority of the side dishes are vegetarian such as the cucumber salad, tofu strips and fried bean sprouts. However, they have a limited range of drinks, namely soy milk and iced tea. In terms of transportation to the restaurant, you can utilize the nearby MRT at the Ximen Station and then head out via Exit 5 which is just a 5-minute walk to the restaurant. Address: No. 21, Yanping S. Rd., Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, TaiwanOperating Hours: 9AM-8PM (Daily)                               *Closed on Chinese New YearPrice Range: NT$60-NT$250 2. Halal Beef Noodle House Everyone can have a satisfying meal at the Halal Beef Noodle House. This Halal restaurant was chosen as one of Taipei's top-10 beef noodle soup shops in 2007. For obvious reasons, this eatery is a hit with locals and tourists alike and is a must-visit due to its exquisite local delicacy which is the gratifying bowl of beef noodle soup. Not only will it leave your taste buds tingling with pleasure along with the feeling of contentment, it will also have you coming back for seconds! It is made of clean broth, slender slices of stewed defatted beef and is sold very rapidly at NT120 a bowl. You can enjoy these bowls of happiness with delectable sides such as dumplings, potstickers, and pan-fried buns. An extra specialty which one should not fail to try out is their too-good-to-be-true tortillas or also known as "Jin bing". This restaurant, like many others, too is Halal Certified, making it a Muslim-friendly spot. If you haven't tried out the renowned Taiwanese beef noodle soup at the Halal Beef Noodle House, your voyage to Taiwan will be left incomplete. To get to the Halal Beef Noodle House, you can hop onto the MRT at the Ximen Station and then walk a short distance which will only take you roughly 10 minutes. Address: No.23, Yanping S. Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City 100, TaiwanOperating Hours: 7.30AM–8.20PM (Monday to Sunday)Price Range: NT$70–NT$170 3. Halal Chinese Beef Noodle Restaurant Craving for some country-style wholesome food? The Halal Chinese Beef Noodle Restaurant is the place to be! Diners may not gush about their interior design and seating space but the folks at the restaurant sure do know how to whip up some high-quality dishes that will leave you loss for words. Being in the industry for over 60 years, never once has the owner frozen his food to save it for the next day. He believes in using only Taiwanese beef to ensure the optimum flavor and texture. He allows the beef to simmer throughout the day to avoid grease and allow the best taste to radiate from the dish. Dishes apart from the signature braised beef noodle soup that you should try out is the wheat pancake wrap with a filling consisting of stir-fried seasoned shredded beef and the steamed dumplings. The noodles are made in-house and the buns are steamed on site with the help of a wooden countertop. You would be glad to know that the food arrives at your table promptly. One unique aspect of this restaurant is that it's mostly self-service. For instance, you can get cups and a pot of hot green tea yourself at the beverage spot. After one has ended their meal, the bill is left on the table and diners are expected to pay on their way out. The establishment accepts cash only. This restaurant is close to Sun Yat Seng Memorial Hall MRT Station. You can get down at this stop in the blue line and from Exit number 1, you will have to walk around 300 meters to the restaurant. Address: 1, Alley 7, Lane 137, Yanji Street, Da'an, Táiběi, 110Operating Hours: 11.30AM-2PM (Lunch)                                 5PM-8:30PM (Dinner)Price Range: Under TWD500 Note: On a busy day, you might have to share your tables with other diners as all the tables are communal. Just the notion of escaping to Taipei has got me salivating, as I imagine myself enjoying the infinite Taiwanese cuisines that they have to offer. The famous beef noodle soup may be the first thing you would want to try out, but don't forget to explore their overabundance of seafood and vegetarian dishes as well! Once you have safely arrived in Taipei, all your cravings will surely be satisfied within days!   Read more about Taipei...

  • Experience Kuala Lumpur's Year-End Sale! We've Got 9 Best Places For You To Checkout!

    Kuala Lumpur is a vibrant city with many sights and sounds that cater to any type of traveller; it is also one of the top spots for shopping! Kuala Lumpur has a wide range of malls with a variety of shops selling everything between souvenirs to the best of Malaysian cuisines. Since it's finally the last month of 2018, the Year-end Sale is here! Almost every shop in town are offering the best prices and who doesn’t love a bargain?! Still wondering what to buy in KL? Everything! You can get just about everything at discounted prices from tech to local handicrafts! So get your bargaining skills together and let’s get into the list of shopping places for you to check out in Kuala Lumpur for this Year-end Sale. Read more about Kuala Lumpur! 1. Mid Valley Megamall Picture: Mid Valley Megamall One of the largest retail spaces in the world, Mid Valley Megamall is mostly famous for its collection of affordable stores and restaurants – over 430 – it also has an 18-screen Cineplex! The mall has two food courts but the locals head over to Oasis which is located on the second floor where you can get authentic Malaysian cuisines for cheap prices. Address: LOT F-049&050,1ST, Mid Valley City, 58000 Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaWebsite: MidValleyOperating hours: 10AM - 10PM (Daily) 2. The Curve Picture: TheCurve Popular amongst tourists, this mall beats all competition due to its indoor and outdoor shopping areas as well as open-air dining options. It has Kuala Lumpur’s only Ikea and it even has a Tesco. Almost every favourite Malaysian restaurants and cafes can be found here, such as Pappa Rich, Little Penang Cafe, and Secret Recipe. This mall is frequented by tourists as it has everything under one roof. Address: 6, Jalan PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, MalaysiaContact: 603- 7710 6868Website: TheCurveOperating hours: 10AM - 10PM (Daily)                              *Hours may differ on Prophet’s Birthday 3. Berjaya Times Square Picture: GoWhere Malaysia The Berjaya Times Square has everything you expect in a mall and more! Malaysia’s largest mall, with 600 shops and indoor theme park featuring adult-only and children-friendly rides. It's is a mega-sized mall focused on fun.  It is the World’s ninth biggest mall in terms of floor space! It also includes a Taipei-style night market on the third floor as well as the Grand Musical stairs! With all these features, this mall will not disappoint! Address: Berjaya Time Square, No. 1, Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala LumpurContact: +603 2117 3111Website: BerjayaTimesSquareKLOperating hours: 10AM - 10PM (Daily) 4. Central Market Picture: CentralMarket First opened in 1938, it started off as a wet market in 1888, Kuala Lumpur’s Central Market has been through a lot of changes, all to make sure it’s visitors have a great time! Focusing mainly on Malaysia’s multiracial culture, you will find different areas dedicated to the many cultures that exist within the country; you will find some of the best handicrafts and authentic food here. It also includes a replica of Melacca’s Jonkers Street, as well as the city’s Little India. It even promotes local contemporary art at the Annexe Gallery. Address: Jalan Hang Kasturi, City Centre, Wilayah Persekutuan, 50050 Kuala LumpurContact: +60 1-300-22-8688Website: CentralMarketOperating hours: 10AM - 9:30PM (Daily)                             *Hours may differ for Prophet’s Birthday 5. Petaling Street Market Picture: Flickr Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown, Petaling Street Market is a lively street market with rows of shops selling a variety of items as well as some of the best Malaysian street food! If you like bargaining, Petaling is the place for you! Items are usually sold higher than their actual price and bargaining is always welcomed here! It is one of the best places for budget shopping in Kuala Lumpur. A great example of local culture, Petaling Street Market will keep you on your toes, a new experience at every corner. It is highly recommended that you get souvenirs from here as you can get them for unbelievably low prices! You can get an authentic experience of Malaysian-Chinese life, with some of the best food available here. Be sure to try Chinese classics like the Roasted Peking Duck and Mee Goreng! Address: Jalan Petaling, City Centre, Wilayah Persekutuan, 50000 Kuala LumpurContact: +60 3-2032 5988Operating hours: 10AM - 12AM (Daily)                            *Hours may differ for Prophet’s Birthday 6. Kenanga Wholesale City Picture: Wikipedia If you are in Kuala Lumpur during a weekend, be sure to go to Kenanga Wholesale City (KWC) as they welcome retail buyers during Saturdays and Sundays. It is a great place to shop for Muslimah fashion apparels as they have 70 shops dedicated to Muslimah wear. They sell everything from the trendiest Muslimah fashion to the most traditional clothing, so be sure to drop by KWC. You can find these shops on level 3A and 5. If you are hungry after all that shopping you can grab a bite from one of the Halal restaurants on the 5th floor. Address: 2, Jalan Gelugor, Pudu, 55200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaWebsite: KenangaWholesaleCityOperating hours: 10AM - 7PM (Sunday to Thursday)                                10AM - 8PM (Friday to Saturday) 7. Low Yat Plaza Picture: VisionKL Looking for tech goods? Low Yat Plaza is the place to go to! The plaza also has clothing stores, a food court, karaoke, as well as coffee shops. With everything from phones to laptops to cameras and even computers, you can get tech items for the best prices as prices are negotiable, so bargain away! You might just get the greatest deal on that phone you’ve always wanted. Address: 7, Jalan Bintang, Bukit Bintang, Wilayah Persekutuan, 55100 Kuala Lumpur Website: PlazaLowyatOperating hours: 10AM - 10PM (Daily) 8. Taman Connaught Night Market Picture: TheGourmetDiary This is the longest night market in Malaysia; that is 2 kilometres of shopping ranging from retail to food. Taman Connaught Night Market has it all! It is a great spot to get any trinket or accessory while enjoying the unique sights and sounds of a night market. It can get very busy, but that is what adds to the charm of the place, just soak it all in and get in on the fun. If all that bargaining can leave you hungry, you can eat any dish from the variety of cuisines available at the market! You will find Taiwanese, Japanese, Korean and Thai food amongst local cuisine. Address: Jalan Cerdas, Taman Connaught, Kuala LumpurOperating hours: 5PM to 12AM (Wednesday) 9. Suria KLCC We all deserve some luxury from time to time, so why not head over to the Suria KLCC mall, which is more upscale than the other places on the list. If you are strictly budget shopping in Kuala Lumpur, this may not be the best option, but a little window shopping never hurt anyone! Located right at the foot of the Petronas Towers and standing 7 storeys high, Suria KLCC has some of the best of high-end and mid-range designer brands. They include brands like Versace, Loius Vuitton, Kate Spade, and Coach to name a few. The mall also has its own convention centre, art gallery and a park so even when you are not shopping, there are many other options to enjoy! Address: Lot 241 Level 2 Suria, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala LumpurContact: +603-23822828Website: SuriaKLCCOperating hours: 10AM - 10PM (Daily) Keep this list in mind and enjoy your shopping and culinary adventures in vibrant Kuala Lumpur! Now that you know where to shop, make it a point to plan your trip before Malaysia’s Year-end sale season ends!  Read more about Malaysia!...

  • Roaming Around Taipei, Taiwan & Looking For A Mosque? We Got You!

    Taiwan is undoubtedly a destination with an intriguing culture and fascinating attractions along with plenty of entertainment. Hearing all the buzz about Taiwan, you might want to start planning your trip to this gem right now! But you must be wondering – can you find mosques and prayer places in Taipei without much hassle? And yes, you can! With the rise in Muslim travelers to Taipei and a growing Muslim population, there has been quite an increase in Halal restaurants. Perhaps it will be even easier to find mosques and prayer places in Taipei in the future. Now if you do travel to Taipei, you might want to know which mosque is located closest to the attractions and in the best areas of the city – so read on to find out more. Praying In Taipei Currently, there are two main mosques - the famous Taipei Grand Mosque which is the oldest one in the city, and the Taipei Cultural Mosque. Additionally, both mosques are located in the main areas of the city. The Taipei Grand Mosque The Taipei Grand Mosque is perhaps one of the most well-known historical landmarks in Taipei. The first mosque was built in 1947, and due to the rise in Taipei’s Muslim population, the city needed a larger mosque that could house the growing number of worshippers. Finally, the new building was established in 1960 and was designed by the renowned Taiwanese architect, Yang Cho-cheng. Address: No. 62號, Section 2, Xinsheng South Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 10650Contact: +886 2 2321 9445Website: www.taipeimosque.org.tw Facebook   Taipei Cultural Mosque Owned by the Chinese Muslim Youth League, The Taipei Cultural Mosque is located in the Zhongshan district and was opened in 1950. However, it was rebuilt and relocated in 1983 and became a five-story building that was designed by architect Mo‐Chun Huang. The Taipei Cultural Mosque is considered as a civilian mosque since it relies on private donations for its upkeep. Address: No. 3, Lane 25, Section 1, Xinhai Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 10089Contact: +886 2 2367 5421 Both mosques are located an easy walking distance away from each other so you can easily stop by for prayers while you are on the way from sightseeing or on a shopping spree at the night markets or popular malls in Taipei. Muslim travelers can drop by the mosques conveniently if they happen to be at these popular landmarks and attractions: Taipei 101 Elephant Mountain Guandu Temple Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall Liberty Square Huashan 1914 Creative Park Finally, if you happen to be traveling by train or close to the Taipei Main Railway Station, you will find a prayer room located at Basement 1. This neatly designed prayer room is marked with the prayer directions, while prayer rugs are available too. When you need to find mosques and prayer places in Taipei, it’s always useful to know other alternative prayer places that are in convenient locations as well. Prayer Room At Taipei Main Station Address: Basement 1 (B1) - No.8, Zhengzhou Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei, Taiwan Finding Prayer Places In Taipei You can enjoy Muslim-friendly travel to Taiwan when you know where to locate Halal food and prayer facilities, which is where downloading the extremely useful HalalTrip app will come in handy. Additionally, don’t hesitate to get more information from the mosques or even the locals when it comes to finding Muslim-friendly facilities in Taipei. If you do plan to travel to Taipei in the near future, finding the main mosques of the city won’t be that hard as it seems – now that you know where to go!...

  • Top 10 Muslim-friendly Non-OIC Destinations

    Especially with the increase in Muslim millennial travellers, there is no doubt that the Muslim Travel Market is continuing to evolve due to new trends that are shaping and changing Halal travel. Muslims who love to travel and seek amazing, yet authentic travel experiences are well aware of the common issues that arise while they travel to certain destinations. Looking at the results of the Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI 2018) by Mastercard-CrescentRating, some of the top non-OIC travel destinations have also recognised the rapid rise in Muslim travellers and are aiming towards improving Muslim-friendly travel. This latest report goes into detail on how the availability of Halal food, prayer facilities and other requirements can make destinations more Muslim-friendly. Most non-OIC destinations have higher scored than in the previous years, as they have started to understand the Muslim Travel Market better and improve their services accordingly. So, if you are stuck wondering where you can have Muslim-friendly holidays, don’t miss out on these non-OIC destinations listed below. Book a Halal hotel with us!   Singapore With numerous options when it comes to Halal food, prayer facilities and even Halal-friendly hotels, it’s no surprise that Singapore is at the top of the list of Muslim-friendly holiday destinations for families and millennials. Not only is Singapore a popular shopping destination, but it’s also a great place to try out a variety of cuisines both local and international alike – and there are wonderful Halal food options available too. According to the GMTI 2018 report, Singapore is at the top of the list of destinations that create a supportive environment for Muslim travellers. Additionally, Singapore is within the top five destinations when it comes to good communication according to the report.   Thailand Thailand also makes it to the list of top Muslim-friendly non-OIC destinations according to the GMTI 2018 report. You don’t need to postpone that exotic trip to Thailand just yet – Muslim travellers no longer have to struggle when it comes to locating Halal food, prayer facilities or mosques in Thailand. The city’s capital Bangkok has plenty of Halal restaurants where travellers can sample the excellent local cuisines and will also find many mosques as well. From breathtakingly beautiful islands framed by the turquoise ocean to the fascinating local culture, Thailand is undoubtedly an interesting place to visit. United Kingdom With a growing Muslim population, the United Kingdom is another destination to add to your travel list especially, if you are looking for Muslim-friendly cities in Europe. Muslim travellers will be able to find Halal restaurants and prayer facilities quite easily in most towns, and the United Kingdom has always been a popular travel destination. There are many interesting historical landmarks, attractions as well as famous places that you simply must not miss out on, and most main cities are just great for Halal holidays in Europe. Cities such as Birmingham, Liverpool or Manchester just to name a few, are especially Muslim-friendly with a number of Muslims dwelling in these areas.   Japan Japan is another fascinating destination that is worth visiting, and that makes it onto the list of Muslim-friendly non-OIC destinations. While most Muslim travellers will say that locating Halal food might be challenging, there has been an increase in the number of Halal restaurants in cities like Tokyo, Kyoto and Kobe. Additionally, there has been a rise in Muslim-friendly facilities as well, due to the growth of the Muslim population, and including an increase in Muslim travellers to Japan. So,you can still enjoy Muslim-friendly holidays and take in the sights and sound of Japan.   Taiwan Most Muslim visitors to Taiwan will face a few issues when it comes to locating Halal food or ensuring a Muslim-friendly experience, however, there is no need to reconsider your travel plans. The main city of Taipei has become much more Muslim-friendly with a small but growing Muslim population and there is an increase in Halal restaurants as well. When it comes to prayer facilities, travellers can visit the Taipei Grand Mosque which is a historical landmark, and the other option is the Taipei Cultural Mosque.   Hong Kong There has been a noticeable rise in Muslim travellers to Hong Kong, which is on the list of top non-OIC destinations according to GMTI 2018. While Muslim travellers need to be aware that Halal restaurants or outlets are limited, the increase in Muslim travellers has prompted the need to create more Muslim-friendly options. Hong Kong’s Muslim population is growing as well, and that comes with an increase in Halal restaurants and Muslim-friendly facilities too. You will also find more Halal products in stores than in previous times.   South Africa Despite being a non-OIC destination, South Africa has become a major favourite among Muslim travelers, especially Cape Town where there is significant Muslim population. It’s one of the more ideal holiday destinations for Muslim families with a very interesting culture and unique places for nature lovers too. Muslim travelers won’t face major issues when looking for prayer facilities or Halal restaurants especially in Cape Town and Johannesburg. But overall, Muslim travelers will be able to enjoy a Muslim-friendly holiday in South Africa.   Germany Germany is another excellent place to visit, especially if you prefer to visit more Muslim-friendly cities in Europe, which will include Berlin, Dusseldorf and Munich to name a few. Germany has an intriguing history as well as many interesting sights and monuments – which are some great reasons to go on a Halal tour where you can learn more about this destination. Additionally, Muslim travellers will be able to locate mosques and places that serve Halal food quite easily since there is growing Muslim population in Germany. According to the GMTI 2018, Germany is in the top ten list of destinations that are more accessible.   France France is another great non-OIC destination that you can add to your travel list, which is known for excellent cuisine, culture and interesting history. Referring to the GMTI 2018, this destination also falls in the top ten accessible countries. There are plenty of Halal restaurants in Paris due to the increasing Muslim population, and this is where you will get to sample a variety of international and local cuisines. Due to ethnic diversity, France has some of the mot Muslim-friendly cities in Europe and there will be no shortage of prayer facilities as there are several mosques in the main cities such as Paris and Lyon.s   Australia Although Australia is a non-OIC destination, there is a great variety of Halal dining options around the country – especially in Sydney, Brisbane and Queensland. With the rise in Muslim travellers to the continent, there has been an increase in Muslim-friendly facilities and Halal restaurants too. There are plenty of interesting activities and amazing places to see in Australia, especially when it comes to wildlife. Mosques and prayer places are easily accessible in the main cities too. Australia is also one of the best holiday destinations for Muslim families as there is something for everyone to enjoy. Go on a Halal Trip with us! Check out our City Guides!...

  • 5 Travel Tips for Muslim Tourists in Taiwan

    Taiwan has always been a popular tourist destination with much to offer those who are looking for engaging cultural experiences, shopping, amazing food and much more. If enjoying a Muslim-friendly trip to Taiwan is what you are after, this destination is slowly becoming more Muslim-friendly. There has been a slow growth of the Muslim population along with a noticeable increase in Muslim travelers to Taiwan. However, there are still some things that Muslim travelers need to be aware of while exploring Taiwan's cities, but no worries – you don’t have avoid traveling to this fascinating destination. Just have a look at these helpful travel tips that will come in handy.   Book a Halal Hotel in Taiwan Find a Mosque near you in Taiwan Find a Halal Restaurant near you in Taiwan   1. Select Muslim-friendly Hotels Picture credit - crescentrating.com One of the best ways to make sure that you can have a Halal holiday in Taiwan is to stay at Muslim-friendly hotels. Taiwan actually has some wonderful Muslim-friendly hotels that provide Muslim guests with some of the most important requirements such as Halal food, water-friendly bathrooms and prayer facilities. Alternatively, you can go also go for hotels that are conveniently located close to Halal Restaurants or Mosques – especially in cites such as Taipei and New Taipei City. Check out our Taipei city guide   2. Look For The Halal Certification Before Buying Food Picture credit - Taiwan Halal Integrity Development Association Halal logo adapted from Holidays.SG You won’t run into much trouble when you need to find Halal food near you in Taiwan – if you look for the certification from the Muslim Chinese Association or the Taiwan Halal Integrity Development Association. Halal restaurants will usually display their certification in the restaurant, and you need to look for the Halal certification label when buying food from any stores too. If you are visiting some of the ever-popular night markets in Taiwan, always ask the vendors if the food is Halal before buying anything. It can be helpful to learn a few common phrases while traveling so that you can ask questions a bit more easily. But now there are more Halal restaurants due to the increase in demand for Muslim-friendly facilities, especially in Taipei and New Taipei City.   3. Go Vegetarian When In Doubt About Halal Food Picture credit - bonvoyagevegan.com Taiwanese food, while undoubtedly delicious, features a lot of dishes that are made with pork and pork lard. So there is a very high chance that most dishes will contain pork lard, especially if you traveling outside Taipei. You can also stick to seafood dishes, but after finding out whether the food contains pork products or alcohol, it’s always better to ask the staff or stall vendors just to be sure. However, there are many vegetarian restaurants and dishes in Taiwan where you can savour some of the best local delights, too. The same goes for street food, where you can find delectable options to try out. After all, Taiwan is well-known for stinky tofu.   4. Get Helpful Information From The Locals Or Mosques Picture Credit - taiwanhalal.com If you are facing a bit of a difficulty when it comes to looking for mosques or prayer places and Halal food in Taiwan, don’t hesitate to get help from the locals. There are two main mosques in Taipei which are the Taipei Grand Mosque and the Taipei Cultural Mosque. While there might be a language barrier, the locals are always willing to help out tourists.   5. Be Prepared When Using the Restrooms Picture credit - www.karimascrafts.com Muslim travelers need to know that they will comes across public restrooms that are not water-friendly. However, Muslim travelers can drop by any one of the 37 visitor centres that are located near popular tourist sites for water-friendly washrooms. These special washrooms have been introduced by the government and will make traveling around the city much easier.   Have A Muslim-friendly Trip To Taiwan With The HalalTrip App! Your trip will go much more smoothly when you know where to find Halal food near you in Taiwan so that you can sample both delicious local and international dishes. At the same time, it’s really useful when you know where to find mosques and prayer places in Taiwan. Which is where the HalalTrip app will definitely help you out – this is how you can enjoy a Muslim-friendly trip to Taiwan.You can relax and dedicate more time to taking in the sights and sounds of Taiwan without rushing around searching for Halal food or prayer places. Before you get on the next plane to Taiwan, do download the HalalTrip App for a hassle-free holiday! Find things to do in Taiwan Follow our Taiwan airport guides Book a Halal Hotel in Taiwan Find a Mosque near you in Taiwan Find a Halal Restaurant near you in Taiwan...



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