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Indonesia as Great Destination for Muslim Travelers


You might have heard about halal tourism these days. Several countries around the world try to market halal tourism campaign to attract Muslim travelers. Muslim community is very large in the world so this just makes sense to provide proper facilitate for them. It includes providing halal foods, prayer facilities (mosque, mushollah, etc), and many more. Among so many countries that claim to be Muslim travelers-friendly, Indonesia is a great one. It is because Indonesia itself is the largest Muslim countries in the world. The majority of people in Indonesia are Islam believers. Therefore, Indonesia has made quite a name among Muslim travelers around the world. 

What makes Indonesia great destination for Muslim travelers

Muslim travelers have different needs because they live by following Islamic rules. For example, they can only eat halal foods and not every travel destination can provide it. Muslim travelers also have routine prayer five times a day. Some of countries in the world still don’t have proper facility to accommodate Muslim travelers for prayer. So what makes Indonesia a great travel destination for Muslim travelers?

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Well-accomodating

Indonesia is a country with high diversity in culture, tradition, as well as religion. People with different cultural background and religious beliefs can live in perfect harmony in Indonesia. That’s why this country is such a great destination for every traveler from all over the world. As for Muslim traveler, Indonesia is a perfect destination because everything Muslim travelers need can be accommodated very well. The majority of foods in Indonesia are halal especially in Java. Even so, places with Muslim as minority still provide halal foods such as in Bali. You can find restaurants that also offer halal foods on their menu. Finding halal foods won’t be an issue for Muslim travelers in Indonesia.

Respectful locals

The locals are respectful and welcoming even to foreign tourists especially when you are in touristy areas. That’s why interacting with the locals will be such a pleasant experience. The locals won’t discriminate you from what you believe. Muslim travelers can have friendly conversation with the locals even if they are not Muslim themselves. You can ask the locals for help or direction easily without so much a fuss. To get friendly interaction or conversation, you can learn some phrases in Bahasa such as ‘apa kabar?’ (how are you) or ‘terima kasih’ (thank you). Most of people in Indonesia will be able to response when Muslim travelers greet them with ‘assalamualaikum’. 

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It’s easy to find a place to pray

Since the majority of Indonesia’s population are Muslim, it is not hard to find mosque or mushollah for Muslim travelers to do their routine prayers. In fact, mosques are also available in rest area scattered in several points of tolls. Big mosques provide everything Muslim travelers needs for comfortable prayers. The facilities are sufficient and convenient. That’s why there won’t be any issue for Muslim travelers to do their routine prayer when travelling in Indonesia. There is always mosque in almost every corner of the city with direction. Or, you can just ask the local for direction.

Travel Tips for a Trip Labuan Bajo – A Charming Harbor Town

Going on a much-anticipated Labuan Bajo trip? The island is a gorgeous harbor town that will be one of the highlights of your travel in Indonesia. Moreover, Labuan Bajo is merely the gateway to so many wonderful discoveries you’re going to experience in the East of Indonesia, Flores, and the lesser Sumba island. Whether you go by boat or plan to stay at a resort, Labuan Bajo of Flores is not somewhere you’d want to go without preparations to.

Before your Trip Labuan Bajo – research and research!

Flores and the lesser Sunda islands are unlike Bali in terms of development. You’ll find that it’s difficult to find signal receptions even when you’re near a town. You may also not find conveniences like mini markets so easily in some areas outside of the center of the towns. Make sure that you are ready for shortcomings such as these before you go on your Labuan Bajo trip. 

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Do sufficient research on not just the destinations or the attractions you’re planning to visit, but also how everyday things work around there. Here are some things to get started:

  • Do you plan to go by boat or land? Will you have a guide with you?
  • Is there any reliable public transportation you can count on? This is an unlikely case, so make sure that you have alternatives ready. 
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Labuan Bajo vicinity 

Chance are, if you’re embarking on a trip Labuan Bajo, you’re going to go to the Komodo National Park as well. Make sure that you have enough preparations for everything. Here are some of the most popular attractions where Labuan Bajo is the gateway to:

  • Rinca Island 
  • Kalong island                                                                                      
  • Rangko Cave 
  • Kelor Island 

Avoid the upscale places 

A large part of traveling, not to mention, to a place as fascinating as Labuan Bajo, is experiencing the local cuisines culture. And you simply won’t the same experience when you go to places like Le Pirate, or Mediterraneo of Labuan Bajo. We don’t mean to avoid them altogether; it’s perfectly okay for you to go and enjoy yourself; just remember to make time to explore the local warungs and rumah makan to discover the authentic local taste. Not only you’ll find delicious food at a fraction of the price, you’ll also get to experience a more authentic way of discovering this little town.

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Bring cash!

Labuan Bajo Flores, while gaining popularity with tourists from all over the world, is not quite like Bali. For both good and not so good reasons. Don’t expect ATM machines to turn up at every corner, or finding convenience stores that allows you to your your credit cards easily. Make sure that you bring a good chunk of cash with you to prepare. Flores is still largely 

Visit the fish markets of Labuan Bajo 

Whether you stay at a resort or go on a sailing trip Labuan Bajo, make sure that one of the places listed in your itinerary would be visiting the fish markets of Labuan Bajo. A journey will not be complete without a satisfying plate of good food. 

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