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Visiting Doha, the capital of Qatar? Then why not check out the city’s world class accommodation options that meet the expectations of business and well-heeled travellers:   1. Fraser Suites Doha (doha.frasershospitality.com/en) Arriving at Fraser Suites Doha is refreshing due to its welcoming, homely, bright and...

Why is this place unique? Club Med Bali is a 14-hectare property with 393 rooms. Being part of the Club Med group, the property offers premium all-inclusive holiday, meaning that food, drinks, transfers, facilities, instructors, sports, activities and more are all included in the package, therefore guests do not need...

25 years old, an age being lived to the full. Twenty-five years old, an age that embodies youth without freezing it in time and heralds what is to come, often in mischievous and playful ways.  Twenty-five years old, the age of a watch that is celebrating not so much a birthday as its eternal youthfulness. It might in...

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...

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...

Why is this place unique? Greenhost Boutique Hotel in Yogyakarta is unconventional, pared-down, low-key and understated. The owner and designer of the hotel, Bapak Paulus Mintarga, makes recycling and sustainable lifestyle sexy. He employs upcycled materials in clever and useful ways throughout the hotel. The property...

Hipster cafes are aplenty in Hong Kong, but the best ones are usually the lesser-known cafes tucked away in the most unexpected places. While tourists flock to the usual coffee chains for a cup of coffee, trendy locals and long-time expat residents park themselves at the mushrooming independent cafes that allow them...

The tagline for Tourism Malaysia’s domestic campaign “Dekat Je” really hits home this time. We’ve been bogged down with work that it was almost impossible to go for an overnight getaway. The mind needs a rest and a refresher, so we thought why not explore our beloved Kuala Lumpur, affectionately known as KL? The light...

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.

As an unconventional traveller, Jamie Dempsey gets to experience the local lifestyle in different islands of the Philippines, which the audience can follow via Ride 'N Seek Season 4 on HISTORY Channel.

The Autumn Koyo (colourful leaves) season is one of the most beautiful times to visit Japan, when large groups of travellers flock to admire the dramatic changes of colour across the country.  With the Autumn season just around the corner, check out these best three experiences offered by the pioneers of...

With wedding season in full swing, many soon-to-be newlyweds are looking to find the perfect honeymoon destination that offers unforgettable experiences. As one of the world’s most exhilarating and remarkable destinations, Dubai offers a host of options for honeymooners looking to unwind, indulge and enjoy...

With one of the biggest indoor theme parks in the world in Dubai, who cares what the weather is like outside? Here’s a sneak peek at the brand new IMG Worlds of Adventure and, when you’ve finished there, brave the city’s other awesome indoor adventures.   IMG Worlds of Adventure Opening its doors on 15 August, this...

Unknown to many, the UK has much to offer to the active and adventurous. British Airways has hand-picked six destinations in the UK for the adrenaline junkies. From kayaking in the heart of London to abseiling in Northern Ireland or galloping on horseback in Scotland, there are plenty of adventures to keep your...

After a year since our last visit to Langkawi, we managed to come back to this legendary island again. The main reason for our return is of course the Langkawi International Laksa Carnival (LILAC) 2016, which is already in its fifth year. The Gaya Traveller team always looks forward to attending the event because it...

Since joining Far East Hospitality in 2012, your out-of-the-box and unconventional marketing strategies helped the organisation grow from having 18 properties in Singapore to over 90 properties internationally. How did you feel about the achievements so far? Our accomplishments as a multi-award winning hospitality...

Summer is well underway and golf enthusiasts are itching to test their skills on the green. As golf-happy Norwegians are making their summer travel plans, British Airways has identified some of the best courses in the UK to combine this year’s holiday with the ultimate golf experience. “Norway has over 200,000 active...

Known for its vast cityscapes and exciting city life, Hong Kong is full of natural landscapes that will thrill nature seekers. Whether you’re visiting Hong Kong for the first or tenth time, there are always new and exciting experiences to be discovered. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong and explore...

Immerse in awe-inspiring Islamic architecture of beautiful domes, majestic mosque structures and learn more about Islam in Malaysia’s most developed state

Though it is already in the middle of the Muslim fasting month Ramadan, Gaya Travel believes that many Malaysians still look forward to meet and enjoy together the wide selection of buffet spread and cuisines offered by food and beverage outlets to break fast at sunset or to have dinner. The following are a selection...

Throughout the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims are required to abstain from eating or drinking from Suhoor (before dawn or twilight) until Maghrib (sunset). Besides, it is also the month that provides the opportunity for family and friends to get together to break their fast at sunset with refreshing food and...

  1. Desa Banyumulek Though the majority of Lombok population (85%) are farmers, they are also proficient in making pottery manually using clay. What makes Lombok’s pottery special is because the product is rubbed using volcanic clay after being dried slowly to give it an impressive shine. Desa...

With the month of Ramadhan around the corner, Muslims across Malaysia will be observing the fast from down till sunset. Besides strengthening discipline and self-control, the holy month is also a time when Ramadhan Bazaars spring up from 4-7pm for Iftar across Malaysia. Offering an array of street and home cooked...

Feeling the lull of the mid-year blues? Give yourself a break and jet-set to your favourite beach destinations without bursting your wallet with Club Med’s hottest promotion: Sail for Free. With free return ferry rides and holiday package starting from RM1,656* per adult for a 4D3N stay at Club Med Bintan Island, pack...