Sunday, August 26, 2012

Tangalooma Island Resort (Hari Raya)

Tangalooma Island Resort is flocked with tourists and visitors this Hari Raya holidays!

Eid-ul-Fitr, "Eid-ul-fitr", Eid al-Fitr, Id-ul-Fitr, or Id al-Fitr (Arabic: ‎عيد الفطر ‘Īdu l-Fiṭr), often abbreviated to Eid, is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm).

In Australia, a predominantly non-Muslim, secular country, Muslims are able to practice their religion with great freedom. Most large companies allow for special religious holidays allowing Muslims to take a day off for Eid ul-Fitr. Areas where there are large (but not necessarily majority) Muslim populations have overflowing attendances at the mosque for the Eid ul-Fitr prayer and police frequently block off roads and divert traffic to cater for the prayer and subsequent festivities. Eid prayers are also held in open areas (playground, stadium) in some places.

Check out the massive queues!
Familiar Indonesian accent filled the ferry, jovial laughter of excitement in anticipation to meet the dolphins.

Tired coach drivers

Originally a whaling station, Tangalooma is a resort township on the west side of Moreton Island in Queensland, Australia. It lies on the eastern shore of Moreton Bay and is known for its resort accommodation, dolphin-feeding program, sand dunes and wreck diving.

 Swimming is popular along the white beaches. It has a population of over 300 and receives more than 3500 visitors every week as it is only about 70 minutes from Brisbane by express catamaran.

The resort is well known for the hand-feeding of wild dolphins. Every evening at sunset a pod of up to nine, local bottlenose dolphins swims to the beach in front of the resort where selected guests can feed them, an activity supervised by the TMECC.

Tangalooma Island Resort puts in their special touches to this special holiday seasons by introducing LAKSA flavoured cup noodles, Hot Pot, Coconut Milk Rice, Sambal Chilli in their meals!
Also upon reaching the island, a welcoming banner "SELMAT DATANG TANGALOOMA"

Wishing all muslim friends SELAMAT HARI RAYA!
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