More restaurants in Taiwan gain Halal certification

Want China Times
Date: 2015-05-24

Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau said several restaurants, including some in Taipei 101, the

A restaurant in Taipei with Halal certification. (Photo/Wang Ying-hao)

A restaurant in Taipei with Halal certification. (Photo/Wang Ying-hao)

National Palace Museum and scenic Sun Moon Lake have earned Halal certification.

The bureau said in a news conference on Friday that 24 restaurants recently received certification from the Chinese Muslim Association, bringing the total number with Halal certification in Taiwan to 70.

The growing number of Halal restaurants will make it more convenient for Muslim visitors to travel to Taiwan, the bureau said.

There are nearly 2 billion Muslims in the world, and they are being wooed as potential tourist by many countries in the world, the bureau said.

Muslims made about 180,000 visits to Taiwan last year, up 12.5% from 2013, and the bureau estimated that the number could grow by 10% this year.     [FULL  STORY]

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