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Glamourous camping, or glamping as it is known, is a trend that is increasingly popular, allowing travellers the chance to connect with nature through luxury and comfort. It is interesting that under the ‘glamping’ category there are so many sub-categories for travellers to choose such as eco lodges, huts, tents,...

The presence of colonial power and European mercantile in South East Asia started when the Portuguese came to Malacca in 1511. Since then, other colonial powers and merchants like the Dutch, Spanish, French and British followed suit and left indelible marks throughout the region that still can be seen today. Below is...

JULY 2017 – With a wild side so diverse and a fascinating culture to match, the far rural corners of Japan provide an adventurers paradise. From the rugged landscapes of Hokkaido to the sub-tropical reefs of Okinawa, Japan makes the top of travel bucket lists throughout the year, and here are five reasons...

KUALA LUMPUR – July 5, 2017: Song of the moment, Despacito, is not only making its mark on the worldwide music charts, but according to Hotels.com™ it’s also sending travelers flocking to the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. The travel expert reveals that since the song launched on 17th April searches for the...

In conjunction with the launch of Visit Pahang Year 2017, Gaya Travel Magazine visited Pahang’s capital city Kuantan and Pahang’s royal town Pekan. Pahang – the largest state in Peninsular Malaysia – is rich with boundless nature, history and great food, which should be savoured by all travellers. The following are...

KUALA LUMPUR, 22 May 2017 – Experience the sights and sounds at your own pace while strolling through the streets of Central and neighbouring Sheung Wan on a self-guided walk while exploring Hong Kong’s rich history, culture, art and entertainment scenes. Five distinctively themed walking routes have been thoughtfully...

Buy local, support local – this is one of the basic principles that every traveller should embrace whenever visiting foreign countries. The purchases made do not only support the economy of home-grown artisans and businesses, but also help to maintain local traditions and craftsmanship. Below are Gaya Travel’s picks...

The Malaysia Budget Hotel Association (MyBHA) held their 16th Annual General Meeting today at the Pusat Pelancongan Malaysia (MATIC), Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur.

When you have been abstaining from eating and drinking all day,a satisfying meal during Iftar is a must.Follow the list below to find out our selected pick to conduct (or even celebrate) Iftar in Klang Valley this year

Sun's out, it's time for Summer! If the usual beach holidays cannot satify your inner adventure desire anymore, you can consider some of unique destinations recommended by British Airways

Being the sole vegetarian in a family of staunch meat-eaters had its drawbacks, but it wasn’t entirely without its perks.

SINGAPORE – Travelling with cost in mind doesn’t necessarily have to limit what you get from a destination. While some cities are renowned for setting travellers back more, others have just as much to offer even the most cost conscious of travellers; you just need to know where to go. No matter the budget or...

1. As the CEO of Marina Putrajaya Sdn. Bhd. (MPSB), what are the prospects for the company 2017? What are MPSB’s targets in 2017? In reducing Perbadanan Putrajaya’s (PPj) maintenance costs and increasing its income, the management of PPj took over the management of Cruise Tasik Putrajaya (CTP) in 2013 and placed it...

Being 45 storeys high, Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo was the first skyscraper hotel in Japan with 1,437 rooms. Though the hotel is already 46 years old (it first opened on 5 June 1971), it is still excellently maintained and remain strongly relevant. What we love about Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo is the fact that it invites...

When the school holiday is rapidly approaching, it is an indication for both parents and children to have a break from their daily routines and go for a quality bonding-time together. Here, Gaya Travel is sharing some ideas on how families could spend their break when being in our top five family destinations:...

Adding to EVA’s Sanrio-family – Hello Kitty and Gudetama, EVA Air introduced a new edition of aircraft – “Travel Fun” Jet, starring the naughtily charming Sanrio character, Bad Badtz-Maru. This is the world’s first Bad Badtz-Maru livery to be scheduled for international service. EVA’s Badtz-Maru Travel Fun Jet is an...

There’s such a thing as travelling the right way, and that means having the right travel gear. Here are some tried and tested accessories that can help make our long journeys more comfortable, packing more manageable, memories easier to record and overall experience more enjoyable! 1. SanDisk Connect Wireless...

It was a very serene morning at Monumen Alaf Baru, Putrajaya. As I arrived, I joined a group of balloon pilots and medias for a short briefing by the organiser, before got assigned to fly in a giant, green balloon named BBK or also known as Bradley Kooper. Never have I imagined that the next thing I was about to...

Cabin crew uniforms are crucial to identify them as airlines’ employees and front-line ambassadors, making them easily recognisable from afar. Go through Gaya Travel Magazine’s list of selected airline uniforms that travellers can have fun spying on when flying internationally!   1. Thai...

1. Could you briefly share with us on what WorldVentures is all about? How does it operate? WorldVentures is an award-winning international lifestyle and travel membership company based in Texas, United States. Founded in 2005, WorldVentures offers memberships with perks to a diverse set of lifestyle products such as...

British Airways announces its top picks on street food in Europe and North American in 2017. Travellers can now take advantage of the MATTA FAIR® special fares and travel to selected destinations to try out these mouthwatering street food. The special return fares start from RM2,588* in World Traveller economy class...

With Malaysia’s hot weather, it almost feels like it’s summer all year long and nothing beats the heat better than taking a dip in a pool with views of verdant upland hillsides, tropical beaches or towering cityscapes. The pools themselves could become destinations in their own right where travellers can bring their...

Gaya Travel Magazine team will never get tired of Terengganu due to its bucolic, laid-back, fishing village vibe. In conjunction with Visit Terengganu Year 2017, why not travellers take the opportunity to visit and engage in activities that can only be experienced in Terengganu?   1. Combing and basking on Terengganu’s...

Dato’ Nolee Ashilin considers Perak fortunate because it is located along the developed Peninsular Malaysia’s West Coast. The state’s considerable size allows various types of travel and tourism products and attractions to flourish. These attractions are also well distributed throughout Perak rather than being...

Desa CityPark, Kuala Lumpur, 16 Feb 2017- the 9th MyBalloonFiesta has officially set up home in the cosy neighbourhood of Desa ParkCity, with the theme "Balloon in the Park".The Fiesta, which will be held from 10-12 March 2017, showcases over 18 balloons from 10 participating countries.