By: Wu Po-wei and Joseph Yeh
Taipei, Oct. 9 (CNA) A newly built Muslim prayer room is now open to visitors at the Taipei 101 tower, one of the top tourist attractions in the country, as part of an effort to create a Muslim-friendly environment, a member of the building management staff said Wednesday.
Each year, tens of thousands of visitors, including tourists from Muslim countries, visit the iconic building in Taipei's Xinyi business district, according to Elva Huang (黃瓊萱), who is in charge of tourism and marketing at Taipei 101.
To cater to Muslims visitors and to show respect for their religious beliefs, a Muslim prayer room was recently constructed on the fifth floor of Taipei 101, Huang told CNA.
The Muslim prayer room is now open for use by anyone, once they make the request at the information center in the building, she said. [FULL STORY]