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Ali Baba's Indian Kitchen Restaurant located in Zhongshan District, Taipei offers expertly-made Indian food dishes. The food served here is Halal, unique and delicious, and the restaurant is a definite must-visit!

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Ali Baba's Indian Kitchen Restaurant located in Zhongshan District, Taipei offers expertly-made Indian food dishes. The food served here is Halal, unique and delicious, and the restaurant is a definite must-visit!

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South Asian

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Halal assurance by restaurant staff

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$ out of $$$$

Opening Hours

8 am to 9 pm

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2, Nan Jing West Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei 104

Phone

+886 2 2567-7163

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    Spring City Resort is a 5-Star family friendly hotel with an awe inspiring mountain view. Within the resort resides impressive 9 multifunctional pools as well as four types of private spa rooms. Amazing isn't it?  via GIPHYAlso Read: PoshPacker Hotel | Living in Elegance and Style Location Credit Image: Spring City Resort From the outside, Spring City Resort might seem like your average city hotel, but the name of the Resort is a clever combination. The hotel is situated in an accessible spot within the City but still allows you to be transported to the healing, relaxing nature of Springs and to experience the benefits water has on your body.  When people think of Taiwan and Taipei City, it may not seem obvious enough to them to consider these places as a Halal destination. However, Islam is slowly growing in Taiwan and it is estimated that about 0.3% of the population are Muslims. This explains the growing market of Halal options out there.  Halal-Friendly Aspects around the Location  Spring City Resort has a great many things around for guests and tourists to explore. From the Beitou Hot Springs and public baths, to the museums and the Ketagalan culture centre with an art gallery and exhibit hall. There are also a great number of beautiful Taiwanese temples to visit and since Spring City Resort is known for its Mountain view, a huge array of ecological parks, beautiful gardens and architecture are built around the natural landscapes. With so many activities in store for visitors, Muslim travellers need not worry about the lack of entertainment here. Mosques and Prayers As the Spring City Resort is located on the outskirts of Taipei city, the closest mosque or prayer room may be slightly further than what a Muslim traveller may be used to. The Taipei Grand Mosque is a little over an hour away by public transport and 30 minutes away by car. This is still a reasonable journey for Taraweeh or Eid prayers which can be arranged, but may be quite a distant for everyday prayers.  Taipei Grand Mosque Address: No. 62, Section 2, Xinsheng South Road, Da'an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 10650 Contact: +886-2-2321-9445 Website: https://www.taipeimosque.org.tw/ Nevertheless, worry not for Spring City Resort has assured Crescent-ratings that male and female prayer rooms can be made available upon request, during your stay. Prayer mats and directions, as well as a prayer time-table are all readily available upon request. The nearest mosque is the Taipei Grand Mosque.Also Read: 8 Things You Should Know Before Visiting Taiwan Resort Facilities Credit Image: Spring City Resort Whether you are an esteemed guest at Spring City or you just want to experience the wide array of beautiful pools, Spring City Resort caters for both. The pools include a family pool, waterfall pool, octagonal calm pool, and floating pool, to name a few.  Health-Benefits of the Spring Credit Image: Spring City Resort Each pool has its own benefit, whether from the pressure or temperature of the water. An aspect unique to Spring City Resort is that it is located near Liuhanggu (Sulfur Valley), offering pure and milky coloured springs for guests. The benefits of the springs here has a long history; it is said to boost the immune system and even improve joints and arthritis pain.  Privacy Credit Image: Spring City Resort Although, swimming in the outdoor pools in a burkini or covered water-appropriate clothes is no problem, if you require further privacy, Spring City Resort offers a more intimate private Spring experience. The same care and spring water is available in a beautiful marbled spa for an affordable price (under $20). This means that Muslim travellers no longer have to be concerned with privacy.  Furthermore, if you are a couple or family that would like to experience the spa everyday of your stay here, there is the option to stay in the Royal private spa. This is a room with an attached spa, which is cleverly designed to incorporate all the pools, in what would be a bathroom. Last but not least, the hotel understands the need for a female-only spa, and thus, offers this option to female guests and visitors. The staff are trained to respect guests' personal choices and are happy to answer any questions regarding this female-only spa experience. Rooms Credit Image: Spring City Resort As a 5-star Hotel, Spring City Resort does not skimp on choice and variety. There are up to 10 room options, including 3 Villa options. There are various options for families, couples, group travel, and romantic trips. Each room focuses on allowing the light to flood the open space with feature windows that have nature and mountain views. If you’re looking for a specific experience, the Japanese room is styled with floor chairs and sleek sliding interior design, whilst the spring suite focuses its elements on a  garden style and light floral ambiance.  Halal-Friendly Room Facilities Credit Image: Spring City Resort All rooms are fitted with a hand shower and Japanese washlets - perfect for wudhu. As the staff are trained on Muslim guest requirements, Muslim guests can request for portraits to be taken down, or specific items to be brought to their rooms, such as prayer mats and timetables. This should comfort Halal travellers by making them feel more at home. In addition, female guest attendants can be requested. During Ramadan and on Fridays, assistance and transport can be arranged to take guests to the mosque for Jumuaah or Taraweeh. Food and Dining This hotel prides itself in the Chinese, Japanese and Western variety it offers to its esteemed guests. As Taiwan’s main religion is Buddhism and most Buddhists are vegetarian as part of their beliefs, it is not hard to find varied veggie and vegan options. In a unique spin, Spring City not only has two wide-ranged themed restaurants, it also houses a bakery. Handmade breads, cakes and pastries can be picked up straight from the oven, and enjoyed while still warm. Such is the perks of having a bakery so close to you.  Halal Food and Dining Options The Spring City Resort is given a high crescent-rating for a reason, it does not have a bar or serve alcohol in the minibars. This allows the hotel to tailor to its guests' needs without offending anyone. Upon request or booking you can ask for Halal room service and Halal breakfast to be served, which are prepared in the Halal-certified kitchen. This respectful hospitality is a rare find but shows consideration to the growing amount of Muslim tourists. Muslim guests can also be rest assured as the Hotel does not have a bar or nightclub given that such amenities does not fit into the Spring relaxation theme. Halal Restaurants Nearby When visiting a new place, tourists often desire a myraid of food options outside their accommodation. A trip into the centre of New Taipei City leaves guests with endless Halal options, varying from Indian cuisine to Middle Eastern cuisine.  Masala Art- Indian Address: No. 1, Yumen Street (Taipei Expo Park - Ma Ji Square), Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan Contact: +886-985-147-888 Tajin Moroccan Restaurant- Moroccan Address: No.3, Lane 144, Sec. 2, Keelung Rd., Taipei, Taiwan Contact: +886 2 2732 7296 Toko Sakura- Indonesian Address: No. 27, Section 1, Xinhai Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100 Contact: +886 2 2364 3765 Halal Chinese Beef Noodle Restaurant- Taiwanese Address: No.1 Lane 137, Alley 7 Yanji Street, Da’an District, Taipei, Taiwan Contact: +886 2 2721 4771Also Read: 7 Best Halal Food Restaurants in TaipeiIsn't the Spring City Resort great? So many pools and spas to try, I volunteer as tribute! via GIPHYBook now. Address: No. 18, Youya Road, Beitou District, Taipei City, Taiwan 11243 Reservation: 02-2897-2345Website | Facebook ...

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    Poshpacker hotel is the hotel of the new generation of travellers. This future-forward hotel incorporates the idea of a comfortable hostel and a luxury hotel, providing single bedrooms with all the privacy and spaces needed for a solo traveller. Just as the name suggests, the services of this hotel are designed for backpackers but with an elevated twist of refinery. Not to mention, it's a crescent rated establishment as well! Are you intrigued yet?  via GIPHY Read on to find out about this new type of accomodation in this ever-changing world of travel.   Hotel Services Credit Image: PoshPacker Hotel on Facebook The hotel has an elegant, sleek and modern design running through its rooms, bathroom facilities and cafes. All rooms provide a woven basket filled with free essentials required for your stay. PoshPacker has got you all covered. The luxury selling point of this hotel is that it provides a flat-screen TV in each room. The Poshpacker Hotel has a brilliant central location; in most cases, such central location would lead to exorbitant prices and yet, this hotel provides affordable rooms which is just an 8-minute walk away from the Taipei Main Station. Not only is the accessibility great but the Zhongzheng District is bustling with street-food, authentic Taipei experiences and friendly locals.  Credit Image: PoshPacker Hotel on Facebook While the hotel provides shared bathrooms, as in the case for most backpacking hostels, its facilities have been graded an 8.7 for cleanliness so you can be rest assured. If you are travelling as a group, this hotel can still accommodate you by putting you and your group members in rooms side by side, granting you your own private space after a long day of touristing and enjoying Taipei, but also the close proximity you may need for a midnight chat with the rest of your group. Halal Friendly Services Credit Image: PoshPacker Hotel on Facebook  This hotel is divided into male and female floors, perfect for conscientious Muslim travellers. The shared bathrooms are segregated and equipped with a Japanese washlet. The cleanliness and privacy of the hotel is held in high regard so you have nothing to worry about. The hotel respects and accomodates to the needs of visitors with different beliefs. This is evident with Halal-friendly features each room offers; prayer directions are marked out, with prayer mats and a prayer timetable readily provided upon request. The hotel is also not part of the gambling resort and doesn't sell alcohol or have a bar. This will make you feel safer. Furthermore, the mini-fridges in your room are filled with halal goodies, so no need to check the back of the product for haram ingredients. Time to enjoy the hotel's Halal-friendly facilities and get that blissful night of sleep, amazing!  Halal-Trained Staff You shouldn't feel apprehensive when approaching any of the staff members regarding any halal requirements or arrangements you may need. The staff are well-trained and aware of the Muslim guests requirements. During Ramadan, Halal Iftar can be arranged for guests. Additionally, the hotel can make arrangements for guests to be taken to the nearby mosque for Taraweeh prayers. On a regular day basis, the staff can direct you to Halal restaurants, mosques as well as answer any general queries you may have on Halal services. Furthermore, they have female room attendants specially catered for female guests who are more comfortable with female staff.  Halal Amenities around PoshPacker Hotel You wouldn't want to miss out on the night markets renowned in Taipei, known for its delicious street food, but make sure to inquire about the ingredients in the food you're about to buy first and check for Halal signs. However, do not despair if this isn’t your style as PoshPacker hotel is a bustling district with many halal restaurants located around the area. 1. Halal Beef Noodle House Credit Image: Halal Beef Noodle House on Taiwan Halal This Halal Beef Noodle House is a well-known absolute legend amongst the Beef Noodle Soup eateries; its history goes back to 2007 as one of Taipei's Top 10 Beef Noodle Soup House.  Their speciality is worth a try given its success with locals and tourists.  Address: No.23, Yanping South Road, Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City 100, Taiwan Contact: +886-2-23318203 2. Safranbolu Turkish Restaurant Credit Image: Safranbolu Turkish Restaurant on Facebook A Turkish Restaurant that provides its customers with a traditional Turkish menu. Rich meat, colourful veggies, indulgent desserts and even the traditional tea; this turkish restaurant focuses on bringing Turkish food right to your table in Taipei. Be sure to check them out.  Address: No. 60號, Section 2, Nanjing East Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 10491 Contact: +886 2 2522 2939 3. Thai Yunus Halal Restaurant Credit Image: Thai Yunus Halal Restaurant on Facebook This halal restaurant brings to you straight from Thailand, the fresh flavours of deep fried chicken, succulent fish in flavoursome soups, delectable rice dishes with crunchy nuts, and mouth-watering pancakes to satisfy your hungry stomach.  A great halal spot you can visit recurringly because of the endless choices of food in the menu.  Address: No. 36, Beining Road, Songshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 105 Contact: +886 2 2579 0528 4. Royal Resto/Indonesian Food (Halal) If you are craving for something different like Indonesian food, have no fear, royal Indonesian food is here. The Menu is straightforward; it shows you an illustration of the different kinds of food available, with a wide variety of soup, rice dishes, and deeply aromatically cooked meat that comes with fresh salad and carbs. Address: No. 72, Section 2, Xinsheng South Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106 Contact: +886 2 2393 5995 Lists of Nearby Mosque Taipei Grand Mosque Living up to its name, the Taipei Grand Mosque is indeed the largest and most famous mosque in Taiwan. The mosque was built to reminisce on the Islamic Middle Eastern-style architecture and it has strong ties with Saudi Arabia, Iran and Jordan. In 1971, it was visited by King Faisal. The mosque provides a place for worshippers to pray 5 times a day, as well as a place to read the Quran comfortably in a safe space. The mosque is also home to Islamic courses held by Taiwanese Muslim members of the community to educate the youth. Address: No. 62, Section 2, Xinsheng South Road., Da'an District, Taipei City ,Taiwan 10650 Contact: +886-2-2321-9445 Website: https://www.taipeimosque.org.tw/ Taipei Main Station  In the basement of the Taipei Main Station, you can find a Muslim prayer room. This prayer room is a simple space that is secured with instructions on how to access the room. Definitely perfect and convenient for travellers or residents who needs to carry out their prayers.  Address: 100, Taiwan, Taipei City, Zhongzheng District, 館前路59號 Phone: +886 2 2381 5226Can't wait to travel in elegance and style? Give PoshPacker Hotel a try! Book now.  Address: No. 50, Sec. 1, Hankou St., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City 100, Taiwan Contact: +886 2 2375 5555 ...

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

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

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

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

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



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