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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...

Ubud, BALI, (September 21, 2015) – Viceroy Bali stands alone as the best resort in Bali, being named Bali Resort of the Year at the first-ever Bali Tourism Awards 2015/2016. The awards were presented at a black-tie Gala Dinner on August 26, 2015 held at the Westin Nusa Dua Bali. “We are deeply honored to be the...

American director Brian De Palma received the Venice International Film Festival’s Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker 2015 Award / Out of Competition, a screening of the documentary De Palma by Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow The Biennale di Venezia and Jaeger-LeCoultre are pleased to announce that the great...

InterContinental Bali Resort is pleased to introduce ten exciting new flavours to its very popular gelato wellness collection. A refreshing, smooth, nourishing indulgence, and a longtime favourite with kids and adults of all ages, “http://bali.intercontinental.com/dining” the premium gelato and sorbetto served at the...

Reorganization details: commercial management of the network carriers from a single Executive Board position / new Group Executive Board position of Eurowings and Aviation Services focusing on growth markets / numerous changes to management functions / reduction of management levels from four to three to reduce...

Home to prehistoric rainforests and a melting pot of culture, Malaysia is an amazing country to discover. Here are our Top 15 picks of what to see, do and experience in Malaysia. World’s tallest twin towers – Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur Towering at 451.9m above street level, this world-renowned icon is...

Cathay Pacific Airways launches a new global campaign, #onedayoffline, which builds on the airline’s international brand campaign, Life Well Travelled, to demonstrate a belief that travelling well is essential to living well. This belief underlies everything that Cathay Pacific does as it strives to enhance the...

For the past few years, boutique hotels and resorts have become one of the most desired accommodations among travellers, which may due to its well designed architecture, personalised service and strong local identity and characteristics.

Shah Alam, 22nd August 2015- What is more exciting and awe-inspiring then too see ancient dances and art that has stood the test of time right before your eyes. The State of Selangor, supported by Tourism Selangor presents Selangor International Indigenous Arts Festival 2015 that was held on the 22nd August & 23rd...

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced the launch of the Lenovo VIBE Shot, a smartphone that promises the best of both worlds. With a 16MP main camera and 5.0” Full HD screen promising the best of both worlds by combining a fabulous camera with a premium smartphone, the VIBE Shot is...