As I set foot in the lobby for the first time, I am quickly in awe of its décor, which reminds me of sitting under the shade of a tree surrounded by towering trees and stone-covered ground.

Apparently, the lobby is the place where guests can sit and relax while enjoying snacks and beverages, including admiring the two large wooden sculptures by internationally renowned Malaysian artist Anniketyni Madian.

Hyatt Centric Kota Kinabalu adoringly incorporates elements that are indigenous to Sabah, and thus possesses a strong sense of place.



Issue 17.1

At last, after over two years and a half, the Gaya Travel Magazine team is finally travelling internationally, hence the apt title for this issue: The World Feels Big Again!