Indonesia hopes to become world leader in "Sharia tourism"

With Muslim vacationers seeking a holiday experience that accords with their values, the archipelago could become a top destination for this niche market.

By Elisabeth Oktofani for Khabar Southeast Asia in Jakarta

March 28, 2013


The most important issue in Indonesia's presidential election is:

Photo Essay

Mariyah Nibosu, whose husband was shot dead in 2009 by unknown gunmen, stands outside her home in September 2013 in the state-run 'widows' village' of Rotan Batu, 20km from Narathiwat. "Women suffer a lot here," she said. "But we are strong. We have to feed our children by ourselves. We have to survive." [Christophe Archambault/AFP]

As Thailand's Deep South insurgency drags on, families suffer, persevere