Recently, I had the opportunity to participate in a familiarisation trip organised by the Consulate General of Republic Indonesia Johor Bahru, in collaboration with the Republic of Indonesia’s Ministry of Tourism, to promote an up-and-coming destination called Tanjung Lesung – an area 170 kilometres west of Jakarta in Banten Province – that is downright amazing
Bastion of Beachfront Indulgence Gaya Travel Magazine team recently experienced Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort, an urbane and family-friendly property that is efficient and on-point. During our stay, we found that the property is exclusive and intimate, sporting an architectural style that attempts to bring as much natural light in as possible, making it brighter than
Strategically presiding over the crossroads of Jalan Pinang and Jalan Sultan Ismail and only a stone’s throw away from KLCC, Renaissance Kuala Lumpur first opened in 18 June 1996 and has been dominating the corner for over 20 years. The Bukit Nanas monorail station – which connects travellers to Titiwangsa, Bukit Bintang and KL Sentral
About 129 kilometres – or roughly two and a half hours’ drive by car from Bangkok – sits Thailand’s third largest province called Kanchanaburi, a land covered with timber, evergreen forests and most famous natural wonders in the country. But having said that, Kanchanaburi’s greatest yet saddest draw probably comes from its deadliest tragedy: the
G Hotel Kelawai must have done something right to have regulars who keep coming back to stay at this entirely gorgeous hotel (I heard that the shoe design mogul Datuk Jimmy Choo and celebrity interior designer Eric Leong are part of that list). But this doesn’t come as a surprise because being design stars themselves,
A warm welcome awaits visitors and travelers to this historical city of Malacca – right at the Hotel Equatorial Melaka. Visitors to this modern and deluxe hotel, unquestionably one of Malacca’s best, are made to feel at home the moment they step into its spacious Lobby. Friendly and efficient staff at separate check-in counters for
This school holiday, why not treat the family to an exciting staycation? Bring the family to enjoy the Berjaya Times Square Theme Park and be among the first to experience the newly launched Club Premier Rooms or Suites at the Berjaya Times Square Hotel for that seamless experience. The beautifully appointed rooms, which ooze 90s
The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts today announced the reopening of The Athenee Hotel in Bangkok following an extensive renovation and transformation into a Luxury Collection hotel.
“Look, it’s a shooting star!” There are millions of small rocks colliding with the Earth’s atmosphere every night (and day), each resulting in bright flash of light across the sky, which is also referred to as the shooting star. Such sightings are fairly common on every cloudless night – if only one has the patience
The four-star Al Meroz Hotel, which has 242 rooms, is the brainchild of a prominent Thai-Muslim businessman Mr. Rausak Mulsap, President and Chief Executive Officer of the hotel. Together with his business partners and family members, Mr. Rausak has invested over THB1 billion into this property that stands in an area full of potential waiting
Growing up in Selangor, I thought the state has always been about buildings and industrial parks, and anywhere in between. You can’t blame me because Selangor is the most industrialised and developed state in Malaysia that contributes significantly to the country’s annual national GDP. However, I am now more impressed with Selangor because it
Highly exclusive and private, Sofitel Luang Prabang is one of Accor Hotel’s oldest hotels within the Sofitel collection, being over a century old and characterised by high fortified walls and watchtowers because the property was originally intended as the Governor’s Residence during the period when Laos was a French protectorate in early 1900s. Classy and
Travellers all come in various forms: solo, couple or family. Each has its own positive side and challenges. Travelling families, for instance, requires suitable accommodation, consequently giving parents headache since they need to consider may aspects such as safe environment, sufficient space, efficient facilities and suitable activities so that each family member can enjoy their
Club Med Cherating, Club Med’s first resort in Asia, offers a splendid hideaway on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.
Recently re-launched The Slate has a genuine and authentic Phuket heart at its core. Follow this list of 10 reasons why you visit The Slate Phuket.
Have you ever wandered around your own city as a tourist? You will be surprised to discover that there is so much to see and how little you probably know about the place where you live. As an ardent traveller, there is no doubt that exploring other cities is an unbeatable experience. The further I
Ringed by mountains, and idyllically set 700 metres above sea level, the historic royal capital of Luang Prabang is more than just the country’s picture-perfect showpiece. With its glistening temples, historic French provincial architecture and gracious residents, even the most jaded of travellers is soon lulled into a dream by its timeless tranquility. It is
Tanjung Inn is located in Cherating Village, the resort is embodying the nature of a typical traditional beach side Peninsular Malaysia East Coast village.
This month SLH welcomes five independently-minded hotels to its portfolio. From a stately home in Queenstown to a classic alpine lodge in Austria there is plenty for the discerning traveller to choose from. Owl and the Pussycat Hotel: Galle, Sri Lanka Rooms from 26800 LKR (approx. USD181) per night www.slh.com/owl One of Sri Lanka’s newest
Primed to be the ultimate island hideaway in Southeast Asia, Bawah Private Island, the epitome of natural luxury, is set to open in the summer of 2017. A collection of five pristine islands amongst three crystal clear lagoons, Bawah Private Island is located just two hours from Singapore. The stunning untouched Anambas archipelago in Indonesia
Looking for value-for-money resort that serves your five-star desire? Resorts World Langkawi – formerly known as Awana Port Malai – is THAT kind of resort. Facing Langkawi’s turquoise waters, Resorts World Langkawi beckons not only with its Instagram-worthy surroundings but also world-class facilities, including newly renovated rooms. Resorts World Langkawi – which is only 10
Being the only resort nestled on Rebak Island, it literally felt like worlds away, even it was just a short boat ride from civilisation. The resort is surrounded by emerald waters of the Andaman Sea, lush green jungle bursting with tropical plants and untouched beaches. The most convenient way to access this resort from the
1. A Gem of Palace – Galeri Sultan Azlan Shah If you are a history buff, be prepared to be awed by this iconic attraction in Kuala Kangsar. Strategically located at the heart of this serene Royal Town of Kuala Kangsar, Galeri Sultan Azlan Shah showcases enthralling anecdotes of the late Sultan Azlan Shah
Malaysia – 17 October 2016 – Some travel destinations are best explored during a particular season, when the blossoming of flowers or pleasant temperatures highlight the country’s already-exciting attractions. Hotels.com identifies 4 cities in South Korea and Japan that transform into a haven of red and scarlet leaves in October. In addition, Hotels.com is also
Bali is renowned worldwide for its romantic architecture and furnishings, decorative handcrafted features and gorgeous artwork. In fact, art in every form is the masterpiece of the highly-valued Balinese culture. Visitors to the island will not fail to notice intricately carved doorways, ornate stone statues and wood sculptures, splendid paintings, hand-woven textiles, highly wrought metal