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Malaysia is famously known to the world as a melting pot of beautiful cultures, where travelers come to immerse themselves in experiences that are rich with customs and heritages. However, beyond these inviting traditions, there is also a myriad of fun activities in Kuala Lumpur (KL), the capital of Malaysia, that you...

Eid Al Adha (Hajj celebration day), is a festival that is celebrated across the world in Islamic communities and occurs towards the culmination of the Hajj pilgrimage every year. It’s the second most important festival in the Islamic calendar which marks the end of Hajj. Immerse in awe-inspiring Islamic architecture...

More than 400 million years ago, in the place we know as Western Victoria, the earth rose up to form the mountains the Kooris called Gariwerd, which we now call the Grampians. Over the years, wind, rain and water have carved fantastic shapes in the Grampians ancient stone, creating the steep craggy slopes and rock...

KUALA LUMPUR, 03 AUGUST 2017 – Castles are always featured in fairy tales and fantasy movies, and recent fairy tale blockbusters have undoubtedly inspired Malaysians to travel to movie set castles across Europe. If castle jaunting is on your agenda this summer, here is a list of popular castles for movie fans,...

Singapore – July 2017,  Visa delivery time to 48 hours for ASEAN countries such as Thailand, The Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, India as well as Russia will be shorter to 48 hours, announced, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Wednesday. Following a drop in tourism in 2016, after the wave of attacks...

Famed as the ‘Chicago of Asia’ due to its role as central China’s major transportation hub and communication centre, Wuhan stands as the capital city of Hubei Province and blessed with abundance of cultural elements, ancient tales and natural wonders. Recently, Gaya Travel team, together with several selected...

Situated 40 floors above the ground in Element Kuala Lumpur, TRACE restaurant and bar is the latest sky dining venue in town that offers a stunning bird’s eye view of the city. It is the perfect place to catch the sunrise or sunset. TRACE restaurant & bar The name TRACE speaks for itself; the objective is to create...

Singapore –  Nine months after Scoot and Tigerair announced their intention to pursue a single brand and operating licence under the enhanced Scoot brand, the airline industry today bade farewell to Tigerair Singapore as its last flight departed Singapore for Tiruchirappalli at 2305 on 24 July.  From today, all...

The Instagrammable Spots All Around Little India 1. Outdoor Pool – Hilton Garden Inn Singapore Serangoon ,3 Belilios Rd, Singapore 219924 Located on Level 8, the hotel’s outdoor swimming pool is a refreshing retreat offering iconic colonial shop houses and city views of Little India. Guests can swim laps in the pool...

Cliché as it sounds, travel is indeed therapeutic – a journey to somewhere foreign tend to transform, change, mature or even inspire oneself. So here are the top places found in the region that we believe are both inspiring and educational. 1. Sipadan Island, MalaysiaSituated off Borneo’s south coast and just an...

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:...