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Hong Chang Xing, located in Yunnan Lu, Shanghai offers home style, expertly made, fresh and authentic Chinese dishes and much more. This restaurant is perfect for Muslim diners since the food is Halal. However, there is insufficient information about prayer facilities and the serving of alcohol at Hong Chang Xing.     ...more

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Hong Chang Xing, located in Yunnan Lu, Shanghai offers home style, expertly made, fresh and authentic Chinese dishes and much more. This restaurant is perfect for Muslim diners since the food is Halal. However, there is insufficient information about prayer facilities and the serving of alcohol at Hong Chang Xing.

 

 

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1 Yunnan Lu, Shanghai, China

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+86 21 6328 1551

  • Inilah 7 Rekomendasi Kuliner Halal yang Kamu Harus Coba di Paya Lebar Square & SingPost

    Kamu mungkin ingin mencari makanan setelah berjalan jalan di kota sambal menikmati pemandangan dan berharap sudah menyiapkan camilan sebelumnya karena khawatir tidak menemukan makanan halal yang harganya murah di Singapura. Tapi untuk apa menghabiskan waktu menyiapkan camilan padahal banyak tempat makan yang cocok untuk orang Islam di Singapura? via GIPHY Kalau kamu berada di sekitar Paya Lebar Square atau Singpost ada banyak pilihan di sana. Kedua tempat itu cocok untuk nongkrong atau cuci mata di toko toko baju dan berbagai kafe, apalagi kalau kamu pecinta kuliner. Berbagai restoran dan kafe seperti Nuodle dan Hawkerman bisa ditemukan di sejumlah titik keramaian kota. Mau cari mie panas atau roti yang baru dipanggang? Paya Lebar Square dan Singpost jawabannya! Also Read: Here's Our Top 7 Halal Food Recommendations You Need To Try At Least Once At Paya Lebar Square & SingPost Nuodle Ini harus dicoba kalau mampir di SingPost Center! Mereka hanya menyediakan tiga hidangan mie - Beef La Mian yang khas (SGD $ 8,80), Seafood La Mian (SGD $$ 8,80), dan Cool Mixed La Mian (SGD $$ 9,90). Hidangan disiapkan dalam 5 menit dan disajikan dalam porsi besar! Beef La Mian klasik adalah favorit di antara para penggemar Núodle; mie disajikan dengan irisan daging sapi, lobak bersama dengan daun bawang dan minyak cabai - semua ini mengambang dalam kaldu sapi jernih. Minyak cabai menambahkan sensasi tenggorokanmu, tapi inilah yang menyatukan semua rasa dalam hidangan. Kamu bisa memilih jenis mie sesuai seleramu dalam kaldu tipis, normal, tebal, rata atau pakai daun bawang! Ya, kamu tidak salah baca. Daun bawang. Tapi itu hanya mie normal yang ditarik ke dalam bentuk daun bawang daun. Mie berserat luar disiapkan di rumah - memberik nuansa otentik pada sajian. Status Halal: Halal CertifiedAlamat: 10 Eunos Road 8, Singpost Centre #01-136, Singapore 408600Jam Buka: 8.30AM to 10.30PM (Mon-Sun)Telepon: +65 6747 1588Email: info@nuodle.asiaWebsite: www.nuodle.asia Maki-San Kredit Foto: Maki-San di Facebook Apa sih yang lebih baik dari sushi yang itu itu saja? Sushi buatanmu sendiri! Inilah tempat pertama di Singapura yang memungkinkanmu membuat sushi dan salad buatanmu sendiri. Dan pastinya halal. “Subway of sushi” yang dibuat sendiri, Maki-san benar-benar menyenangkan. Prosesnya sederhana, langsung saja masuk, isi kolom pesanan mereka - dengan 26 macam isian Sushi, 13 taburan, 21 macam saus, serta 11 isian spesial yang beragam, sehingga kamu bisa menjadi puas bereskpresi sesukamu. Status Halal: Halal CertifiedAlamat: 10, Eunos Road, 8 #B1-165/166, Singapore, 408600​Jam Buka: 11.30AM to 9PM (Mon-Sun)Telepon: +6567476801Email: moshimoshi@rollwithmakisan.comWebsite: www.makisan.com Facebook | Instagram Hawkerman Kredit Foto: Hawkerman di Facebook Hawkerman adalah ciptaan aktor Singapura Ben Yeo. Ini adalah bentuk modern makanan pinggir jalan tetapi terus berkembang dan merupakan salah satu tempat makanan halal terbaik di Singapura. Hidangan ayam goreng, popiah, dan Mie Hokien adalah menu yang paling terkenal dengan cita rasa jajanan pinggir jalan yang otentik. Dengan harga mulai dari SGD $ 2,9 hingga SGD $ 12,9, kamu bisa memilih beragam hidangan dan minuman selain itu mereka juga menyajikan makanan penutup. Mereka menyajikan Ayam Popiah dengan isian pelang  yang pastinya akan terlihat bagus di feed Instagrammu. Ayam goreng mereka disajikan dengan banyak cara. Salah satu hidangan populer yang mereka sajikan adalah ayam goreng yang dilapisi dengan saus bawang bombay dan daun bawang. Ini adalah tempat yang tepat untuk pecinta kuliner yang suka mencari sesuatu yang berbeda karena Hawkerman menyajikan makanan jajanan tradisional dengan penuh kejutan! Status Halal: Halal CertifiedAlamat: Singpost Centre #B1-128/129 409006, 10 Eunos Rd 8, Singapore 408600Jam Buka: 11AM to 10PM (Mon-Sun)Telepon: +65 8110 5218Website: www.tenderfresh.com.sg/hawkerman Facebook Swee Heng 1989 Bakery Cafe Kredit Foto: SWEE HENG 1989 Classic di Facebook Siapa yang sanggup menolak gula gula dan makanan yang dipanggang? Hanya bisa didapat di Swee Heng! Kamu  akan dimanja oleh berbagai pilihan roti dan kue. Outlet modern menawarkan tradisi dengan kejutan dan tempat menarik untuk berfoto. Swee Heng 1989 menyediakan kudapan yang dipanggang klasik dari Singapura serta suguhan yang dinikmati secara internasional. Ini adalah tempat terbaik untuk mendapatkan kopi dan kue dan menghabiskan "me time". Pelayanan mereka sangat baik dengan staf yang sopan dan efisien. Swee Heng menyajikan beberapa makanan halal terbaik di Paya Lebar dengan harga terjangkau. Kamu bisa mendapatkan kue atau roti dengan harga SGD $ 3. Beberapa menu yang harus dicoba adalah Classic Otak, Vienna Sausage, Durian Passion dan Butterscotch Muffin. Status Halal: Halal CertifiedAlamat: #B1-158, SingPost Centre, 10 Eunos Rd 8, Singapore 408600​Jam Buka: 7AM to 9PM (Mon-Sun)Telepon: +65 6655 0300Website: sweeheng1989.com.sg Facebook | Instagram Kraftwich Kredit Foto: Kraftwichsg di Facebook Sandwich adalah makanan cepat saji yang sehat dan sangat fleksibel sehingga kamu dapat menikmatinya saat sarapan atau makan siang atau bahkan sebagai camilan. Jika Anda terburu-buru untuk bekerja, pilihan terbaik untuk Anda adalah salah satu sandwich segar olahan tangan dari Kraftwich! Mereka juga menawarkan menu sarapan, salad, makanan penutup, dan minuman. Sandwich mereka yang populer berkisar dari SGD $ 8 - SGD $ 9, salad mulai dari SGD $ 9 - SGD $ 13, sementara makanan harganya mulai dari SGD $ 13 hingga SGD $ 15. Mereka menggunakan bahan-bahan segar setiap hari untuk menyediakan sandwich dan salad terbaik yang bisa kamu nikmati. Jadi, pastikan untuk mengambil sandwich saat kamu makan siang! Status Halal: Halal CertifiedAlamat: 60 Paya Lebar Road #01-09/10, Singapore 409051, Singapore 409051​Jam Buka: 7.30AM to 10PM (Mon-Sat)8AM to 10PM (Sun)Telepon: +65 6702 2950Website: www.swissbake.com Facebook | Instagram | YouTube Wok Hey Wok Hey adalah kedai takeaway dengan gaya Amerika-Cina yang menyajikan beberapa zi char yang lezat. Mereka menyajikan mie goreng dan nasi goreng yang terbaik! Ada beberapa kedai yang menawarkan pilihan lain. Kamu bisa memilih 4 varian - nasi goreng telur, nasi goreng Shanghai, udon atau ramen, dan 3 pilihan seperti ayam, sapi, atau udang. Kalau kamu ingin merasakan yang lebih, kamu bisa memesan add-on premium segar dari berbagai pilihannya hanya dengan SGD $ 1. Harga keseluruhan dapat berkisar dari SGD $ 1 hingga SGD $ 8. Hidangan terbaik mereka adalah nasi goreng telur dengan udang berbumbu. Jadi pergilah ke Wok Hei untuk beberapa zi char yang mantap! Menurut perwakilan Wok Hey, toko ini sedang menunggu untuk mendapatkan Sertifikasi Halal. Kami menyarakan kamu untuk mempertimbangkan tempat ini sebelum mendatanginya. Status Halal: Menunggu Sertifikasi Halal (per tanggal 13 July 2018)Alamat: 60 Paya Lebar Rd, Singapore 409051​Jam Buka: 11.30AM to 10PM (Mon-Sun)Telepon: +65 6694 0088 Facebook | Instagram Kaffe and Toast Kredit Foto: Coffee & Toast di Facebook Kalau kamu tidak bisa mencari hidangan favoritmu yaitu mie dan masakan Thailand yang pedas, pergilah ke Thai Noodle Bar di Kaffe and Toast! Di sini banyak sekali Mie! Mereka menawarkan beberapa hidangan lezat seperti Noodle Beef Boat Noodle dan Beef Brisket Boast Noodle with Tendon, serta hidangan lainnya seperti Rendang Ayam. Jika Anda membutuhkan makanan sehat dan mengenyangkan maka Kaffe and Toast adalah pilihan terbaik! Status Halal: Halal CertifiedAlamat: #B1-157 Singapore Post Centre, 10 Eunos Road 8, 408600Jam Buka: ​8AM to 9PM (Mon-Thu, Sun)8AM to 9.30PM (Fri-Sat)Telepon: +65 6789 2327Email: feedback@coffeeandtoast.com.sgWebsite: www.coffeeandtoast.com.sg Facebook | Instagram Jadi lain kali kamu sedang di Singapura, jangan bingung mencari makanan halal! Lihat saja daftar restoran Halal Singapura kami dan temukan pilihanmu atau kunjungi semuanya! via GIPHY...

  • Be Mesmerised By Creatures Of The Water At These 5 Aquariums Around The World

    If you're a fan of the Planet Earth series or even Finding Nemo, chances are you wouldn't want to miss an opportunity to see marine creatures that are full of mysteries and simultaneously a delight to the eyes. Now, not all of us can board a submarine and explore the deepest and darkest parts of the ocean. But fret not! The marine world is about to unravel its hidden mysteries in front of your very eyes. Here are 5 aquariums you will definitely have to check out at least once in your life. 5 must-see attractions at Disney Sea Japan 1. Shanghai Ocean Aquarium Picture: Crossley Architects Get ready to be submerged (literally) in one of the largest aquariums in allof  Asia. Bearing a 509 feet long underwater tunnel, Shanghai Ocean Aquarium has the longest underwater tunnel in the world. With such an incredible length, be prepared to see the hidden gems of the ocean right above your head as you walk through the tunnel. You will definitely be mesmerized by the shoals of fish gracefully swirling in the water or maybe be thrilled by the sight of sharks roaming around, waiting to attack their prey. Address: No. 1388 Lujiazui Ring Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai , ChinaOperating Hour: 9AM-6PM                              9AM-9PM (During Chinese New Year and Summer Holidays)  2. L'Oceanografic Picture: Wikipedia A true leap into the future! With its sophisticated and modern design, L'Oceanografic is anything but ordinary. This massive glass building located in the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia happens to be the largest tank of all Europe. With more than 45,000 species of marine life sheltered and bred under one roof, L'Oceanografic is a place that will leave youngsters as well as the elderlies breathless. Be prepared to find bottle-nose dolphins swerving in groups and flame jelly-fish slowly making their way through the water. Behold Beluga lovers! You'll be under the binding spell of Kylu, the cute baby beluga whale. Address: Carrer d'Eduardo Primo Yúfera, 1, 46013 Valencia, SpainOperating Hour: 10AM-6PMWebsite: OceanoGrafic.org 3. Dubai Mall Aquarium Dubai is like a dream come true. Well, it's also a place where the world's largest acrylic panel exists! With more than 33,000 marine creatures, Dubai Mall Aquarium is a feast for the eyes. Among the many species found in this colossal aquarium, over 400 sharks and rays can be seen swimming around. Be ready to get amazed by the King Croc, the fiercest reptile known. Let your imagination run wild as you explore the depths of the sea. Address: Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, The Dubai Mall, Doha Street                 Off 1st Interchange - Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, U.A.EOperating Hour: 10AM-12AMWebsite: TheDubaiAquarium 4. Aquarium of Western Australia Picture: IFlyFirstClass This 130 ft long aquarium based in the coastal suburb of Australia is a must try for the Adventure seekers. With a number of species protected and bred in its aquarium, the Aquarium of Western Australia will be sure to impress you with its colorful corals, shoals of clownfish, cuttlefish and beautiful sharks. Those who want to experience the marine life at its best can get into the deep waters for an additional fee and take a closer look at sharks and rays by joining the aquarium dive master. Address: 91 Southside Drive, Hillarys 6025Operating Hour: 10AM-5PMWebsite: Aqwa 5. Georgia Aquarium Picture: CrawfordCountyedc.org Last but not least, the largest aquarium in the entire planet, the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta! This colossal aquarium is the only place in the West to house the whale sharks. Home to 100,000 sea creatures, the Georgia Aquarium is a world of fantasy where your eyes will feast on the beauties of the sea. Get ready to embark on a roller coaster of emotions and hues and blues while you lose yourself into the marine life. Address: 225 Baker St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313, USAOperating Hour: 10AM-9PMWebsite: GeorgiaAquarium Let your inner Nemo out and explore the depths of the oceans inside those jaw-dropping aquariums, full of life and mystery. Let your eyes feast over the most beautiful of sea creatures. Watch the waters swirl and dance and let your imaginations flow. Read our Halal Travel Blogs...

  • Here's Our Top 7 Halal Food Recommendations You Need To Try At Least Once At Paya Lebar Square & SingPost

    You may just want to grab some food after walking around the city and enjoying its sights and wished you had prepared a snack earlier as you are worried you won’t find Halal friendly fare in SG – but who needs to spend their time preparing meals when there are enough and more Muslim-friendly food spots in Singapore! If you are around the Paya Lebar Square or SingPost you have many options to choose from. It is also a great place to hang around and enjoy leisurely with many clothing stores and cafes, especially if you are a foodie – you are in for a treat! Renowned restaurants and cafes like Núodle and Hawkerman can be found at these urban hot spots. Craving hot noodles or freshly baked pastries? Paya Lebar Square and SingPost are your best bets! 1. Núodle A definite must try at the SingPost Centre! They only offer three noodle dishes – the signature Beef La Mian (SGD $8.80), Seafood La Mian (SGD $$8.80), and Cool Mixed La Mian (SGD $$9.90). The dishes are prepared in 5 minutes and served in large portions! The classic Beef La Mian is a favorite amongst the fans of Núodle; the noodles are served with beef slices, radish along with scallions and chili oil – all this floating in clear, light beef stock. The chili oil adds a kick to the dish – which you can feel at the back of your throat, however, it is what brings all the flavors together in the dish. You have the option of selecting which type of noodle you want in the broth – thin, normal, thick, flat or leek leaves! Yes, you read that correct leek leaves – but it’s just normal noodles pulled into the shape of leek leaves. The wonderfully stringy noodles are prepared in-house - providing that authentic feel to the dishes. Halal Status: Halal CertifiedAddress: 10 Eunos Road 8, Singpost Centre #01-136, Singapore 408600Open Hours: 8.30AM to 10.30PM (Mon-Sun)Phone: +65 6747 1588Email: info@nuodle.asiaWebsite: www.nuodle.asia Facebook | Instagram 2. Maki-San Picture Credit: Maki-san Facebook What’s better than normal sushi? DIY sushi! That’s right, Singapore’s first ever spot that allows you to get customized sushi and salads and it’s Halal! The self-designated “Subway of sushi”; Maki-san is a real delight. The process is simple just head in, fill in their order chit – with 26 essential fillings, 13 sprinkles, 21 sauces as well as 11 special fillings you have a wide variety to choose from, so you can go as crazy as you like with the options and just watch them roll with it! Halal Status: Halal CertifiedAddress: 10, Eunos Road, 8 #B1-165/166, Singapore, 408600​Opening hours: 11.30AM to 9PM (Mon-Sun)Contact number: +6567476801Email: moshimoshi@rollwithmakisan.comWebsite: www.makisan.com Facebook | Instagram 3. Hawkerman Picture Credit: Hawkerman Facebook Hawkerman is the creation of Singaporean actor Ben Yeo, it is a modern take on Hawker food but keeps to its roots and is one of the best Halal food places in Singapore. Their fried chicken, popiah, and Hokkien mee dishes are the most famous – prepared to have the authentic hawker food flavor. With prices ranging from between SGD $2.9 to SGD $12.9 you have a variety of dishes and beverages to choose from, they also serve dessert. They serve their chicken popiah with a rainbow filling, which will surely look good on your Instagram feed. Their fried chicken is prepared in many ways – one of the popular dishes they prepare is the fried chicken coated with flavorful soy onion sauce and leeks. This is a great place for foodies who like to experience something different as Hawkerman serves traditional hawker food with a twist! Halal Status: Halal CertifiedAddress: Singpost Centre #B1-128/129 409006, 10 Eunos Rd 8, Singapore 408600Opening hours : 11AM to 10PM (Mon-Sun)Contact number: +65 8110 5218Website: www.tenderfresh.com.sg/hawkerman Facebook 4. Swee Heng 1989 Bakery Cafe Picture Credit: Swee Heng 1989 Classic Facebook Who doesn’t love their confectioneries and baked goods – and where else to get them other than at Swee Heng! With a variety of bread and cakes to choose from you will be spoilt for choice. The modern outlet offers tradition with a twist – serving up some photo-worthy baked goods! Swee Heng 1989 offers the classic Singaporean baked goods as well as internationally enjoyed treats. It’s the best spot to get a coffee and some cake and catch up on some much needed “me time”. Their service is great with staff being polite but efficient – serving up some of the best Halal food in Paya Lebar – and the prices are generally affordable, you can get two types of baked goods for SGD $3. Some of their must-try items are the Classic Otak, Vienna Sausage, Durian Passion and Butterscotch Muffin to name a few. Halal Status: Halal CertifiedAddress: #B1-158, SingPost Centre, 10 Eunos Rd 8, Singapore 408600​Opening hours : 7AM to 9PM (Mon-Sun)Contact number: +65 6655 0300Website: sweeheng1989.com.sg Facebook | Instagram 5. Kraftwich Picture Credit: Kraftwich Facebook Sandwiches are the healthiest fast food around and are so versatile you can have them for breakfast or lunch or even as a snack. If you are rushing to work the best option for you is one of Kraftwich’s fresh handmade sandwiches! They also offer up a breakfast menu as well as salads, desserts, and drinks. Their popular sandwiches range from SGD $8 - SGD $9, salads range from SGD $9 – SGD $13, while set meals range from SGD $13 to SGD $15. They use the freshest ingredients everyday to provide you with the best sandwiches and salads you could eat. So be sure to grab a sandwich next time you are on your lunch break! Halal Status: Halal CertifiedAddress: 60 Paya Lebar Road #01-09/10, Singapore 409051, Singapore 409051​Opening hours : 7.30AM to 10PM (Mon-Sat)                               8AM to 10PM (Sun)Contact number: +65 6702 2950Website: www.swissbake.com Facebook | Instagram | YouTube 6. Wok Hey Picture Credit: Wok Hey Facebook Wok Hey is an American-Chinese style takeaway kiosk which serves up some great zi char. They probably serve the best wok fried noodles and rice! Another store which offers the customizing option, you get to choose from 4 different bases – egg fried rice, Shanghai fried rice, udon or ramen, and 3 protein options – chicken, beef or prawns. If you are feeling fancy you can order any fresh premium add-on from their variety of options for just SGD $1. Overall price can range from SGD $1 to SGD $8. Their best dish is the egg fried rice with seasoned prawns. So head over to Wok Hey for some great zi char! According to a representative of Wok Hey, the store is currently pending for Halal Certification. We do advice that you consume at your own discretion. Halal Status: Pending Halal Certification (as of July 13, 2018)Address: 60 Paya Lebar Rd, Singapore 409051​Opening hours: 11.30AM to 10PM (Mon-Sun)Contact number: +65 6694 0088 Facebook | Instagram 7. Kaffe and Toast  Picture Credit: Kaffe & Toast Facebook We cannot get enough of noodles, and Thai cuisine sure knows how to add that spicy edge to the well-loved dish! Looking for a quick noodle fix? Head over to the Thai Noodle Bar at Kaffe and Toast! It’s oodles of noodles! They offer up some great dishes like Signature Beef Boat Noodle and Beef Brisket Boast Noodle with Tendon, as well as other dishes like the Chicken Rendang. If you need a good wholesome meal which will fill you up Kaffe and Toast is the best option! Halal Status: Halal CertifiedAddress: #B1-157 Singapore Post Centre, 10 Eunos Road 8, 408600Opening hours: ​8AM to 9PM (Mon-Thu, Sun)                              8AM to 9.30PM (Fri-Sat)Contact number: +65 6789 2327Email: feedback@coffeeandtoast.com.sgWebsite: www.coffeeandtoast.com.sg Facebook | Instagram So the next time you are in Singapore, don’t worry finding Halal food! Just look at our list of Singapore Halal restaurants and find your pick or visit all of them!...

  • 10 Muslim Footballers Everyone Should Be A Fan Of

    Football is an international sport that transcends religion, ethnicities and nationalities. So, Muslim Footballers are far and wide. Some surprises may be found as you read through the players! Whilst others will openly perform Sajdah after a goal, or their social media and popularity have given it away. Here are the short stories of 10 Muslim footballers. 1. Mesut Ozil Picture Credit: 101 Great Goals Nationality: Germany and TurkishTeams: Arsenal, GermanyPosition: Attacking Midfielder Football Story Starting young in German teams, his first team career ended badly when he fell out with the club Manager of Schalke 04. This led to his defining role in Werder Bremen where his role as a key playmaker allowed him to gain fame, he was declared "best player of the first half of the season". This allowed his big move to the team of Real Madrid which was important as a rising skillful player he required a famous team. After 3 seasons, Arsene Wenger played a key role in convincing Ozil to come play for Arsenal. This move was hated by his Real Madrid co-players such as Cristiano Ronaldo, "He was the player who best knew my moves in front of goal ... I'm angry about Özil leaving.” Ozil has since become synonymous with Arsenal being signed on till 2021. He is known for being a German Turkish player proud of his heritage and religion. He has stated in interviews that he recites Quran before every game and this habit is respected by his team-mates who know not to disturb him. In an interview he explained, "My technique and feeling for the ball is the Turkish side to my game. The discipline, attitude and always-give-your-all is the German part." 2. Franck Ribery Picture Credit: FC Bayern Munich Nationality: FranceTeams: Bayern Munchen, FrancePosition: ​Winger, Left Side Football Story He began playing at the age of 6. At the age of 13 he joined the professional outfit of Lille, he left for the biggest club in the city of Boulogne, US Boulogne, after a few moves in 2005 he joined Marseille on a 5 year contract. His style of play "fast, tricky, and an excellent dribbler who has great control with the ball at his feet" gained him recognition and fame for his left sided play. His current role in Bayern Munich has proven to be long-standing as his career with the German club started in 2007 and has been contracted till 2019. Although, his international career with the French team has ended due to “purely personal” reasons in 2014, he has continued to persevere with Bayern Munich despite injuries. Ribery married a French national of Algerian Descent and converted to Islam, adopting the name Bilal Yusuf Mohamed. In addition, to conversion, Ribery has opened a non-alcoholic bar in attempts to fight alcohol addiction, he named the bar after his 2 daughters. 3. Demba Ba Picture Credit: Goal.com Nationality: SenegalTeams: Senegal and Shanghai ShenhuaPosition: Striker Football Story Although his career started in France, Demba gained fame when he joined famous English teams such as West Ham United, Newcastle United and Chelsea. He left Chelsea earlier than his contract deadline due to the arrival of Diego Costa another striker. This time his move was more than over the English Channel and he joined a Turkish team Beşiktaş, he moved on to China a year later to join Shanghai Shenhua and has become a key player scoring 6 goals in 11 games including a hat-trick. He won the titles of 2015 Chinese FA Cup Most Valuable Player and Top Scorer. Born Muslim due to the majority of muslims in West-Africa, Demba performs Sujud on the pitch as a celebration of goals and observes fasts during the Islamic month of Ramadan. 4. Islam Feruz Picture Credit: We Ain't Got No History Nationality: British, Somali, TanzaniaTeams: Chelsea and ScotlandPosition: Forward Football Story From a Somali family who migrated to Yemen and Tanzania to escape the violence and war, he joined the Celtic club and they helped him to stay in the country and move into an expensive flat. His first match was at the age of 14. He moved to Chelsea in 2011 but it was in 2014 that a long-term contract was signed, however through his career he has been loaned to many teams for specific seasons and games. Born in a Muslim country and being educated in Scotland’s most racially diverse schools Hillhead High School, he has had the chance to practice his religion freely. His name is a great hint to his religion. 5. Paul Pogba Picture Credit: LE BUZZ Nationality: FrenchTeams: France, Manchester UnitedPosition: Central Midfielder (sometimes Attacking Midfielder, Defensive Midfielder) Football Story Known as a midfielder player, his capability of playing left, in holding and even attacking shows a versatility only a few football players hold. He's known for his long legs which work quick and has a powerful and accurate striking ability. His career began in the national youth football team. He was destined for greatness when he captained the team at just 16, then later for the under 20 team. His senior career debut was in 2013 when he played the full 90 minutes and gained a reputation for being a team player and eventually won the FIFA tournament’s Best Young Player. Recently during the 2018 FIFA World Cup, he scored the winning goal in France’s game against Australia. Recently, social media blew up for football fans when Pogba uploaded pictures of him in a Mosque near a charity box and also holding a Qur’an in-front of the holy Ka’bah. Reports claim that his mother was the one who introduced him to Islam years ago and this inspiring woman was the one that keep her sons away from the drugs that surrounded their home in Roissy-en-Brie, pushing Pogba to pursue his football career. At 24, the young Muslim player has a huge amount of thanks for his mother. 6. Asmir Begovic Picture Credit: BBC Nationality: Bosnian, CanadaTeams: Bournemouth, BosniaPosition: Goalkeeper Football Story Although he began his football career in Canada and earned a trial with Portsmouth and Tottenham Hotspur, allowing him the opportunity to become an international Goalkeeper, Asmir as a dual national decided to change and play for his homeland. His long career has seen him start in Portsmouth and move to Stoke city where he signed a 4 and ½ year contract. When that has ended, his most popular move was to Chelsea where £8 million was signed as part of the deal. Begović became the 5th goalkeeper to score a goal in the English Premier League with FC Chelsea, setting the world record for ‘longest goal scored in football.’ Last year, he moved to AFC Bournemouth and has shown impressive game playing. A tense game between his old team Chelsea V. Bournemouth saw 3-0 to Bournemouth, making Chelsea regret letting him go. Born in a Muslim-Majority country he helped Bosnia qualify for the 2014 FIFA world cup, the first time Bosnia had ever qualified for the major football tournament. 7. Mohamed Salah Picture Credit: The Liverpool Offside Nationality: EgyptianTeams: Liverpool, EgyptPosition: Forward Football Story The internet and world recently exploded with sympathy and admiration for Mohamed Salah. Most fans claim he carried Egypt to the FIFA World Cup 2018. He is known to be a tactical player with good technique and an eye for goal, playing as Forward and Striker. He has definitely carried out his responsibilities for his team. His role in the UEFA champions league 2018 was huge, scoring a crazy amount of 32 goals. José Mourinho described Salah as “young, he's fast, he's creative, he's enthusiastic. When we analysed him he looks the kind of humble personality on the pitch, ready to work for the team.” Salah is a practicing Muslim and often celebrates his goals with sujood, he has increased awareness of Islam in the English Northern town and his impact on Liverpudlians has been positive, some fans claiming they would convert to Islam if he continued to score. Internationally, he has been nicknamed “the Pharaoh” by fans and international media, his role as a leader can be seen through active regeneration projects in Nagrig, his hometown where a reported 65% of inhabitants live in poverty. 8. Mehdi Benatia Picture Credit: The Independent Nationality: French, MoroccanTeams: Juventus, MoroccoPosition: Centre Back Football Story His career began in Marseille and over the years he has moved around European teams, from Udinese to Roma, then Bayern Munich where he signed a 5 year contract, after the end of that he moved to the Italian Champions Juventus as a loan but his impressive game playing led to Juventus signing him on till 2020. Despite being Algerian and Moroccan, he chose to play for Morocco in 2008. His good technique, defensive ability and strong game-playing earned him the position of Captain. His goal against Ivory Coast showed his versatility as a player and also qualified Morocco to the 2018 FIFA World cup. Mehdi Benatia often wished his followers on social media Eid Mubarak as well as other Muslim celebrations, furthermore whilst he was in Germany news broke out that he refused to hold a beer in a promotional shoot due to his faith. 9. Fahad Al-Muwallad Picture Credit: Levante UD Nationality: Saudi- ArabiaTeam: Al-Ittihad, Saudi ArabiaPosition: Winger Football Story His career started in Jeddah where he gained prominence and was approached by Barcelona but rejected to join Al Ittihad. Since this decision, he has stayed with them for 6 seasons and gained the title of most promising and fastest player in Asia. Internationally, he was named in Saudi Arabia’s squad for the 2018 FIFA world Cup, due to the failure of Saudi Arabia to score any goals in their group games, his performance has been considered a dissapointment. However, he has gained popularity on a wider scale. Born Muslim he has expressed faith and his gratefulness to God in interviews which express his Islamic attitude. When he qualified for the World Cup he said, “Thanks to God for my first participation in La Liga,”. 10. Riyad Mahrez Picture Credit: Sports Illustrated Nationality: France, AlgerianTeams: Leicester City, AlgeriaPosition: Winger Football Story Mahrez has stated in an interview with The Guardian that after the death of his father, "I don't know if I started to be more serious but after the death of my dad things started to go for me. Maybe in my head, I wanted it more". His major break was joining Leicester City where his skills brought him attention, in total he has scored 83 goals throughout his career. Internationally, he chose to represent Algeria rather than France, a rare move amongst French-Algerian players, he assisted many goals as well as scoring the qualifier in the Africa Cup of Nations. Throughout his career he has won many awards as player of the year nationally and internationally. 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  • 10 Things You Need to Buy From China

    China is a country that entertains all its visitors with numerous festivities and countless historical tourist attractions to learn from and be awe-inspired by. For the Muslim travellers to China, even though Halal food is rare to find other than in the Muslim Quarter in Xi’an, all vacationers want to purchase the perfect China souvenirs for recounting cherished memories made in the country, or for their family and friends back home. The question isn’t really what to buy when in China - it’s what not to buy in China! In the busy chaotic streets of China, you’d often be perplexed as to what the best buy could be, to take home the perfect souvenir. Here is a list to help you on your shopping spree while touring around Beijing, Shanghai and even the spectacular Wonder of the World, the Great Wall of China. More on shopping experiences Find a Halal Hotel in China   1) Tea A day in, day out beverage choice for the Chinese, tea is conveniently available at any corner store or supermarket. The black, green and white tea; in increasing order of exclusiveness, is what you should be looking out for. Special high end tea, like the Jasmine tea carries a unique flavor and is highly fragranced. To experience this one-of-a-kind Chinese tea in the comfort of your home, you'll be able to purchase a packet of tea from famous tea markets for a reasonable price. What’s more special than green tea that’s jasmine scented is the longjing tea, translating to the Dragon well tea, a pan roasted version of the green tea, native to the Hangzhou culture, best to be bought from this city. Once you’re at the large markets and have bought tea that satisfies your taste buds, why not have a look around for other tea-related cutlery; tea sets, teapots and maybe dinnerware too, that has Chinese inspired artwork on it. The next celebration you have at home should give you a great opportunity to showcase your novelties to your friends and loved ones. Maliandao Tea Street in Beijing Address: Maliandao Rd, Xicheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China Tianshan Tea City in Shanghai Address: 518 Zhongshan W Rd, TianShan, Changning Qu, Shanghai Shi, ChinaTel: +86 21 6259 9999 Wukuaishi Tea Market in Chengdu Address: 2 Saiyuntai East 1st Rd, RenMin BeiLu, Jinniu Qu, Chengdu Shi, Sichuan Sheng Hangzhou Longjingshan Park in Hangzhou Address: 104 Weng Mountain, Manjuelong Rd, Xihu Qu, Hangzhou Shi, Zhejiang Sheng, Tel: +86 571 8796 9588   2) Chinese silk Picture Credit - Daderot, commons.wikimedia.org Chinese silk is a popular purchase amongst female tourists as it is an apt gift for the ladies back at home. Various items of silk can be bought, from luxurious bedding to silk carpets, bags and accessories. The best idea for either a Chinese culture lover, a member of the Chinese diaspora or fashionaista, would be to get a local tailor to make a qipao (a beautiful one-piece, body-hugging traditional Chinese garment) to your measurements so that you can brag about your tailor-made souvenir from your trip to China. Chinese silk is a comfortable material, however the quality of silk may vary from shop to shop, so if the idea of getting your own qipao excites you, be sure to check on the quality before you make the purchase. An old, much admired favourite silk product to buy is Chinese silk carpets and rugs, that rather than placed on floors, are exhibited as wall hangings to do justice to the utterly beautiful handiwork and appreciate the effort gone into reeling and weaving the silk to produce rich and exquisite carpets with intricate designs. Silk in Shanghai: i) Jiannan Silk Shopping Center Address: 289 Aomen Rd, Putuo Qu, Shanghai Shi Website: jiangnansilk.cn ii) Fabric Market Address: 399 Lujiabang Rd, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi Silk in Suzhou: i) Suzhou Wujiang Eastern Silk Market Address: Xinhang Rd, Wujiang Qu, Suzhou Shi, Jiangsu Sheng ii) Suzhou Chief Silk Tourism Products Market Address: 678, Fengqiao Rd, Gusu Qu, Suzhou Shi, Jiangsu Sheng Travel Tip! If your trip is limited to just a few cities that don’t include the above mentioned, but you are adamant on buying yourself a luxurious silk carpet, then check out the markets in Xinjiang and Hangzhou if they fall within your territory, and you may just be able to take home a valuable silk carpet from China.   3) Pearls Picture Credit - wonderopolis.org How could one possibly miss out on the freshwater pearls when in China, more specifically when in Shanghai; where the iconic Pearl Tower resides. Pearls from China are the best gift to give a loved one, be it either authentic for the deep pocketed or the unauthentic, pearls from Shanghai are considered invaluable for the symbolism they carry. Rooted deeply in the Chinese culture, pearls signify perfection, purity, love and beauty, while also being associated with good health. Such a meaningful present can not only bring happiness, but also touch hearts. And, what’s more important than getting value for money? There's an overwhelming number of pearls to choose from, varying in shape, size, color and luster, and the price tag adapts accordingly. It’s essential to receive a product that you’ve paid for, especially when talking about real pearls, which are not easy to distinguish from fake ones. However, with a few tricks up your sleeve you'll be able to tell them by their smoothness. Real pearls have a rather gritty surface unlike the flawless smooth ones of the fake, and genuine pearls scrape glass while inauthentic ones don’t. Elegant and posh looking shops may try slipping in fake pearls, so it's best to be cautious. A list of the most reliable centers in Shanghai from which to get your pearls (according to the Internet): i) Han City Shopping Center Address: 3rd Floor, 580 Nanjing Road (near Chengdu Road)Hours: 10 AM to 10 PM ii) Hongqiao International Pearl City Address: 3721 Hongmei Road, Changning DistrictHours: 10 AM to 10 PM daily iii) Yayi Gold Store, First Asia Jewelry Plaza Address: 3/F, 288 Fuyou Rd, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200000Hours: 10 AM to 6 PM daily   4) Cloisonné - Chinese ceramic Picture Credit - pschemp, commons.wikimedia.org Originally limited to metalwork, cloisonné art is now seen in ceramics too.  That that being said, China deals in some exceptionally beautiful cloisonné ceramics that visitors ought to buy as souvenirs. The intricate procedure in designing a cloisonné art is the reason for its popularity and rightfully, rather high price for someone on a budget trip, but if it’s a case of love at first sight of the cloisonné then there’s no doubt one must buy it ‘cause once bought this piece is not one that you will regret having purchased for the attention it draws and compliments it gets. The absolute mastery, patience and time required to design a cloisonné ceramic makes it invaluable, carefully crafted by combining gold dust into layers of enamel to finally convert a plain and simple ceramic; be it a vase, accessory or jewelry, plates and plaque to an enticing artwork. Incredibly, a couple of cloisonné factories allow for visitors to view their men/women at work in creating their products. Therefore, it’s a great way to spend an afternoon in Beijing, being fascinated by pure talent while you purchase a gorgeous souvenir to mark your stay in China. The two factories in Beijing that entertain inquisitive visitors- i) Huairou Cloisonné A short distance away from the Mutianyu Great Wall; another famous tourist attraction. Address: China, Beijing Shi, Huairou Qu, 郭家坞488号 ii) Beijing Enamel Factory Likely the biggest factory in and around the Beijing area. Address: 10 Anlelin Road, Yongdingmenwai. Shopper Tip! For one who wants to purchase a whole lot for eager family members and friends back home, a reasonable stop would be at China’s popular wholesale cloisonné market, to get an overwhelming range of items for the best price. iii) Yiwu Commodities Trade Market Address: Chengbei Rd, Yiwu, Jinhua, Zhejiang, China, 322000   5) Chinese Knots Picture Credit - ProjectManhattan. commons.wikimedia.org From way back in the Tang Dynasty era, the Chinese knots have shown remarkable significance. Although used mainly for communication purposes back then, it did so in an artsy form. Nowadays, much of the skill of Chinese knotting is used to make ornaments and pieces of decoration rather than having literary meaning, like in the past, where they held great meaning, and historical & cultural significance. Like most artwork created in China that have symbolic meaning to it, so do the Chinese knots. The knots signify the divine, unity, love, and knots made specifically from red cords resemble good fortune. Have a bunch of eager friends back home waiting for a gift from China? These Chinese knots are a perfect souvenir for them; opt for little knots to gift them as key chains and maybe larger ones for wall hangings. Have a friend who is newly wedded? Gifting them the Chinese knots that signify love and togetherness, a meaningful gift for the newlyweds!  The highlight of your love for Chinese knots would be that there are places around Beijing that help you create your very own Chinese knots so you can take back home a Chinese souvenir that you designed and crafted. iii) Yiwu Commodities Trade Market Address: Chengbei Rd, Yiwu, Jinhua, Zhejiang, China, 322000 This famous handcraft market in China that sells Chinese knots in a range of variants; be it color of cord, type of cord, size of knot or complexity of knot. The particular area assigned for Chinese knots is on the second floor of District 5.   6) Chopsticks Picture Credit - 毛抜き, commons.wikimedia.org Love the Chinese culture and tradition? Looking to go Chinese when you’re back home? A must buy item is chopsticks. For one who loves the art and idea of eating with chopsticks, there are plenty of shops to choose your best pair from, and chopsticks that differ in all aspects - the material used, the design on it, the technical touch, for example, wooden chopsticks, chopsticks made from bone, chopsticks that have been painted on or engraved, and the technically advanced chopsticks that are attached to one another, for the amateurs. The perfect gift from your China trip for family and friends back home. Buy a compilation of a set of chopsticks; 1 to 10 pairs with identical design embedded on them, a chopstick holder that comes with a similar design, and amazingly pots and bowls too, following the same pattern. You can present them a China inspired cutlery and crockery which culture enthusiasts will appreciate to the core. Tricky tip! For the eastern culture lovers, a wide range of chopsticks and chopstick-associated products can be purchased online too.   7) Jewellery A ladies’ favorite, jewellery items: bracelets, bands, anklets, necklaces and a truckload of choices. Buy what you love - the accessories are cheap and lasting. Have a bunch of stylish and trendy friends back home who are eager to receive a China related gift from you? Jewellery from China is without doubt the most ideal gift for them. Jewellery inspired by Chinese culture and traditions can be purchased from either near temples or ethnic markets. To name a few: Beijing’s Lama Temple, Tibetan temple and the markets in Chengdu, are well known for these items. What’s even more convenient is that local vendors are often seen at tourist attraction spots with their products hence making the market more accessible. Shopping Tip! It's not advisable to plan on purchasing jade or pearl jewellery from some local boutique by the roadside as many may sell fake pieces that only look genuine. If your budget for jewelry is higher than the trendy beaded jewelry that is sold at small boutiques, then you must visit Shanghai. Reread Point 3) Pearls.   8) Masks For the artistic visitors of China, a splendid addition to your agenda when touring in Beijing is to book tickets for the popular Beijing Opera. Here, the tickets, the masks and the memories made will be the best souvenirs to take home for the art and culture fanatics. The oldest and possibly largest show is played in Chengdu, Sichuan Opera. The art of showcasing a story in opera form by the medium masks is called “face changing”, in which the actor changes masks for the sake of better entertainment. Masks are an essential prop in Chinese Opera entertainment and can be purchased from various stores around the Beijing theatre to add a perfect artwork on a blank wall. The masks come in a range of size, colour combinations and exhibit different festivities and eras. Address: Chengdu Culture Park, Qintai Road, ChengduPerformance time: 8pm to 9:30pm.Ticket price: There are 4 classes of seats:Bing class for 140 yuanYi class for 180 yuanJia class for 240 yuanVIP class for 320 yuan   9) Calligraphy The art of Chinese calligraphy is one that has been preserved in the Chinese culture for about 1000 years. Its beauty, sophistication and pristine clarity makes it eye pleasing and awe worthy when hung up as a wall decoration. A pretty cool souvenir would be getting your name, or something you hold dear to you, written in Chinese calligraphy so that it can be displayed on your wall at home. The traditional Chinese calligraphy is in five styles: seal script, cursive script, running script, official script and formal character. All these forms date back to the Han, Zhou, East Han Dynasties (to name a few) and hold historic value. For the typography lovers, a worthwhile buy would be the supplies for learning Chinese calligraphy which could easily be bought from a store selling the artwork. Shop for Supplies at: Man Luen Choon Address: 2/F, Harvest Building, 29-35 Wing Kut Street, Central. Best place to visit for painting, calligraphy and crafts is Liulichang Street in Beijing. According to tales, this street has historic significance as it was here, during the Ming and Qing Dynasty that painters, scholars and calligraphers gathered and shared their passion.   10) Mao Memorabilia Also called Mao collectibles in laymen terms. A growing trade in China is the collectible business. From stamps to coins, paintings and photographs, the Mao Memorabilia is a good buy for picking souvenirs. Buy school supplies, watches, accessories, any item that you can possibly think of is at the Panjiayuan antiques market in Beijing. Special sales come up like the Communist Party and the Cultural Revolution sale which is famous for the 'Red Memorabilia' offering items like the little red book. However, the most noticeable trade ongoing in Panjiayuan market is that of antiques; needless to say involving a lot of money. Enjoy your stay in China while taking a fair share of time off for souvenir shopping, for the deep-rooted culture, tradition and craftsmanship give you a wide array of options to choosem from. A shoppers’ tip would be to spend your cash wisely, ‘cause there is an overwhelming choice offered for souvenir shopping in China, so do not settle for the second best option. Find a Halal Restaurant near you in China Find a Mosque near you in China...



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