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Thai tourism to food sectors seek halal gold

The Buddhist country is welcoming Muslim visitors and touting its wares to the Islamic world in strategic move

Guests choosing food items during a wedding reception at the Al Meroz hotel in Bangkok. The government estimates the halal food industry is already worth US$6 billion a year.


FROM hotels with segregated swimming pools to jelly made from seaweed instead of pig bones, Buddhist Thailand is chasing halal gold as it welcomes Muslim visitors and touts its wares to the Islamic world.

Inside the cavernous dining hall of the five-star Al Meroz hotel in a...

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