A million reasons to visit Aceh

Is Sharia Islam a tourism draw card?

Local tourism chiefs believe the orderly nature of life under Sharia law will make Aceh a desirable destination for certain types of travellers.

“The Sharia maintains orderliness, politeness and cleanliness of the people – no one is drunk – and that’s why people will come,” says Banda Aceh Tourism Office deputy Cipta Hunai.

“We invite foreigners to come and find that in Aceh.”

From “Aceh sees Sharia law as tourism drawcard”, The Age, November 28 2007

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