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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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We took a six-hour road trip over the long Labour Day weekend for something special: to hear Malaysia’s legendary jazz chanteuse Dato’ Sheila Majid sing while being surrounded by the rainforest! Well, to be exact, this exclusive showcase took place within the intimate setting of the luxurious Belum Rainforest Resort, located on Banding Island, Perak,

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“Death is the greatest of all human blessings” I suppose these words by Socrates mirrors what Toraja people believe in, whereby death is the ultimate goal. From the grand departure tradition of the dead called Rambu Solo to the ceremony of changing the deceased’s clothes called Ma’nene, there is no wonder Toraja is much-publicised for

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Wales, or locally known as Cymru (pronounced as kumm-ri), is one of the countries that form the United Kingdom that has so much to offer but many a time overlooked by travellers. Based on my experience, I find Wales remarkably significant not only for its role in British history, but also poised to become the

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Family vacations are fun, memorable, rewarding, and a wonderful way to strengthen family bonds. Travelling also exposes your children to the world, encouraging them to embrace diverse cultures and appreciate the beauty of mother nature. Western Australia (WA) has all the ingredients to make your family holiday one to remember – adorable dolphins, friendly farm

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Nestled within the heart of Johor Bahru city is the Ibrahim International Business District (IIBD), a 250-acre area bordered by Jalan Tun Abdul Razak on the East, Jalan Seri Lalang on the North, Jalan Ayer Molek on the West and Persiaran Tun Sri Lanang on the South. Stepping foot in the metropolis arouses mixed emotions:

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SINGAPORE (10 November 2017) – Conceived as the culinary hub of the hotel, Alley on 25 is Andaz Singapore’s all-day dining venue, which aims to recreate the fluid and spontaneous experience of Singapore street dining — in the sky. Alley on 25 consists of seven individual shophouse-inspired venues — one bar, one lounge and five

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Malaysia set to welcome business and leisure travelers to Johor in 2018 SINGAPORE, October – Malaysia’s most anticipated new tourism development, Desaru Coast, participated at Asia’s leading travel trade show, ITB Asia 2017 which took place from 25 to 27 October 2017 at Marina Bay Sands Singapore. The premium integrated destination presented its latest developments

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Are you a modern Muslim traveller? According to a recent study by Have Halal, Will Travel (HHWT), modern Muslim travellers are young, affluent and experiment-driven. They are independent travellers who set aside part of their savings to wander around the world. Much like millennials, these travellers consistently choose and plan their own itineraries over packaged

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Surrounded by lake and connected by bridges, Putrajaya is not just about monumental buildings and government offices but also adrenaline-pumping recreational parks, indicating that the city offers great work-life balance to its residents and visitors. The city is also a perfect getaway for those who want to escape urban bustle. Recently, Gaya Travel Magazine together

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Wouldn’t it be great spending time in a thematic accommodation where your imagination comes to life? Check out the following accommodations around Kuala Lumpur and Selangor to add spice and excitement during your next staycation! *Please note that prices are subject to change. *All images are from respective hotels and resorts. 1. de Art Hotel,

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Rally up the troops, we might have found the best all you can eat restaurant in town! Established over five years ago, Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur’s all-day dining outlet, Latest Recipe, has built strong reputation for serving some of the finest gastronomic delights that will satisfy even the most demanding palates. The menu – ranging

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Beyond its reputation as the most developed state of Malaysia, Selangor has its share of beautiful destinations, marked by its tin-mining roots, existing natural attractions and over 100 years of history. Here are some spots in Selangor which are worth exploring. Island Villages of Port Klang Pulau Ketam remains a popular weekend getaway thanks to its

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A spanking new mall, glass-floored gondolas, shows, activities and a giant LED show are among the attractions that beckon KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 19, 2017 – Like the tagline “Exciting things are happening at Resorts World Genting” suggests, there are indeed many new attractions redefining excellence in hospitality at the mist-shrouded resort. Here is a list of Top

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Kuala Lumpur, 6 October 2017 – More consumers today are going cash-free with contactless payments as they embrace the speed, convenience and security of tap and pay technology. According to a market research report published by MarketsandMarkets, the global contactless payments market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 21.2 percent from USD 6.70 billion in

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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 can try including

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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 of beautiful domes, majestic mosque structures

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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, courtesy of British Airways. All

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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 in Paris and

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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 Malaysian media members, were privileged to experience

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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. The name TRACE speaks for itself; the objective is to create transparency

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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 previous Tigerair flights will be operated

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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 and bask in

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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, Malaysia Situated off Borneo’s south coast and just an hour by

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