Enjoy Asia’s hidden gems and a Muslim-friendly environment in Taiwan
In conjunction with the 2018 Year of Bay Tourism campaign, Taiwan’s tourism bureau has organised a series of island-based activities including the 2018 World Congress and Carnival of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World (MBBW), which will be held in Penghu from September to October.
As a foodie destination, visitors can also expect to find a variety of delicious street food at just about every corner of the city and the first Michelin Guide for Taipei was published in March with more than 110 restaurants listed within. Among the 110 restaurants, 20 of them were awarded a star rating. The Bib Gourmand selection for Taipei includes 36 addresses, offering local delicacies such as halal beef noodles.
Another much-anticipated event is Taichung World Flora Exposition, a floral festival that will be taking place from November 2018 to April 2019. To make the most out of your trip, you can start planning your trip around these major events!
According to the latest Global Muslim Tourism Index 2018 by MasterCard-Crescent Rating, Taiwan takes the fifth position on the list of Muslim-friendly non-OIC tourist destinations. In order to attract more Muslim tourists to Taiwan, the country continues to improve its tourism facilities to cater to the needs of Muslim tourists. More than 170 eateries and restaurants have obtained relevant certification while man transportation hubs and 13 National Scenic Areas have completed the construction of Muslim-friendly facilities.
During the upcoming MATTA Fair 2018, a special zone for Muslim travellers will be set up at the Taiwan Pavilion where halal industry experts and representatives from the Chinese Muslim Association will share tips and information with visitors of the fair. The Taiwan Tourism Bureau has also prepared wonderful gifts and consumers who purchase Taiwan tour packages at the exhibition will be entitled to redeem its gifts at its pavilion.