Issues

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...

Delve into the enchanting art, through the move of the dances and actions, vocal and instrumental music, narrations and dialogues; often interpreted as symbolic and mystical. Recognized by UNESCO since 2005, get into the details of this mesmerizing art heritage of Mak Yong.

Putrajaya has always been the business destination for almost all tourists who come here since this is the country’s centre of administration.

As Gaya Travel team entered Terrapuri, we felt we were being magically transported back to the times of Langkasuka, an ancient Malay kingdom based in Pattani (now part of Thailand) that stretched down to Terengganu at the south and Kedah on the west.

Though the idea of going back to nature may bring about thoughts of discomfort to fellow city slickers, they need not worry too much when they head towards Tanah Aina Farrah Soraya – the only thing that they need to rough it out is the journey to get to the resort from the outside road, whereby guests need to endure...

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