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  • Here Are 10 Best Family Road Trips In Malaysia

    Planning a family trip where everyone can enjoy themselves can be exciting but stressful as well. After Covid-19, it is expected that domestic travel will recover first. Why not use this time to plan for a road trip in Malaysia? Going on a road trip is a great way to bond and spend quality time with your family! Whether you are planning for a short weekend getaway or a vacation, Malaysia has so much to offer! Malaysia is ideal for family road trips as there are so many destinations that you can explore and enjoy with your family. Here are 10 best family road trips in Malaysia!  via GIPHYAlso Read: Here Is What Travel Will Look Like After Covid-19 1. Kota Tinggi to Desaru Image Credit: Kota Tinggi Waterfalls Resort It will take approximately 50 mins to drive down from Kota Tinggi to Desaru, hence making it an ideal short weekend getaway to enjoy with your family. Bring your family for a picnic and take a dip in the Kota Tinggi Waterfall. This spectacular view offers serenity, allowing us to relax and unwind. If you have more time to spare in Kota Tinggi, you can also visit the Kota Tinggi Firefly Park. Participate in outdoor studies with your family and get close to nature. This can be a fun yet enriching experience for the family! Image Credit: Desaru Fruit Farm More family-fun activities await you in Desaru. Drive down to Desaru Fruit Farm and learn how to grow various kinds of fruits. On top of that, you can even do a taste testing of the fruits you have picked. You can also bring the kids to feed the ostriches at the Desaru Ostrich Farm. My best pick will be the Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark, which can be enjoyed by people of all ages - adults and kids alike.    2. Port Dickson to Malacca Image Credit: Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson This trip is another ideal short getaway that you can consider. Stay for a night in Port Dickson and the following day, you can drive down to Malacca in less than 1.5 hours. Port Dickson is the best place to relax and rewind. Book one of the water chalets available like Lexis Hibiscus and enjoy a night stay. Nothing can go wrong with spending quality with the family in a private pool. Image Credit: St. Paul's Church on Lonely Planet The following day, you can take a drive to Malacca. There are many historical sites that you can visit in Malacca, which is known for its rich history. Head down to A Famosa and walk up the small hill to reach St. Paul's Church. Image Credit: Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum There are also plenty of museums around the area that you can visit too, like Flora de la Mar Maritime Museum and the Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum. If you happened to be in Klebang area, you must not miss the Klebang Original Coconut Shake! Nothing can beat teatime with some traditional Malay kuih (delicious!) and a cup of coconut shake topped with vanilla ice cream (yummy!). 3. Kuala Lumpur to Penang Image Credit: Wayne Chew on Unsplash No matter how long you are planning to stay in Kuala Lumpur, there are always things to see and do. It has become mandatory to take a trip to PETRONAS tower whenever one is in Kuala Lumpur. There are various things to see and do around the area like exploring Aquaria KLCC, visiting the aquarium, or shop at Suria KLCC. After spending some time sightseeing and shopping at Kuala Lumpur, continue your journey down the road for about 4 hours to reach a UNESCO heritage town, George Town in Penang. Image Credit: Dark Mansion More fun-filled activities await you in Penang. Visit Dark Mansion, a 3D trick art museum unlike the normal, because they glow in the dark! Your kids will definitely enjoy this, we promise!  Image Credit: Penang Hill on Facebook One of my best take in Penang will be Penang Hill. Ride up the funicular ride to enjoy breathtaking views, learn heritage and culture, and enjoy mother nature. Make sure to feast on their local delights like Char Kuay Teow and Assam Laksa. Penang houses some affordable cafes too so be sure to check that out with your family! 4. Ipoh to Cameron Highlands Image Credit: Old Town Ipoh on Lonely Planet  If you are looking for a lush greenery view on a trip, this road trip is made for you. The drive from Ipoh to Cameron Highlands takes about 2 hours. Firstly, wander down Old Town in Ipoh and discover the street arts and cute streets. You can also visit the city's gem such as Kellie's Castle and Birch Memorial Clock Tower. Once you're done exploring Ipoh's beautiful landmark and art, take a trip to Cameron Highlands. Image Credit: Strawberry Farms on visitmalaysia.info Meanwhile, at Cameron Highlands, you can bring your family out for some outdoor activities. Don't miss out on fun activities like strawberry picking in the strawberry farm, visiting the butterfly farm, and exploring the lavender garden. At the end of the day, spend some quality family time over steamboat in Cameron Highlands.  5. Johor Bahru to Mersing Image Credit: Legoland Malaysia on Facebook Our trip down to Johor Bahru will always be about the food or groceries on the usual days. How about a short getaway, let's say a 2-days 1-night trip with a detour to Mersing? In less than 2 hours drive, you can get to Mersing from Johor Bahru. Over at Johor Bahru, you can visit Legoland, a popular theme park that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Spend a day with your family here; enjoy the rides and attractions it has to offer.  Image Credit: Kishor on Unsplash After having some fun at Legoland, you can drive to Mersing. Mersing is all about the beautiful beaches and white sands. You can opt for snorkeling and island hopping in Mersing if your family is up for it. My best take in Mersing is to book a resort and enjoy a relaxing time at the beaches with your loved ones.  6. Sepang to Genting Highlands Image Credit: Sepang International Circuit  If you think that Sepang is only home to Kuala Lumpur International Airport, you are wrong. There are some fun-filled activities that you can do with your family here. In less than a 2 hours drive, you can get to Genting Highlands and the fun continues. Sepang is known for its Formula One race circuit, but if you're not in Sepang to watch one, head down to Avani Gold Coast Resort. You may choose to stay a night here or visit the Extreme Park for some activities like Go-kart, archery, and ATV jungle trail. Image Credit: Resorts World Genting Next, take a 2-hour drive to Genting Highlands. Enjoy the rides and attractions at the outdoor theme park, which caters to both kids and adults. You might also want to check the indoor theme park and video game park. Hop on the Awana Skyway; you can enjoy the spectacular view from a distance together with your loved ones. 7. Kuantan to Kuala Terengganu Image Credit: The Sungai Pandan Waterfall on Hotel Grand Continental Kuantan For me, Kuantan is an underrated city. Not many tourists visit this beautiful destination. In less than a 3-hour drive from Kuantan, you can reach your destination, Kuala Terengganu. In Kuantan, you can find several beautiful waterfalls. In my opinion, Sungai Pandan Waterfall will be an ideal spot if you are on this road trip with young kids or the elderly. Make a trip to Kula Cakes to eat the local's favorite Mango Cheesecakes. This store should be in every cheesecake lovers' list as they serve other unique flavors as well. Image Credit: Terengganu State Museum on Malaysia.travel After all that fun, drive to Kuala Terengganu for a heritage tour. Visit the Terengganu State Museum to learn about the history and culture of this place. Don't forget to also visit Pantai Batu Burok to enjoy the scenic beach view. 8. Bukit Tinggi to Kuala Selangor Image Credit: Berjaya Hills on visitmalaysia.info Another two locations that are off the beaten track should be on your list if you want to have a unique experience. It takes a 1.5-hour drive to get you to Kuala Selangor from Bukit Tinggi. The Japanese Tea House in Bukit Tinggi, also known as Berjaya Hills, offers you a soulful retreat. Explore the French-themed Colmar Tropicale and the zen-inspired Japanese garden. The rabbit farm is a must-visit for families; you can play and feed the cute little furry friends. Image Credit: Mount Melawati on The Star Next, drive to Kuala Selangor which takes about 1.5 hours. You can hike up Mount Melawati with your family and learn more about the history behind this notable hill. Also, make time to visit the Kuala Selangor Nature Park and walk through the mangroves. You can spot various species of birds here too! You should also try the Cendol Bakar. The preparation of the gula Melaka in this cendol is different from those of the normal cendol out there. 9. Banting to Sekinchan Image Credit: Tadom Hill Resorts This trip is catered to you if you're bringing along pre-teen kids or older who are adventurous and love outdoor activities. It takes 2 hours to reach Sekinchan by car from Banting. First, enjoy various adrenaline attractions in Banting. Head down to Tadom Hill Resorts, where you can enjoy activities like ATV and water swings. If you want to try some paragliding, you can hike up Bukit Jugra. Otherwise, you can just enjoy the scenic view from the peak with your family. Next, take a 2-hour drive to Sekinchan. Expect to see the lush green field of paddy in Sekinchan as it is home to the Paddy Processing Factory. Don't forget to drop by any of the small businesses selling tropical fruits nearby. The juicy giant mangoes, soursops, and guavas can quench your thirst over the hot day (Yum!). 10. Kota Kinabalu to Kundasang Image Credit: Sosodikon Hill on Facebook Located in Sabah, both Kota Kinabalu and Kundasang offers you scenic locations with fresh mountain air. Just about a 2-hour drive, you can get from Kota Kinabalu to Kundasang. You don't always have to hike up Mount Kinabalu when you're in Kota Kinabalu. If you still want to enjoy some mountain views but don't want to break a sweat, visit Sosodikon Hill. Don't forget to visit the Asquare Kota Kinabalu, the first creative container night food market in Kota Kinabalu. You will be spoilt for choices with over 60 varieties of food to choose from different street vendors. Image Credit: Desa Dairy Farm on Facebook Next, take a 2-hour drive to Kundasang. You can visit Desa Dairy Farm in Kundasang with the kids and feed the calves and goats while enjoying some freshly made gelato. I'm sure your kids will enjoy this activity! Also Read: 10 Tips On How To Prepare For A Road Trip There you have it, the 10 best family road trips in Malaysia. So what are you waiting for? Start planning for your next road trip to Malaysia now! via GIPHY     ...

  • 10 Best Podcasts To Listen To For Personal Growth and Development

    Looking for podcasts to listen to for personal growth and motivation? Look no further as we have 10 best podcasts recommendations for those of you seeking to improve yourself or looking for content that is uplifting during this tough Covid-19 period. A podcast is an audio program, much like your radio stations. It contains a series of audio episodes focused on a particular topic or theme. In comparison to a traditional radio station, you can subscribe to a podcast channel through apps from your smartphone, or simply listening directly on the website, making it accessible anytime you want to listen to them. With the current COVID-19 situation, most of us are staying at home. I won't deny that staying at home can be mundane and sometimes demotivating as there is nothing much we can do. With more "me-time" at hand, there is always space for us to take things slowly and get motivated. We can also continue to focus on our personal development and growth; something we were unable to do before this crisis. Check out these 10 podcasts that can uplift and inspire you during your "me-time!" via GIPHY 1. The School Of Greatness Image Credit: The School of Greatness on Podbean Hosted by a bestselling author, entrepreneur, pro athlete and world record holder in football, Lewis Howes, The School of Greatness is an inspirational podcast featuring influential people (big names like Tony Robbins and Alanis Morisette.) Each episode revolves around topics like entrepreneurship, health, athletic, and relationship. Each episode runs for generally about an hour, featuring interviews or solo rounds with the host himself. Meanwhile, every Friday, you can catch up on the listener-favorite segment, 5 minutes Friday. This podcast series is inspirational as it pushes you to dream big and chase after your dreams. To quote some words from Lewis, "we are born for a reason, and it is your responsibility to build a better version of yourself. Despite the challenges we are going through, only you have the power to strengthen your mental strength, emotional intelligence, and physical health." For those looking for guides to aid in personal growth and development, this podcast is definitely one you should not miss out! Website | Spotify | iTunes 2. The Habit Coach Image Credit: The Habit Coach on IVM Podcasts Let the habit coach, Ashdin Doctor, takes you through a series of simple habits. Revolving around topics like health, productivity, and relationships, these easy-to-adopt habits will get you inspired and motivated. You can find new episodes every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Running for about less than 10 minutes per episode, it is ideal if you are not a fan of long podcasts. In conjunction with the current situation that we are in, The habit coach featured an episode in which Ashdin Doctor highlighted the importance of setting goals and targets to develop good habits during this quarantine period. These tips can help in stopping procrastination and get you started. Just like how Ashdin Doctor mentioned: "awesome lives start with your awesome habits!"  Looking forward to focusing on your personal growth as an individual during this quarantine period? Be sure to listen to this podcast audio as it provides useful content that is motivational and uplifting.  Website | Spotify | iTunes 3. Good Life Project Image Credit: Good Life Project on Listen Notes Good Life Project is a community built to help you live a meaningful life. Through support and inspiration, you can meet people in the community face-to-face or through online medium. The Good Life Project features teachers from all around the world, sharing their stories revolving around their lives and works. Airing twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays, you can listen to the audio episodes featuring special guests like Brene Brown and Bob Thurman and also other everyday guests. These real-life stories may influence you and spark some ideas in making changes to your current lifestyle. Website | Spotify | iTunes 4. The One You Feed Image Credit: The One You Feed on Shining Bright Radio The one you feed revolves around self-help topics like anxiety, depression, and meditation, to name a few. Hosted by Eric Zimmer, this podcast features conversations with experts like psychologists, scientists, and public figures. Get some powerful and practical tips that you can incorporate into your daily life. With the concept of two wolves battling within us, it is up to you to decide which will win. As the name of the podcast suggests, the one you feed will be the one to win the battle. We all need the motivation and wisdom to pull us out of the dark days, especially during this period. If you need something to uplift your mood and keep you motivated during this tough period, give this podcast series a try. Listeners have deemed this podcast as a life-saver and the best antidote to feeling bad. Website | Spotify | iTunes 5. Happier with Gretchen Rubin Image Credit: Happier with Gretchen Rubin on Apple Podcasts Hosted by author, Gretchen Rubin, this podcast revolves around topics on how to lead a happier life. Deemed as one of the best podcasts on iTunes and BuzzFeed, learn one or two tips from Gretchen herself on how to live a more productive life. The happier podcast has featured some episodes revolving around the COVID-19 situation. It's normal to feel that there is nothing much to do during this quarantine / social distancing period. Gretchen has shared some tips on this episode and it has spark some ideas for me! If you have zero ideas on where to start, give this podcast a try! Website | Spotify | iTunes 6. Tiny Leaps, Big Changes Image Credit: Tiny Leaps, Big Changes on Awesound Hosted by Gregg Clunis, this podcast focuses on working towards our goals. Revolving around self-development, you can learn from Gregg on strategies to get started with your biggest goals in life. Sometimes, personal development is not enough for us to get around our lives and achieve our goals. Understanding variable factors like social and cultural influences will help us make the necessary plans and strive for the best. In context, while our goals might get halted due to the current situation, it should not hinder our plans further after some tweaking. Tiny leaps, big changes contents tackle such challenges. To quote Gregg: "all big changes come from the tiny leaps you take every day." Website | Spotify | iTunes 7. Unlocking Us Image Credit: Unlocking Us on Apple Podcasts Unlocking Us first debuted in March 2020. Despite being one of the newest podcasts, there are so many contents that you can look out for revolving around human experiences. Follow Brene Brown as she unfolds the stories from the most courageous to the most heartbreaking. It is human nature for us to feel and get swarmed by our own emotions. Sometimes it is overwhelming up to the point that it becomes uncontrollable. Self-love is important, but with the current situation, one might find their self-acceptance to be really low. Unlocking Us contents explore human emotions and learn to understand them so that we can lead lives with more courage. Website | Spotify | iTunes 8. Hurdle Image Credit: Hurdle on Stitcher  As the title of this podcast suggests, Hurdle follows life experiences, the ups and downs that life has to offer. Listen to Emily Abbate talk to inspirational people; from top athletes to entrepreneurs, on how they get through the toughest time to get to where they are today. With new episodes airing every thrice a week, Hurdle focuses on personal growth, both physically and mentally. At times, we need an assurance that we are not going through this hurdle of life alone. Get inspired to be your better self, but don't forget about the fun along the way. Listen to this podcast to get an idea on how we can improve ourselves this Ramadan. Website | Spotify | iTunes 9. The Overwhelmed Brain Image Credit: The Overwhelmed Brain on OwlTail Often, we are bombarded with thoughts and emotions that may cloud our decision making. This podcast brings you a combination of critical thinking with personal growth. Listen to Paul Colaianni shares tips of being yourself and how you can build your self-esteem and strengthen your emotional intelligence. Listeners are feeling positive about what Paul has to deliver. Coming from someone who has experienced life, it is relatable and hits home for some. The tips shared by Paul are practical and something that you can take note of too. This podcast might be the key to enhancing your effort to improve yourself and develop as an individual.   Website | Spotify | iTunes 10. 7 Good Minutes Image Credit: 7 Good Minutes on Listen Notes  If you dread long podcasts, this is something for you. With each episode lasting just 7 minutes, follow Clyde Lee Dennis as he shares with you some self-improvement tips and inspiration to get through the day. Sometimes, a piece of short advice can uplift our mood and make us more refresh. You can find topics ranging from health, developing habits, and setting goals, to name a few. Each episode features special guests like teachers or speakers like Mel Robbins and Jay Shetty. This podcast gives you an idea of how to get through the day, which is timely given the current climate we are in. Website | Spotify | iTunes There you have it, 10 best podcasts to listen to for personal growth and development! If you are looking to improve yourselves during this period, now is the chance to do so. Listening to podcasts either in the morning before you start your daily chores or work or during your free time, can be uplifting. We hope that some of these podcasts can drive you to be the better version of yourself and keep yourself motivated during this tough time....

  • 10 Sahoor Recipes You Need To Try Out This Ramadan

    Ramadan is here and we can't deny that sometimes, we can't think of what to eat during Sahoor. As we will be fasting from dawn to dusk, we need food that can keep us energized throughout the day. It can also help you repress the feeling of hunger and thirst. With this, we need to choose the right kind of food for Sahoor, and most importantly a well-balanced meal. And when a well-balanced meal comes across one's mind, you might think that it is a hassle to prepare. How to ensure that our food is right but at the same time, fast and easy to prepare? Here, we have 10 Sahoor recipes that you can try this Ramadan! via GIPHY   1. Overnight Oats Image Credit: Heather Barnes on Unsplash Oats can retain your energy throughout the day as it slows down the release of energy. You might think that eating oats on its own may not really be that appetizing. But hey, oats are not necessarily bland when you can whip them up to overnight oats! Usually, you will need to boil the oats to enjoy them. On the other hand, for overnight oat, you would have to soak them overnight so that you could enjoy them the following day. You only need these 3 ingredients to start off the base, oats, milk and sweetener! The rest of the ingredients are up to your preferences. You can be creative when preparing your overnight oats. We recommend you to try the strawberry cheesecake overnight oats! Oats (of course!) Milk (If you are lactose intolerant, you can always include dairy alternatives like almond or soy. Adding milk can have a more filling effect to your meal.) Sweetener (You may also substitute them with either honey or maple syrup, depending on your preference)  Strawberries  Cream Cheese Alternatively, you may try the Peanut Butter and Banana Overnight Oats. Oats (of course!) Milk (We recommend almond milk for this recipe!) Sweetener (You may also substitute them with either honey or maple syrup, depending on your preference)  Peanut Butter  Bananas Instructions:  Mix all the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Transfer it into a jar. Cover the jar tightly with a lid and refrigerate it overnight.  Simple right? You can be creative in creating your own overnight oats. Throw in some of your favorite fruits, some chocolate chips or even nuts. It's all up to you to decide!   2. Breakfast Toast Image Credit: Ana Azevedo on Unsplash Toast is always fast and easy to prepare. Don't worry if you don't own a toaster. You can toast the bread on the grill till crispy and add in the toppings after. To stick to a healthy and well-balanced meal, use whole grain or whole wheat bread. Similar to the overnight oat, there are endless combinations to top your toast. Here are some ideas for you to kick start your Sahoor:  Peanut Butter and Banana Toast: Peanut butter is rich in protein, while banana contains resistant starch. This can keep you full. Drizzle some honey on top to add some sweetness to the toast. Scrambled Egg Toast: The easiest to make is the scrambled egg toast; it's one of the best toppings for toast. You can add sliced tomato, cucumber, and sprinkle some cheddar cheese, whichever you fancy on top of the scrambled eggs!   3. Breakfast Salad Image Credit: Peter Bravo de los Rios on Unsplash Salad is not always about the greens and, trust me, breakfast salad is something that you would want to have for Sahoor. Apart from a healthy bowl of greens, it is mixed with breakfast ingredients like Turkey bacon (from Halal source), eggs, and fruits. Try these ideas to get you started. Instructions for your Salad Bowl: Mix kale, onion, and tomatoes in a bowl. Pour vinaigrette dressing or, you can make your own by mixing lemon juice, olive oil, mustard, honey and, salt. Top it with a half-boiled egg and crispy sliced bacon. Alternatively, you may create a Salmon Salad Bowl: Mix your greens with smoked salmon in a bowl. Add in cucumber and onion. You can also also add in avocado if you like. For a simple dressing, mix olive oil, apple cider vinegar and some ground pepper.   4. Mushroom Soup Image Credit: Dose Juice on Unsplash I am personally a fan of mushroom and if you are too, this is something you could try to make for Sahoor. Mushroom contains plenty of nutrients and vitamins which we need in our diet. You can enjoy this bowl of mushroom soup with freshly toasted bread or pour them on top of some pasta. Ingredients: Mushroom: Button or chestnut mushroom works the best. Herbs: Thyme and parsley. This is optional but it adds to the flavor. Cream: Heavy cream adds to its richness but you may alternate to regular milk too. Flour: To add to its thick texture. Garlic Onion Chicken bouillon Butter Salt and pepper to taste Instructions: Heat some butter in a pot and add in onion and garlic. Stir until aromatic. Add in the mushrooms and a pinch of herbs and allow it to cook. Next, sprinkle some flour and mix well. Pour in the chicken bouillon stock into the pot and bring it to boil. Sprinkle some salt and pepper and leave it to simmer. Stir the soup until thickened and add in the cream for the final touch. Serve in a bowl and garnish with herbs.   5. Smoothies Image Credit: Amanda Vick on Unsplash Smoothies may sound thirst-quenching but, not all smoothies are. Some may contain excessive sugar that may open up your appetite all the day. However, not to worry as we'll be sharing a healthy smoothie recipe. It's easy to make smoothies. All you need is a blender and the ingredients, dump it all inside and blend on high speed until it smoothens. Remember to add crushed ice too if you prefer your smoothies cold. These ideas might be a great Iftar dessert too! To make smoothies texture like a pro, do add in these ingredients: Banana: Due to its starch content, it makes a perfect thickener for the smoothies. Not to worry if you don't like the taste of banana. You can always adjust the measurements, or choose another fruit. Sweetener: As we try to keep the smoothies healthy, how about substituting sweetener with dates? Apart from it being naturally sweet, it is also rich in nutrients and a quick source of energy. Dairy alternate: Smoothies go well with dairy alternates like almond milk or coconut milk. On top of all the ingredients stated above, you can tweak your smoothies to your liking. For berries lover, you can add in strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries in. Or if you feel tropical, you could try to blend together pineapple, kiwi, mango and carrot juice. 6. Fried Rice Image Credit: Obi Onyeador on Unsplash For those who need a heavier Sahoor meal or rice is your go-to, preparing a plate of fried rice is never a hassle. You can also skip the side dishes as you can add plenty of ingredients to your fried rice. A simple plate of fried rice may require these few ingredients: Steamed rice, leftover rice is the best. Some protein: chicken breast, shrimp or egg whichever you fancy. Frozen mixed vegetables. Seasoning: soy sauce, oyster sauce, white pepper and salt. Minced garlic Cooking oil Instructions: Once you heat up the pan, add in the minced garlic and stir fry till aromatic. Add in the chicken and shrimp followed by the mixed vegetable. Once the chicken and shrimp are half-cooked, add in the rice and stir well with the ingredients. Add in the seasoning to finish off the cooking. If you are planning to add egg, push the fried rice to the side of the pan and pour the beaten egg in between. Continue to stir fry and mix the egg well with the rice. Your fried rice is ready to be served! 7. Oyakodon Image Credit: PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay  Feeling like having Japanese cuisine for Sahoor? We've got you covered! Another easy meal idea involving rice. A classic Oyakodon meal contains chicken, egg, and onion simmered in dashi (soup stock) and soy-based sauce. To make a simple bowl of Oyakodon, here's what you need: Steamed rice Skinless and boneless chicken thigh Onion Egg Soy sauce Chicken stock + 1 cup of water Brown sugar and honey (optional but best substitute for the sweetness of a rice wine usually found in Oyakodon) Salt (to taste) Instructions: Slice the onion and cut the chicken into bite-sized. Mix soy sauce, chicken stock, brown sugar, and honey into a bowl. Ensure that the sugar is dissolved and bring the mixture to boil in a pan together with the onion and salt. Add in the chicken and bring it to low heat. Let it simmer until the chicken is cooked. Next, pour in the egg and stir once. Let the egg barely set and remove from heat. Scoop out and serve on rice. You can add nori (seaweed) or even green onion for garnishing. 8. Beef Bowl Image Credit: Cookpad Another great source of protein is beef. Making a beef bowl is easy, just like the previous two meals. To make it a healthier choice, we will be using brown rice in this recipe. Ingredients:  Lean ground beef Cooked brown rice Garlic Ginger Sesame oil Soy sauce Crushed red pepper Instructions: Cook the beef on medium heat, stirring and crumbling the pieces until brown. Drain excess grease and add in the garlic, ginger and sesame oil. Stir until fragrant. Next, pour in soy sauce and sprinkle some crushed red pepper according to your spicy preference. Cook until the sauce is absorbed into the beef. Serve over cooked brown rice and you may choose to sprinkle some green onion for garnishing.   9. Rice with Egg and Soy Sauce (Nasi Kicap Telur) Image Credit: Toluna Influencers Some of you may be familiar with this classic Sahoor meal! Simple, tasty and definitely filling! Simply fry an egg, put it on top of your white rice (you can substitute this with brown rice for a healthier meal) and add in Soy Sauce according to taste. Easy right? And you'll be surprised at how tasty this meal can be, it will definitely open up your appetite during the dawn and keep you full throughout the day.  10. Supplements Image Credit: Th G from Pixabay  Even though you have been eating healthily and staying hydrated, this doesn't mean that you are supplying all of the needed vitamins to your body. Supplements can also help to fill in the nutrients gap.  However, not all supplements benefit you when you are fasting. Some may create complications on an empty stomach so be sure to check first before consuming any. Water-soluble vitamins like vitamin C are suitable and can be beneficial for consumption during the fasting period. Alternatively, you may consume fruits which contain Vitamin C.  There you have it, 10 Sahoor Recipes that you can try out during Ramadan! They're tasty and simple to make, and most importantly, they can keep you energized throughout the day. Don't forget to try them!  via GIPHY ...

  • A Trip to The Highest Hill in Hong Kong: Victoria Peak

    It's nothing unfamiliar to hear about Victoria Peak when you are looking for tourist attractions in Hong Kong. Located in Hong Kong Island, Victoria Peak is the highest mountain in Hong Kong, standing at 552 meters above sea level. Promising you a stunning view and diverse activities, it is no doubt that The Peak is one of the most popular tourist spots. As expected, popular spots will definitely attract crowds. Early morning is the quietest time, so heading to The Peak at this timing is ideal. The crowd will start to swarm in by late afternoon as people will head up to watch the light show. Of course, our advice is to avoid weekends and public holidays as it can get worst. But this doesn't mean that you should give The Peak a pass when you visit Hong Kong. Let us lay down for you the journey to The Peak the way you can enjoy the best! via GIPHY Transportation 1. The Peak Tram Image Credit: Victoria Peak The Peak Tram is the most recommended way to get to The Peak. Riding on one of the world's oldest funicular tram will give you an unforgettable experience. Apart from being the fastest way for you to reach The Peak, you can also enjoy the scenic view of the skyscrapers and Victoria Harbor. Don't be alarm by the steepness of the tram, making the buildings look tilted at an angle.Getting there: 13 minutes walk from Central Station to the Peak Tram lower terminus.Our take: A must ride for everyone going to The Peak and shouldn't be missed. We suggest that you take the Peak Tram going uphill. And if you manage to grab a seat onboard the tram, choose those on the right-hand side to get the best view. 2. Bus Image Credit: Igor Son on Unsplash The cheapest way to get to The Peak straight is by bus. It saves you all the walking to the Peak Tram lower terminus as you can ride the bus service from the MTR stations. Three bus services operate to and fro The Peak, one which operates only during the weekends and public holidays. Don't say we didn't warn you on the thrilling ride downhill.Getting there: Service x15 from MTR Admiralty station exit B. Service 15 from Central Pier 5. Service 15B from Wanchai Convention CenterOur take: The best way to travel back downhill to bring you back to the city area. Apart from beating the queue for the Peak Tram, you can also save time in walking from the lower terminus to the nearest MTR. 3. Minibus Image Credit: Yeo Khee on Unsplash Similar to the bus, a minibus is another cheapest way to get to The Peak. The only difference is the route taken by the minibus. There is only one service running to and fro The Peak.Getting there: Service 1 from Central (Two International Financial Center)Our take: An alternative return downhill. For a scenic bus ride, we would suggest taking the buses than a minibus. 4. Taxi Image Credit: Thomas Patrick on Unsplash Taxis are metered in Hong Kong and are relatively cheap. Riding a taxi to The Peak will give you comfort as it is air-conditioned and clean. A taxi ride will approximately cost you HKD100 (~SGD18) one way from Central.Getting there: Taxi in Hong Kong is readily available to be hailed down the street. You can also call for a taxi.Our take: If you are squeezing itinerary and want to skip the queue, grabbing a taxi will be ideal. Ticketing A ticket is needed if you will be riding the Peak Tram. You can purchase them at the lower terminus ticket booth. The disadvantage of getting your ticket here is the waiting time as the crowd can be unpredictable. Afterward, you will need to join the queue to ride the tram, which may or may not be shorter. A time-consuming method is to get your ticket online. Head down to the official website to purchase a ticket. You can also get the package ticket which enables you to enter Sky Terrace 428. However, you need to oblige to the timing that you have selected. Therefore, you will need to plan your itinerary thoroughly. Another alternative is to get your ticket from Klook. By purchasing your ticket at the site, you will get to skip the queue to ride the tram. This only applies on the ride way up. As a guide will be escorting you, you will need to follow the conditions accordingly. Klook also offers packages with activities for you to enjoy at a discounted price. Attractions 1. Sky Terrace 428 Image Credit: Robson Hatsukami Morgan on Unsplash Sky Terrace 428 is the highest viewing platform in Hong Kong, standing at 428 meters above sea level. It will swoon you off your feet with its 360 degrees panorama view of Hong Kong. Regardless of the timing of the day, you will be overwhelmed by the beauty.Dive into the history of Hong Kong, its culture and architecture by listening to the audio guide, "Hong Kong Sky Tour." It's available for free in 6 different languages.Both The Peak official website and also Klook offer package tickets to get to Sky Terrace 428. It's definitely a spot that shouldn't be miss when you're at The Peak. 2. Madame Tussauds Hong Kong Image Credit: Madame Tussauds Hong Kong  Madame Tussauds is no longer a foreign name as a tourist attraction. It is a wax museum featuring wax figures of famous and historical people as well as celebrities. Opened in 2000, Madame Tussauds Hong Kong featured nearly 100 wax figures. This museum is a perfect stop for you to get up close with celebrities and famous people. 3. Madness 3D Adventure Image Credit: Victoria Peak Something fun and free that you can do at The Peak is "Madness 3D Adventure." It features 3D artwork by local artists depicting famous Hong Kong scenes. There is a special shooting zone where you can get a professional photographer to capture the moment for you with a fee. 4. The Peak Galleria Image Credit: The Peak Galleria on Hang Lung Properties  The Peak Galleria is another shopping complex that is situated just opposite of the Peak Tower. At the time of writing this article, the shopping mall is still under renovation and is expected to reopen by Summer 2019.With the new opening of the Peak Galleria, visitors can expect to see more variety of shopping and entertainment. The highlight of the mall is the giant glass facade overlooking the hill, giving you another option of the scenic view. We also hope that the observatory deck is reopened as it provides the best view of Victoria Harbor. 5. Nature Walk Image Credit: Victoria Peak Surround yourself with the tranquility of nature surrounding Victoria Peak. There are several suggested walking trails that you can enjoy and the point of interest that you can see.Follow through the Mount Austin Road trail which will bring you through the exclusive residential of Mount Austin, Victoria Peak Garden, Mountain Lodge, and Mount Austin playground. This trail offers you scenic view despite the steep and narrow roads closer to the top. And if you feel a bit more adventurous, you can continue down to MTR Central Station. The whole journey is about 2.8km and will take approximately 1.5 hours to complete.Just walking distance from the Peak Tower, you will come across Lion's Pavilion. Offering you free 360 degrees lookout of Hong Kong skylines, no doubt this place will always be packed. Food There is no known Halal food available in Victoria Peak itself. Therefore, do plan the itinerary and get your meal in either Central or Wanchai area. If you need to perform your prayer, you can visit Jamia Mosque in Mid-Levels. Being the first mosque in Hong Kong, it's worth the visit and appreciating the architecture.   There you have it, all you need to know before going to Hong Kong's Victoria Peak. Have fun!  via GIPHY  ...

  • Feeling Distracted? Here Are 10 Tips On How You Can Have a Productive Study Session at Home

    Each one of us may have our own preferred study spots. Some like quiet places like the library, while some may prefer parks. Some prefer cafes, while some prefer designated public study corners. For some students, choosing the right study area is important to ensure productivity. However, due to the recent COVID-19 situation, schools are disrupted as most students have been scheduled for home-based learning. The public is also encouraged to avoid crowded places and stay at home. There has also been recent closures of public spaces like the library, as a precautionary measure. As such, this has an effect on students who may no longer study at places they used to frequent.  via GIPHY We can all agree that home is always the best place to be. At home, we are away from the pressures of the outside world and we can do almost anything at home, comfortably. But of course, it's not all pros when it comes to studying at home. Trust me, when you are too comfortable at home, there comes the distraction. From watching shows on your favorite movie sites to checking social media every few minutes and worst still, not being able to resist the temptation of sleeping on your comfortable bed, your motivation to study slowly disappears. This makes it difficult for you to have a productive study session as you tend to dread studying and completing your assignments. But hey, don't get demotivated and fret about it. Who says studying at home is always unproductive? Here are 10 tips on how you can have a productive study session at the comfort of your home! via GIPHY 1. Study at a Conducive Study Space Credit Image: Daan Stevens on Unsplash  Studying at your bed is a no-no. This must be avoided at all costs because the next thing you want to avoid is taking too much nap and forgetting your actual goals for the day. If you don't have a study space for yourself, then it's time to create one! You can find your new favorite spot in the house, be it the dining table or the desk in your room. If you find your study area too dull or stiffle, you can recreate your study environment by introducing new decorations or colours. Houseplants are a good example as it improves air quality and makes your study place more serene. But most importantly, keeping your study space tidy and neat gives a positive vibe and will motivate you further to complete your daily tasks. 2. Create a Timetable or Schedule  Credit Image: Jealous Weekends on Unsplash We are all used to our school timetables; our class durations and break times are all listed down. Similarly, creating your own timetables or schedule for studying helps to keep you on track. Plan your day out and write them down so that you can visualize your time spent and refer to them whenever needed. You can be flexible (and creative!) but at the same time, discipline yourself to follow the timetable or schedule that you have designed for yourself. Segregate your time for study, breaks and also praying time. This is very helpful especially if you have multiple subjects to study so that you can keep track of the time allocated for each activity. Also, you can have a stopwatch or timer next to you, to help you keep track of the time.  3. Eat Healthy Fruits or Snacks Credit Image: Melissa Belanger on Unsplash Caffeine will definitely keep us fresh and awake but alas, since we are away from our favorite cafes that we used to frequent, we may no longer be able to drink the nice coffee we always do. Snacking while doing our work can also do the trick as it can keep us awake and alert. If you are alternating between sweets and crackers, how about a healthier choice like fruits or cereal? Before the word 'healthy' makes you back away, try dark chocolate or almonds. Both almonds and dark chocolate can boost up your mood and provide you some energy. Other nuts like cashew and walnuts can do wonders too. You can also mix different kinds of fruits to create a fruit salad. Not only will it provide energy to the brain, but it also provides vitamins and fibers to the body. Another great snack combination that you can consider are apples dipped in peanut butter. 4. Have a Healthy breakfast and Lunch  Credit Image: Monika Grabkowska on UnsplashWhile we are at healthy snacks, we should not forget to eat healthily for the rest of our meals too! Having a proper diet can help you to focus better and be more attentive. It can also improve your mood. A proper diet consists of meals built on a high protein, omega-3, healthy fats and fiber. On a side note, skipping meals is a no-no! You can lose focus and get distracted easily. Start your day right by eating a healthy breakfast to help you sustain for the day. As for lunch, you can incorporate more greens in your meals or switch to brown rice, depending on your preference.  5. Take Short Breaks Credit Image: Norbert Levajsics on Unsplash We are not robots. We can't work or study non-stop as it will definitely tire us out. Thus, taking breaks are important. It helps you to retain information better, increase your focus as well as reduce stress. But how can we ensure that taking breaks in between studying is effective? One recommendation is that you should take short breaks set every 20-30 minutes. Take this period to stretch your muscles and relax your mind. Look out of the window to enjoy the fresh air and to rest your eyes. Always remember to keep yourself hydrated too. Try to stay away from social media during this short period as much as possible as it can get you carried away. You can even take a short power nap to refresh your mind. 6. Form Mini Group Chats or Online Video Calls with Friends Credit Image: Gabriel Benois on Unsplash Having mini group chats or video calls with your peers for studying purposes, can boost your motivation to study. It is also the best way to keep yourself attentive and on track. This is because your understanding and perception of the subject may differ and through this medium, you can always discuss and share new ideas. This gives you a better understanding on certain topics and concepts. It is also easier to memorize information when you are discussing it with someone else. It is thus recommended that you create mini group chats or video calls with your friends to update each other on your daily study progress.  7. Ask for Help from your Teachers, Friends or Family  Credit Image: Helloquence on Unsplash  It can be frustrating when you continuously get stuck on a certain topic. One solution is to move on and try out a new topic, and come back to that previous topic later on. However, if you still encounter difficulties, you should ask for help and clarify the topic with someone. You can seek assistance from your teachers or peers, either through email or by sending them a text message. Remember that studying alone doesn't mean that you can't ask for help from anyone. Apart from breaking away from the state of confusion, you will also have a deeper understanding of the topics. Never be afriaid to ask! 8. Determine your Study Techniques Credit Image: My Life Journal on Unsplash As cliche as it sounds, we all have our own abilities and skills. Some things might work for you but not for the rest. Determining your study techniques and style will help you to memorize better and effectively. It is an ongoing process to find what out works best for you. Depending on your preferred style, you can write notes after every lecture or simplify your study materials to help you understand and retain concepts better. You may use charts or mind maps to help you visualize (and see if this works for you). This doesn't only simplify the information given but it also helps you to remember key words and concepts that stand out for the topic. Never be afraid to try out new studying techniques because after all, this is an on-going process! 9. Have Sufficient Sleep Credit Image: Gregory Pappas on Unsplash  You may have heard students burning the midnight oil regularly to study and if you were to ask me how effective it is, it actually depends on your learning style. The timing where one is productive differs as some people concentrate better in the morning while others are night owls. Of course, there is no denying that it is more peaceful and quiet to study at night when everyone else is asleep, but it is more beneficial to get enough rest. Getting at least eight hours of sleep ensures that you get sufficient energy to get through the day. It also allows you to process information better and makes you more alert. Studying too late at night can tire you out so we suggest you get a good night's sleep to prepare for the day.  10. Good Intention Credit Image: Masjid Pogung Dalangan on Unsplash We are taught in Islam to always have a good intention in everything that we do in our daily life. The same goes for studying. We can easily attain knowledge when we have good intentions. Apart from this, we should always seek forgiveness and protect ourselves from undesirable traits such as arrogance and self-pride. It doesn't only help us to understand the topic easily but it also makes us more open to learning new things. Always be humble and help our friends who are struggling in their studies. With mini online chat groups and online video calls available, we can always check up on our friends and guide them if they are struggling to complete a task. By helping to guide and teach others, we too can benefit. Insha Allah. via GIPHY There you have it, 10 tips on how you can have a productive study session at home! Who says studying at home isn't always effective? With these 10 recommended tips, you can plan your study sessions at home better and adjust to studying at home during this COVID-19 situation. With that, we wish all our readers great health. Stay safe and stay home.  via GIPHY ...

  • Travel In The Future: Travel Trends You Should Look Out For In 2020

    Halal tourism is a booming market, expanding rapidly in the global trend. The demand is speculated to increase in years to come as the Muslim population around the world is growing. We have seen how some destinations have embraced the Halal tourism trend by ensuring they are Muslim friendly, providing Halal cuisine and the information needed for one to consider when traveling. Let's have a look at some of the travel trends that you should look out for in 2020! via GIPHY 1. The "Muslim Social Impact Travel" Spirit Credit Image: Annie Spratt on Unsplash  Islam has taught us to foster good relations with our society. We are taught to care for the less fortunate, extending help and charity as much as possible. Leading a balanced life and being eco-friendly without causing harm to nature is also in tune with Islamic beliefs. The younger generation seeks to make more cultural and social impact when travelling instead of just travelling for leisure. Apart from having a fun trip, they want a trip that adds values and make meaningful experiences. These trips enable them to give back to society, making a positive impact and minimize harm to the environment.Opting to buy from local businesses over large corporations is an example of keeping this spirit alive. In this manner, the skills and livelihood of locals are recognized and valued. Combining travel with volunteering has been made possible too. An organization like WWOOF (Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms) links volunteers to farmers in building a sustainable community. How else can you attain an enjoyable yet fulfilling trip with incredible learning experiences?  With the rise of this travel spirit, service providers that implement travel packages that align with social values are more likely to attract a greater pool of audiences.  2. Catering Off-track Destinations to Muslim Travelers Credit Image: Andreas Wagner on Unsplash Over-tourism can be a factor for popular destinations to lose its hype. More and more travelers are searching for the less-traveled destinations, away from tourist hotspots. These destinations are less crowded and often provides a more authentic experience. The fact that it is untainted by tourists may be attractive to Muslim travelers as they are more attracted to a unique and exotic experience before they become mainstream. However, the setback of travelling to these destinations lies in certain travel considerations of a Muslim traveler, like the ability to find Halal food.  An example of an off-track destination is Brunei. Brunei receives approximately 259,000 visitors annually, which makes it a less-traveled destination. Brunei will be a perfect destination for a Muslim traveler as they cater to the Muslim travel needs. With these consumer preferences in mind, destinations may have to embrace the diverse needs of travellers in order to continue attracting them, which includes catering to the faith-based needs of Muslim travellers. 3. Overcoming Islamophobia  Credit Image: T. Chick McClure on Unsplash The issue of Islamophobia is no longer foreign to most of us. We have seen how it has elevated to hate crime in certain parts of the world. It might be a concern for a Muslim traveler to consider going on a trip to destinations where Islamophobia is widespread. Like any other travelers, safety and security are a priority for Muslim travelers.  As we enter Halal Travel 2.0 with technology as an important driver, we find that more Muslim travelers are able to make meticulous decisions with regards to their next destination. This is attributed to the increase in digital tools as well as the effect of technology in making the world more interconnected. We can get information within seconds with official news channels and social media. The unlimited information obtained through social media and official news sites thus assures both current and future travelers when making informed decisions for their next destination. This becomes important as destinations continue to provide more Muslim-friendly services and are dedicated to improving the local climate for travelers.  4. The Global Travel Wallet Credit Image: Jonas Leupe on Unsplash As mentioned earlier, technology continues to influence our daily life. Advanced security in face recognition and thumbprint technology makes e-wallet and mobile payment possible. It has gained popularity amongst travelers, providing ease while guaranteeing safety. More merchants are making digital payment methods available, promising efficiency, security, and convenience for travelers.Muslim travelers can thus enjoy digital transactions without worries as FinTech companies offer value-added service. Traditional banks understand the need for e-commerce payment transactions for their Muslim clients, thus motivating them to introduce financial services to facilitate travel needs.  5. Drivers of Muslim Female Travelers Growth Credit Image: Noorulabdeen Ahmad on Unsplash With almost 45% of the Muslim travel market comprising of Muslim women, we can expect to see more activities caterred to this group of travelers. According to another report by Crescentrating published last year, two-thirds of the women travelers are below the age of 40. And half of them use social media to arrange for accommodation and dining. The influence of social media also shapes the activities engaged by these group of travelers.A small travel company, Intrepid Travel offers tours that cater to women only. Although the choices are currently limited, female travelers can experience the culture and traditions that another country has to offer.We hope that with more initiatives driven by a company, it will inspire more companies to run similar or better initiatives to provide such inclusive services that cater to the female Muslim travelers. This will capture the market of female Muslim travelers with more services like these in place.  6. The Rise Of Halal Gastronomy   Credit Image: Fabrizio Magoni on Unsplash With the growth of Muslim travelers around the world, destinations have seen the need to expand the Halal food industry. More services and operators are redesigning their culinary activities to include Muslim-friendly gastronomy tours and activities. Muslim travelers are also keen in participating in food tours and festivals as an experience to immerse in different cultural experiences. This would impact the food industry and lead to new developments to diversify and include the Halal culinary.  Taking Japan as an example, it has embraced the Halal gastronomy and has been organizing Halal Expo every year since 2014. As of last year, there has been a growth in vendors that offers culinary ranging from Halal to Muslim-friendly food and beverages. 7. The Daud Kim Effect Credit Image: Kushagra Kevat on Unsplash Daud Kim is a former Korean singer turn popular vlogger, who now brings his viewers with him through his journey into Islam. With massive subscribers in his Youtube channel, it is no doubt that young Muslims find him relatable and enjoy his content.His videos have been inspirational as he shares with the viewers the faith-based needs of a Muslim. His simple yet unique style videos doesn't only cater to Muslims, but also non-Muslims. Apart from promoting a Muslim-friendly environment and sharing travel needs to the world, the Daud Kim Effect also continue to play a significant role in reducing stereotypes and changing preconceived perceptions of Muslim travelers. Through creating a positive impact, this trend will help in shaping a better travel market for Muslim travelers. 8. The Ertugrul Phenomenon Credit Image: Krists Luhaers on Unsplash It is no surprise that dramas and movies can influence one's decision to travel. Movies like Lord of The Rings had travelers flock to New Zealand. Meanwhile, the Korean Wave, which saw the spread of K-dramas and K-pop all over the world, has made South Korea a popular tourist destination. Resurrection Ertugrul, a Turkish television drama series inspired by Islamic history and heritage, is one of those well-produced shows that has made Sorgut, the town where this series was shot at, a popular tourist destination.Apart from its entertainment value, these shows have effectively revived the interest of Muslims to learn more about these past figures and history. The increasing popularity of these shows will continue to impact the travel market as it piques the travelers' curiousity. via GIPHY There you have it, the travel trends that you should look out for in 2020. We've seen how there's a rise in the Halal tourism trend as many countries are adopting more Muslim-friendly services. With these travel trends increasingly catered to the Muslim community, Muslim travellers can be rest assured and plan their next destination with ease. ...

  • Japan's Most Aesthetic Hostels You Need To Check Out

    Tokyo is the capital city of Japan, a bustling cosmopolitan city. With its modernity and well-preserved history, there are so many things you can do and see in Tokyo. Whether you travel solely for nature or to shop, Tokyo offers its visitor vast choices of shopping, entertainment, greenery, and culture. These different sides that you can find while exploring will surprise you and make your trip a memorable one. Japan, in general, is known to be an expensive country if you compare it to any other Asian country. No doubt, I must admit that it is true. But this shouldn't hinder you from visiting the country. With proper planning and sourcing out for the best itinerary that best suits your budget, you can enjoy the best out of what Tokyo has to offer. Booking accommodations in Tokyo might come as a surprise to you as it can be really costly. I am not a hostel person in general. But due to budget, I narrowed down my necessity and happened to stumble across hostels in Tokyo. Here are some of the hostels that you should book if you are visiting Tokyo!Also Read: Tokyo Olympics 2020 | 9 Out-Of-This-World Things You Need To Know 1. Bunka Hostels Tokyo Image Credit: Bunka Hostel; Conveniently located in Asakusa, a district filled with history and shopping streets. Bunka Hostels Tokyo is located in Asakusa, a district filled with history and shopping streets. A 5-minute walk from Asakusa station, this hotel's location makes it easy to navigate to the city center. This hostel is known for its contemporary concept combined with the Japanese element. Image Credit: Bunka Hostel; With an interior of clean and minimalist Japanese concept, Bunka Hostel is easily any backpacker's dream. The clean cuts of its furniture and the strong wood accent simply accentuate Japanese architecture. Image Credit: Bunka Hostel; The female dormitory is equipped with curtains and is kept separated from the male dormitories. This makes the hostel a safe and secure place for female travellers to stay in. You can choose from three different kinds of rooms; mixed dormitory, female dormitory and family room. Daily house-keeping and superb customer service will make your stay a comfortable and pleasant one. With exceptional reviews on most booking sites, there shouldn't be an excuse not to consider this as your accommodation! Plus points: Free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms inclusive of public areas. Laundromat and luggage storage may help in the planning of your itinerary if needed. A shared dining area is available on the top floor. Price per night: From SGD38 Address: 1-13-5, Asakusa, Taito-Ku, Tokyo 111-0032 Website | Facebook | Instagram 2. OakHostel Sakura Image Credit: Hotels of Tokyo; Oakhostels Sakura offers a dormitory room for female only. This is perfect for female travellers to Tokyo. Oakhostels Sakura is one of the hostels established under Oak Hotel. As this hostel is conveniently situated near Oshiage Station, you can easily add Tokyo Skytree as part of your ininerary. Apart from that, there is a direct train access from Narita Airport, making your journey from the airport an easier one. Oakhostels Sakura offers dormitory room; either mixed or female-only. You might want to check out their single room as I feel that it is slightly less expensive as compared to other hostels. Plus points: Free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms inclusive of public areas. Laundromat and luggage storage may also help in the planning of your itinerary if needed. A shared dining area is available and made free for use. Price per night: From SGD28Address: 4-6-9, Narihira, Sumida-Ku, Tokyo 130-0002 Website | Facebook  3. Mustard Hotel Shibuya Image Credit: Mustard Shibuya Hotel on Facebook; Mustard Shibuya Hotel is conveniently located near the city's entertainment street. Shibuya is known for its latest fashion and street culture.  If you are looking to stay in a bustling town area like Shibuya, check out Mustard Hotel Shibuya. Opened in 2018, this hotel is situated in between of Shibuya Station and Ebisu Station. Mustard Shibuya Hotel is known for its collaboration with various artists in a program called "Creators in Mustard" to showcase various artworks and exhibitions. Image Credit: Mustard Shibuya Hotel; Mustard Shibuya Hotel offers rooms with a simple yet eye-catching design.   Mustard Shibuya Hotel has a wide range of rooms to accomodate different needs and preferences of guests. You can choose from dormitory rooms to private rooms. The hotel's design is simple, yet functional; perfect for those who adore minimalist designs. Plus points: Free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms inclusive of public areas. Laundromat and luggage storage may help in the planning of your itinerary, if needed. A shared dining area is available and made free for use. There is also a bicycle rental service. If you're up for some thrill, you can even rent a skateboard, with its designs inspired by the Japanese culture. With all of these activities in store for you, you are sure to enjoy your stay at Mustard Shibuya Hotel.  Price per night: From SGD44 Address: Shibuya Bridge B, 1-29-3 Higashi, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0011 Website | Facebook | InstagramAlso Read: Check Out This New Muslim-Friendly Youth Hostel In Tokyo 4. Hostel Den Image Credit: Hostel Den on Agoda; Hostel Den gives off a modern feel with a traditional Japanese touch.  Hostel Den is the first Muslim-friendly hostel, providing prayer rooms and also maps for Halal restaurants. The location of this hostel is smacked right in-between 5 different stations. Each of which is being used for different subway lines which makes your alternative mode of transportation vast. This hostel offered dormitory for mixed, male-only and female-only, and also private rooms with shared bathrooms. Plus points: Free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms inclusive of public areas. Laundromat and luggage storage may help in the planning of your itinerary if needed. A shared dining area is available and made free for use. There is also a portable Wi-Fi rental service provided. Price per night: From SGD32Address: 4-13-8, Nihonbashi-honcho, Chuo-Ku, Tokyo, Japan, 103-0023 Website | Facebook | Instagram 5. Sadou Hostel Image Credit: Sadou Hostel on Facebook; Sadou Hostel is a must-stay hostel if you are into Japanese culture. The rooms are modern and spacious, yet furnished with a tint of traditional Japanese elements.  Located in the Ueno district, Sadou Hostel is based on the philosophy "Once in a lifetime opportunity." They offer various Japanese cultural events like tea ceremony, flower arrangement and calligraphy, to name a few. It is a must stay hostel if you want to learn more about Japanese culture as the rates tend to be cheaper as compared to other places. This hostel provides dormitory-style rooms; mixed, male and female.  Plus points: Free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms inclusive of public areas. Laundromat and luggage storage may help in the planning of your itinerary if needed. A shared kitchen is available and made free for use. Price per night: From SGD44Address: 1-11-7, Higashiueno, Taito-Ku, Tokyo, 110-0015 Website | Facebook | Instagram 6. Beagle Tokyo Hostel & Apartments Image Credit: Beagle Tokyo Hostel & Apartments on Agoda; This Hostel has an interesting wooden interior design which is visually pleasing.  This hostel is worth the mention despite being situated further away from the city area (and that is if you don't mind.) Located just 8-minutes away from Haneda airport, Beagle Hostels is suitable for guests with late-night flights as they provide a free airport shuttle. Do note that booking is required for this service. Also, the dormitory rooms are separated between males and females. You might want to check out the family room if you are traveling with your family. Interestingly, they provide a prayer mat for those staying in the family room! What are you waiting for? Check out this Muslim-friendly hostel now! Plus points: Free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms inclusive of public areas. Laundromat and luggage storage may help in the planning of your itinerary if needed. Price per night: From SGD40 Address: 1-15-16 Haneda, Ota-Ku, Tokyo, 144-0043 Website  Also Read: If You're in Japan, Don't Miss Out on Mazulu Halal Beef Noodle Restaurant! With an abundance of hostels available in Tokyo, you will be spoilt for choices. Reading reviews will help you to narrow down the best hostels to stay in. I hope this list can help you to plan for your next trip to Tokyo!...

  • Halal Foodie's Guide to Paya Lebar Quarter (PLQ) Mall

    The new Paya Lebar Quarter has recently opened and will satisfy your shopping and dining experiences. Located conveniently next to the Paya Lebar MRT station, Paya Lebar Quarter sets to be the next business and lifestyle hub. Adding up to the food eateries available in any other malls in Paya Lebar, I am sure there will be more options to dine in. Take your pick and let's explore the Halal food eateries in the new Paya Lebar Quarter Mall.  Also Read: Here's Our Top 7 Halal Food Recommendations You Need To Try At Least Once At Paya Lebar Square & SingPost 1. Cafe Red Ginger Image Credit: Cafe Red Ginger started its first branch in IMM Jurong in 2000, serving a variety of Nasi Padang dishes. Opening its second branch in Paya Lebar Quarter mall, East siders wouldn't need to travel that far to try the food. If you're not a fan of Nasi Padang, you can also try their signature dishes like Kampung Fried Rice or Claypot Beef Hor Fun.Location: #B2-31Website | Facebook 2. Hanis Cafe & Bakery Image Credit: Hanis Cafe & Bakery Singapore on Facebook Hanis Cafe & Bakery is the sister company of Hans Cafe and Cakehouse, and they are Halal! Offering you a range of meals from western to desserts such as pastries and cakes, having breakfast or tea time here is never a waste.Location: #B2-18Website | Facebook 3. Ichikokudo Hokkaido Ramen Image Credit: Ichikokudo Hokkaido Ramen on Facebook Being the first Halal Hokkaido Ramen in Singapore, its first store is located at Suntec City. Serving you with authentic flavors of Hokkaido, you can find not only Ramen but a variety of Donburi and sides. Not only will you satisfy your palette with authentic food, but with Ramen bowl starts at SGD9.90, it is worth it!Location: #B1-15 / 16Website | Facebook | Instagram 4. KFC Image Credit: KFC on Facebook KFC is no longer a foreign fast-food chain that serves us finger lickin' good chicken! The nearest KFC will be at Kinex Mall and not in the surrounding malls. So, if you are craving for some fried chicken, and something affordable, here's your pick!Location: #B1-14Website | Facebook | Instagram 5. Pizza Hut Image Credit: Pizza Hut on Facebook Pizza Hut is a great place to get together with family and friends over affordable pizza and meals. There are also other menus like baked rice and pasta to choose from. Do check them out as they have promotions from time to time.Location: #04-10Website | Facebook | Instagram 6. Kopitime Kopitime is a food court that is located at level 4 of Paya Lebar Quarter Mall. Like any other food courts in other malls, they have Halal stores for you to check out. The rave of Kopitime is the library-inspired setting and also a stall that sells Bingsu at an affordable price.Location: #04-11 7. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Image Credit: Krispy Kreme Singapore on Facebook Whether you're looking for a place to unwind or wanna get something for tea time, there is Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. Its signature Original Glazed Doughnut has always been my favorite. There are always other doughnuts flavors available that may suit your liking and enjoy them with a cuppa hot coffee or tea.Location: #B2-K6Website | Facebook  8. Old Chang Kee Image Credit: Old Chang Kee There's always enough time to get finger food and snacks! Old Chang Kee is no longer an odd food outlet serving local snacks like curry puffs and spring roll. Even if you are in a hurry or just casually walking around, there's always Old Chang Kee to fulfill the hunger.Location: #B2-32Website | Facebook  9. FairPrice Finest With the new grab and go food section in FairPrice, 7 11 isn't the only place you can grab a quick lunch. The ready-to-eat sections housed several meals that are Halal. If you're in a hurry, then this is the right option for you. Once you're done with the payment, you can request your meal to be heated up at the counter too!Location: #B2-09 10. Boost Juice Bar Image Credit: Boost Juice Bars Quench your thirst from walking and exploring by getting a drink at Boost. A healthy option for you to recharge your energy, Boost offers smoothies, juices, and crushes with no added sugar and artificial colorings.Location: #B2-K10Website | Facebook | Instagram...

  • SEAGames 2019: Where To Get Your Halal Food in Manila

    We Win As One! via GIPHY The SEAGames 2019 will be the 30th edition of the Southeast Asian Games and this year, it will be hosted by the Philippines. From 30th November to 11th December, Manila, Clark and Subic will serve as hubs throughout the games. If you are planning to fly in for the SEAGames but have setbacks due to food restriction, fret not because we are here to list it down for you. These list of Halal eateries are those you can find in Manila, Clark as well and Subic. It will definitely leave you spoiled for choices! via GIPHY 1. Al Batra Restaurant & Coffee Shop Image Credit: Al Batro Restaurant & Coffee Shop on Facebook Al Batra Restaurant is located in the heart of Makati. It serves an authentic Mediterranean, Arabian and Indian cuisine. Apart from this, the restaurant also serves fresh seafood. Take note that this restaurant offers shisha.Halal status: Halal menu served.Address: 2nd floor, A.M Flores Building, Makati Avenue corner Constellation Street, Makati, PhilippinesOpening Hours: 24 hoursFacebook 2. Pamanganan House of Malaysian Halal Foods Image Credit: Pamanganan House of Malaysian Halal Foods on FacebookPamanganan Restaurant is located in Manila Muslim Town. This is a place for you to dine at to get your craving for Malaysian food fixed, bringing you closer to home. Apart from that, you can also try their pizza with a variety of flavors to choose from.Halal Status: Halal menu served.Address: G/F Shaima 2 Hotel, 310-D Elizondo St., Quiapo ManilaOpening Hours: 8am – 11pmFacebook 3. Ababu Persian Kitchen Image Credit: Ababu Persian Kitchen on Facebook Ababu Persian Kitchen is another restaurant with few branches around the Philippines. It specialized in Middle Eastern and Persian cuisine, from Shawarma to Kebab and Hummus. The stated branch below is famous among students nearby as they can savor Persian cuisine without burning a hole in their pockets.Halal status: Halal menu served.Address: 75 Xavierville Ave. Loyola Heights Subd. QC, Quezon City, PhilippinesOpening Hours: 11am – 3am (Mon-Sat), 10am – 2am (Sun)Facebook   4. Martabak Cafe Image Credit: Martabak Cafe on Facebook Martabak Cafe is a halal restaurant located in the biggest mall in the Philippines. Getting its name from a Malay street food Murtabak, this restaurant serves Indon-Malay cuisines which will definitely cure you from being homesick.Halal status: Halal-certifiedAddress: Ground Floor, 131 North Parking Building, SM Mall of Asia,                Bay Boulevard 1308, PhilippinesOpening Hours: 10am – 10pmWebsite | Facebook | Instagram 5. Kashmir Image Credit: Kashmir on Facebook Kashmir is the first Indian restaurant that was established in Manila. With almost 40 years in business, Kashmir has extended its branch throughout Manila. With their dishes ranging from meat overload to vegetarian, dining at Kashmir will let you experience the best of what Northern Indian cuisine has to offer.Halal status: Halal-certifiedAddress: 816 Arnaiz Avenue, Makati City, The PhilippinesOpening Hours: 11am – 10pmWebsite | Facebook | Instagram  6. Gilak by Hossein Image Credit: Gilak by Hossein on Facebook Another successful eatery that you should check out is Gilak by Hossein. Serving you with an authentic Persian and Mediterranean cuisine, you will be satisfied by its Shawarma and Kebab.Halal status: Halal menu served.Address: 2/F Greenbelt 3, Makati Avenue, Ayala Center,                Makati, National Capital Region 1223Opening Hours: 11am – 12mnWebsite | FacebookThe list doesn't stop here. Check out these Halal eateries too when you are in Manila. More Restaurants You can Lookout For 1. The Chicken Rice Shop in Robinson’s Place, ManilaServes: MalaysianHalal status: HalalAddress: G/F, Space 304, Robinsons Place Manila, Pedro Gil Cor. Adriatico Sts., Ermita, ManilaOpening Hours: 10am – 9:30pm (Sun – Thu), 10am – 10:30pm (Fri & Sat)Facebook2. Ziggurat in Makati CityServes: Indian, the Mediterranean, African, and the Middle EastHalal status: HalalAddress: Ground Floor Sunette Tower, Makati Ave Corner Durban St.Opening Hours: 24 hoursFacebook3. Potato CornerServes: SnacksHalal status: Halal ingredients usedAddress: Various locations around ManilaOpening Hours: Depends on the branchWebsite | Facebook | Instagram4. Hossein’s Persian KebabServes: Iranian, Arabian, Indian and MediterraneanHalal status: Halal-certifiedAddress: 2nd Floor 7857 LKV Building, Makati Avenue, right across Burgos Street, Makati CityOpening Hours: 11am – 11pmWebsite | Facebook4. Dulang Restaurant in Ermita, ManilaServes: Malaysian, Tausug (an ethnic group of the Philippines, Malaysian and Indonesia)Halal status: Muslim-ownedAddress: 1313 M. Adriatico St. cor Padre Faura, Ermita, ManilaOpening Hours: 9am – 9pmFacebook5. Garuda PhilippinesServes: IndonesianHalal status: Halal-CertifiedAddress: 166 Salcedo Street Makati City, PhilippinesOpening Hours: 11am – 10pmWebsite | Facebook | Instagram6. Mister KababServes: Middle Eastern and MediterraneanHalal status: Halal menu served.Address: 31 West Avenue, Del Monte, Quezon CityOpening Hours: 24 hoursFacebook7. Shawarma Snack Center ManilaServes: Middle easternHalal status: Halal-certifiedAddress: 485 Salas St., Ermita, ManilaOpening Hours: 24 hoursFacebook8. Arya Persian Restaurant ManilaServes: Iranian and The MediterraneanHalal status: Halal ingredient used, alcohol is served.Address: Robinsons Place Manila, Level 1, Alfresco Wing, Ermita, Manila, 1000, Metro Manila, PhilippinesOpening Hours: 10am – 9pmWebsite | Facebook9. Feta MediterraneanServes: Turkish, Greek, MediterraneanHalal status: Halal meat used.Address: Ground Floor, Intrawest Center, 101 Annapolis Street, Greenhills, San Juan CityOpening Hours: 10am – 10pmFacebook10. El Prado at Berjaya Makati HotelServes: Local, Asian, InternationalHalal status: Halal-certifiedAddress: 7835 Makati Avenue Corner Eduque Street, Makati City, Philippines 1209Opening Hours: 24 hoursWebsite11. Kabab & CurryServes: Indian and PakistaniHalal status: Halal-certifiedAddress: 20 Jupiter Street, Bel-Air, Makati CityOpening Hours: 11:30am – 3pm, 6pm – 12mnWebsite12. Hummus Elijah MakatiServes: MediterraneanHalal Status: Vegetarian and HalalAddress: 7850 Makati Avenue, Makati, 1209 Metro Manila, PhilippinesOpening Hours: 9am – 3amWebsite | Facebook13. Moud Halal RestaurantHalal status: Muslim-owned, Halal ingredients used.Address: 827 Globo de Oro Street, Quiapo, Manila, The PhilippinesOpening Hours: 11am – 10pmFacebook 14. Iza's Chicken CornerServes: WesternHalal Status: Halal menu served.Address: 873 P. Campa Street, Sampaloc, ManilaOpening Hours: 24 hoursFacebook15. The Marriott Cafe in Marriot Hotel ManilaHalal status: Halal menu available upon request.Address: Newport Boulevard, Newport City, Pasay 1309, Metro Manila, PhilippinesOpening Hours: 6:30am – 10:30pmWebsite16. New Bombay RestaurantServes: Authentic Indian foodHalal status: Halal-CertifiedAddress: G/F, Glorietta 3, Ayala Center, Makati CityOpening Hours: 11am – 11pm17. Rehan Halal Food HubServes: ArabianHalal Status: Halal menu served.Address: Food Court, Lower Ground Floor, Theatre Mall, Greenhills Shopping Centre, Greenhills, San Juan CityOpening Hours: 10am – 10pm So there you have it, a list of Halal eateries in Manila. Now that food is settled, what are you waiting for? Get your plan started for a trip to Manila!...

  • Never Go Hungry in Hong Kong With These Halal Food Places

    Is finding Halal food places to dine in at Hong Kong a worry for you? Believe it or not, it is not that tedious to find Halal eateries in Hong Kong. With almost 50 over restaurants scattered around Hong Kong, you will definitely be awed by the choices ranging from Chinese to Western and Middle Eastern. Don't starve yourself when you go to Hong Kong because we have you all covered with these Halal eateries. via GIPHY Halal Eateries in Hong Kong Island 1. Islamic Center Canteen Image Credit: Islamic Center Canteen on Coconuts As cliche as it sounds, no matter what your itinerary is when you are visiting Hong Kong, it is a must to dine in at Islamic Center Canteen. Located on the 5th floor of the Osman Ramju Sadick Islamic Center, the food here is definitely affordable with Dim Sum dishes starting at HKD13 (SGD2.30).Halal status: Halal-CertifiedAddress: 5/F, Masjid Ammar and Osman Ramju Sadick Islamic Centre, 40 Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong IslandOpening Hours: 10am-9pm 2. Dong Fang Gong Lanzhou Beef Noodles Image Credit: Dong Fang G0ong Lanzhou Beef Noodles on OpenRice  Just about 2 minutes walk from Causeway Bay Station, you can find a restaurant called Oriental Palace Lanzhou Beef Ramen. This restaurant serves mainly beef noodle (as the name suggests) and what's special about it is that the noodles are made on the spot! A small bowl of Lanzhou Beef Noodles cost HKD58 (SGD10) and if you can't get enough of beef, order a side dish of beef for HKD22 (SGD4).Halal status: Halal-CertifiedAddress: Shop C, G/F, Shining Building, 477 - 481 Jaffe Road, Causeway BayOpening Hours: 11am - 10pm 3. Mingcha Limited Image Credit: Mingcha Limited on Facebook Calling all tea lovers! Mingcha Limited is a company specialized in premium Chinese Tea. If you have some time to spare in Hong Kong and want to experience tea tasting, you may join some of their workshops. Either you are buying it for yourself or as a souvenir, Mingcha Limited is top-notch in the world of teas. A mini bottle of tea starts from HKD99 (SGD17).Halal status: Halal-CertifiedAddress: RM 901-902, 9/F, Cheung Tat Centre, 18 Cheung Lee Street, Chai WanOpening Hours: 10am - 7pm (Closed on Sundays and public holidays)Website | Facebook 4. Wai Kee Image Credit: Wai Kee on ET Food Voyage Wai Kee is another recommended Muslim-owned eatery that you need to visit when you are in Hong Kong. This is the place for you to get your roasted duck rice fix (and of course, it is Halal!) Top on the must-try list is the well-marinated tender duck meat. And! You need to savor the crispy duck skin. While you’re there, try their very own wanton noodles and juicy wanton. Halal status: Muslim-ownedAddress: Stall #5 Bowrington Cooked Food Centre 1/F Bowrington Road Market, 23 Bowrington Road, Wan Chai, Hong KongOpening Hours: 10am - 6pm 5. Big Pizza Image Credit: Big Pizza On some nights, you just need some fast food and getting a Halal on can be a little tricky when you’re in Hong Kong. Well thankfully, Big Pizza is the place to go to get some good ol’ Halal pizza. The best part is, it opens all night long. Check out the timings below and be sure to have this eatery at the top of your mind when you need some pizza. A slice of pizza cost you HKD25 (SGD5) or you can settle for the pasta combo which comes with a drink at HKD52 (SGD10). Halal status: Halal-CertifiedAddress: Shop No. 5, G/F Wan Chai Central Building, 89 Lockhard Road, Wan Chai, Hong KongOpening Hours: 10:30am - 6amWebsite 6. 27 Kebab House Image Credit: 27 Kebab House on Facebook On some nights, you just need some fast food and getting a Halal on can be a little tricky when you’re in Hong Kong. Well thankfully, Big Pizza is the place to go to get some good ol’ Halal pizza. The best part is, it opens all night long. Check out the timings below and be sure to have this eatery at the top of your mind when you need some pizza. A slice of pizza cost you HKD25 (SGD5) or you can settle for the pasta combo which comes with a drink at HKD52 (SGD10).Halal status: Halal-CertifiedAddress: Shop D-E, 27 Hollywood Road, Soho, Central, Hong KongOpening Hours: 10am - 6am 7. Bombay Dreams HK Ltd Image Credit: Dining Concepts on Facebook Bombay Dreams is the perfect place to satisfy your daily Naan cravings. Listed on Michelin Guide’s Bid Gourmand, Bombay Dreams is a fine dining restaurant that serves the most authentic Indian cuisine. You can choose from various dishes to be eaten with Basmati rice or Naan. Prices start from HKD78 (SGD14).Halal status: Halal-Certified, Alcohol is served in the restaurantAddress: 4/F, 77 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong KongOpening Hours: 12pm - 11pmWebsite  8. Chrisly Café Image Credit: Chrisly Cafe on Facebook Chrisly Cafe isn’t entirely Halal, but they have several branches that have Halal-certified bakeries like this one. When you’re in Hong Kong, you should never give this cafe a miss. Their iconic egg tarts, and pineapple bun, perfect for breakfast and tea time, are sure to leave you wanting for more. Halal status: Halal-Certified (Selected bakeries only)Address: Shop 3018, 3/F, Shun Tak Centre, 168-200 Connaught Road Central, Hong KongOpening Hours: 7am - 7pmWebsite | Facebook | Instagram 9.Warung Malang Image Credit: Warung Malang on Facebook If you’re looking to try something new, Warung Malang is the place to go. Not only do they serve delicious Indonesian food, but it also comes at an affordable price. If you need to get some rice fix, a plate of Nasi Campur costs HKD50 (SGD9), with 4 different dishes to choose from. Halal status: Halal-CertifiedAddress: 2/F, B-2, Dragon Rise Building, 9-11 Pennington Street, Causeway Bay, Hong KongOpening Hours: 10am - 10pmFacebook   10. Masala Train  Image Credit: Masala Train on Facebook After a long and hot day spent exploring the streets of Hong Kong, why not dine at Masala Train? You can get a taste of authentic Indian food at this restaurant to satisfy your cravings. Over at this restaurant, you can try their meal box Chicken Tikka Masala from HKD 58 (SGD 11) as well as their Paneer Tikka Roll from HKD 58 (SGD 11). Halal status: Halal-certifiedAddress: G/F, Yue On Building, 146 Lockhart Road and 2A O'Brien Road, Wan ChaiOpening Hours: 11.30am to 10pm Website | Facebook Halal Eateries in Kowloon 1. Ma’s Restaurant Image Credit: Ma's Restaurant by KiKiPangHK on OpenRice Your trip to Hong Kong will be never complete if you don’t try their famous Chinese delights. Having difficulty finding the right restaurant? Look no further as Ma's Restaurant specializes in local Xinjiang cuisine. This restaurant is famous for its authentic braised beef brisket noodle for HKD50 (SGD19) and also their Veal Goulash which costs about HKD42 (SGD7). We highly recommend coming to this restaurant as it is sure to leave you spoilt for choices with its wide variety of food on the menu. Halal status: Halal-CertifiedAddress: Shop A, 21-25 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Sham Shui Po, Hong KongOpening Hours: 11:30am - 11pm 2. Islam Food Image Credit: Islam Food Islam food has been serving local cuisine and it should be one of the eateries you should try. The Pan Fried Beef Bun which is one of their signature dishes or if you are quite adventurous to try a cold dish, you can try the Chicken with Sesame Oil Sauce for HKD78 (SGD14).Halal status: Halal ingredient usedAddress: G/F, No. 1 Lung Kong Rd, Kowloon City, KowloonOpening Hours: 11am - 11pmWebsite  3. Casablanca Restaurant & Café Image Credit: Casablanca Restaurant on Facebook Casablanca Restaurant serves Moroccan and Mediterranean cuisine. Either you choose to eat pita or Tagine (a Moroccon dish cooked in an earthenware pot), you can make it a set during lunch. Starting from HKD58 (SGD10), each set comes with a drink to complete your meal.Halal status: Halal-CertifiedAddress: 6/F, Ashley Centre, 23-25 Ashley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong KongOpening Hours: 12pm - 11pmFacebook 4. Authentic Lanzhou Beef Noodles Image Credit: Authentic Lanzhou Beef Noodles on OpenRice This restaurant serves the popular authentic Lanzhou beef noodles for those of you who want to try out this popular Hong Kong local dish. As the portions for some of the food items in their menu can be quite big, we recommend sharing some of the dishes you order.  Halal status: Halal-CertifiedAddress:  Room 5-8 G/F, Park Hotel, 61-65 Chatham Road South, TSTOpening Hours: 11am - 11pm Website 5. Anjappar Image Credit: Anjappar on Facebook Anjappar is a restaurant serving Chettinad Indian cuisine and has been branching out worldwide. Try their signature special Anjappar Chicken Dry/Masala for HKD110 (SGD19) with Mutton Biryani HKD90 (SGD16). Halal status: Halal-CertifiedAddress: Unit-202, Multifield Plaza, No.3-5 Prat Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong KongOpening Hours: 11am - 3pm, 6pm - 11pm (Monday to Friday), 11am - 11pm (Saturday, Sunday and public holidays)Website | Facebook | Instagram 6. Bismillah Kebab House Image Credit: Bismillah Kebab House on Facebook Bismillah Kebab House has 2 outlets in Chung King Mansion, one of which was at 1/F. Apart from serving Kebab doner, you can also try their BBQ fish and chips for HKD45 (SGD8) or the Lamb Chop Biryani for HKD55 (SGD10).Halal status: Halal-CertifiedAddress: Shop No., 68A, G/F, Chung King Mansion, 36-44 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, KowloonOpening Hours: 9am - 11pmFacebook 7. Istanbul Kebab Image Credit: Istanbul Kebab Tucked in Tsim Sha Tsui, Istanbul Kebab doesn't only serve kebab but you can find other Turkish dishes. Try the Shrimp Roll for HKD78 (SGD14) if you're a big fan of shrimp or the Doner Pizza Special from HKD88 (SGD15.50).Halal status: Halal-CertifiedAddress: Shop 1A, Tsim Sha Tsui Mansion, 36-50 Lock Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong KongOpening Hours: 12pm - 11:30pmWebsite  8. Bombay Kitchen  Image Credit: Bombay Kitchen Bombay Kitchen serves various dishes from India. This restaurant is committed to providing the most authentic Indian foods. If you want to have a hearty meal, you can opt for the Butter Chicken HKD75 (SGD 13) and their Cheese Naan HKD25 (SGD 4)  or Garlic Naan HKD20 (SGD 3).  Halal status: Halal-CertifiedAddress: G/F, 72-74 South Wall Road, Kowloon City Opening Hours: Lunch: Mon - Sun: 11:30am - 3pm Dinner: Mon - Thu: 6pm - 11pm Friday - Sunday 5:30pm - 11pm Website | Facebook | Instagram  9. Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Image Credit: Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen on Facebook Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen offers various options on the menu with the crispy fried chicken as one of the more popular items on the menu. You can find the 2 piece chicken meal from HKD 48 (SGD 9) and the mushroom gravy rice from HKD 48 (SGD 9) if you’re looking for something more filling.  Halal status: Halal-CertifiedAddress: Chefs' Society, B/F, T.O.P This is Our Place, 700 Nathan Road, Mong KokOpening Hours: 11am - 10.30pm Website | Facebook   10. La Scala Image Credit: La Scala La Scala is a restaurant located in the Royal Plaza Hotel. Available for all-day dine-in, La Scala serves Halal International cuisine. Their main course such as Bechamel Chicken Spaghetti starts at HKD218 (SGD39) and if you have some room for dessert, try the Vanilla Creme Brulee with Fresh Berries.Halal status: Halal menu availableAddress: 193 Prince Edward Road West, Kowloon, Hong KongOpening Hours: 6am - 11pmWebsite Halal Eateries in New Territories   1. Ebeneezer’s Kebab & Pizzeria Image Credit: Ebeneezer's Kebab & Pizzeria  Ebeneezer's is one of the successful kebab chains in Hong Kong. You can also find them in Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon area. The choices of food are endless here, from kebabs which cost HKD85 (SGD15) to pizza which costs HKD98 (SGD17) and even Biryani and Tandoori.Halal status: Halal-CertifiedAddress: Shop no. 9A, G/F, Ngong Ping Theme Village, Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, Hong KongOpening Hours: 10:30pm - 6pm (Monday - Friday), 9:30am - 6:30pm (Saturday, Sunday and public holiday)Website 2. Kimos Image Credit: Kimos  Kimos is a restaurant that serves Indian and Turkish cuisines. This restaurant is very close to the airport so you may want to consider dining in here before catching your flight. Try the meat lover plate from HKD105 (SGD19) where you can choose rice or fries as your side or their homemade chicken burger HKD95 (SGD17).Halal status: Halal-CertifiedAddress: Shop L, Ground Floor, Retail Seaview Crescent, No. 8, Tung Chung Waterfront Road, Tung ChungOpening Hours: 11am - 11pmWebsite 3. Curry Lounge Image Credit: Curry Lounge on Facebook Another restaurant that is near the airport is Curry Lounge, serving Indian cuisine. Try their signature dish Lamb Chop Masala for HKD158 (SGD28) or if you don't fancy lamb, they have several dishes with chicken and seafood. Halal status: Halal-CertifiedAddress: Shop S G/F, SeaView Crescent, 8 Tung Chung, Waterfront Road, Tung Chung, Lantau Island, New Territories, Hong Kong.Opening Hours: 11:30am - 11pmWebsite | Facebook | Instagram 4. Old Town White Coffee Image Credit: Old Town White Coffee on OpenRice Another restaurant that is near the airport is Curry Lounge, serving Indian cuisine. Try their signature dish Lamb Chop Masala for HKD158 (SGD28) or if you don't fancy lamb, they have several dishes with chicken and seafood.Halal status: Halal-CertifiedAddress: [Restricted Area] East to West Food Market, Departures West Hall, Level 6, Hong Kong International Airport, Lantau Island, Hong KongOpening Hours: 24 hours 5. SkyCity Bistro Image Credit: Club Marriot SkyCity Bistro is a restaurant in Hong Kong SkyCity Marriot Hotel. Serving international cuisine, SkyCity Bistro provides an all-day Halal dining menu. You can choose from an appetizer like Norwegian Smoked Salmon Platter for HKD188 (SGD33) or you can dive in straight into the main course like Grilled Beef Tenderloin for HKD348 (SGD62).Halal status: Halal Menu available. Alcohol is served in the restaurant.Address: 1 Sky City Road East, Hong Kong International Airport, Lantau IslandOpening Hours: 6:30am - 11am, 12pm - 2:30pm, 6pm - 10pmWebsite   There you have it, Halal food places in Hong Kong! With all of these Halal food places, you'll never go hungry in Hong Kong again. Also, you can check out the list of Halal-certified restaurants in Hong Kong here! via GIPHY...

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