Hong Kong loses Malaysian visitors to Thailand due to limited halal options
05/14/2024|12:42:16 PM|SCMP

Some Malaysian Muslims preferred visiting Thailand over Hong Kong because the city offered limited halal-certified food options, a lawmaker has said citing the Southeast Asian nation’s tourism officials.

Lam said Hong Kong could roll out a government halal certification system sooner to attract more tourists from the country and the Middle East.

Lawmaker Lawrence Tang Fei said that an official certification system could also benefit Chinese Muslims from the eight remote mainland cities newly covered under the Individual Visit Scheme.

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