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Masjid Sultan Abdul Samad-one of the biggest mosque in the city-is located in Selangor Malaysia.

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Sepang, Malaysia

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Masjid Sultan Abdul Samad-one of the biggest mosque in the city-is located in Selangor Malaysia.

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Jalan Pekeliling Klia, Selangor Malaysia

  • Mövenpick Hotel & Convention Centre KLIA: Everything Is Within Reach At This Shariah-Compliant Hotel

    Main Image Credit: Mövenpick Hotel and Convention Centre KLIA Adding themselves to the list of Shariah-compliant hotels in Malaysia, Mövenpick's brand new location in Kuala Lumpur just launched in July 2018. The Mövenpick Hotel & Convention Centre KLIA is set in a prime location, just 10 minutes away from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, KLIA2, the F1 Sepang International Circuit, and the Mitsui Outlet Park.  Check out the full Mitsui Outlet Park Map here! Mitsui Outlet Park Picture Credit: Mitsui Outlet Park The city center can be reached in about 30-40 minutes, so visitors have the best of both worlds. They get the calm of being away from the crowded parts of the city, but can also reach downtown KL without any hassle, making it an ideal choice for business travelers who are looking for Halal hotels in Malaysia near the airport, but also for families who want a quick getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. Design & Facilities of Movenpick KLIA Picture Credit: Mövenpick Hotel and Convention Centre KLIA While keeping in mind all the unique requirements of a Muslim community, the hotel's management says that everything is designed to fit the overall principle of the 3 Cs – Comfort, Convenience, and Confidence. The architecture for the newest Movenpick Hotel in KL has been designed with the concept of showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the country, as well as showing off its Muslim-friendly Shariah-compliant concept – a seamless and modern blend of traditional Malaysian and Islamic architectures. Picture Credit: Mövenpick Hotel and Convention Centre KLIA The design team was headed by Amir Hamzah, a senior associate at HIJAS Architects + Planners, a company that has left their mark on several iconic buildings in Malaysia such as the Telekom Malaysia Headquarters, Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC), Putrajaya Masterplan, and Shell Tower in Kuala Lumpur. Amir Hamzah himself has been involved in the design concept for the extension projects of Masjid-Al-Haram, in Makkah, SA. Telekom Malaysia Headquarters Picture Credit: Ecler The hotel is set amidst beautifully landscaped gardens that stretch 7.2 hectares full of lush greenery, fountains, and streams. Mövenpick KL's design gives off an air of modernity and luxury the moment you walk in through the hotel doors into an expansive atrium with its ceiling that is 9-storeys high and glass elevators. The high open space makes it feel bright and breezy – tropical if you must. Picture Credit: Mövenpick Hotel and Convention Centre KLIA The outside is decorated with ornate patterns and Islamic geometric art. It also features one of the earliest forms of Islamic calligraphy that was initially used to record the Holy Quran called Kufic script. These designs extend to the interior of the hotel as well, which is also installed with several features that take inspiration from some of the most iconic buildings in the history of Islamic architecture. Like the columns of Alhambra in Spain, or the “lancet” archways of Turkey and Iran. Alhambra, Spain Picture Credit: Victoriano Izquierdo on Unsplash The mammoth hotel has 333 rooms, which include 2-bedroom suites and great views. The hotel provides free shuttle services, a 24-hour front desk, a staff that speaks a variety of different languages, and free Wi-Fi – but that's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the list of amenities in store for their guests. Deluxe Room Picture Credit: Mövenpick Hotel and Convention Centre KLIA Tennis Court Picture Credit: Mövenpick Hotel and Convention Centre KLIA Halal Restaurants and Eateries Picture Credit: Mövenpick Hotel and Convention Centre KLIA Other facilities like wellness centers, well-equipped gymnasiums, a tennis court, spas, an outdoor play area and indoor kids club for the little ones make this a full-rounded experience. Keeping up with the criteria of a shariah compliant hotel, there are separate leisure facilities, like gyms, spas, and swimming pools for males and females. There are also 6 different Halal restaurants and eateries, serving all different cuisines from Malaysian to International. Picture Credit: Mövenpick Hotel and Convention Centre KLIA The convention center is an impressive hub of its own, home to a banqueting hall that has the capacity to host about 1,500 delegates, a pre-function area, 10 seminar rooms, 4 meeting rooms, 2 boardrooms, an exhibition hall, VIP lounges, and several other facilities. Other than business travelers, the convention center is also set to serve as a departure hall for Hajj pilgrims, as well as hosting international exhibitions and conferences (MICE – Meetings, Incentives, Conferencing, Exhibitions). Special Offers Superior King Picture Credit: Mövenpick Hotel and Convention Centre KLIA Mövenpick Hotel & Convention Centre is offering guests a special offer – courtesy of its opening – until the 30th of September, 2018. Guests can book Superior Rooms for the rate of RM 388++ per night, and it comes with a complimentary breakfast for two, as well as 50% for dining at any of the hotel's restaurants/cafes and for spa treatments. You also get the option of late checkout, free airport transfers, and the chance of being upgraded to the next available category of room! The Mövenpick Hotel & Convention Centre in KL is set to make a big splash, and we're not just talking about their enchanting swimming pools. It is one of the best luxury Shariah-compliant hotels in Kuala Lumpur, and a great place to stay at on your Halal travel to Malaysia....

  • 5 Mosques to visit in Selangor

    Malaysia, known for its beaches and captivating rainforests, is also famous for an architectural feast and a divine cultural showcase of a collection of beautiful Mosques (Islamic prayer places) in the most developed state of Selangor.   Puchong Perdana Mosque Picture Credit - www.wikimapia.org The elegant golden dome of Puchong Perdana Mosque and its breathtaking location within Puchong lake are just a couple of reasons for this Mosque to be visited by countless tourists. The construction of this “floating Mosque” began in 2004 and was inaugurated in 2006 in a splendid fashion. Address: Persiaran Puchong Perdana, Taman Puchong Perdana, 47100 Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia Location: 3°00'34.8"N 101°36'27.8"E Website: https://masjidassalam.my/ Tel: +60 3-8066 5777 Click here for more information about Puchong Perdana Mosque   Sultan Sulaiman Mosque Picture Credit - www.issuu.com The Royal Mosque, also known as Sultan Sulaiman Mosque is located in Klang, Selangor and houses the mausoleum of the late Sultan Salahuddin. Built in the early 1930s by the British, this Mosque is now a tourist attraction for its magnificent architecture- a fusion of Western Art Deco and Neoclassical cathedral style as well as the royal stairs; Tangga Diraja from Istana Alam Shah. Address: Jalan Raya Timur, Kawasan 1, 41000 Klang, Selangor, MalaysiaLocation: 3°02'05.2"N 101°27'01.7"EWebsite: www.mpklang.gov.myTel: +603 3371 6044 Click here for more information about Sultan Sulaiman Mosque     Masjid Diraja Tengku Ampuan Jemaah  Picture Credit - www.tourismselangor.my The Masjid Diraja Tengku Ampuan Jemaah, in Section 8 of Bukit Jelutong, is a royal Mosque built in accordance with the traditional Islamic framework of Middle East and inaugurated in 2013. It attracts tourism for showcasing, apart from its great architecture, outstanding pieces of Quranic inscriptions above the arch of its main entrances. Address: Bukit Jelutong, 40150 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia Location: 3°05'57.7"N 101°32’20.9”E Tel: +60 3-7831 3641 Click here for more information about Tengku Ampuan Jemaah Masjid   Blue Mosque Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque, popularly also called the Blue Mosque with reference to its magnificent blue and silver dome has been crowned No.2 for largest Masjid in Southeast Asia and the largest of the all in Malaysia. Address: Persiaran Masjid St., Sekysen 14, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia Location: 3.078940, 101. 519824 Website: www.mssaas.gov.my Tel: +603 5519 9988 / 7966 7977 Click here for more information about Blue Mosque    Sultan Abdul Samad Mosque Picture Credit - www.wallpapermosque.blogspot.com A stone's throw away from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) hence also called the “Klia Mosque” is the international Mosque for tourists based on its convenient location. This Masjid, built within a span of four years, officially opened in 2000 and displays architectural influences from the Middle Eastern and Malay cultures. Address:Kuala Lumpur International Airport, 64000 Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia Location: 2.78782, 101.67645 Website: www.mpsepang.gov.my Tel: +603 8319 0200 / 603 8319 0300   Click here for more information about Sultan Abdul Samad Mosque Experience the diversity between modern and ancient Malaysia as you visit the awe-inspiring Mosques in Selangor and are tantalized by utter architectural brilliance encompassed within its authentic religious serenity and peace. Locate Mosques easily during your Muslim travel to Malaysia using the HalalTrip app! Download it now and  Start planning your trip today!  ...

  • The Best Destinations for Muslim Families

    A wide range of options are available for Muslim families when trying to select a Halal-friendly holiday destination. We have compiled a list of the best destinations for Muslim families along with a few tips on what each destination can offer Muslim travellers. Read on for more details! Muslim travellers need to be mindful of what facilities will be available to them while travelling. Access to Halal food and prayer facilities are amongst some of the most basic requirements of Muslim travellers that will need to be taken into consideration when planning a trip. Malaysia has been ranked the best destination in the world for Muslim travellers. Located in South East Asia, Malaysia will captivate travellers with its endless shopping opportunities, mouthwatering local fare and fascinating attractions. Kuala Lumpur, Georgetown, Johor Bahru, Melaka, Genting Highlands, Petaling jaya, Sepang and Kuah are some of the most prominent cities in Malaysia that are worth visiting during a trip to the country. The second-best destination for Muslim travellers is considered to be the United Arab Emirates. In addition to facilities for Muslim travellers which will be available in abundance, the country is also home to several prominent attractions such as the Burj Khalifa - the tallest building in the world. Other prominent attractions include Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi and the Wild Wadi Water Park in Dubai. Turkey is another immensely popular tourist destination amongst Muslim travellers and offers numerous facilities and places-of-interest to ensure an enjoyable visit. Its main cities are Istanbul, Ankara, Fethiye, Marmaris, Kusadası, Oludeniz, Cesme, Goreme, Ayvalık, Antalya, Kas, Side and Alanya, with each city having something different to offer. Attractions in Turkey range from ancient ruins from the Ottoman era to beautiful beaches to traditional Turkish baths. Rounding off the list of the 4 best destinations for Muslim travellers is Indonesia. Beautiful and exotic, Indonesia is made up of over 17,000 smaller islands and has plenty to offer Muslim travellers. Some of the must-visit cities in the country include Ubud, Seminyak, Jakarta, Kuta, Yogyakarta, Bandung, Sanur, Legian, Gili Trawangan and Jimbaran. Travellers must not miss out on the local Indonesian food – which is considered to be amongst the most-loved cuisines from around the world. Other excellent travel destinations for Muslims are Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Jordan, Qatar, Tunisia and Egypt. All these countries offer a wealth of facilities including Halal food and prayer facilities to ensure a fantastic travel experience for Muslim travellers.  ...

  • What First-Time Visitors to Malaysia Should Know

    Offering a wealth of facilities for Muslim travelers, Malaysia is the best travel destination in the world for Muslim travelers. It is known for its numerous attractions, exotic cuisine and endless shopping opportunities. First-time visitors to Malaysia will be left in awe due to the sheer vibrance and splendor that emanate from every part of the country.   1) A Multicultural Destination   Malaysia is a multi-cultural society and will offer a wide range of experiences for travelers. Muslims make up majority of the population and Islam is the official religion of the country. Though Bahasa Melayu is the official language of the country, English remains the active second language and is widely spoken by most people in the country. Chinese, Iban and Tamil are also common languages around many areas.   2) Malaysian Cuisine - Exotic Flavours Food plays an important role in Malaysian culture. Malaysian cuisine is considered to be amongst the most-loved food around the world and it reflects the multi-cultural nature of its society. Rice is popular throughout the country and Nasi Lemak is the national dish of the country. Other must-try dishes when traveling to Malaysia include Laksa - a spicy noodle soup, Roti Canai - flatbread served with curry, Banana Leaf Rice and Rojak - a local fruit and vegetable salad with sweet sour sauce.   3) Plenty of Sight-Seeing Options Attractions in Malaysia range from rich cultural sites to stunning natural scenery and every area of the country has something to offer. Some of the main cities in Malaysia that are well-worth a visit include Kuala Lumpur – the capital city of Malaysia, as well as Georgetown, Johor Bahru, Melaka and Genting Highlands.   - Kuala Lumpur: is an energetic Halal-friendly destination set at the apex of the Klang Valley. The city itself is divided into smaller areas, each having something different to offer. Some of the main attractions in the city include the Petronas Twin Towers, Istana Negara, Tugu Negara, Istana Budaya and the Kuala Lumpur Tower.Click here for a Muslim-friendly guide to Kuala Lumpur   - Georgetown: Being a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Georgetown offers the perfect blend of history and modern city life. Numerous colonial buildings can be witnessed in the city and a stroll through the city streets will reveal plenty of ancient building structures featuring fascinating Islamic architecture. KapitanKeling Mosque, Penang Islamic Museum, Fort Cornwallis, Pinang Peranakan Mansion and Municipal Council of Pulau Pinang Hall are some of the main attractions in Georgetown.Click here for a Muslim-friendly guide to Georgetown   - Johor Bahru: is located towards the southern peninsula of Malaysia and is considered to be the cultural hub of the region. It is renowned for its architectural wonders and sightseeing opportunities that include numerous mosques and museums such as Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque, Sultan Abu Bakar Royal Palace Museum, Istana Bukit Serene, Sultan Ibrahim Building and the Johor Bahru Art Gallery.Click here for a Muslim-friendly guide to Johor Bahru   - Melaka: The beautiful Melaka city is located on the western coast of Malaysia. Traces of the Dutch, Portuguese and British rule are evident throughout the city through its historic treasures, sites and architecture. In addition to the Melaka River, popular attractions in the city include the Malay and Islamic World Museum, Baba and Nyonya Peranakan Museum, Malaysian Navy Museum and the Stamp Museum.Click here for a Muslim-friendly guide to Melaka   - Genting Highlands - A visit to Genting Highlands is considered to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Though the city is more popular with younger travelers for its entertainment options, Muslim travelers to Genting Highlands will find plenty to do in the city. Some of the popular attractions in Genting Highlands include Genting Outdoor Theme Park, First World Plaza, First World Indoor Theme Park, Awana Genting Highlands Golf & Country Resort, Genting International Convention Centre and Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum.Click here for a Muslim-friendly guide to Genting Highlands   Other frequented tourist destinations include Petaling Jaya, Sepang and Kuah. Malaysia will undoubtedly captivate and wow first-time visitors.   ...

  • Where should you head for your next family holiday?

    When selecting a holiday destination, Muslim families need to take many things into consideration. The availability of Halal facilities at specific destinations is obviously one of the main aspects that should be looked into. These include the extent to which Halal food and prayer facilities are available at a specific destination, as well as the overall family-friendly atmosphere of the destination. To make travel planning easier, some of the best holiday destinations for Muslim families have been compiled below. Malaysia is considered to be the best destination in the world for Muslim travellers. In addition to a wealth of shopping opportunities, the country offers endless Halal food options with mouthwatering flavours to choose from. It is also home to numerous mosques and the main cities in the country that are worth visiting include Kuala Lumpur, Georgetown, Johor Bahru, Melaka, Genting Highlands, Petaling jaya, Sepang and Kuah. Following Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates is the second-best holiday destination in the world for Muslim families. Apart from the Halal food options and prayer facilities which are readily available across the country, what really makes the United Arab Emirates an ideal holiday destination are its numerous spectacular attractions. Be it Dubai or Abu Dhabi – there’s something in store for everyone. Turkey is yet another excellent holiday destination for Muslim families. Visitors to Turkey will be offered a fantastic variety of Turkish fare – which is considered to be amongst the finest cuisines in the world. Several mosques and prayer facilities are also available throughout the town and the main cities that must not be missed are Istanbul, Ankara, Fethiye, Marmaris, Kusadası, Oludeniz, Cesme, Goreme, Ayvalık, Antalya, Kas, Side and Alanya. Indonesia will enthrall Muslim families. In addition to its beautiful pristine beaches, natural wonders and years of history, the destination has much to offer Muslim travellers – plenty of enticing Halal food options and an abundance of mosques and prayer facilities. Ubud, Seminyak, Jakarta, Kuta, Yogyakarta, Bandung, Sanur, Legian, Gili Trawangan and Jimbaran are some of its must-visit cities. The home of the sacred cities of Makkah and Madinah - Saudi Arabia – is another excellent holiday destination for Muslim travellers and families. Apart from its numerous food options and prayer facilities, the rich history and past of the country makes it a truly fascinating place to visit. In addition to the above mentioned countries, Morocco, Jordan, Qatar, Tunisia and Egypt are also amongst the best holiday destinations in the world for Muslim families. Each destination offers something unique and truly incredible – be it historical marvels or stunning natural landscapes. Halal food options and prayer facilities are readily available at all destinations – which are all Muslim-majority countries. When taking non-Muslim-majority countries into consideration, again, some destinations are capable of catering to Muslim travellers and families better than others. The best non-Muslim-majority countries that make fine holiday destinations for Muslim families include - Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, United Kingdom, Bosnia & Herzegovina, India, Hong Kong, Germany, Australia and Tanzania. Due to the sizable Muslim populations living in each country, sufficient facilities such as Halal restaurants and prayer facilities are available at each destination. Though the countries specified above tend to provide better facilities for Muslim families, plenty more options are available for those who are prepared to plan well in advance. Start exploring!...



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