Tag: halal

Is Singapore the next big halal destination?

Singapore— According to the Indonesian Tourism Industry Association (GIPI) deputy head Panca Sarungu, Singapore has the potential to become the next big halal tourism destination. An Arabic word, halal means what is allowable under the teachings of Islam.  It also means that alcohol, pork, nudity, and gambling...

Indonesia faces resistance when it comes to halal tourism plans for Lake Toba

The Indonesian government has been pushing to develop new tourist zones with the 'halal tourism' concept to attract foreign visitors to islands besides Bali. The idea to push for “halal tourism” is to attract Muslim tourists from abroad, but, in some areas of the country, those...

Malaysia fights call to boycott non-Muslim halal products

The racial tiff in Malaysia took a nasty turn with calls from social media users to boycott halal goods made by non-Muslims. Entrepreneur Development Minister Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof yesterday said the campaign is ‘not constructive’. He said the online campaign should not be happen in a...

S’pore man says he got diarrhoea after eating at Korean BBQ restaurant; establishment replies saying they are “not halal”

Singapore -  It is every restaurant’s worst nightmare to receive a bad review on their food or service quality. When placed on the spotlight for the wrong reasons, a food establishment must remedy the situation as soon as possible and with professionalism. On August 13,...

Malaysia the Halal hub: Now with the first global halal-friendly hotel certification

After the first 'Halal' airline in the world with the failed Rayani Air, Malaysia had the first 'Halal' lifts in the world. It also has the first 'Halal' or Muslim-friendly prison in the Islamist-controlled state of Terengganu which obtained Malaysia’s Halal Verification Certificate (MHVC). The Independent...

Prison in Malaysia certified ‘Halal’

The Marang Prison in the state of Terengganu, is the first jail in Peninsular Malaysia to obtain Malaysia’s Halal Verification Certificate (MHVC), Bernama reported. The national news agency quoted Marang Prison director Wan Sani Ab Latiff who says the success was a result of the...

Penang Culture F&B backing company fined S$94,500 by MOM for declaring fake salaries

On Monday, January 14, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) announced that popular restaurant chain Penang Culture's backing company, GD Group, had been given a fine of S$94,500 for false salary declarations on work pass applications or Employment Passes (EPs). MOM has also prohibited GD...

Muslim man angered after Singapore airlines refuses to alter dish to suit his religious needs

A Muslim passenger of Singapore Airlines shared a post on Facebook page All Singapore Stuff - a screenshot of his original post to Singapore Airlines - saying that he had requested changes to a meal, to be prepared with his religious considerations in mind, specifically no...

Increase in Halal Certified Restaurants – More Tolerance Needed

Obbana Rajah With the increase in the number of Halal Certified restaurants, or restaurants that are currently in the process of getting their Halal Certification, more tolerance is needed from those of other races. Many have taken to Facebook to create groups boycotting these restaurants and...

Jack Ma eyes Malaysia’s halal export marketplace

It was a first for the 14th Malaysia International Halal Showcase with the participation of China's Alibaba.com, a unit of Alibaba Group Holding. The halal showcase promotes goods and services consumed by the Muslims, while the showcase has gained international recognition over the years. It has...