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A visit to New York is incomplete without a stop at the world famous Empire State Building.  Renowned for the panoramic views it offers from its observatory decks on the 86th and 102nd floor, this iconic building is one of the most popular landmarks of the city. Visited by both tourists and locals, this famous, office building is an art décor masterpiece. Aside from its observatory deck, offering 360 degree views of New York City and beyond, visitors will find the lobby area with its stunning recreation of the original ceiling mural quite spectacular as well. Open past midnight, year round, the magnificent Empire State Building is not only the most recognized building in the city’s skyline but also the most visited. ...more

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A visit to New York is incomplete without a stop at the world famous Empire State Building.  Renowned for the panoramic views it offers from its observatory decks on the 86th and 102nd floor, this iconic building is one of the most popular landmarks of the city. Visited by both tourists and locals, this famous, office building is an art décor masterpiece. Aside from its observatory deck, offering 360 degree views of New York City and beyond, visitors will find the lobby area with its stunning recreation of the original ceiling mural quite spectacular as well. Open past midnight, year round, the magnificent Empire State Building is not only the most recognized building in the city’s skyline but also the most visited. 

Ticket Price

Main deck (86th floor) and top deck (102th floor)-Adult-$52, seniors-$49, children-$46 Express pass is available for those wanting to avoid waiting in line, while visitors wanting to visit one deck could get the cheaper ticket.

Opening Hour

8am-2am

Recommended Visit Duration

Around an hour

Suitable For

Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children

Must See

The stunning views of New York City and beyond, the striking ceiling mural in the lobby 

Prayer Facilities

Although Muslim visitors will not find prayer facilities at the Empire State Building, they will be able to locate a number of mosques in the city of New York. While the Islamic Cultural Center of New York and Masjid Manhattan are two prominent mosques in the city, tourists will be able find other prayer facilities spread across New York City. Tourists visiting the Empire State Building could ask to be guided to a nearby mosque.    

Halal Food

The Empire State Building offers its visitors a variety of dining options as it is known to house a number of restaurants on the main lobby level. However these outlets may not be Halal certified. Tourists requiring Halal cuisine will be able to locate numerous Halal restaurants in the city serving a diverse array of cuisines.  

  • Get The Full Airline Experience Without Leaving the Ground at these Hotels & Restaurants

    Cover Image Credit: Photo by Marten Bjork on Unsplash This year has been a really weird time for the aviation and travel industry. With the travel restrictions in place for many countries, many airlines had to ground most or all of their planes in their fleet. This is bad news especially for the plane enthusiasts, who long for the experience of flying again. One way that they can somewhat relive this experience is through aviation-themed restaurants and hotels around the world! Sadly, most of the restaurants are not halal but here are some of the most interesting aviation restaurants and hotels from around the world for us to adore and maybe even book a hotel visit if we are in that country. Some of the restaurants are not halal but are covered just to show the idea and novelty of the whole experience.   Restaurants Dreamliner Airways Cafe (HALAL) Image Credit: Dreamliner Airways Cafe on Facebook The aviation theme that it has is already special, add to that that it is one of the only one that is halal makes it truly unique. Finally, something that we can try! Located in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, this restaurant lets diners experience the joys of flying. With great attention to detail, the cafe’s decor is modeled after the interior of a commercial jet equipped with windows and airline seats. Even the staff there don on flight attendant uniforms to give you that extra level of immersion. The only different thing about the cafe and flying for real is the food that they serve. Which is really not a bad thing to leave out of flying for real, a stark contrast of the beloved microwaved airline food. The cafe serves a range of Western and Asian cuisine with generous portions, great for the hungry “traveler”. As halal aviation-themed restaurants go, Dreamliner Airways Cafe is definitely something that is really unique. This Cafe is Halal as of the time of writing.  Location: The Dreamliner Airways Cafe, No. 7, Jalan Harmonium 35/1, Taman Desa Tebrau, Johor Bahru Opening Hours: 11 AM - 11 PM (Daily) Facebook Thai Airways Restaurant (NON-HALAL) Image Credit: Sam Chui Thai Airways have been making airwaves recently with the launch of their plane-themed restaurant. Located in Bangkok, Thailand, the Thai Airways Restaurant was set up to capture and recreate the authentic inflight experience for the visitors to their restaurant, with airline seats, decor, and of course the plane food. It’s like flying with Thai Airways but without leaving the ground.  The airline takes the experience of the guests seriously as diners will have to ascend the Passenger boarding stair truck (that truck with stairs that you use to get into the plane sometimes) to enter the restaurant, which will surely help in the guests immerse themselves into the experience.  To top it all off, guests will be gifted a boarding pass when they leave as a souvenir for their visit.  Sadly the restaurant is not halal at the time of writing. First Airways (NON-HALAL) Image Credit: First Airlines Speaking of immersion, this listing takes it to the next level. Your mind will be tricked into thinking that you are actually flying over distant lands, in first class too! Operating in Japan from 2016 onwards, this Virtual Reality flight experience brings visitors around the globe on virtual tours of different countries without even leaving the ground. Decked with first-class flight seats and a commercial plane interior decor, even the staff are dressed like actual flight attendants. If you are interested in the “plane”, it is modeled after the Airbus A310. The food and fake window scenery will change based on where the virtual reality tour is held at. Countries including New York, Paris, and Rome are just some of the countries that they offer. A really interesting take on aviation with the help of cutting edge technology. The restaurant is not halal at the time of writing. Runway 34 Restaurant (NON-HALAL) Image Credit: Runway 34 Restaurant If you are more of a propeller kind of person, then Runway 34 will excite you. Located near Zurich Airport, Switzerland is unlike anything from the previous listings. This place not only has the looks and feel of a plane, but Runway 34 also has the whole plane, the real deal. Parked in the middle of the hangar, the plane sits as a centerpiece for the restaurants where diners can choose to have their meals inside or outside the cabin. The plane in question is a retired Ilyushin Il-14, a twin-engined commercial and military personnel and cargo transport aircraft from the 1950s. The plane really does help the restaurant pull off the retro 1950s look well. The restaurant is not Halal at the time of writing. Hotels Hotels that you have to see it to believe it! STF Jumbo Stay Stockholm Image Credit: Jumbostay This has to be the closest thing you can get from bringing your mattress into the airplane cabin to sleep in! Located in Stockholm, Sweden, this repurposed jumbo jet literally lets you stay in the cabin of a retired Boeing 747. Space are aplenty too with the 747’s huge cabin space, there are several dorms and rooms. It is even equipped with a luxury suite in the cockpit! Vliegtuigsuite Teuge Image Credit: Booking.com Another entry to this list of Aviation hotels is the Vliegtuigsuite Teuge in the Teuge, Netherlands. This retired Ilyushin 18 is now a single elongated suite that lets you experience owning the whole plane all to your self. The airplane is big enough for a bedroom area, a kitchenette, and a jacuzzi among other things. All the luxury without any turbulence! Costa Verde 727 Fuselage Home Image Credit: Uniq Hotels Ever wondered what would happen if a plane got stuck in a tree? They get turned into a hotel suite of course! Somewhere in the Costa Rican Jungle lies a salvaged Boeing 727 up in the trees. The painstaking process of placing it up there looks to be very worth it though, as it is safe to say that this is one extraordinary hotel! What makes it more interesting is that the interior decor is predominantly made of wood. From the furniture to the wall, the amount of wood is definitely something you would think of first when you see a salvaged airplane. There you have it some of the different places that offer you the flying experience without even leaving the ground. Frequent travelers and plane enthusiasts can now at least reminisce the days where we were all free to fly around. Maybe with the current border situations still looking to be very uncertain in may parts of the world, more airlines can follow the examples of these places, who knows our next staycations and meals might even be in the cabin of a once flying commercial airliner!...

  • 10 Best Virtual Experiences To Cure Your Wanderlust

    We all miss traveling, don't we? As we are still battling a pandemic worldwide, travel restriction has been prolonged (but it’s looking to be quite promising). And with stringent measures like social distancing and quarantine, one could only dream about traveling and seeing the world again. With advanced technology, the world has been brought closer to us. The existence of virtual travel experiences can cure part of our wanderlust. Not going to sugarcoat my words, seeing the actual thing is way better of course. As we are waiting for the world to heal and the situation to get better, here are the 10 best virtual experiences you need to check out to cure your wanderlust!   1. Marvel the Seven Wonders of the World Image Source: Photo by Fahrul Azmi on Unsplash I have always dreamed about exploring the Seven Wonders of the World, but let's be real. Spreading across different continents, I am sure there will be a lot of planning to do and the time to be allocated to explore every one of them. While we're in this phase, how about checking out this article from the New York Times? Listing down the Seven Wonders of the World, you can sit back and enjoy the 360 videos of the monuments. This includes The Taj Mahal and The Great Wall of China. With each video, you can also read brief information, adding up to your experience. 2. Ride around Japan on a Rickshaw! Image Source: Photo by Andre Benz on Unsplash The VisitJapan Youtube channel has plenty of travel videos that are worth watching to cure your wanderlust. Some of these 360 videos have been around even before the pandemic breakout. If you haven't check out any of these videos, then this is the time for you to do so.The Let's go Rickshaw series brings you around cities of Japan on a rickshaw! Even though the cities are limited, it is pretty much informative and exciting. Ride around Asakusa and witness the Sensoji Temple or watch the relaxing countryside of Oita at the comfort of your house. You can also enjoy the 360 videos of the Japanese culture, making you want to fly right away to Japan after the restrictions have been lifted. 3. Explore the Yosemite National Park Image Source: Photo by Aniket Deole on Unsplash Yosemite National Park is located in California's Sierra Nevada. It is known for its majestic waterfalls and its granite rock formation. Tourists have been flocking to Yosemite all year round regardless of the seasons. Even though we cannot hike the Yosemite for some time, let this website shows you the remarkable view that you shouldn't miss.The Virtual Yosemite website allows you to explore the national park without boundaries. Pan around the popular spots and read up on the brief descriptions to learn more. Relax by listening to the water gushing down Nevada Falls or be awed by the nature surrounding Glacier Point. 4. Enjoy the Aeriel View of the Zhangjiajie National Park Image Source: Photo by Matt Zhang on Unsplash Located in the Hunan Province of China, Zhangjiajie National Park was recognized as the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The notable thing about this park is the pillar-like rock formation, making them look like they appear right out of a fantasy book. And it must be due to this that it became an inspiration for the movie Avatar.This Youtube 360 video will bring you through the Zhangjiajie National Park through a birds-eye view. Expect to see the Tianmen Mountain Temple and a glimpse of the Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge. You can also spot the Bailong Elevator, known to be the world's highest outdoor elevator. With an informative voiceover, the panoramic mountainous view will definitely take your breath away. 5. Explore the Active Volcanoes at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park Image Source: Photo by Jack Ebnet on Unsplash The Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park is surrounded by two active volcanoes, Kīlauea and Mauna Loa. Currently, only a certain area of the park is open to the public, and some stringent measures are imposed due to the pandemic.When else will we get the opportunity to explore an active volcano? Not only will you be able to listen to the sound of the erupting volcanoes but also witness the volcanic landscape, including the lava tube. This video includes an informative guide that will make your experience more lively and exciting. 6. Learn on the constellations at Bryce Canyon Image Source: Photo by Peter Thomas on Unsplash Located in the Southwest area of Utah, Bryce Canyon is notable for its hoodoos landscape. Its iconic spot is the Bryce Amphitheater, showcasing the irregularly eroded hoodoos.Known to have the darkest night sky in Northern America, it is no doubt that Bryce Canyon is the best place to go stargazing. This video tour lets you witness the amazing night sky glittering with sparkling stars and learn on the visible constellations. 7. Watch the Live Cams of Various Animals in Monterey Bay Aquarium Image Source: Photo by Ganapathy Kumar on Unsplash Monterey Bay Aquarium might still be closed for the public due to the pandemic, but this doesn't mean that we won't be able to witness the sea creatures. Monterey Bay Aquarium is located in California and is known to be the first to exhibit the kelp forest.Currently, the Monterey Bay Aquarium provides live cams that you can watch in the comfort of your home. You can choose from various animals like the kelp forest, penguins and even sharks. Unfortunately, there is a timing for the live cams but during off-hours, you can still watch the pre-recorded videos of the animals. 8. More Live Cams from Georgia Aquarium Image Source: Photo by Tai's Captures on Unsplash Georgia Aquarium is located in Atlanta, United States. It homed various sea specimens like Beluga Whale and Manta Rays, to name a few.Similar to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, you can watch live cams of the sea creatures. They too have timing for the live cams. As such, you can only watch the pre-recorded videos during off-hours. Check out the Beluga Whales and the Southern Sea Otters webcams. It will definitely melt your heart from its cuteness. You can also read up on the animal facts and learn about their habitat and characteristics. 9. Ride the Rides at Walt Disney World Image Source: Photo by Park Troopers on Unsplash Deprived of taking thrilling rides and visiting an amusement park? Then look no further than the virtual Disney World on Youtube. Even if you have visited this amusement park before or it is still in your bucket list, it is worth checking them out!Walt Disney is a theme park located in Florida, United States. With various activities and attractions found in this park, you will never get bored walking around (virtually). Its Youtube channel lets you experience the rides like Slinky Dog Dash of Toy Story Land and Expedition Everest: Legend of the Forbidden Mountain to name a few. As Walt Disney World is near the city of Orlando, your virtual experiences do not only encompass the theme park. You should check out the Virtual Orlando Tour blog and check out attractions like Legoland and Madame Tussauds Orlando. 10. Fill Up Your Time with National Geographics 360 videos Image Source: Photo by Hiroko Yoshii on Unsplash We are all not foreign with National Geographics, known to bring us the documentaries and magazines surrounding topics about science, geography and even the world culture and history.There's no difference in the 360 videos that they produced, still informative and educative. But it will definitely bring about a new excitement while you scroll down the list of videos. Learn about the Coral reef and the effort to preserve them or get up close with the tiger sharks. When else will you get the opportunity to swim with them? If museums are more up your ally, check out our past blog "10 Best Virtual Museum Tours In 2020", where we list museums around the world offering you a chance to visit them without being physically there. There you have it, the 10 best virtual experiences to cure your wanderlust. The time we can start to travel again is still bleak but these videos might cheer us up a little. I have to say that some of the videos are therapeutic, a getaway from the hectic life. Give it a try, and for sure you will enjoy it as much as I did....

  • 10 Best Bakeries That Offer Halal Cakes For Delivery In Singapore 

    No special occasion is complete without a cake. There's just something about the sweet taste of cakes that compliments a special occasion. Be it a birthday celebration, a graduation party, a simple gathering, or even the upcoming Father's Day celebration, a cake would be perfect to commemorate these occasions. But then again, you never really need a special occasion to buy a cake right? I don't know about you but the sweet and delicious taste of cakes is enough to make my day! Even if you feel like eating cake on any normal day, you definitely could with these 10 best bakeries that offer halal cakes for delivery in Singapore! via GIPHY 1. Swensen’s  Image Credit: Swensen’s Recently, we tried out Swensen’s Cake Delivery for a beloved family member’s birthday. Despite the circuit breaker, we managed to have a family-only mini celebration and we were so glad to have gotten a birthday cake from Swensen’s! Here is a picture of the birthday cake for you to ogle:  We definitely recommend getting birthday cakes from Swensen’s as their birthday cakes are made from ice cream (OMG!). On top of that, they have beautiful designs such as Marvel characters, Spiderman, Star Wars and even classic designs. Swensen’s also provides quality packaging (dry ice etc) and customisation like choosing cake flavours and writing birthday messages to your liking. Click here to look at the different cake flavours and designs available. For the birthday person who does not fancy ice cream cakes, you could choose to buy them a local-flavoured cake, like Kueh Lapis (layered cake). You're definitely spoiled for choice!   Website | Facebook | Instagram  2. Butter Studio Image Credit: Butter Studio Fathers’ Day is coming real soon. Butter Studio has an array of Fathers’ Day cake selections which look really yummy! If you are planning to celebrate Fathers' Day at home with your family, why not order a cake from Butter Studio? A special occasion is never complete without a cake!  Butter Studio is a great place to order cakes as their cakes are handmade and you could definitely taste the baker’s love from the quality of the cakes. Butter Studio offers a plethora of flavours, namely, chocolate, caramel, raspberry praline and so many more. Image Credit: Butter Studio on Facebook On top of that, their cakes have such lovely designs like a unicorn (our personal favourite), superheroes, Netflix (how cool is that?) and many others. The cool thing about Butter Studio is that you could order tall cakes (taller than the usual cake). These tall cakes do not just look beautiful; they are tasty and worth the money as you could share the goodness with your loved ones.  Website | Facebook | Instagram  3. Modern Warung  Image Credit: Modern Warung on Instagram Modern Warung is a home-based cake shop that is Muslim-owned. They specialise in Burnt Cheesecakes which is definitely the cake flavour of the year as the cheesecake is gooey and the flavours would just burst in your mouth (awesome!). Some of their flavours include Lotus Biscuit (Cookie Butter Cheesecake), Cheesecake and chocolate. Be sure to place orders in advance as they have a maximum order quota per week.  Visit their Instagram page for more information. To place your orders, click here! Instagram  4. Julie Bakes  Image Credit: Julie Bakes on Facebook For the Ondeh-Ondeh cake lovers like us, Julie Bakes is a must-try! We definitely think that Julie Bakes’ Ondeh-Ondeh cake is the best in Singapore. The cake is not just airy, it is also decadent (wonderful mix). Upon eating the Ondeh-Ondeh cake, you would most probably stop doing anything else but eat and enjoy it. Additionally, Julie Bakes pride themselves as bakers who bake signature traditional cakes.   Julie Bakes also offer other flavours like: Durian Cake Chendol Cake Badak Berendam  Chocolate  and many more Simply drop them a Whatsapp at 9647 9027 for orders. They are offering a 10% discount on all cake orders right now so do not miss this chance to tease your taste buds. Facebook | Instagram  5. Cat & the Fiddle Singapore Image Credit: Cat & the Fiddle on Facebook Cat & the Fiddle Singapore specialises in cheesecakes offering 17 gourmet flavours. As of 10 November 2019, Cat & the Fiddle has been certified Halal by Majlis Ugama Islam Singapore (MUIS). For cat lovers like us, you would be pleased to know that Cat & the Fiddle gives back to society like the Cat Welfare Society. On top of that, Cat & the Fiddle also gives back to children in need through The Children's Aid Society as well as those who are differently enabled through SPD and The Purple Parade.  Image Credit: Cat & the Fiddle on Facebook Cat & the Fiddle allows for customisation of cheesecake flavours for up to 10 flavours in one box. This allows you to continuously be teased by the different tastes on your taste buds. If you were to join the membership over at Cat & the Fiddle, you could enjoy a 7% discount.    Website | Facebook | Instagram  6. Swee Heng 1989 Classic Image Credit: Swee Heng 1989 Classic Swee Heng 1989 Classic is a name not alien to Singapore as they have been around for a long time and has been a hot favorite amongst Singaporeans for as long as we could remember. Swee Heng offers tasty and fine cakes that are quaint and delicious. They never disappoint regardless of the flavour of the cake. So order just any of the delicious cakes here! You will surely come back for more. Some flavours that they offer include:  Original New York Cheese Classic Mango Tiramisu Lots of others too Website | Facebook  7. PrimaDeli Image Credit: PrimaDeli  PrimaDeli is a prominent halal cake shop in Singapore. Honestly, Prima Deli has the best known crispy yet soft waffles. However, in this article, we are not discussing their awesome waffles (unfortunately) but something a little more interesting...their mouth-watering cakes!  Prima Deli offers loads of flavours such as:  Fruit cakes Chocolate cakes  Special treats  And many more!  Image Credit: PrimaDeli on Facebook PrimaDeli definitely offers quality cakes at affordable prices. So it is a good place to get larger and affordable cakes to share with your loved ones at home. PrimaDeli also offers premium collections such as rainbow cakes and so on.  Website | Facebook | Instagram  8. SPATULA Image Credit: SPATULA  Image Credit: Fathers’ Day Cupcake Gift Box by SPATULA If you have not heard of SPATULA, it could only mean that they are underrated despite their high quality, beautiful and delicious cakes. We would definitely recommend SPATULA for special occasions as their pretty cakes are priced at very affordable prices.  With the upcoming Fathers’ Day celebration, SPATULA is offering cupcakes in a box at an affordable price of $25. You could thank your father in such a simple and tasty manner by buying him this gift box consisting of flavours such as:  2 x Double Nutella Rocher 1 x Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (our personal favourite) 1 x Pandan Gula Melaka Coconut 2 x Dark Chocolate Fudge Due to the current COVID-19 situation and the government’s regulations that prevent larger celebrations and gatherings, SPATULA opens up weekly weekend bake sales consisting of special handmade curated items for your safe and comfortable enjoyment at home, from now till July. So be sure to check them out and order early to avoid disappointment. Website | Facebook  9. Riz Delights Image Credit: Riz Delights on Facebook Riz Delights started out as a small business. But they have found a way to share their delicious bakes with cake lovers. They pride themselves in using quality ingredients and creating unique cake designs, especially when it comes to memorable events such as weddings.  Additionally, what we found unique about Riz Delights is that they sell cakes in a jar! So if you are in the mood for cake but cannot afford to finish a bigger cake, why not just go for the bite-sized cake jars?  Their cake in a jar flavours consist of:  Red Velvet (our personal favourite) Chocolate Indulgence Caramel Mango Ondeh-Ondeh  Oreo  Strawberry Shortcake Website | Facebook | Instagram  10. Sooperlicious Cakes  Image Credit: Sooperlicious Cakes Last but not least, we would like to mention Sooperlicious Cakes which is definitely a must-try as they are able to customise just about any cake design according to your preference! They are willing to take on any of your creative and adventurous ideas and turn it into a reality (in the form of cake). They believe that delicious, fabulous cakes should be affordable. Therefore, Sooperlicious cakes are for everyone with any budget!  Website | Facebook | Instagram    We hope that with this article, you would have a better idea of where to get the great-looking and even better-tasting cakes for your special occasions or daily satisfying-your-cake-cravings day. Perhaps for this upcoming Father's Day celebration, you could order a cake from one of these Halal Bakeries to celebrate the special occasion. On top of that, we hope that while you enjoy delicious cakes, you also do it responsibly by not having large gatherings and still observing safe distancing measures. So eat cake at home and most importantly, stay safe!  via GIPHY ...

  • 22 Kafe Halal Di Singapura Yang Wajib Dikunjungi

    Cicipi makanan di kafe-kafe Halal terenak di Singapura. Coba intip lebih dari 22 restoran lezat ini! HalalTrip telah menelusuri setiap sudut dan jalanan Singapura untuk mempersembahkan khusus ke kamu daftar kafe-kafe halal di Bugis, street food dan kafe-kafe khas Arab, dan tidak lupa kafe Halal trendy di Haji Lane. Pakailah sepatu ternyaman dan kosongkan perutmu karena kami akan mengajakmu melakukan perjalanan kuliner! Jangan lupa ya, untuk memberi tahu pendapatmu tentang kafe-kafe Halal di kolom ulasan di bawah ini! Kafe Halal di Jalan Arab, Haji Lane dan Bugis 1. I AM Kredit Foto: I am di Facebook Terinspirasi oleh kota Amsterdam yang menakjubkan, I AM ini pemiliknya adalah seorang Muslim. Kafe ini terletak di persimpangan North Bridge Road dan Haji Lane. Suasana ala Amsterdam terasa kuat begitu memasuki kafe ini, karena interiornya yang penuh dengan dekorasi ala Amsterdam, tidak cuma itu saja tapi menunya juga loh! Siap – siap ya untuk menyantap makanan lezat, seperti Burger juicy yang di bakar diatas arang dan Frites dan Mayo ala 'Belanda'nya yang khas. Di I AM tersedia banyak minuman lezat yang bebas alkohol, jadi pilihlah menu yang belum pernah kamu coba sebelumnya, dan bersiaplah untuk terkejut dengan rasanya! Kafe ini termasuk salah satu kafe Halal paling populer di Singapura loh. Alamat: 674 North Bridge Road # 01-01, off Haji Lane, Singapura 188804Masjid terdekat: Masjid SultanJam Buka: 11 pagi hingga 11 malam (Senin-Kamis), 11 pagi hingga 1 pagi (Jumat-Sabtu), 11 pagi hingga 10 malam (Minggu) Temukan juga kafe I AM di Timur! Alamat cabang Tampines: 51 Tampines Ave 4 # 03-04, Our Tampines Hub, Singapura 529684Masjid Terdekat: Masjid Darul GhufranJam Buka: 11 pagi hingga 11 malam (Senin-Minggu, Malam Libur Nasional dan Libur Nasional) Simak lebih detail tentang I AM Kafe di sini! 2. & Why ... Kredit Foto: And why di Facebook Dengan sedikit permainan kata, & Why ... juga dapat diucapkan sebagai NY loh, dan jika Anda dapat menebaknya ... YAP! Yang mereka maksud adalah New York! Saudara dari I AM kafe, & why… terinspirasi oleh kota yang tidak pernah tidur, New York. Kamu akan menemukan beragam menu, seperti sandwich dan pasta, serta berbagai coffee brews dan teh. Alamat: 31/30 Bali Lane # 01-01, Singapura 189867Masjid Terdekat: Masjid SultanJam Buka: 11 pagi hingga 11 malam (Kamis-Selasa, tutup setiap Rabu) Simak informasi lebih lanjut tentang & Why ... Kafe di sini! 3. All Things Delicious Kredit Foto: All Things Delicious di Facebook All Things Delicious adalah kafe bersertifikat Halal yang populer, menghidangkan khusus makanan penutup. Dipenuhi dengan barang-barang lezat seperti Carrot Cake, Crackly Top Brownie, Sticky Apricot Pistachio Cake, Orange Cranberry Scones dan banyak lagi, toko roti yang cantik ini adalah salah satu kafe favorit kami. Walaupun kue-kuenya sangat menggiurkan, kami merekomendasikan kamu untuk mencoba sconesnya, yang merupakan high-light dari kafe ini. Alamat: 34 Arab Street Singapore 199733Masjid Terdekat: Masjid SultanJam buka: 8 pagi sampai 7 malam (Selasa-Jumat), jam 9 pagi sampai 7 malam (Sabtu & Minggu), tutup pada hari Senin Simak informasi lebih lanjut tentang All Things Delicious di sini! 4. Fluff Bakery Kredit Foto: Fluff Bakery di Facebook Meskipun hanya menjual roti dan kue, sekali saja kamu mampir ke toko ini, pasti kamu langsung ketagihan untuk datang lagi. Dengan hidangan menu dessertsnya yang tiap hari berbeda, dimana kamu bisa temukan cupcake, kue tart, kue lapis, cookies, dan lain sebagainya, Fluff Bakery tidak akan pernah mengecewakan. Cupcake ala Fluff Bakery hadir dalam berbagai rasa yang menggiurkan seperti Nutella Red Velvet, dan Salted Caramel dan bahkan yang sangat unik seperti Ondeh Ondeh dan Thai Milk Tea. Tapi ada sedikit tips untuk diperhatikan, ya. Pertama, ikuti Instagram mereka untuk menyimak post mereka yang di-update secara rutin. Kedua, datang awal ke toko Fluff Bakery, bahkan kalau bisa sebelum toko roti buka pukul 12 siang. Hal ini penting dilakukan untuk menghindari terjebak dalam antrian yang panjang, dimana biasanya mengekor sampai sepanjang satu blok, loh! Alamat: 4 Jalan Pisang, Singapura 199071Masjid terdekat: Masjid SultanJam buka: 12 siang sampai 7.30 malam / sampai semua menu habis terjual (Selasa-Sabtu) Simak informasi lebih lanjut tentang Fluff Bakery di sini! 5. Working Title Kredit Foto: Working Title di Facebook “Working Title” sebuah nama kafe yang cukup menarik, unik sekaligus membingungkan. Kafe ini, terletak di Arab Street yang padat dan ramai. Working Title ahli dalam hidangan burgernya. Disini, nama menunya juga unik loh dan yang paling enak adalah Baconator, Holy Guacamole, dan Hawaii Five-O juga jangan sampai kelewatan untuk menyicip kombinasi lezat antara manis dan gurihnya Ribena Wings mereka. Alamat: 48 Arab St, Singapura 199745Masjid Terdekat: Masjid SultanJam buka: 11 pagi hingga 10 malam (Senin-Kamis), pukul 11 ​​siang hingga 11 malam (Jumat). 10 pagi hingga 11 malam (Sabtu-Minggu) Simak informasi lebih lanjut tentang Working Title di sini! 6. Afterwit Kredit Foto: Afterwit ¡Hola amigos! Selamat datang di Afterwit. Kafe bertemakan Meksiko ini diciptakan oleh orang yang juga mencipakan Working Title loh. Dilihat dari dekorasi hingga menu yang disajikan saja, Afterwit pasti akan membuatmu lupa kalau kamu ada di Singapura! Kalau kamu datang bersama teman – temanmu, kami sarankan untuk pilih menu family – sized taco set spesial mereka. Disini kamu bisa pilih 4 isian berbumbu yang bermacam – macam tergantung seleramu. Alamat: 778A North Bridge Road Singapura 198796Masjid Terdekat: Masjid SultanJam buka: 17:00 hingga 22:00 (Senin-Kamis, Minggu), 17:00 hingga 02:00 (Jumat-Sabtu) Simak informasi lebih lanjut tentang Afterwit di sini! 7. Mad Sailors Kredit Foto: The Mad SailorsOy mate! Tebak deh siapa orang dibalik kafe ini... YUP! Kafe ini kreasi lain dari orang-orang di belakang Working Title and Afterwit, kali ini dengan sentuhan Inggris. Manjakan diri dengan hidangan khas Inggris, seperti fish and chips, sammies, dan bahkan marmite di Haji Lane. Alamat: 24 Haji Lane, Singapura 189217Masjid Terdekat: Masjid SultanJam buka: 11 pagi hingga 10 malam (Senin-Kamis), pukul 11 ​​siang hingga 11 malam (Jumat), pukul 10 pagi hingga 11 malam (Sabtu-Minggu) Simak informasi lebih lanjut tentang Mad Sailors di sini! 8. Krave (Milik Muslim) Kredit Foto: Krave di FacebookNah, kalau kamu lagi hunting makanan fusion dan desserts yang enak, kamu harus datang ke Krave! Kraving Ayam Bakar adalah versi baratnya ayam bakar dan ketupat yang merupakan hidangan lokal khas Singapura. Salah satu dessert yang wajib dicoba adalah Chempedak Brulee, yang merupakan kombinasi klasik dari crème brulee dan buah cempedak. Alamat: 28 Bali Lane, Singapura 189864Masjid terdekat: Masjid SultanJam buka: 11.30 hingga 22.00 (Selasa-Kamis & Minggu), 11.30 hingga 23.00 (Jumat-Sabtu), tutup pada hari Senin. Kafe tutup pukul 5-6 sore setiap hari, pesanan terakhir 30 menit sebelum tutup. Simak informasi lebih lanjut tentang Krave di sini! 9. Butter Studio Kredit Foto: Butter Studio di Facebook Dari kue pastrynya yang masih panas hingga burgernya yang lumer dimulut, menu sarapan dan dessert yang lezat, menu Butter Studio yang bervariasi pasti akan bikin kamu ngiler. Kalau kamu ingin mampir untuk makan siang, cobalah Good ol 'Benny dan Classic Buttermilk Pancakes-nya, atau kalau kamu sedang nyidam dessert, kamu wajib nih untuk pesan hidangan hasil karya tangan sang chef Butter Studio, yaitu Sea Salt Nutella Tarts dan es krim artisan rasa Chocolate Belgia! Alamat: 147 Jalan Besar, Singapura 208865Masjid Terdekat: Masjid Abdul GafoorJam buka: 12:00-22:00 (Senin, Rabu-Kamis), 12:00-24:00 (Jumat), 10:30 hingga 24:00 (Sabtu), 10:30 hingga 22:00 (Minggu) Simak informasi lebih lanjut tentang Butter Studio di sini! 10. ButterScotch (Milik Muslim) Kredit Foto: Butterscotch di Facebook Suka makanan manis? ButterScotch di Bukit Merah punya semua yang manis! Dari dessert hingga kopi yang manis. Kafe yang pemiliknya orang Muslim ini tidak hanya berhasil meracik kombinasi rasa lezat di atas piring, tetapi juga berhasil menyajikan hidangan yang menarik di mata, yang akan membuat setiap pelanggan jatuh cinta. Jangan pulang dulu ya sebelum mencoba ButterScotch's Truffle Fries, Chili Crab Cake Burger, Pancake Eggs Benedict and Churros-nya ButterScotch. Alamat: Block 164 Bukit Merah Central # 01-3625, Singapura 150164Masjid Terdekat: Masjid Al-AminJam buka: 11 pagi sampai 10 malam (Sen-Jum), 10 pagi hingga 10 malam (Sabtu-Minggu) Lebih detail tentang ButterScotch Kafe di sini! 11. Royz Et Vous (Milik Muslim) Kredit Foto: Royz et Vous di Facebook Royz Et Vous adalah sebuah kafe milik orang Muslim yang mengambil inspirasi dari Perancis. Bistro ini menyajikan beberapa hidangan super lezat di menu mereka, seperti Beef Asparagus, Soft Shell Crab Pasta, Herb Crusted Salmon, dan Smoked Duck. Dekorasi restoran ini simple namun nyaman apalagi ditambah dengan makanannya yang istimewa, bak permata diantara banyak kafe di Singapura. Alamat cabang Telok Ayer: 137 Jalan Telok Ayer # 01-01 Singapura 068602 Masjid terdekat: Masjid Al-AbrarJam buka: 11:00 hingga 22:00 (Senin-Kamis), 10:00 hingga 23:00 (Jumat), 12:00 hingga 23:00 (Sabtu), 12:00 hingga 22:00 (Minggu). Kafe tutup 16:00-17:00 setiap hari. Pesanan terakhir 45 menit sebelum tutup. 12. Mad Jack Cafe Kredit Foto: Mad Jack Cafe Kafe bersertifikat halal, Mad Jack menyajikan segudang hidangan berkualitas yang terinspirasi dari Australia dan makanan fusion dengan harga yang sangat terjangkau. Menu disini terdiri dari makanan ringan, pasta, burger, dessert mewah, dan banyak lainnya. Sempatkanlah untuk mencoba lamb rack atau iga panggangnya yang cocok untuk diiringi dengan smoothies yang terbuat dari 100% buah alami. Alamat: NEX Serangoon, # B1-27, 23 Serangoon Central, Singapura 556083Masjid Terdekat: Masjid Haji YusoffJam buka: 11.30 pagi hingga 10.30 malam setiap hari (pesanan terakhir pukul 10 malam) Simak informasi lebih lanjut tentang Mad Jack Kafe di sini!   Kafe Halal di Barat13. Lynn's Cakes & Coffee (Milik Muslim) Kredit Foto: Lynn's Cake & Coffee Lynn's Cakes & Coffee adalah sebuah toko roti milik seorang muslim. Hidangan spesial dari toko roti ini adalah kue – kue manisnya yang dibuat hari itu juga. Ada cheesecake, red velvet cake, rainbow cake, salted caramel cake, dan banyak lagi. Bayangkan akan sebuah malam, berkumpul cantik bersama teman ataupun sahabat, mengobrol sambil menikmati sepotong kue yang manis dengan secangkir kopi hangat yang baru diseduh, pasti seru bukan? Alamat: 11 Eng Kong Terrace, Singapura 598983Masjid/tempat beribadah terdekat: Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Masjid Ar-RaudhahJam buka: 11:00-19:00 (Selasa-Kamis), 11:00-21:00 (Jumat & Sabtu), 11:00-20:00 (Minggu), tutup pada hari Senin Simak informasi lebih lanjut tentang Lynn's Cakes and Coffee di sini!   Kafe Halal di Timur 14. Penny University (Milik Muslim) Kredit Foto: Penny University di Facebook Penny University yang terkenal selalu ramai ini merupakan salah satu kafe terenak yang kamu harus coba. Tempat ini menyajikan menu sarapan dan makan siang, cocok dinikmati dengan bareng – bareng dengan geng kamu. Menu yang wajib dicoba adalah Sourdough Toast, Eggs Benedict dengan Smoked Salmon, Yoghurt yang mengandung Vanilla dengan Granola dan Croque Monsieur. Kafe milik Muslim ini juga menawarkan macam – macam teh yang menarik, dari Earl grey, French peppermint dan Moroccan rosebuds, serta beberapa kopi lokal terbaik. Alamat: 402 East Coast Road, Singapura 428997Masjid Terdekat: Masjid KassimJam buka: 8.30 pagi hingga 6 sore (Senin-Kamis), 8.30 pagi hingga 10.30 malam (Jum & Sab), 8.30 pagi hingga 7 malam (Minggu) Simak informasi lebih lanjut tentang Penny University di sini!   15. Olivye Cafe. Gelato Kredit Foto: Olivye Cafe. Gelato di Facebook Di kafe Olivye. Gelato yang telah disertifikasi Halal ini, tersedia berbagai macam masakan barat dan berbagai macam gelato yang lumer dimulut. Ada steak, pasta, sandwich, dan salad yang pastinya sangat lezat. Di kafe ini kamu wajib untuk mencoba gelatonya, jangan sampai kelewatan. Mereka menyediakan rasa – rasa yang cukup familiar seperti Hazelnut dan Chocolate, dan rasa – rasa lokal yang khas seperti Chempedak atau Durian, loh! Alamat: Blk 5 Changi Village Road, # 01-2009, Singapura 500005Tempat sholat terdekat: Masjid Al-IstighfarJam buka: 11:30 hingga 22:00 setiap hari Simak informasi lebih lanjut tentang Olivye Cafe. Gelato di sini!   16. The Royals Cafe (Milik Muslim) Kredit Foto: The Royals Cafe di Facebook The Royals Cafe dikenal untuk menyajikan berbagai menu favorit Melayu. Signature Nyonya Mee Siam adalah salah satu makanan harus dicoba, tidak lupa juga menu – menu barunya, seperti Braised Lamb Shank dan Braised Beef Cheek. Kafe bersertifikat Halal ini juga memiliki beberapa menu makanan Western loh. Alamat East Coast: Gedung Crescendo, 19 Upper East Coast Road, Singapura 455209Masjid Terdekat: Masjid Kampong SiglapJam buka: 9 pagi hingga 10 malam (Sen-Jum), 8.30 hingga 10.30 (Sabtu, Minggu & hari libur nasional) Simak informasi lebih lanjut tentang The Royals Kafe di sini!   17. Badoque Café Kredit Foto: Badoque Café di Facebook Café Badoque; kafe nge-hits bersertifikat Halal. Hidangan disini disajikan dalam porsi besar dan tentunya lezat, pelayanannya-pun sangat baik, yang pastinya membuat kafe ini layak dikunjungi. Cobain deh, Rib Eye Steaknya yang juicy, the Breaded Oystersnya yang fresh dan Risotto Squid Inknya yang super unik waktu kesini! Alamat cabang Bedok: 298 Bedok Road, Singapura 469454Masjid terdekat: Masjid Al-TaquaJam buka: 12:00 – 23:00 Selasa hingga Minggu Simak informasi lebih lanjut tentang Badoque Kafe di sini!   18. Lina's Cafe Kredit: Lina's Cafe di Facebook Didapat dari nama pemiliknya, Lina’s cafe bertujuan untuk menciptakan tempat yang ramah, nyaman dan aman bagi keluarga dengan anak-anak Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Lina mendapat inspirasi untuk membuka bisnis ini setelah putrinya sendiri didiagnosis menderita ASD. Dimulai harga mulai dari $ 2,80, mereka melayani berbagai masakan dari makanan khas Asia seperti Mee Rebus Special Mak Timah ($ 4,00) dan Home Style Fried Noodles ($ 6,00), hingga makanan Barat seperti Fish & Calamari with Fries ($ 10,20) dan Creamy Chicken Pasta ($ 9,20). Dan jika Anda tidak makan daging, jangan khawatir karena mereka menjual banyak hidangan vegetarian juga seperti Avocado Salad ($ 5,80) dan Aglio Oilo ($ 8,00). Yang harus kamu tahu adalah bahwa resep Mee Siam dan Mee Rebus mereka masih sama dari tahun 1970-an, loh. Lina mencatat bahwa dia mewarisi resep ini dari ibunya, yang masih dipakai sampai sekarang. Alamat: 7 Jalan Pisang Singapura 199074Masjid terdekat: Masjid SultanJam buka: 11.00-19.30 (Senin), 11.00-20.30 (Selasa hingga Sabtu). Tutup Minggu dan Senin pertama setiap bulan Simak informasi lebih lanjut tentang Lina's Kafe di sini!   19. Chix Hot Chicken Kredit Foto: Chix Hot Chicken di Facebook Tarraaa...-Chix Hot Chicken, sebuah kafe dengan konsep Nashville Hot Chicken Pertama Singapura. Belum bisa dibilang pecinta ayam goreng kalau kamu belum pernah menyicipi ayam goreng pedasnya Chix Hot Chicken! Mereka menyajikan ayam dalam berbagai ukuran-Quarter ($ 10,90), Half ($ 20,90), Wings ($ 10,90) dan Tender ($ 10,90). Semua ayam mereka disajikan dengan roti dan acar. Kamu juga bisa upgrade makananmu jadi kombo dan menikmati side dishnya seperti Creamy Tangy Coleslaw ($ 2,90), Cheese Fries ($ 4,90) dan Mac & Keju ($ 5,90). Tidak cuma itu saja, mereka juga menawarkan empat level kepedasan ayam mereka yang makin naik makin pedas: Mild, Medium, Hot and Insane Hotness. Tapi sebelumnya, kamu harus tahu nih-taktik mereka untuk membuat ayam mereka lebih pedas adalah menggunakan dua cabai terpanas di dunia, yaitu Ghost Peppers dan Carolina Reaper. Carolina Reaper sendiri ada di paling atas pada 2,2 Juta unit panas Scoville, yang kalau diartikan sama saja 200 kali lipat level kepedasannya dari lada Jalapeno loh! Nah, kalau kamu penggila makanan pedas, kami tantang kamu untuk mencoba level Insane Hotness, dengan tingkat kepedasan paling puncak. Tapi, kalau kamu tidak bisa makan pedas, jangan khawatir, karena tersedia juga kok ayam tidak pedas. Alamat: 1 Jln Pisang, # 01-01, Singapura 199069Masjid terdekat: Masjid SultanJam kerja: 12:00 – 21:00 malam (Senin hingga Sabtu) Simak informasi lebih lanjut tentang Chix Hot Chicken di sini! 20. Kafe Hashtag Kredit Foto: The Hashtag Cafe di Instagram Kredit Foto: The Hashtag Cafe di FacebookThe Hashtag Cafe ini bisa dibilang unggul dari kafe-kafe lainnya karena mereka berhasil menggabungkan berbagai makanan dari berbagai daerah di dunia lewat makanan andalan mereka, yaitu Asian dan Western fusion. Kafe ini juga punya menu yang berbeda tergantung waktunya, ada menu Makan Siang, Makan Malam, dan Ramadhan di mana semua masakannya adalah buatan sendiri. Salah satu rekomendasi Chef untuk menu makan siang adalah Hashtag Ala Temasek ($ 14,90). Istimewanya saus Temasek, racikan sang Chef yang dimasak dengan tumis paprika dan udang windu yang dilemparkan ke dalam spageti #Lezaat! Kisaran harga makan siang mereka ada dari $ 9,90 hingga $ 14,90. Selain itu, mereka juga punya item makan siang yang tak kalah populer, yaitu Clam Alfredo ($ 9,90) dan Smoked Salmon ($ 12,90). Terjangkau, bukan? Kalau dilihat dari porsinya sih, ini 100% layak! Selain itu ada menu makan malam mereka, salah satu yang paling direkomendasi adalah Szechuan NZ Ribeye. Menu ini merupakan perpaduan antara 250 gram daging Ribeye Selandia Baru yang dipadukan dengan saus Szechuan ala Cina buatan sendiri lalu, disajikan dengan salad sayuran acar dan kentang goreng. Kisaran harga makan malam mereka dimulai dari $ 18,90 hingga $ 42,90, dan Fish & Chips ($ 18,90) dan Poulet Supreme ($ 24,90) yang juga merupakan menu utama populer mereka. Alamat: 743 North Bridge Road Singapura 198711Tempat sholat terdekat: Masjid SultanJam buka: 11 pagi-10 malam (Setiap hari) Simak informasi lebih lanjut tentang The Hashtag Kafe di sini!   21. Tipo Pasta Bar Kredit Foto: Tipo Pasta Bar Juga dikenal sebagai "doppio zero, Tipo Pasta Bar berasal dari Italia. Mereka punya sajian pasta homemade, hasil dari bahan-bahan berkualitas tinggi, bentuk-bentuk pastanya-pun unik. Setiap piring pasta sangat kaya rasa dan pastinya akan membuatmu terpukau. Eiittss, tapi jangan khawatir, semua pasta mereka (100g) dijual dengan harga yang terjangkau, hanya dengan $9.90. Kamu-pun bisa upgrade size pasta sebanyak 50g hanya dengan $3! Disini kamu bisa milih sendiri jenis pasta dan sausnya (mis. Aglio olio, alfredo, tom yum), topping (mis. Serpihan cabai, parutan parmesan). Beberapa pasta andalan mereka adalah Creamy Chicken Mushroom dan Polpette. Alamat: 778 North Bridge Road Singapura 198746Masjid terdekat: Masjid SultanJam buka: 12 siang-10 malam (Setiap hari) Simak informasi lebih lanjut tentang Tipo Pasta Bar di sini!   22. The Malayan Council Kredit: The Malayan Council di Facebook Smoked Duck Lemak Chilli Padi adalah salah satu hidangan andalan The Malayan Council. Walaupun menu ini adalah harganya lumayan mahal (SGD 28), tapi worth it banget kok karenaporsinya tidak tanggung – tanggung. Dibuat dari bahan-bahan pilihan yang segar dan baru saja dipanen, diantaranya adalah jamur, tomat ceri, bebek asap yang direndam dalam saus uragi, lalu semua itu disiram dengan saus lemak chilli padi yang lezat. Resep yang unik racikan TMC ini tidak akan bisa kamu dapatkan di restoran lain! Salah satu hidangan paling populer mereka adalah Roti Kirai Beef Ribs ($ 39). Sebuah paduan yang belum pernah terpikirkan di tempat manapun. Piring ini berisi iga sapi pendek yang direbus yang dilumuri dengan saus buatan sendiri dan disajikan dengan roti kirai dan salad di sampingnya. Hidangan sedap lainnya dari TMC adalah Kacang Pool Kobe ($ 42), Singapore Chili Lobster ($ 48) dan Mac Kobe ($ 42). Alamat: 22 Dunlop StreetMasjid terdekat: Masjid SultanJam buka: 11:30-23:00 (Senin hingga Minggu) Simak informasi lebih lanjut tentang The Malayan Council di sini! Itulah semua kafe Halal di Singapura rekomendasi kami! Keluarkan jiwa-jiwa hipster dalam dirimu lalu, bersiaplah untuk mengambil foto-foto keren di kafe-kafe halal diatas yang pastinya instagram-able. Jangan lupa untuk download Halaltrip di Android dan App Storemu agar mempermudah perjalananmu untuk menemukan lokasi kafe-kafe diatas, tidak lupa juga ruang sholatnya. Jadi tidak perlu repot – repot browsing dan menumpuk banyak tabs, karena semuanya ada di satu aplikasi; HalalTrip....

  • Let's Take a Look Back: 2019 Travel Trends

    The world in 2019 is not what it used to be and, this year has changed how travel is looked at, as well as how people travel. Travel is almost a must now, and young people are flocking to amazing destinations all over the globe every day! via GIPHY 2019 has made a definite impact on travel, what with many things influencing trends and shifting the industry into places it has not been before. People are more enthusiastic about travel and their views on it are more open. Let’s check out some of the impactful travel trends for the year 2019. 1. ‘Instant Noodle’ trips Image Credit: Francesca Tirico on Unsplash It’s not about the weeklong trips or even month-long Europe tours anymore, the smaller the holiday the better! Mini holidays are trending now, and it is fun, practical, and inexpensive! These weekend trips are going to help local economies and boost the local travel scene. Many young people are opting for this kind of travel - spontaneous weekend gateways with friends to seaside towns or lake districts. 2019 is the best year to get your travel plans in full swing, with better-organized transport options and what with everyone owning a smartphone all you need is a bunch of friends, some cash, luggage and, Google maps! 2. Halal assurance with AR Image Capture: Halal Travel Frontier 2019 Report The world is getting more tech-based by the day, so why not rely on AR (Augmented Reality) to support you in finding Halal certified restaurants and eateries in the area? Due to a lack of Halal certification in Muslim majority and minority countries, travellers may find it difficult to verify if a restaurant is Halal or not. However, AR and AI (Artificial Intelligence) can help integrate information on restaurants in real-time making it easy for the user to easily spot Halal restaurants, food, or even ingredients without much hassle. This will also help vendors and restaurant owners to better communicate the availability of Halal food without the need to display the Halal certificate. Bonus tip: Using social media to ask for recommendations from your social circle is a trend as well, even referring to the CrescentRating rating system which indicates the level of Muslim friendliness of restaurants. 3. An Education Image Credit: Pang Yuhao on Unsplash More and more young people are opting for travelling abroad for higher studies instead of continuing in their homeland. This is because it can teach a person valuable lessons and independence. Some people are even saying that they’ll opt for travelling overspending on an expensive university as they can learn many things hands-on, like dealing with people and managing finances in a real-world setting. Some people may even opt for volunteer work abroad or even international work placements that will take them to different parts of the world. Working or studying abroad doesn’t always have to be all work and no play, you will get to experience different cultures, different cuisine, as well as mingle with the locals. Tip: Foreign exposure looks good on a CV! 4. Sustainable travel Photo Credit: Hamza Javaid on Unsplash Eco-friendly travel is a major trend right now! A lot of travellers are actively making it a point to reduce their carbon footprint and respect the destinations they travel to. It is important to dispose of trash responsibly or even reduce the number of plastics and other non-biodegradable packaging while travelling. A large percentage of people choose destinations which host environmentally focused events, as well as has hotels and resorts which are more eco-friendly.   5. Experience-based travel Photo Credit: Rana Sawalha on Unsplash Travellers are now looking for more curated travel experiences than the same old destination based holidays. People who are looking into comfort and nostalgia rank high on the list, as many travellers love experiences that make them feel like a child again. May it be an adventure, music festivals or even wildlife excursions – experience-oriented travel is a fast-growing trend. 6. Co-living Image Credit: Helena Lopes on Unsplash If you like to travel solo but want a safe living space where you can meet new people, co-living could be the best option for you. Airbnb may be a great option but it can be isolating at times, whereas co-living spaces allow you to rent a room with common social areas where you get live amongst likeminded people. This is a trend amongst young professionals and is a great way to start travelling solo if you are a beginner. Lyf by Ascott, a millennial centred project, will soon open three properties at Cebu City and Shenzen – most probably by the year 2021. Roam has co-living spaces in Bali, Miami, Tokyo, and San Francisco – they will be opening in New York and London soon. 7. Tech-savvy travel Image Credit: Christiann Koepke on Unsplash With everyone going digital, travel is also moving into digital territory. With AR and AI apps specifically designed to help travellers find good places to eat as well as where to stay at payment methods as well as checking in to airports are going to be more AI-based. BitPay is allowing businesses to accept bitcoins as payment instead of traditional money; this will revolutionize travel as we know it. Airports are trying to introduce more versatile, computerised immigration and customs facilities as it will cut down travel time within an airport in half. VR is being used to train Muslims in Umrah and Hajj rituals before leaving for the pilgrimage. VR will allow people to have more thorough training experience as a certain step and rites that are to be observed will be taught as an immersive experience. This will ensure that they will have a fulfilling experience on the trip. 8. A rise in female Muslim travellers Image Capture: Muslim Women in Travel 2019 Report There is a growing trend in female Muslim travellers, women want to go out there and explore and learn about the world around them. Many are highly educated and financially independent, with families that support their decision to travel. The travel market is starting to be more women-centric and therefore things like safety and activities specific to women are beginning to grow. There aren’t as many risks with security and family disapproval for women travellers as there used to be. So venture out and have fun! 9. Dark tourism Image Credit: Yves Alarie on Unsplash A burgeoning market for ‘dark’ tourism is gaining fame, what with Netflix’s series “Dark Tourist” focusing on this aspect of travel. Dark tourism focuses on historically significant places like the Holocaust Museum and Chernobyl (nuclear disaster). People are flocking to these sites to learn about the history and how these errors have affected the world at large. 10. Solo travel Image Credit: Andrew Ly on Unsplash A new trend amongst Millenials and Gen-Z folks, solo travel is starting to be popular, as well as important. Trips aren’t all about fun anymore, it’s about the experience as a whole and what a person can learn and bring back with them. It’s not just memories to last a lifetime it’s also experience!   Travel trends are shifting fast and soon we will even be able to travel to space! The trends are catering to younger generations and now, and everything is not about business trips anymore. Travel is more focused on experience and fun – now that you know the travel trends for 2019 plan your next trip and begin your adventure! via GIPHY...



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