Destinations

Far East is of increasing importance to Dubai’s inbound tourism. New attractions, events and hotels are contributing to Dubai’s reputation as THE FINAL destination instead of a good ‘stopover’.

In conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year 2014, the Visit Malaysia Year (VMY) 2014 Secretariat, together with Gaya Travel Magazine, organised a special awareness and promotion program on VMY 2014 called Celebrating 1Malaysia Truly Asia (C1MTA), which involves bringing selected local and international media...

What to Do with An Hour in Taipei As written by General Manager of The Grand Hyatt Taipei, Kai Speth.

Dating back from the Ice Age, Taman Negara Pahang has been in existence for over 130 million years and it is also considered as one of the oldest rainforests in the world. This slice of untouched and lush tropical wilderness is a haven for thrill seekers and nature lovers from all around the world.

London is a diverse and exciting city with some of the world's best sights, attractions and activities. With so much to do, it's hard to narrow down the long list of reasons to visit, but below you'll find our top 10.

The Gunung Mulu National Park is one of two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in East Malaysia. The Park, covering 544 square kilometres is the largest national park in Sarawak. It is also home to the world’s largest cave chamber (Sarawak Chamber), the world’s largest cave passage (Deer Cave), Asia’s longest cave...

A hotel boom, a retail renaissance, a blockbuster program of arts and theatre, great Aussie road-trips and World Cup Cricket at the “G” – Melbourne continues its quiet evolution as one of the world’s must-do destinations in 2014.

Apart from Taipei 101 (one of the world’s tallest building), the rest of Taiwan is a mystery to me. I did not feel I was ever called to personally explore the country yet to learn about it. But, when I was invited to join the trip courtesy of China Airlines and Taiwan Visitor Association, I immediately grabbed the...

Last April 2013, Gaya Travel Magazine in collaboration with Tourism Perak, organised a familiarisation trip called Discover Perak 2013, which took representatives from selected media and travel agencies on a 4-day-and-3-night tour to specific places within the wondrous state of Perak. Come and Discover Perak now and...

An insider tips on exploring Ubud, Bali. An interview provided by Miss Puspa Anggareni, a concierge info from Chedi Club Tanah Gajah.

As cultural landmarks go, the Saigon Opera House falls easily into the ‘right under your nose’ category. The 115-year-old theatre reigns majestically over bustling Lam Son Square, the historic and cinematic heart of Ho Chi Minh City.

In Issue 7.5, Gaya Travel introduced two destinations in Uzbekistan, which were Tashkent and Khiva. In this issue, we continue our travel in this Central Asian country by bringing two more destinations: Bukhara and Samarkand. Being the beacons of Islamic knowledge during the mediaeval ages, both destinations offer...

Sarawak Tourism Board held the 8th edition of Borneo Jazz Festival at Parkcity Everly Hotel in Miri, Sarawak.

Gaya Travel Magazine recently joined the 4-day-and-3-night ‘Cruise with Angkasawan (Astronaut)’ programme organised by Angkasawan Communications and Bagus Holidays Sdn. Bhd., which brought us to Phuket and Krabi in Thailand through the sea via Penang, Malaysia.

To enjoy Melaka, we suggest the following ;

Beginning this issue, Gaya Travel is bringing in a new column called Black & White. It is the column that does not only talk about the city but more of the stories and lives behind it, the tales that we often take for granted. There is more to what meets the eyes, there are two sides of coin in every story and this is...

Belum is a Malay word that means “before” and the nature that spanned before our eyes was definitely a real manifestation of pure and undiscovered forest that holds thousands of secrets.

Located relatively three hours from Kuala Lumpur, Cameron Highlands is a place where serene and tranquillity can be found. There are several routes to get to this place, however this time around we decided to explore a new route, which is through Raub, Pahang. I was stunned by the picturesque view along the...

In its effort to protect the Kinabatangan flood plain, WWF-Malaysia engages its stakeholders and partners (government agencies, oil palm companies, tour operators and the local community) to address the issues of reforestation, protection and management of the area.

“Lombok was not as famous as Bali and nobody had faith in Lombok like I did,” Stephan Servin, the General Manager of The Santosa Villas and Resort in Lombok, Indonesia, who is also the Chairman of Lombok Hotels Association, said to me about the island just next to Bali called Lombok, part of the Nusa Tenggara Barat...

Kedah Darul Aman or also known as the Rice Bowl State is located in the northern part of Malaysia. Its plain and levelled topography has contributed significantly to it being the largest producer of rice in Malaysia.

Media Explorace & Kelantan Homestay Experience is a programme orgsanised by Tourism Malaysia Kelantan Office in conjuction with Tourism Malaysia’s programmes to promote homestays in Kelantan

Known for its untouched and pristine white sandy beaches, Koh Samui also holds the title of a food paradise that offers a wide variety of unique gastronomical offerings.

Gaya Travel team was given the great opportunity to experience Uzbekistan, a country that not many Malaysians are familiar with, but with enormous tourism potential. Join the team as it explored Tashkent and Khiva in this issue.

In the beginning, the inception of “Start in Tioman” in 2007 was to promote awareness about the importance of marine ecological stability. For that reason, the Ministry of Tourism Malaysia, Tourism Malaysia Pahang, Tioman Development Authority, Pahang State Government, Villagers Travel & Tours, Divers Association and...