Posts by: Shahida Sakeri

The Okinawan people have a wonderful rich history. It was once part of an independent kingdom called Ryukyu that acted as a key player in the maritime trade networks that reached medieval East and Southeast Asia like Malacca, Pattani, Palembang, Siam and Sumatra.

It was on a rainy Friday evening when my friend and I went to Wood & Steel in Kota Damansara, an area now regarded as one of Selangor’s currently hip neighbourhood. And if you know the Kota Damansara well, you will certainly be aware of the too many cafes around the area. Some goes the extra length to be innovative,...

It’s hard not to feel nostalgic about instant noodles since many of us in Malaysia, including parts Asia, grew up eating them. They have been part of the dietary staple – we eat them during cold rainy nights at home with family; during our student days, devouring them in between long hours of study at hostels; during...

There have been many great individuals who had fought for the country’s independence, including Pahang’s Mat Kilau whose name was so significant that his name remains unforgettable even up to today. However, not many of us really understand his actual story for as he was a private man.

In the midst of the current craze of over-the-top food presentations, funky interiors and all things hipster, one sometimes forget that eating out, above all else, is essentially about the food – no frills, no nonsense, just simple real good taste to be enjoyed by oneself or with good company. That basic principle has...

Kuantan, to the Gaya Travel team, seems to be going on the right direction, providing friendly, laid-back dining spots that serve affordable serious food for both locals and travellers alike. The city is turning into a major culinary centre on Peninsular Malaysia’s East Coast through its wide range of eateries in the...

Sony α6000 compact interchangeable lens camera makes a travel-friendly companion. It is lightweight, sturdy, and will certainly impress advanced shooters with its dedicated controls, speedy performance and outstanding image quality, while amateurs will benefit from the accurate full-auto options and straightforward...

  According to a research by BridgeStreet Global Hospitality in 2015, six out of ten travellers are more likely to take a ‘bleisure’ trip today, while 83% of business travellers use their free time to explore the destination that they travelling to for a more enriching experience. As such, Singapore – which is...

Limoncello-Svago Bistro & Lounge is the place where patrons should abandon their diet and savour a combination of simple homemade dishes and a flavourful unique cuisine that is a blend of Asian and Italian.

According to UNESCO, Melaka is “a testimony to a living multi-cultural heritage and tradition of Asia, where the many religions and cultures met and coexisted.” Its history, strong heritage and old world charm attract both local and international travellers. Its accessibility from Klang Valley and Singapore also makes...

In the age of social media, the thought of going abroad without remaining connected with reliable internet access can be stressful for many travellers. Besides, there are so many things that you can do when you stay online abroad such as looking up at maps when you’re lost, enhance sightseeing with audio tours, buy...

Bags, holdalls, backpacks, knapsacks, cases – these items that become our luggage are so essential during travel that they could make or break our travel experience! Luggage serves the purpose of keeping our belongings organised without having to rearrange them over and over throughout the journey. Below, are just...

I had a very nice time out with my colleagues that night. We ate, drank coffee, played monopoly and enjoyed each other’s company at a gorgeous spot near the popular Jonker Street called Backlane Coffee. It was a Thursday evening, and the shop was not full unlike during weekends, which was completely fine by us, who...

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could bring that peacefulness found during vacation back home with us? For stressed-out city dwellers, silent retreats could be one of the best ways to completely remove every shred of stress from the system, leaving us travellers at peace, calm and back on track. For that reason, below...

Once ruled by the Lanna kingdom from the 13th until 18th century, Northern Thailand has long been regarded as Thailand’s most interesting region. It continues to be rooted in Thai tradition yet economically up-to-date. Its provinces include Chiang Mai, Lampang, Lamphun, Uttaradit, Phrae, Nan, Phayao, Chiang Rai and...

Europe's number 1 cruising company Costa Cruises is set to obtain certification for a Halal Kitchen onboard Costa Victoria, offering Muslim passengers a hassle-free vacation at sea without any dietary concerns, and an unique “Italy at Sea” cruising experience at the same time . The certification is expected to be...

Only World Group Holdings Berhad (OWG or the Group), a company that involves in the leisure and hospitality industry, via its subsidiary, Escaperoom Holdings Sdn Bhd (EHSB), is organising an event named “The Nightscape of Light Sensation – Love Series” with the collaboration of Malaysia Agro Exposition Park, (MAEPS).

When life gives you a reason to celebrate, look no further than The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® (CB&TL) for a selection of 15 different party packs to suit every occasion. Eliminate the fuss and elevate the experience with selections from Party Classics, Party Signature or Party Premium!

PATA Malaysia Chapter received the Spirit of PATA Award 2016 today in recognition of its active participation in organising programmes to support the tourism industry in Malaysia.

In the month of October, the city of Macao will be engulfed with music from the 30th Macao International Music Festival (MIMF) organized by the Cultural Affairs Bureau.

Impiana KLCC is setting aside a floor “The Orchid Floor” with special key access and amenities that women typically prefer.

Have you planned a long week of leave during Hari Raya Haji and Malaysia Day this September?

The list of ‘Hotels.com Loved by Guest Awards 2016’ winners conveniently saves time for travellers to use as reference in choosing the hotel to stay when being in a particular destination, therefore relieving travellers from the stress of having to do hotel search.

Costa Asia recently celebrated a decade of excellence with its Malaysian industry partners in an event hold at Le Meridien, Kuala Lumpur.

The self dubbed 'Balloon Sisters' decided to embark on an expedition to discover Peninsular Malaysia from a hot air balloon!