Taipei, MINA – Muslim visitors at Taipei 101 Tower in the capital city of Taiwan can now pray in the new room which is reserved for worship.
A member of the building’s management staff said the prayer hall was indeed built and opened for visitors as part of an effort to create a Muslim-friendly environment. Taipei 101 Tower is one of the main tourist attractions in Taiwan.
According to Elva Huang, who is responsible for tourism and marketing in Taipei 101, tens of thousands of visitors each year, including tourists from Muslim countries, visit the iconic building located in the Xinyi business district.
In order to serve Muslim visitors and respect their religion, the building manager made a prayer room on the fifth floor of the Taipei 101 tower.
Taiwan News reported on Friday, October 11 the prayer hall is now open to the public. According to her, visitors can submit requests to the prayer room at the information center in the building concerned.
Huang said the prayer room had recently been certified by the Taipei city government as Muslim-friendly. In addition to the prayer room, she said other facilities are also being built at Taipei 101 Tower to serve Muslim visitors.
For example, the bathroom will be equipped with a shower next to the toilet, as is common in Muslim culture. Huang added that the facility will be completed next year.
Meanwhile, building management also helps restaurants in Taipei 101 to obtain halal certificates to better serve Muslim customers.
Huang said on the observatory deck on the 89th floor of the building, for example, there was a sign that showed the Qibla direction. According to her, such efforts are aimed at giving more satisfaction to Muslim visitors. (T/Sj/P2)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)
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