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There is only one creation that any country really needs to call itself independent, only one element necessary to sum up its nation’s culture and history. And that is what many will call its country’s national pride: its food. During his recent trip to Singapore, Benjamin Yong discovered its new national pride – fishballs, or

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Being Marriott flagship premium brand’s first hotel in Indonesia, the 347-room Yogyakarta Marriott Hotel is fast becoming popular due to it being the ‘newest kid on the block’ with the latest state-of-the-art mod cons, delightful gastronomic options, and exceptionally attentive staff. The hotel is also connected to Hartono Lifestyle Mall, the biggest shopping mall in

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Gaya Travel Magazine recently collaborated with Malindo Air to promote Mumbai, the destination that the airline flies daily from Kuala Lumpur since the first quarter of 2014. Departing from Kuala Lumpur in the evening and arriving in Mumbai late at night allows travellers to avoid Mumbai traffic congestion during peak hours. The five-hour flight on

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Strategically presiding over the crossroads of Jalan Pinang and Jalan Sultan Ismail and only a stone’s throw away from KLCC, Renaissance Kuala Lumpur first opened in 18 June 1996 and has been dominating the corner for over 20 years. The Bukit Nanas monorail station – which connects travellers to Titiwangsa, Bukit Bintang and KL Sentral

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The Special Region of Jogjakarta – also spelled as Yogyakarta – is always proud of the fact that it is the only region in Indonesia that is still governed by pre-colonial monarchy. It also possesses diverse customs and traditions that make Jogjakarta alluring to a curious traveller like me in many ways. Upon my recent

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Journey on a Gulet Cruise from Fethiye to Olympos for the ultimate way to experience beautiful Turkish Turquoise Coast. Along the way you will see fantastic views and historical locations that are sure to be remembered. When booking that perfect holiday there are a few things desired by most travelers – wonderful weather, amazing views

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For over 18 years, The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia has been a luxurious home away from home for many well-heeled guests from all over the world, including members of royal families, international celebrities, corporate leaders and heads of state. Here are the reasons why The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur is the choice among the elites

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TASIK KENYIR Nestled in the heart of Terengganu, and spanning over 209,199 hectares, Lake Kenyir is the largest man-made lake in South East Asia. This vast lake with 340 islands is surrounded by the world’s oldest rainforest with more than 14 cascading waterfalls, cooling waters, an idyllic fish sanctuary and habitat teeming with exotic wildlife.

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Having been in South East Asia for over three years, Mr Thomas Gassner served at Pullman Jakarta in Thamrin Square and Pullman Bali prior to his current post as the General Manager (GM) of Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara. He started his career at the AccorHotels in 2004 with the Sofitel Hotels and Resorts located  in the Middle

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Bastion of Beachfront Indulgence Gaya Travel Magazine team recently experienced Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort, an urbane and family-friendly property that is efficient and on-point. During our stay, we found that the property is exclusive and intimate, sporting an architectural style that attempts to bring as much natural light in as possible, making it brighter than

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Gaya Travel Magazine recently interviewed Mr. P.M. Withana, the Chairman of Sri Lanka Tourism Promotional Bureau and the Chairman of Sri Lankan Tourism Development Authority to learn more about the state of Sri Lanka’s tourism industry.   Tourism as a main income earner The interview kickstarted on how the Sri Lanka’s tourism industry is currently

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Gaya Travel Magazine talks with Mr. Jack Widagdo – then General Manager of Alila Solo but now the General Manager of Alila Tianxi Lake – regarding the elegant city of Solo and the avant-garde Alila Solo. Talking about Solo, it is strategically located between Semarang in the north and Jogjakarta in the south, including lying

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Gaya Travel Magazine talks to Google Malaysia’s Head of Ecommerce, Travel and Financial Services Marc Woo and Malaysia Airlines’ Chief Commercial Officer Arved Von Zur Muehlen about the rising interest among Malaysian travellers towards China and the country’s contribution towards tourism arrivals into Malaysia. Both dashing gentlemen reveal that more Malaysians are interested in visiting

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Hong Kong presents to you a vibrant scene and festivities and celebrations in the Year of the Dog   KUALA LUMPUR, 5 February 2018 – Hong Kong is a global city that knows how to truly celebrate festive occasions, and even more so this Year of the Dog which symbolizes adventure, excitement and playfulness. Worried

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DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways’ first non-stop flight to Penang touched down last Tuesday at Penang International Airport, inaugurating the award-winning airline’s second destination in Malaysia, as it continues its robust expansion plans throughout Southeast Asia. Qatar Airways flight QR 850, operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, departed Hamad International Airport on Tuesday at 02:30

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The inaugural Cambodia Travel Mart (CTM) was organised in Siem Reap last 17 until 19 November 2017 at Sokha Siem Reap Resort & Convention Centre (www.sokhahotels. com/siemreap/), involving 320 exhibitor delegates from 13 countries, 150 buyers from 31 countries, and 20 international media representatives, including a significant number of international travel and tourism industry affiliates.

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The Haruka Express departed for Kyoto from the Kansai International Airport (KIX) precisely at 7.29 am. “Welcome to the world of clockwork punctuality,” I told myself. As the train sped to Kyoto via Osaka, the Japanese culture consumed me with great curiosity. This was only the beginning of my five-day Japanese food encounter within the

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Curated, boutique, chic, jaw dropping location, stunning interior design. No, this is not a luxury five star hotel. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. These are just a few of the words being used to describe “Poshtels” – high end hostels where you don’t need to sacrifice on your creature comforts to save money on your

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About 129 kilometres – or roughly two and a half hours’ drive by car from Bangkok – sits Thailand’s third largest province called Kanchanaburi, a land covered with timber, evergreen forests and most famous natural wonders in the country. But having said that, Kanchanaburi’s greatest yet saddest draw probably comes from its deadliest tragedy: the

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6,800 Magnificent and Ornate Decorations and Incense Displayed TOKYO – Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo (KPH), one of Japan’s most prestigious international hotels located in Shinjuku, Tokyo, will host a special exhibition entitled “Hina-matsuri (Japan’s Traditional Girls’ Doll Festival)” where 6,800 magnificent and ornate handmade dolls and other traditional decorations will be displayed and be held in the

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