Discover Malaysia :
Your Muslim-Friendly destination


  • Malaysian Hotels Target $126 Billion Muslim Tourism Market with Cultural Changes

    Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA — Indian businessman Abdul Jamil visited Malaysia for the first time this year, drawn by the idea of a vacation offering cultural sights and amenities tailored to suit Muslims.

    “Everything is easy for a Muslim on holiday here and it’s easy to get halal food,” the 62-year-old from Chennai said this week at a park in Kuala Lumpur with his wife and two children. “It would certainly be good if there were more hotels with Islamic facilities. That would make me come back.” Read More

  • Two Malaysian cities named top 10 ‘selfie’ cities

    New York City, USA — Petaling Jaya and George Town have emerged in the top 10 list of “selfie cities” in the world, according to a list compiled by Time magazine.

    PJ is ranked as fifth “selfie city” with 141 selfie-takers per 100,000 persons while George Town has 95 selfie-takers per 100,000 people.

    Kuala Lumpur and Johor Baru are positioned at 21st  and 50th respectively, while Singapore, on the other hand, is at 53rd in the list. Read More

  • Malaysia keen on remaining top Muslim-friendly holiday spot

    Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA — The Tourism and Culture Ministry is open to suggestions on how to maintain Malaysia’s position as the world’s top Muslim-friendly holiday destination.

    Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz said a study by the Singapore-based Muslim travel consultancy, Crescentrating, showed that Malaysia had enjoyed the accolade since 2011. Read More

  • Nazri tells restaurants to go halal to meet Muslim tourist influx

    Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA — Restaurateurs and those involved in the food industry should offer halal fare in their menus due to the rising demand from the Muslim tourism market, says Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz.

    He said being a Muslim country, Malaysia was already known as a top tourism attraction for Muslim tourists. Restaurant operators, he added, should tap the Muslim market by offering more Muslim food. Read More

  • Malaysia tops survey of ‘halal holidays’ for Muslims

    Singapore City, SINGAPORE — Malaysia is the world’s friendliest destination for Muslim travellers, according to a survey released Tuesday, but Japan has shown most improvement as it ramps up efforts to cash in on a growing market.

    Malaysia was followed by the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia in this year’s rankings for “halal” friendly holiday destinations released by Singapore-based Muslim travel specialist Crescentrating. Read More

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