April 25, 2021, 04.11 PM

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Syarkoni explained that the money received from the tickets will be used for its building maintenance, social activities such as developing Islamic boarding schools and helping the orphans.

Since the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of visitors has decreased dramatically to about 50 people from 500 people a day. 

"Previously, the government closed all tourist attractions including us. But now they are slowly starting to open again, although only a few visitors come to visit," he said.

During this pandemic, the giant Quran organizer implemented strict health protocols for visitors. Before entering, the visitors are urged to wash their hands and wear a mask. To avoid a crowded place, the visitors will be asked to sit in a designated waiting room when the exhibition area is full of visitors.  

"We do this as our support to the government to strictly implement the health protocols," he said. 

(Writer: Aji YK Putra | Editor: Farid Assifa)

Source: https://regional.kompas.com/read/2021/04/24/163003178/wisata-religi-mengunjungi-al-quran-terbesar-dunia-di-palembang?page=all#page3

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