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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Deputy governor-elect to establish sharia tourism zone in Jakarta

Deputy governor-elect Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno
Deputy governor-elect Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno
Deputy governor-elect Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno said on Tuesday that he planned to establish a sharia tourism zone in Kwitang, Senen, Central Jakarta.

Sandiaga explained that he had been inspired to build such a zone after he visited Ali bin Abdurrahmad Al Habsyi, better known as Habib Kwitang, at Ar Riyadh Mosque in Kwitang on Tuesday.

Kwitang is known among local Muslims for its regular learning forums held by a local Islamic center.

"I think it will be interesting if there is a religious tourism zone [in the area], which is properly arranged with tents. Hence, mobility can be ensured," Sandiaga said as quoted by wartakota.tribunnews.com.

He said he planned to realize the idea by building home stays in the area after his inauguration as Jakarta deputy governor in October.

He expressed hope that the tourism zone would support small and medium enterprises in Jakarta.

Source: The Jakarta Post, June 28, 2017

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