Posts by: Jeremy Khalil

Luang Prabang is a sizeable town that is yet to achieve city status, located in northern Laos, a region that is mountainous. Situated 700 metres above sea level, the town feels cool during early morning and night, especially during northern hemisphere winter. Due to its French Indochine flair, Luang Prabang is ideal...

Having been in existence for almost 27 years, Tanjung Inn is a rustic, tranquil, down-to-earth and unassuming property, neither ostentatious nor a shoestring budget joint. Located amidst the bucolic Cherating Village, the resort is quintessentially local and snug with breezy, laidback vibe, embodying the nature of a...

Why is this place unique? Greenhost Boutique Hotel in Yogyakarta is unconventional, pared-down, low-key and understated. The owner and designer of the hotel, Bapak Paulus Mintarga, makes recycling and sustainable lifestyle sexy. He employs upcycled materials in clever and useful ways throughout the hotel. The property...

Gaya Travel team was recently invited to experience a hideaway gem called Mangala Resort & Spa in Gambang, Pahang, located only two hours and a half drive from Kuala Lumpur. The two-night stay at the resort proved worthwhile because the team did not just feel relaxed, but also reconnected with nature. Mangala Resort...

Founded by the charismatic Bapak Ben Subrata and led by his sprightly daughter who is also the group director Emily Subrata, Sudamala Resorts comprising Sudamala Suites & Villas Senggigi in Lombok and Sudamala Suites & Villas Sanur in Bali focus on elements that are essential, leaving guests totally rejuvenated,...

Having dialogue with the President of Perbadanan Putrajaya Datuk Seri Haji Hasim bin Haji Ismail is almost equivalent to learning how to create a sustainable city. Soft spoken and amicable yet charismatic and firm, Datuk Seri Hasim shares with Gaya Travel Magazine the steps that Perbadanan Putrajaya takes in ensuring...

Located along the roadside of Jalan Ujong Pasir and adjacent to the Portuguese Settlement, The Settlement Hotel is a smart property that occupies a four-storey building built back in 1963. The owner decided to have the building gutted and converted into a contemporary designed boutique hotel. Gaya Travel team learned...

During the World Travel Mart 2015 held from 2 until 5 November 2015, Gaya Travel Magazine caught up with Mr. Marcelo Molinari, Director of Group Tourism for Value Retail, a company that specialises in the development and operation of luxury outlet shopping destinations. Booming business Value Retail operates a...

It seems that 2016 is the year when the Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members depend more on each other for that much coveted tourist arrivals and tourism receipts than ever before. During the recent ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2016 in Manila from 18 until 22 January 2016, Gaya Travel Magazine...

Built three years ago and owned by the Kedah State Government under the state’s Menteri Besar’s (Chief Minister’s) Office, Gaya Travel Magazine team finds that Adya Hotel Langkawi is one of the best choices of stay in Langkawi, especially for business travellers or groups of families that enjoy shopping. Strategically...

Gaya Travel Magazine catches up with the good-natured and astute lady Rosnina Yaacob and her convivial team at Laman Padi in Langkawi to learn more about their experience in helping to grow the island’s brand as a major tourism destination. Originally meant to be seconded to the Langkawi Development Authority (LADA)...

Gaya Travel team members continue their journey exploring Jordan, a peaceful Middle Eastern country that should be in all travellers’ radar due to its amazing wonders  – Petra, Wadi Rum and Aqabah – that can never be experienced elsewhere:. Petra The jewel in the crown for Jordan’s tourism and renowned as one of the...

Jordan might not be exploding with numerous tourism objects and attractions compared to the other Middle Eastern tourism heavyweights like United Arab Emirates or Egypt. However, what Jordan has that the rest of the world doesn’t have such as Petra, Wadi Rum, Ma’in and the Dead Sea are ultimately compelling and...

KUALA LUMPUR, 28 January 2016 – One of Malaysia’s leading travel and tourism magazine in English entitled Gaya Travel Nusantara (better known as Gaya Travel Magazine) joins the inaugural Malaysian Inbound Travel Association (MITA) Tourism Fair held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from 29 until 31 January...

Being one of the latest additions in Kuala Lumpur’s burgeoning hospitality scene, Fraser Residence opened its doors in early 2015 and have been attracting local and international travellers in droves. Its General Manager, Mr Michael Lee, talked to Gaya Travel Magazine on the uniqueness offered by the Fraser brand and...

On 10 December 2015, British Airways celebrated the arrival of its brand new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Kuala Lumpur is the third destination on British Airways’ route network to welcome this latest and more technologically-advanced aircraft that features the impressive next...

Gaya Travel Magazine finds that there’s no other better time for than now for Asian travellers to visit Jordan, a reassuringly safe and secure country despite being located in a tumultuous region. Poor in natural resources but rich in history and heritage, the nation of Jordan had hosted various civilisations...

After savouring the delights of Zermatt, Gaya Travel team continued its journey in Switzerland by travelling to Lugano, located in the canton of Ticino, close to the Italian border. From Zermatt to Lugano To reach Lugano from Zermatt, travellers are required to take the three-hour train ride to Andermatt on the train...

With it’s sophisticated contemporary design, The HAVEN Bali Seminyak sits befittingly alongside the chic shopping strips and eclectic mixture of urban dining and party venues of Seminyak. Being only a short distance from the ever-famous Seminyak Beach as well, where we have our very own exclusive Beach Club, this...

Turkey is an awe-inspiring country that is blessed with varied landscapes that are millions of years old and multitude of vestiges from ancient civilisations, heritage and culture – its history is a heavily potent mix of Classical Gre- co-Roman, Byzantine and Oriental influ- ences, infusing elements from the East...

Berjaya Times Square Hotel in Kuala Lumpur is merely 15 minutes away from the iconic PETRONAS Twin Towers. This 650-room property aspires to embody America’s most recognisable cities, New York, as its theme, through its centrality and metropolitan vibe. Each room in the hotel is tastefully furnished and comes with...

When Gaya Travel visited Switzerland for the very first time courtesy of Switzerland Tourism, we were instantly head over heels in love with this landlocked country due to its mesmerising beauty and high quality of life. One of the places that we were introduced was Zermatt, a quaint town located at the foot of the...

Singapore Tourism Board launches 'The Best Weekend Yet' campaign to encourage visits to Singapore over weekends and holiday periods throughout the year. The campaign unveils exciting and upcoming line-ups that are in-store for Malaysians who are looking for a weekend getaway.

With the new winter schedule that runs from 25 October 2015 until 27 March 2016, the Lufthansa Group Airlines offers over 20,380 flights per week serving 261 destinations in 101 countries via hubs in Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich, Vienna and Brussels, including various point-to-point routes.

KIP Hotel Kuala Lumpur is now open for business. Situated in the commercial district of Sri Utara along Jalan Kuching and a 15 minutes' drive to the heart of Kuala Lumpur, KIP Hotel is easily accessible from Selayang Industrial Park, the popular Batu Caves and the crowd-pulling Genting Highlands.