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Freelance journalist. Currently aggregating economic news for analytical news service dedicated to competition law and regulatory developments around the world. Former reporter of tvOne (Indonesian television news channel) and NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation).

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  • Storytime: History of Ramadan

    The word 'Ramadan' is sourced from the Arabic word 'ramiḍa' or 'ar-ramaḍ' which translates to “scorching heat” or “dryness”. Ramadan falls under the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and it is known as the holiest month. During this time, Muslims are required to fast everyday for the...

  • 5 Things To Note About Laylatul Qadr

    Everyone knows that Muslims around the world celebrate Ramadhan by fasting for 30 days. But what many do not know is that out of all these 30 days, there is one night in particular that all Muslims look forward to: Laylatul Qadr.   Benefits of Laylatul Qadr Also known as the Night of Power, Laylatul...

  • Here's Why We Think Having Iftar At The Mosque Is Beautiful

    Fasting falls under one of the five pillars of Islam. Hence, it is an obligation that all medically-fit Muslims must abide by. Muslims around the world will fast anywhere from 11 to 20 hours. Once the period of dusk begins, only then will Muslims be allowed to break their fast by quenching their thirst...

  • Semarang, Indonesia | You Haven't been To Semarang If Haven't Try These Street Food!

    Semarang, Indonesia is an amazing city, especially for backpackers. This city is exceptional for travelers who are in for some adventure. But more importantly, Halal food is a breeze to find here in Semarang. If you're on a budget or just curious about the local food in Semarang, we've got 5 mouthwatering...

  • Upsize Your Ramadan With These Ibadah

    Muslims worldwide are eagerly waiting for Ramadhan to come as they will be fasting from start to end of the entire holy month. Through this, Muslims hope to cultivate patience, restrain lust, give to others in need but most importantly, attain piety. Ramadhan this year will begin on 5th May 2019. As...

  • Jodipan: The Colourful Settlement In Malang, East Java, Indonesia

    A long time ago, Jodipan in Malang city was a slum area located on the banks of the Brantas River. Today, the area has transformed into a popular instagrammable and halal destination. There are three appealing settlements in the Jodipan area, namely 'Kampung Warna Warni', 'Kampung Tridi' and 'Kampung...

  • 3 Best Desserts in Malang, East Java, Indonesia

    Below are three sophisticated desserts in Malang, East Java that you must try!   Ceklok Ice Cream  Credit: Es Puter Ceklok ManagementTugiman, the owner of Es Puter Ceklok, first produced 'Ceklok' ice cream in 1978. He derived the name Ceklok from the sound of an ice shovel dragging against ice dough....

  • Bandung, Indonesia | Wake Up To 5 of Bandung's Best Breakfasts

    Waking up to cold and freezing temperature in Bandung? This city never stops offering you cuisine options, not only in the afternoon or evening but also early in the morning. Here, we recommend you five mouthwatering breakfast in Bandung that will start your terrific day. Surely all these are halal! via...

  • Malang, Indonesia | 5 Amazing Spots You Need To Go In Malang

    If you are looking for adventurous-outdoor spots that will get your adrenalin pumping, I have some recommendation spots in Malang, East Java Province. Milkindo Farm Credit: @nifa_8 on Instagram This first spot is an educational tourist attraction with the concept of cattle farming in Malang Regency....

  • You Haven't Experienced Malang, Indonesia Until You Try These 5 Irresistible Halal Dishes

    “Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch”- Orson Welles Another destination you need to put on your vacation list is Malang. Located in East Java province, you only need to fly an hour and 20 minutes from Jakarta. This city offers you fresh air along with its amazing halal...

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