Malaysian state to introduce Muslim “monasteries” to lure tourists

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Extreme vacations? Tourism officials in Malaysian state of Kelantan, which has been ruled by the hardline opposition Parti Islam SeMalaysia for 20 years, plan to soon launch Muslim retreats to offer religious getaways to tourists, a news report said Tuesday.

The state tourism committee chairman said that the idea would likely appeal to visitors from the Middle East.

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This post was last updated: Nov. 21, 2013