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Amongst all of its collection up untill today, Nikon finally introduced a new gadget in town: the Coolpix S6900 camera. Mainly targeted for travel enthusiasts and definitely selfie lovers, this handy camera is an indispensable companion to photograph beautiful sceneries and landscapes, as well as uploading onto...

Whether you’re a frequent business traveller or out on a family holiday, finding the perfect place to stay is often difficult, especially in cities offering a kaleidoscope of choices. If you’re planning a trip to Kuala Lumpur, here are 5 insider tips to keep in mind: Traffic jam can be a nightmare: Stay somewhere...

Sandwiched between India and China, Bhutan wasn’t unified until the 17th century and four hundred years passed before the country’s doors were officially opened to tourists in 1974. Even today numbers are closely monitored. The result of this historical anomaly is that there are millions of little justifications as to...

TripAdvisor®,  the world’s largest travel site*,  announced winners of its Travellers’ Choice™ awards for Hotels. Travellers’ Choice award winners were determined based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from TripAdvisor travellers worldwide. Now in its 14th year, the Travellers’ Choice...

Nikon introduced in Malaysia the Nikon Df, which is the latest addition of Nikon Digital SLR Cameras. It comes with a smaller- sized full frame DSLR equipped with full mechanical dials for setting shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, exposure compensation, exposure mode and independent release mode to give...

As we step into a brand new year, our minds are very much occupied with endless possibilities of travelling to various destinations. It is always an exciting time for us, brainstorming and dreaming about our 2016’s travel plans. We’ve been keeping a mental note of our friends and family members’ travel photos...

As we step into a brand new year, our minds are very much occupied with endless possibilities of travelling to various destinations. It is always an exciting time for us, brainstorming and dreaming about our 2016’s travel plans. We’ve been keeping a mental note of our friends and family members’ travel photos...

Trafalgar shares with you 6 things that may certainly surprise you about coach touring, or as we like to say, guided holidays.

TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site*, today announced Japan’s best ryokans or traditional Japanese-style inns, according to reviews1 from TripAdvisor’s global travel community. Unique to Japan, Ryokans are known for their distinctive cultural hospitality experience, featuring tatami floors, futon beds,...

Words and images by Lily Riani unless stated Kansai, comprising seven beautiful prefectures, has always attracted travellers all over the world, luring them through its unique culture, gastronomy, and eco-tourism, which includes landscapes and outdoor activities. Taking it to the next level, Kansai has now embarked on...

Being one of the latest additions in Kuala Lumpur’s burgeoning hospitality scene, Fraser Residence opened its doors in early 2015 and have been attracting local and international travellers in droves. Its General Manager, Mr Michael Lee, talked to Gaya Travel Magazine on the uniqueness offered by the Fraser brand and...

To understand more about Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur City Centre and the direction that it is currently taking, Gaya Travel interviewed the hotel’s dashing and astute General Manager, Mr Aamir Khan, an international hotelier whose family has been in the hotel business for three generations and grew up in hotels in...

SINGAPORE, December 11, 2015 – In time for the year-end holiday season, TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site*, today unveiled its ranking of Asia’s top cities for shopping1. New Delhi has topped the list for the best shopping city in Asia, followed by Bangkok and Singapore. This ranking is based on the...

Gaya Travel Magazine recently sat down with the handsome and sharp Datuk Rashidi Hasbullah (Deputy Secretary General of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia) to get his valuable opinion on Malaysia’s rising costs, new policies, homestay programme and ASEAN.   Talking about challenges in the tourism industry,...

The Evolution Of Izakaya Izakaya refers to a bar or rather a place to hang out and gather in Japan, and like the country, it has evolved from the old days when Japan was a country closed to all foreigner influence. Modern Japan’s Izakayas now feature varied offerings that have been shaped by significant cultural...

Dato’ Mirza Mohammad Taiyab, Director General, Tourism Malaysia Due to his steadfast commitment and dedication in promoting Malaysia’s tourism industry for over three decades while overcoming various challenges along the way, Dato’ Mirza Mohammad Taiyab has become one of Malaysia’s foremost marketing personalities and...

When the heat wave strikes the city, there is no better place for travellers alike to escape other than the highlands that offer tranquillity, soothing and lush green landscapes and cooler climate. The following are Gaya Travel’s selection of 10 Highland Escapes in South East Asia that readers can check out: Awana...

Langkawi is the only island in Malaysia that has an international airport. This island welcomes a steady flow of local and foreign visitors throughout the year. It is especially crowded during the school holidays and whenever there are big international festivals happening on this enchanted island. One of the main...

Gaya Travel Magazine had the chance to catch up with Puan Noorul Ashikin recently to ask her about the Visit Selangor Year 2015 and the areas that the state is focussing on in terms of tourism. Visit Selangor Year 2015 During the interview, Puan Noorul Ashikin explained that Selangor intends to carry over the...

Though Malaysia is strongly bent towards becoming more developed and urbanised, the country still preserves unique local cultures, arts and crafts by creating centres or specific spaces not just for posterity but also for educating the public, including travellers, regarding the ethnic groups that make up the country...

Gaya Travel team had the privilege to interview Dato’ Badlishah Haji Ahmad, the Chief Executive Officer of Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC). In an exclusive interview, he shared PICC’s exciting and future plans in building their brand and ultimately, the venue. Dismissing The Perception “When we took...

Exchange Friendship and Network through ASEAN Art, Culture and Tourism On 1 October 2015, the Sultan Mizan Royal Foundation held the first ever ASEAN Cultural Heritage Exchange Day with the theme “Exchange Friendship and Network through ASEAN Art, Culture and Tourism” at the Kenyir Elephant Conservation Village, Lake...

Last 8 to 10 March 2015, Gaya Travel team with a small group of 10 persons comprising local media and tourism staff participated in the The Hidden Arts and Malay Culture programme, which intended to publicise the less known Kelantan Malay traditional crafts to the public so as to promote and conserve them for future...

Johor Bahru, the gem located at the south of Peninsular Malaysia, offers many amazing and thrilling attractions available for local and international tourists. When the Gaya Travel team visited the city recently, we find it fast becoming an ideal family getaway destination. The following are some attractions that are...

The best things in life are often unplanned and unexpected. And the same goes for travelling. There’s nothing more thrilling and rewarding than surviving spontaneous trips. But like all good things in life, spontaneous travelling unfortunately does not come cheap. The plane tickets and hotel rates are especially...