An increasingly friendly Hong Kong for Muslim travelers

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Hong Kong as international city more friendly to Muslim tourists. Now in Hong Kong, there are many mosques and tourist attractions that are friendly for Muslim visitors.

According to data from the Hong Kong Tourism Board, the Muslim community in Hong Kong continues to grow, the figure now stands at 220,000, including about 30,000 Chinese Muslims.

“It’s not difficult to find a Muslim-friendly place. In Hong Kong there is the Kowloon Mosque which is located in the heart of a shopping center, many Muslims can worship comfortably there,” said Senior Manager, Marketing Hong Kong Tourism Martin Gwee, in a virtual iftar held together among journalists.

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He also invited tourists to come back to Hong Kong when the border reopened. “There are many new experiences that they can enjoy. You can enjoy it when the time comes, I can’t wait for all of you to come to Hong Kong,” he said.

These new experiences include Hong Kong Disneyland Park, Ocean Park Hong Kong, which has just opened Water World with its colorful slides. There is also the M+ Museum in West Kowloon and the Xiqu Center, a performing arts theater in the Tsim Sha Tsui district.

And if you want to take a walk, a traveler can enjoy the West Kowloon Promenade to see Victoria Harbour. “This is a must visit, a big project from the Hong Kong government, on the Promenade you can do sports, picnics, photos on the promenade can be sports, picnics, photos,” said Andi Rini Poernomo, a flight attendant for Cathay Pacific who has lived for 27 years. in Hong Kong.

He agreed with Martin’s words about the ease of Muslims to worship in Hong Kong. “In Kowloon, you can shop, you can pray there, now there are more and more places of worship in Hong Kong, at the airport, Disneyland. There are lots of places to pray, so it’s not difficult,” he said.

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