JEJU, August 4 (Korea Bizwire) – Tourists from the Islamic world who visit Jeju Island are inconvenienced by a lack of halal restaurants and proper prayer facilities. Aside from those two factors, most Muslim visitors turned out to have enjoyed their visit to Jeju.
According to a survey conducted on 405 Muslim visitors that visited Jeju, 74.9 percent answered that the island lacked halal restaurants and prayer facilities.
The halal foods tourists enjoyed the most were chicken, fish, and vegetables (69.1%).
A significant 76 percent of the respondents were satisfied with their trip to Jeju despite a lack of halal restaurants. The places they liked the most were Seopjikoji Beach, Seongeup Folk Village, Manjanggul Cave, Yongduam Rock and Jusangjeolli Cliff.
Halal means that Muslims can eat and use a product according to Islamic law. It is a very strict lifestyle for Muslims that applies to food, medicine and several other products.
Four accommodation businesses have Muslim prayer facilities, and three restaurants are halal-assured.
The survey was conducted from April to June by a professional polling agency, on tourists who visited Jeju from Muslim countries in Southeast Asia such as Malaysia and Indonesia.
By Lina Jang (firstname.lastname@example.org)