Issues

When we put together this issue, we were not sure what would be the common thread that binds the stories together. From Imbak Canyon in Sabah (page 44) to Switzerland (page 82), the destinations covered in this issue are varied and wide. However, we finally managed to come to one conclusion: that all of the...

There is a strong reason that people should explore more of South East Asia from August 2017 until the end of the year: the La Nina phenomenon, currently experienced in the Asia Pacific, brings more rain and reduce the development of the menacing haze in the region (Editor: let’s hope we don’t speak too soon…). And why...

In this issue, we focus on East Asia through our coverage of destinations in China, Japan and South Korea, including Indonesia and Malaysia. It is indeed a privilege to be able to work with various organisations in helping to promote destinations that are just being opened up (Tanjung Lesung, page 88; Tanjung Malim,...

This issue was originally intended to focus on destinations within the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) region. However, as time went by, we realised that to only focus on that region would be too limiting in terms of content and opportunity. As such, besides talking about the tourism gems around...

The last few months, especially during November 2016, were hectic to say the least. Little did we expect to be travelling so extensively (not that we mind). We feel honoured to have been invited by various parties to participate in several familiarisation trips, allowing us to feature various destinations for the...

In this issue, we originally intended to focus more on Klang Valley, hence its theme, 'Playing Tourist in Klang Valley'.

Editor’s Note People travel for so many reasons. When they travel for leisure, the reason is almost always about wanting to relax, unwind, quench their gratification, recharge so that they can tackle life’s challenges when they return home and be inspired. Those travelling for business seek efficiency, smoothness in...

For all we know, almost half of the year is already gone. The past two months have been unpredictable at worst and hectic at best, particularly before the start of the Muslim fasting month, Ramadhan, which would reduce the amount of our travel.

For the first time ever, Gaya Travel Magazine features Mexico (Page 84), experienced first hand by one of our team members, Ed Junaidi. Contrary to what many people who have never been to this Latin American nation might think, Mexico is actually bursting with life (they even celebrate the dead), colour, history and...

Assalam and Happy 2016 everybody!!! With the new year comes the new look and material that Gaya Travel Magazine is experimenting with so as to remain current yet timelessly relevant at the same time. We hope our readers will find Issue 11.1 niftier, more succinct and easy on the eyes. This new look is our humble...

EDITORS NOTE: The latter part of 2015 has indeed been challenging, with Malaysia and its neighbours suffering from the persistently unhealthy haze that affected regional travel; a global economic slowdown that affects international tourism arrivals; and the fall in the value of Ringgit and Rupiah, discouraging many...

The past few months have been nothing but ordinary for the Gaya Travel Magazine team. Besides collaborating with the Terengganu State Government as the Media Coordinator for the Terengganu International Squid Jigging Festival 2015 held in June 2015 (page 84), we also organised the Jom Jelajah Koperasi (Let’s Explore...

Editor Text – Jeremy Khalil (Editor). Cover Illustration by Ang Yeu Jiunn. DEPARTMENTS Gaya Interview DESTINATIONS Rediscovering Pulau Pinang through KCC1M Rediscovering Traditional Arts and Handicrafts of Kelantan Behold Bohol Hong Kong to Chengdu – A Life Well Travelled Ipoh – Old and New Chinese Lunar New Year at The...

It has indeed been an enriching and educational 10 years – we have learned and experienced so much, not only in terms of travel but also in terms of destination promotion and branding.

Thank you for taking the time to read Gaya Travel Magazine Issue 9.5. In this issue, together with Tourism Malaysia, we attempt to provide a smattering of information relating to Malaysian cuisine (page 136-155). Malaysia has a rich array of culinary offerings drawn from the country’s co-existing multi-cultural...

DEPARTMENTS Bio: DESTINATIONS EM’S ILLUSTRATED DIARY GAYA SHOP GAYA OUT GAYA DINE GAYA TRAVELLER TRAVEL ANECDOTES by HOTELS & RESORTS To get this issue, please email us at subscriptions@gayatravel.com.my

DEPARTMENTS Bio: DESTINATIONS EM’S ILLUSTRATED DIARY GAYA SHOP GAYA OUT GAYA DINE GAYA TRAVELLER TRAVEL ANECDOTES by HOTELS & RESORTS To get this issue, please email us at subscriptions@gayatravel.com.my

  – Jeremy Khalil, Editor. editor@gayatravel.com.my   DATO´SERI MOHAMED NAZRI ABDUL AZIZ, Minister of Tourism & Culture Malaysia DEPARTMENTS Bio: DATO´SERI MOHAMED NAZRI ABDUL AZIZ, Minister of Tourism & Culture Malaysia   Destination: UK Agro Farm Destination: Kudat, Sabah ...

The past few months have been hectic for us, as we had been heavily involved in large scale programmes such as the Kembara Cuti-Cuti 1Malaysia to Central Sarawak, Kembara Kraf Selangor 2013, Malaysia Tourism Hunt (MTH) 2013, all of which are covered within the pages of this issue. Speaking of MTH, which is Tourism...

Beginning from this issue, Gaya Travel has increased its number of pages up to 176, meaning that we have more space to bring you more stories relating to travel and tourism. This issue also focuses mainly on Malaysia's charming locations: Perak, Selangor, Melaka, Terengganu, Sarawak and Sabah, all possesing excellent...

In this issue, Gaya Travel invites readers to check out three exotic and charming locations, Lombok in Indonesia, Kathmandu in Nepal and Vientiane in Laos. Considerably close to Malaysia and Singapore, both destinations - known for their laidback pace, stunning landscapes and intriguing cultures - will surely delight...

2013 is thought to be challenging as the effects of recession in the US and Europe will be felt in Asia. However, in the current news, it is predicted that the economies within the Asian region will still remain resilient, albeit going on a slower pace compared to 2012.

This issue we feature the highly tasteful close up images of Terengganu craftsmanship on the cover, which are adapted from the cover of the recently launched ExxonMobil Subsidiaries in Malaysia Calendar 2013.

Sept/Oct 2012. Issue 7.5 – Taskent & Khiva, Uzbekistan – From Modern to Ancient

Kembara Cuti Cuti 1Malaysia Langkawi is back again this year, bringing updates on the latest happenings on this enchanting island, made evident through many new developments and improvements on its tourism products. This year, Gaya Travel Magazine again collaborated with Tourism Malaysia, including Langkawi...