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KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, 13 NOVEMBER 2015– GOASEAN unveiled a slew of Malaysian produced ground-breaking and original concept travel programmes to avid and globe-trotting travellers at its GOASEAN Upfronts 2016 held at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club. The must-see new programmes slated to be aired on GOASEAN next...

Japan has always been known as one of the most advanced countries in Asia and the world. The futuristic yet reserved Japanese have always intrigued people from other parts of the world. As a matter of fact, Gaya Travel thinks that such paradox is what makes the Japanese and Japan special. Talking about paradox, our...

Text by: Farah Nadiah I was travelling with a group of travellers in Southeastern Anatolia Turkey, in particular, Bazda Caves, when Marco Fux of Liechtenstein asked if I had seen any caves as outstanding as Bazda Caves. While the others shook their heads, I proudly said, “I did. In fact, it was more amazing than...

Ena Ramli explores the old quarters of Penang’s George Town and discovers a romantic past and enduring charm. The founding of Penang reads like a period novel filled with treachery, romance and tragedy (see The Penang Promise). The narrow lanes, back alleys, buildings and landmarks of George Town – Penang’s capital...

Turkey is an awe-inspiring country that is blessed with varied landscapes that are millions of years old and multitude of vestiges from ancient civilisations, heritage and culture – its history is a heavily potent mix of Classical Gre- co-Roman, Byzantine and Oriental influ- ences, infusing elements from the East...

Being the world’s most populated country, China is definitely leading the world in every aspect. Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou are China’s three famous cities that need no introduction to the world. These cities’ roles in the growth of China’s economy are impressive and undeniable. Progressive development, skyscrapers,...

In conjunction with the Discover Perak 2015 programme organised by Tourism Perak and Gaya Travel magazine held last April 2015 from the 7th until the 11th, 23 participants comprising selected media and travel agents packed their bags and headed to Perak to experience the state’s delights. In short, the participants...

GOASEAN.com has received the Gold Award for ‘Best Travel Website’ and Silver Award for ‘Best Tourism Website’ by W3[1], just seven months after the portal’s launch in Kuala Lumpur.

In mid-April this year, just a week after turning 41, I ventured with some apprehension into the hinterlands of Malaysia’s Taman Negara Pahang, virgin jungle reputed to be older than the Amazon Rainforest. It was an experience that charted many firsts for me — my first time to Taman Negara, my first fishing trip, my...

When Gaya Travel visited Switzerland for the very first time courtesy of Switzerland Tourism, we were instantly head over heels in love with this landlocked country due to its mesmerising beauty and high quality of life. One of the places that we were introduced was Zermatt, a quaint town located at the foot of the...

Courtesy of the Republic of Uzbekistan’s government, Gaya Travel Magazine once again was able to set foot at the enchantingly ancient land of Central Asian and Islamic history: Uzbekistan. The six-day familiarisation trip organised by the government was joined by 10 delegates consisted of media and various Malaysian...

Bamboo raft is synonymous with the earliest mode of transport on Pahang River as it is the most basic of boat design, characterised by the absence of a hull. As such, to reminisce the glorious heritage and the tradition of the people who settled along Pahang River, the National Department of Culture & Arts (JKKN)...

In collaboration with Tourism Malaysia’s Domestic Marketing Division and Tourism Malaysia Negeri Sembilan Office, Gaya Travel Magazine continued our KCC1M programme to Negeri Sembilan on the 6th to the 9th September 2014. Negeri Sembilan was first formed when the Minangkabau people of Sumatra settle in the area in...

Location & intro Away from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok and Hat Yaai, up north of Thailand is the city of Chiang Mai. Nestled snugly at the foothill, surrounded by ring of mountains, Chiang Mai offers a more picturesque and panoramic view of Thailand’s suburban living. The pace of life in Chiang Mai is refreshingly...

Last January, my colleague and I had the pleasure of flying with Cathay Pacific Airways to Hong Kong and Chengdu. The flight from Kuala Lumpur to Hong Kong took four hours. From there, it took another three hours to fly to Chengdu. I must say that I agree with Cathay Pacific Airways’ philosophy, ‘A Life Well...

Mabul Island Mention Mabul Island and visions of swaying coconut trees, idyllic water villages and fascinating marine life come to mind. And that’s just above the water. Located around 15 minutes by speedboat from the world famous Sipadan Island, Mabul is recognised as one of the best muck-diving (a term used to...

If I have to describe Bohol in three words, those would be Chocolate, Mahogany and Tarsier. These three words are so synonymous with Bohol that they become strong enough reasons for travellers to visit this island, located in the Central Visayas region and surrounded by another 75 minor islands across the Bohol Sea....

Melbourne, Australia tops the annual Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Global Liveability Index for the fifth consecutive year as the world’s most liveable city. Even as the liveability scores of other cities worldwide fluctuate, Melbourne presents a picture of stability and maintains an impressive score of 97.5%.

Turkey (Turkiye) means the ‘land of the Turks’. It was formerly called Anatolia, which means ‘the country where the sun rises' in Greek. It is home to 80 million people that inhabit the nation’s seven regions: Marmara, Aegean, Black Sea, Middle Anatolia, Southeast and East.

Malaysia announced the establishment of GOASEAN at ITB Berlin 2015, the world's leading travel trade show today. GOASEAN, the brainchild of the Prime Minister of Malaysia YAB Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak , claims the honor of being the world's first ASEAN-focused travel channel, aiming to showcase the region's...

Gaya Travel team finds that it is high time for travellers who have not yet discovered Manila to start getting acquainted with the city, which is poised to become one of the up-and-coming destination in 2015.

Lying on the extreme south of India is the state of Kerala- often referred to as ‘God’s Own Country’ by travelers. The commercial city of Kochi rests right at the heart of Kerala, along the coasts of the Arabian Sea. With a rich cultural heritage, precious history, phenomenal lush green nature and ever warm...

Public Transport Victoria (PTV) has introduced a Free Tram Zone that covers most of the Melbourne CBD and some of the surrounding areas, including Queen Victoria Market and Docklands. Tourists and visitors are able to travel around the city and to key attractions on Melbourne's iconic trams for free.

Fans of Sir Peter Jackson’s famed Hobbit trilogies can now follow in the footsteps of the cast and crew and journey through New Zealand taking in remarkable and diverse natural landscape while enjoying the warm hospitality Kiwis are known for.

Impressive video by a Chilean TV program called Bitácora de Viaje that was invited to shoot video in Terengganu and Kuala Lumpur in April 2014 by the crews, in conjunction with International Squid Jigging Festival 2014 that took place in Terengganu.