Destinations

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.

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.

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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...