PREMIUMSaudi’s sudden ‘umrah’ ban leaves pilgrims heartbroken

first_imgLog in with your social account Facebook Saudi Arabia’s decision to temporarily halt all umrah (minor haj) pilgrimages amid fears of a coronavirus outbreak shocked hundreds of Indonesian pilgrims who were left in uncertainty at airports and forced to cancel their journeys on Thursday.Among the pilgrims was Suyato, 59, from Tangerang, Banten, who told The Jakarta Post in tears that he had only learned about the ban upon his arrival at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport at midday on Thursday.Suyato, his wife Mujirah and his umrah group of 33 other pilgrims were initially scheduled to fly to Saudi Arabia at 1.30 p.m., only to be told by his travel agent that the trip would be canceled.”It would’ve been my first time performing umrah. I’ve been waiting for three years, but I also understand that this measure has to be taken because of the virus. I hope my trip can be rescheduled soon,” Suyato s… Linkedin Forgot Password ? Google Topics : LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here haj pilgrims haj-pilgrimage umrah umrah-pilgrims Saudi-Arabia coronavirus COVID-19 restriction pilgrimagelast_img read more

Gold Coast Queenslander snapped up for $1.45 million

first_img53 Petsch Creek Rd, Tallebudgera Valley. 53 Petsch Creek Rd, Tallebudgera Valley. 53 Petsch Creek Rd, Tallebudgera Valley.A TALLEBUDGERA Valley Queenslander has been snapped up for $1.45 million after just 10 days on the market.The property at 53 Petsch Creek Rd was set to go to auction but the owners received an offer too good to refuse.Ray White Tugun agent Ken Jacob said the buyers, from Runaway Bay, were looking for a tree-change.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North10 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“You can really appreciate the country life our here and the buyers totally fell in love with the property,” Mr Jacob said.“It is beautifully presented with a lovely creek that runs through it.”There are two residences on the property including the main Queenslander residence as well as a separate self-contained two-bedroom cottage.Described as perfect for “the horse enthusiast family”, the acreage property it set up with perimeter fencing, a stable and feed/tack room.last_img read more