When travelling abroad, trying local cuisines is a key part of experiencing and immersing yourself in the country’s culture, lifestyle and traditions.
Unfortunately, looking for halal spots serving local cuisine can pose as a challenge for Muslim tourists who have halal diet restrictions.
Some countries, such as Korea, have realised the Muslim-friendly tourism opportunity and started promoting halal restaurants in their country.
However, it seems that some travel-savvy Muslims have found an easier way to look for good halal food to eat when overseas.
Twitter user @myadlan recently shared that Muslims in Australia have been following Facebook pages that boycott halal food for information on where to find halal restaurants in the country.
Di Australia, Ada gerakan omputih boikot produk Halal. Tapi ramai Muslim Like page tu sbb senang dpt tau company mana jual makanan halal. 😂 pic.twitter.com/LJ800QT6nz— Adlan Khalidi 🇲🇾 (@myadlan) September 2, 2019
“In Australia, there is a movement where non-muslims are boycotting halal food. However, many Muslims “like” those pages because it’s an easy way to find out which companies offer halal food”
Twitter users who weren’t aware of this genius travel hack were impressed by how tech-savvy these Muslims are.
halal restaurants; pic.twitter.com/9d02fxBIVo— strong little man (@muhdalifakml) September 2, 2019
Even the syaitaan is confused— Khubayb Ahmad (@khubaybahmad) September 2, 2019
Yeah, as a Muslim Australian student, I approve this message – because we do follow this page to know more Halal restaurants lol— Cee (@Cee_eu) September 2, 2019
Kenapa nak melenting instead gunakan peluang yang ada? 😂 Hahaha— izwan (@izwxn97) September 2, 2019
“Why get mad when you can use the opportunities presented to you instead?”
Sama macam kat UK. Biasanya produk apa2 memang tak officially put halal logo pun sebab still nak dapat support from non-halal supporter ni, but somehow kantoi.. so kita muslim pun boleh rely juga dari boycott list tu 🤣— Hazim Jasman (@hazimikhwan) September 2, 2019
“It’s the same in the UK. Usually, halal companies don’t display the halal logo to maintain their “non-halal” supporting customers, but somehow they still get found out. So, we Muslims can rely on the boycott list.”
Free marketing untuk pengusaha makanan halal Australia 😂— 🥴 (@NetizenHolland) September 3, 2019
“Free marketing for the halal food operators of Australia”