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A serene town located just 21 kilometres from Kuala Lumpur; Kajang is placed in Selangor and serves as the district capital of Hulu Langat. Kajang is best known for its delicious range of satay, and has often been termed as 'Satay Town' because of the sheer number of satay outlets in the city. Kajang is conveniently connected to the rest of the Klang Valley by the SILK Expressway. There are a number of Muslim-friendly facilities in Kajang. The Old Town of Kajang is its main attraction. Walking around the Old Town area gives visitors the opportunity to have a look at the old architecture and the bustling markets and vibrant lifestyle of the locals. Most of the old buildings in the Old Town are an amalgamation of Chinese and European architecture. Kajang has a number of shopping complexes and modern shopping malls. There are also a number of night markets in the town, which are hotspots for bargaining and buying local items and souvenirs. Some notable shopping complexes in Kajang are Billion Shopping Center, Metro Kajang, Metro Point and Kota Kajang.    ...more

Kajang, Malaysia

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A serene town located just 21 kilometres from Kuala Lumpur; Kajang is placed in Selangor and serves as the district capital of Hulu Langat. Kajang is best known for its delicious range of satay, and has often been termed as 'Satay Town' because of the sheer number of satay outlets in the city. Kajang is conveniently connected to the rest of the Klang Valley by the SILK Expressway. There are a number of Muslim-friendly facilities in Kajang.

The Old Town of Kajang is its main attraction. Walking around the Old Town area gives visitors the opportunity to have a look at the old architecture and the bustling markets and vibrant lifestyle of the locals. Most of the old buildings in the Old Town are an amalgamation of Chinese and European architecture.

Kajang has a number of shopping complexes and modern shopping malls. There are also a number of night markets in the town, which are hotspots for bargaining and buying local items and souvenirs. Some notable shopping complexes in Kajang are Billion Shopping Center, Metro Kajang, Metro Point and Kota Kajang.

 

 

Nearby Airports

The nearest airport to Kajang is the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. The airport is around 52.8km from Kajang. Visitors can take buses or taxis from the airport to Kajang. There are also trains available from the KL Sentral station to Kajang.

Halal Restaurants

There are several halal restaurants in Kajang. Some good Muslim-friendly restaurants to dine in Kajang are Homst Restaurant, Restoran Haji Sharin Low Bangi, Sate Kajang Haji Samuri, Restoran Yati Ayam Percik, Nyok Lan Kajang Satay, etc.

Mosques

There are quite a number of mosques in Kajang, the most prominent being the Kajang Mosque or Masjid Kajang. Other mosques in Kajang include Masjid Jamek Al Falah and Masjid Jame' Mat Saman, Sungai Ramal.

Things to Do and See in Kajang

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  • KL Food Galore: You Haven't Tasted KL Without Checking Out These 19 Eateries!

      Eat. Sleep. Repeat. via GIPHY Malaysia is famous for its scrumptious local cuisine as well as international restaurants, which makes it quite easy to find some great spots. If you have any doubts about where to eat in Kuala Lumpur, we have listed out some fantastic places that range from hawker stalls to food trucks, without forgetting popular restaurants too. So simply take your pick from the spots listed below! Malaysian Cuisine 1. Village Park Nasi Lemak Credit: Village Park Restaurant on Facebook This eatery is owned by a Chinese Muslim couple and is very famous for their nasi lemak ayam goreng. The succulent fried chicken is the best part of this dish which is excellent when paired with the fragrant coconut rice.The restaurant was chosen as the winner for the Best Ayam Goreng by Blogger’s Choice in 2011 and at the Time Out KL Food Awards 2014. The restaurant is a local favorite for Halal food in Kuala Lumpur that travelers to the city also enjoy. Address: No. 5, Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, MalaysiaOperating hours: 6.30AM to 7.30PM (Mon-Fri)                            6.30AM to 6PM (Sat & Sun)Contact: +60 3-7710 7860Facebook 2. Sate Kajang Haji Samuri Credit: Sate Kajang Hj. Samuri Are you craving some satay? Drop by this Muslim-owned restaurant to get your fix of delectable marinated meat paired with some fine peanut sauce and ketupat. This restaurant had its humble beginnings in 1992 and is a top favorite for satay with several branches operating in Malaysia today.Sate Kajang Haji Samuri has been among favorite food places in KL for a very long time and is bound to run into huge crowds – but it’s worth the wait and you won’t be disappointed. Address: Lot 7G & Lot 7LG, Jalan Melati Utama 4, Taman Melati Utama, 53100 Kuala Lumpur                Various LocationsOperating hours: 11:00AM to 12AM (Mon-Sun)                            3:00PM to 12AM (Fridays)Website 3. Nasi Kandar Pelita Nasi Kandar Pelita is another Muslim-owned dining spot that is famous for its fusion of Indian and Malaysian cuisine, where some of the famous dishes include nasi kandar. While the kuah campur is a favorite as well.Nasi Kandar Pelita started out small in 1995 but rose in popularity because of their famous nasi kandar, and now there are more branches located throughout Kuala Lumpur today. Address: No. 149 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia                Various LocationsOperating hours: 24 hours dailyWebsite 4. Nasi Lemak Ong Credit: Nasi Lemak Ong Malaysiaon Facebook This outlet which is famous for its own version of nasi lemak, which is actually nasi kandar is located at the Pavilion Shopping Mall. The original stall has been around for over 20 years in Alor Star, and the locals in the area refer to nasi kandar as nasi Lemak which is the reason for this mild confusion.The founder, Ong Tee Kea who hails from China gained his expertise from an Indian Muslim chef and the dishes here boasts of the wonderful fusion of Chinese, Indian and Malay flavors. From spicy curries with fragrant rice and even unique charcoal-infused roti canai - you will certainly enjoy the menu here. Address: Lot 8.105 Level 8 Pavilion Shopping Centre Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur(Pavilion Shopping Mall - 168, Bukit Bintang Street, Bukit Bintang)Operating hours: 10AM to 10PM (Daily)Contact: +60 3-2110 3499Facebook Street Food 5. Mansion Tea Stall Formerly known as Al Amnah, the Mansion Tea Stall is famous for its teh tarik which is considered as the national drink of Malaysia. It’s even better when you pair your drink with their Roti Banjir Special which is served with gravy, soft boiled eggs, dhal, and spicy sambal. This stall has been one of the go-to places for teh tarik and roti, which is great if you are wondering where to eat in Kuala Lumpur for a late dinner. Address: Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaOperating hours: 24 hours daily 6. Cendol Durian Runtuh Credit: Cendol Durian Runtuh CowKit on Facebook While the durian is renowned for its pungent odor, durian cendol is a very popular dessert in Malaysia that you should try at least once. If you need to beat the heat with a durian cendol, pay a visit to the ever-popular Durian Runtuh which serves up one of the best versions of this dessert.Due to the popularity of the stall, you might encounter a long line, however, it’s certainly worth the wait for a big bowl of the cool dessert. Address: No. 57, Lorong Raja Bot, Chow Kit, Kuala LumpurOperating hours: 2PM to 3AM (Daily)Facebook 7. Babarittos Food Truck @ TAPAK Urban Street Dining Credit: Babarittos Delight on Facebook The Muslim-owned Babarittos food truck was started by Aircraft Engineering graduate, Muhammad Hafiy whose father played an important role in the kitchen as well. You can head down to Babarittos at TAPAK Urban Street Dining which serves up delights such as burritos, quesadillas, and nachos which will leave you wanting more. Both the beef and buttermilk chicken burritos are the favorites you cannot miss, but it won’t hurt to check out the other flavors as well. They serve up some pretty great pasta and burgers if you are in the mood too. Address: Tapak Urban Street Dining, Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaOperating hours: 5PM to 1AM (Tue-Sat)                             5PM to 12AM (Sunday)                            (Closed on Mondays)Contact: +60 16-682 4877Facebook 8. FirstOrder Food Truck @ TAPAK Urban Street Dining Credit: First Order The FirstOrder food truck who is famous for their Milky Mango drink should be your next stop if you want to cool down after a long day. Every drink on the menu is mango-based, the food truck was started in 2015 by the founder Kamal; who thought of creating a business around his favorite fruit.You can catch FirstOrder at TAPAK Urban Street Dining, and do try the refreshing Mystic Mango shake which is another favorite. Address: Tapak Urban Street Dining, Jalan Ampang                Various LocationsOperating hours: 6PM to 12AM (Daily)Website | Facebook | Instagram 9. Borak Time Food Truck @ TAPAK Urban Street Dining Credit: Borak Time on Facebook Wondering where to eat in Kuala Lumpur and get a hot fresh meal? The Borak Time food truck has just what you need. Their most popular dishes are definitely the Nasi Lemak Kukus with Garlic and Herb Grilled Chicken.Doesn’t that sound delicious? They also served up some awesome Grilled Lamb as well as Bangers and Mash which is great if you want to deviate a bit from the local fare. Address: Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur City Center, Kuala LumpurOperating hours: 6PM to 12AM (Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday)                            6PM to 1AM (Friday)                            6PM to 1.30AM (Saturday)                             (Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays)Contact: +60 13-257 2054Facebook Indian Fine Dining 10. Betel Leaf For Indian cuisine fans who are looking for Halal food in Kuala Lumpur: the Betel Leaf restaurant is dedicated to serving up delectable Chettinad cuisine with all those exotic flavors. This fine dining restaurant has been part of the food scene since 2009, and has a very pleasant ambiance and boasts of an extensive menu.Take your pick from the aromatic biryanis, spicy curries, thalis and so much more when you decided to dine at Betel Leaf - some favorites include the mutton biryani and deep-fried cauliflower. Do note that the restaurant is not Halal certified, but dishes are only prepared with Halal ingredients. Address: 77A, Leboh Ampang, City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaOperating hours: 11AM to 11PM (Daily)Contact: +6012 3992312 / +603 20325932Website Korean Fried Chicken 11. KyoChon Credit: KyoChon Korean fried chicken is known for unique flavors, but finding Halal options might not be so easy. You don’t have to worry about Halal food at Kyochon - all the chicken is sourced from JAKIM Halal certified Halal suppliers, and there are several outlets located throughout Kuala Lumpur as well. The star items on the menu are crispy, succulent chicken with Kyochon’s own unique flavors such as Soy Garlic, Red Pepper, Honey and there are rice batter options as well. Additionally, Kyochon focuses on bringing a fresh, quality and preservative-free chicken to their customers - and it certainly pays off. Address: Lot 1.54, Level 1, Pavilion KL, 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100, Kuala Lumpur                Various LocationsOperating hours: 10AM to 10PM (Daily)Contact:  +6017-283 3707 / +6012-611 9435Website | Facebook | Instagram Japanese Shabu Shabu 12. Suki-ya Credit: Suki-Ya, KL on Facebook At Suki-ya, you can enjoy the famous shabu shabu which is a healthy combination of fresh veggies, thinly sliced beef and more. The restaurant features four tantalizing soup bases to choose from and a nice range of appetizers as well.Even though alcoholic drinks are served at the restaurant, no alcohol is used in food preparation and the meat suppliers are JAKIM Halal certified. Suki-ya has been around since 2003 and is based on the Japanese shabu shabu spots which promote a comfortable and cozy setting. Address: Suki-Ya @ Tokyo Street Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Lot No. : 6.24.04, Level 6                Various LocationsOperating hours: 11:30AM to 10PM (Mon-Sun)Contact: +603 2141 4272Website | Facebook Halal Dim Sum 13. Dolly Dim Sum Credit: @dollydimsum on Instagram Dolly Dim Sum is another great spot for Halal dim sum that is completely pork-free, with pretty delectable menu options too. This nice dim sum spot aims to create a modern concept of the Chinese tea house and give their customers a unique experience. Dolly Dim Sum has it all - from Siew Mai and Har Gao dumplings in bamboo baskets to egg tarts, as well as a nice range of drinks to go with your meal. Address: Lot G9 Ground Floor, Avenue K, 156 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Opposite KLCC)               Various LocationsOperating hours: 11AM to 10PM (Daily)Contact: 03-2181-3830Website | Facebook | Instagram Seafood Heaven 14. Muhibbah Seafood Restaurant Credit: Muhibbah Seafood Restaurant on Facebook This Muslim-owned restaurant’s specialty involves a nice little fusion of Chinese and Thai cuisine with a menu that boasts of variety. The best dishes you cannot miss include sotong (deep fried squid), as well as the Thai Style chicken.This is one of the best Halal food spots to visit if you get the craving for seafood or for those savory Asian flavors, and it has been around for over 30 years as well. Address: Lot 2851, Jalan Seri Penchala, Kg. Sg. Penchala, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, MalaysiaOperating hours: 12PM to 2:30PM | 6:30PM to 10PM (Daily)Contact: +60 3-7727 3153Facebook 15. Shell Out - Publika Credit: Shell Out on Facebook The Shell Out at the Publika mall is a Muslim-owned restaurant that features Cajun style seafood which is quite unforgettable once you try it. Founded by a husband and wife team, Shell Out is must visit for seafood lovers who are looking for fresh, delicious food with great flavor.You can choose from crabs to clams and prawns, or even octopus and select the cooking style, sauces, and spice level. There are some great combo deals to choose which is great for a large group or even you prefer sampling a bit of everything.Address: A2-G2-1, Solaris Dutamas, No.1, Jalan Dutamas 1, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia               Various LocationsOperating hours: 10AM to 10PM (Daily)Contact: +6016-3054616Website | Facebook | Instagram Western and Fusion Cuisine 16. Chili’s Credit: Chili's Malaysia on Facebook Known best for serving up Tex-Mex food, you can taste your share of burgers, wraps, nachos and so much more from their mouth-watering menu. Popular items on the menu include their Chicken enchiladas and fajitas, but do give the Classic Ribeye steak or the Classic Club Sandwich a try too. Even though Chili’s is not Halal certified and serves alcohol, they do have a Halal kitchen so you can still enjoy Halal meals here. We advise readers to consume at your discretion. Address: Lot 346B, Level 3, Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur               Various LocationsOperating hours: 11AM to 11PM (Sun-Thu)                             11AM to 12AM (Fri & Sat)Contact: 03 2164 1400Website | Facebook | Instagram 17. My Burger Lab Credit: myBurgerLab on Facebook Want to try something unique? My Burger Lab specializes in a little range of burgers with charcoal infused buns, and you can even create your own burger with the delicious options on offer. With burger delights such as the Nasi Lemak Ayam Rendang and the In-N-Out Tribute, you will be back for more.The restaurant was founded by Ren Yi, Chang Ming, and Wee Kiat who initially had no professional culinary experience, but gained their expertise through part-time jobs in the food industry. My Burger Lab uses only Halal ingredients, so you can dine here with no worries. Address: No.8, Jalan Awan Hijau, Taman OUG, 58200 Kuala Lumpur               Various LocationsOperating hours: 5PM to 10.15PM (Mon-Fri)                             11AM to 4PM | 5PM to 10.15PM (Sat & Sun)Website | Facebook | Instagram 18. Kay’s Steak & Lobsters Credit: Kay’s Steak & Lobster on Facebook If a hearty dinner or lunch is what you are after, Kay’s Steak and Lobsters might be that perfect dining spot. You can enjoy a range of juicy steaks - from Angus Ribeye to Sirloin with a side of mashed potatoes and a sauce of your choice, while seafood fans can opt for their famous Lobster Thermidor as well.Founded by a husband and wife team, the restaurant features an extensive menu and has been a favorite for western cuisine for a while. Additionally, you can easily reach the restaurant within a 35-minute drive from the Kuala Lumpur City Centre Address: 12A, Jalan Putra Mahkota 7/6b, Putra Heights, Subang Jaya, Selangor, MalaysiaOperating hours: 5PM to 10PM (Tue-Fri)                            1PM to 10PM (Sat & Sun)                            Closed on MondaysContact: 03-5887 1081Website | Facebook | Instagram 19. Cor Blimey British Fish and Chips (Damansara Uptown) Credit: Cor Blimey Damansara Uptown on Facebook Cor Blimey’s founder Adam Joseph Hanrahan who was raised in Hampshire, United Kingdom, started the restaurant to share his favorite British meal - fish, and chips, with Malaysia which is his second home. This is one of the best spots for Halal food in Kuala Lumpur, and for authentic British fish and chips.Of course, you must try their Signature Fish and Chips where you get to choose the type of fish, batter, and sides or add-ons. With platters, burgers and other British staples such as Bangers and Mash, this is an ideal outlet for a casual night out. Address: No 33 Jalan SS 21/1A, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia               Various LocationsOperating hours: 5PM to 10PM (Tue-Thu)                            12PM to 10PM (Fri-Sun)Contact: +60 37733 8358Website | Facebook | Instagram...

  • A Muslim Traveller's Guide to Finding Halal Food in New Zealand

    Planning a visit to New Zealand and looking for Halal Food in New Zealand's major cities like Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Hamilton, Dunedin, Rotorua, Taupo, Nelson and Napier?  Read HalalTrip's guide to get more information. New Zealand is a destination that is sure to be at the top of every individual’s travel bucket list. A mixture of stunning natural settings and fascinating mad-made attractions, cultures and more, New Zealand offers so much to do and see, and has thus become one of the most favored travel destinations in the world. . It is home to world-renowned attractions such as One Tree Hill, the Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound, the Franz Josef Glacier, Sky Tower, Hobbiton and Abel Tasman National Park. It also happens to be home to a variety of cultures, with individuals from around the world now calling the island country their home. These immigrants brought with them a variety of religions, including Islam. New Zealand today therefore, consists of a sizeable Muslim population. Read on to find out how Muslim-friendly New Zealand is, and to discover how easy it will be to find prayer facilities and Halal food in New Zealand. . Halal Food in New Zealand Halal food is a huge concern amongst Muslims who travel. If Halal food is hard to find in a certain destination, a sizeable percentage of travelers choose not to visit the destination. How easy will it therefore be for Muslim travelers to find Halal food in New Zealand? The answer is, quite easy! While many smaller towns will most likely not house any Halal restaurants in New Zealand, most of the country’s larger cities such as Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, etc., offer a plethora of Halal options for Muslim visitors to New Zealand. New Zealand has in fact become one of the largest exporters of Halal products, such as Halal meat. Muslim tourists who have the means to prepare their own meals are therefore sure to find numerous shops selling Halal meats and more. . Halal Food in Auckland Auckland is the top place in New Zealand to find Muslim-friendly facilities. Due to it being a multicultural city, Muslim visitors, no matter where they are from, will be able to find Halal food in Auckland that will suit their tastes and budgets. From Middle Eastern cuisine to Italian, Indian, Chinese, Malay, and America, visitors will be able to find it all. Mosques in Auckland are also in plenty. Click here for a Muslim-friendly city guide to Auckland . Halal Food in Wellington New Zealand’s capital; Wellington is also quite Muslim-friendly. Muslim tourists will be able to dine on Halal cuisine at Satay Kajang, Curry Pot and Marrakech Café. International chains like Nando’s also have Halal restaurants in Wellington. There are also a few mosques in Wellington that serve the local Muslim community, as well as Muslim tourists. Click here for a Muslim-friendly city guide to Wellington . Halal Food in Hamilton Muslims heading to Hamilton will also be able to find Muslim-friendly facilities. There may not be as many Halal restaurants in Hamilton as there are in Auckland, but restaurants like Biryani House and Kebabs Salateen are known to serve Halal food. There are also mosques in Hamilton, as well prayer facilities at the University of Waikato. Click here for a Muslim-friendly city guide to Hamilton . Halal Food in Christchurch Christchurch is another of New Zealand’s most Muslim-friendly cities.  Some of the best Halal restaurants in Christchurch include Arjee Bhajee, Bombay Butler, and Mosaic by Simo. Muslim tourists will also be able to find some mosques in Christchurch. Click here for a Muslim-friendly city guide to Christchurch . The university city of Dunedin is also home to Muslims, which means Muslim visitors are sure to find Muslim-friendly facilities in the city. Halal Food in other cities Halal restaurants in New Zealand can also be found in places like Rotorua, Taupo, Nelson and Napier. Muslim tourists must however be aware that a number of restaurants in New Zealand that serve Halal food also do serve alcohol, in order to cater to the needs of the rest of the country’s population. . Who certifies Halal Food in New Zealand? The New Zealand Islamic Development Trust or NZIDT and the Federation of the Islamic Associations of New Zealand are the bodies in New Zealand that provide Halal certifications and Halal assurance. If unsure of any of the above mentioned facilities, Muslim tourists could contact theses organizations for more information. Contact information for New Zealand Islamic Development Trust (NZIDT) have been listed below for further queries regarding Halal assurance in New Zealand: Address: New Zealand Islamic Development Trust (NZIDT), Level 4, 369, Queen Street P O Box: 5636 Auckland 1010, Auckland, New Zealand. Telephone: 09 306 8934/09 306 8935 More information regarding Halal food in New Zealand, as well as prayer facilities in the country can be found on the HalalTrip app. Click here for more Muslim-friendly guides about New Zealand!. ...



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