Issue 14.3 – To Travel is to Live

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Issue 14.3 – To Travel is to Live

The lesson to be had is this: travellers are urged not only to research on the weather forecast but also the air quality or pollution index of the places they are heading to as part of their travel preparation, which becomes increasingly pertinent in this day and age.

Halal Holiday Officially Launched

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Halal Holiday Officially Launched

The Halal Holiday, an online travel marketplace, was launched on 11 July 2019 with the objective of catering to Muslim travellers’ faith-based needs when travelling.

Franck Loison, General Manager of Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara

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Franck Loison, General Manager of Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara

Mr Franck Loison shares with Gaya Travel Magazine how the first Sofitel flagship in Malaysia is faring after being opened for almost two years.

Terengganu Paragliding Association to Organize Open Fun Fly Paragliding Bukit Maras 2019

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Terengganu Paragliding Association to Organize Open Fun Fly Paragliding Bukit Maras 2019

Terengganu Paragliding Association will be organizing an international event named as ‘Open Fun Fly Paragliding Bukit Maras 2019’ at Bukit Maras Paragliding & Recreational Park.

Issue 14.2 – Travel No Matter What

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Issue 14.2 – Travel No Matter What

To us travel junkies, nothing will stop us travelling internationally, with or without the departure tax, notably within the ASEAN region.

Top 10 Dishes You Should Try from the 2019 Iftar Buffet in This Year’s Ramadan

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Top 10 Dishes You Should Try from the 2019 Iftar Buffet in This Year’s Ramadan

For most people this Holy Month also makes an ideal time to celebrate togetherness and reconnect with loved ones over a nice meal during iftar.

24 Hours Challenge Competition #FuntasticLIMA19 Highlighted on Malaysian Public Transport

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24 Hours Challenge Competition #FuntasticLIMA19 Highlighted on Malaysian Public Transport

LIMA19 Secretariat, in collaboration with Ministry of Transport Malaysia, organised a competition, ‘24 Hours Challenge #FuntasticLIMA19’

Issue 14.1 – Welcome 2019

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Issue 14.1 – Welcome 2019

And in 2019 and beyond, Gaya Travel Magazine intends to continue inspiring readers, like what we have always done, by featuring ideas and articles that readers would find useful and enriching, come what may.

Chinese Lunar New Year in Hong Kong

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Chinese Lunar New Year in Hong Kong

Fascinatingly, these throngs of travellers, undeterred by the chilling breeze from the South China Sea, were gearing up for the Hong Kong’ annual Lunar New Year night parade where the streets would be jam-packed with festival-goers and performers.

Melbourne Winter Masterpieces: Terracotta Warriors | Cai Guo-Qiang

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Melbourne Winter Masterpieces: Terracotta Warriors | Cai Guo-Qiang

In a dual presentation of Chinese art and culture past and present, the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series at the National Gallery of Victoria will present China’s Terracotta Warriors

Sri Lanka’s Most Iconic Hotel, Galle Face Hotel, Launches “Galle Face Expeditions”

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Sri Lanka’s Most Iconic Hotel, Galle Face Hotel, Launches “Galle Face Expeditions”

The legendary Galle Face Hotel has launched Galle Face Expeditions, a series of insightful journeys to Sri Lanka’s cultural and adventure travel hot spots

World Tourism Association for Culture and Heritage Launched to Combat Overtourism

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World Tourism Association for Culture and Heritage Launched to Combat Overtourism

The World Tourism Association for Culture and Heritage (WTACH) has been formed to protect local cultures, heritage and historical sites

Madam Noorul Ashikin Mohd Din: Marketing Selangor as a Top-of-Mind Destination

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Madam Noorul Ashikin Mohd Din: Marketing Selangor as a Top-of-Mind Destination

Gaya Travel Magazine recently sat down for an exclusive interview with Madam Noorul Ashikin Binti Mohd Din, General Manager of Tourism Selangor to understand her vision on marketing Selangor as a top-of-mind destination. 

Datuk Abdul Rashid bin Asari: Enhancing Selangor’s Tourism Competitiveness

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Datuk Abdul Rashid bin Asari: Enhancing Selangor’s Tourism Competitiveness

Gaya Travel Magazine recently sat down for an exclusive interview with The Honourable Datuk Abdul Rashid bin Asari, Executive Councillor for Tourism, Culture, Malay Customs and Heritage Selangor to understand his vision on enhancing Selangor’s tourism competitiveness. 1. What are Selangor’s plans to enhance its tourism competitiveness? Does the state provide incentives to the tourism industry players so that they can boost their businesses?  We rely on rich natural resources and competitive prices to appeal to tourists. The industry players also tend to be global, through our open policies. We realise the strategic role that tourism plays in creating opportunities and support the sector proactively. There are still gaps in terms of infrastructure (air, road, tourism service infrastructure) and ICT readiness within the industry, which […]

9 Places Every Fan of Siti Nurhaliza Should Know

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9 Places Every Fan of Siti Nurhaliza Should Know

If you are a fan, or interested in getting to know Siti Nurhaliza better, following the list of places that are significant to the ever-elegant singer is a good starting point!

Tuan Amirudin bin Shari: Empowering Selangor as International Tourism Hub

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Tuan Amirudin bin Shari: Empowering Selangor as International Tourism Hub

Youthful, charismatic and forward-thinking, YAB Dato’ Menteri Besar Selangor shares with us on how important tourism is to Selangor and what plans does the state have to further boost tourist arrivals. 

DHC Celebrates the 1st Anniversary of “DHC JAPAN TAX-FREE” Website for Visitors to Japan With a Free Gift Campaign

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DHC Celebrates the 1st Anniversary of “DHC JAPAN TAX-FREE” Website for Visitors to Japan With a Free Gift Campaign

DHC Corporation (Head office: Tokyo, Japan, Chairman & CEO Yoshiaki Yoshida) is holding a free gift giveaway from December 18, 2018, to celebrate the first anniversary of DHC JAPAN TAX-FREE, an information website designed for visitors to Japan

Issue 13.4 – So Much to See and Do

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Issue 13.4 – So Much to See and Do

By the time we finish putting together this issue, we are already nearing the end of 2018. It also means that we are entering the period when people are starting to travel for the upcoming year-end and new year holidays – there is no better time for readers to pick up a copy of Gaya Travel Magazine or read it online.

Travelling in Hope with Roaming Man for 138 Countries

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Travelling in Hope with Roaming Man for 138 Countries

Roaming Man, an Overseas Pocket Wi-Fi Rental company has received warm response from the public for a recent Breast Cancer Awareness Online Campaign with the slogan of “Walk A Mile & Get Checked“.

Gaya Out & About: UNESCO Heritage Towns/Cities in ASEAN Region

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Gaya Out & About: UNESCO Heritage Towns/Cities in ASEAN Region

Gaya Travel Magazine loves the towns or cities enlisted as part of the World Heritage Sites due to their enduring heritage, culture, quaintness, nostalgia and photogenic quality. When being in South East Asia, how about discovering the UNESCO Heritage Towns/Cities located within the ASEAN region for lessons on the destination’s history and intimate vibe?

#MyLabuanStory: #ExploreLabuanContest Launched

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#MyLabuanStory: #ExploreLabuanContest Launched

Labuan Corporation, together with Gaya Travel Magazine will organize a social media contest, starting from today until 23 December 2018. This contest comprises three (3) categories such as ‘Best Video’, ‘Best Story’ and ‘Best Photo’ with a total of RM19,500 cash prizes to be won.

#MyLabuanStory: #ExploreLabuanContest

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#MyLabuanStory: #ExploreLabuanContest

Labuan Corporations together with Gaya Travel Magazine are proud to announce #MyLabuanStory, an #ExploreLabuanContest! That being said, members of the media, bloggers, influencers, photographers and you (yes, you!), are cordially invited to participate. Grab your chance to win up to RM19 500 cash prizes! Categories Best Video Best Write Up Best Photo Mechanism – Best Video Video duration must be within one (1) to two (2) minutes Upload on contestants personal Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or YouTube channel Social media accounts must be public All postings must tag @gayatravel and @perbadananlabuan All postings must hashtag #MyLabuanStory, #ExploreLabuanContest, #ExploreLabuan, #GayaTravel Mechanism – Best Write Up Write a story on Labuan either in Bahasa Malaysia or English Must not exceed 300 words Email to contest@gayatravel.com.my Mechanism – […]

Easy, Breezy Visa Application to Russia from Malaysia

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Easy, Breezy Visa Application to Russia from Malaysia

From today, Malaysians travelling to the Russian Federation will enjoy a simplified visa application process.

Amp up Your Selfie Game at Malaysia’s First Selfie Museum

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Amp up Your Selfie Game at Malaysia’s First Selfie Museum

The very first Malaysian dessert themed “Selfie Museum” allows visitors pose with cute sculptures and create beautiful photos for a striking Instagram feed.

Issue 13.3 – Let’s Travel To Do Good

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Issue 13.3 – Let’s Travel To Do Good

It would truly be a shame if travellers entirely give Lombok a miss just because of the earthquake, since the island has so much to offer. Travellers will also be doing a noble cause by helping Lombok return to normalcy when they visit and spend money on the island, boosting the local economy.

The Okura Tokyo Accepting Venue Reservations from Today

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The Okura Tokyo Accepting Venue Reservations from Today

20 banquet rooms will meet every need from international conferences to intimate parties.

Malaysia Hosted the First Ever Mrs Tourism Queen International Pageant

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Malaysia Hosted the First Ever Mrs Tourism Queen International Pageant

Kuala Lumpur, 30 August – For the first time, in the historical milestone of beauty pageant, Malaysia will host the first ever Mrs Tourism Queen International Pageant right here in the very heart of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur today. This inaugural auspicious Grand Final event takes place in the Grand Ballroom of Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur. The pageant witnesses 28 beauty queens from the world over, which include countries from Europe, Asia, America, Africa and Oceania competing against one another for the coveted Mrs Tourism Queen International 2018 crown. “Beauty pageants have proven to help boost the tourism industry around the world. We at Sentinel Pageant is proud to be given this opportunity and organise this first ever edition of Mrs Tourism Queen International […]

Kawaii Kabuki Retells the Classic Momotarō Story

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Kawaii Kabuki Retells the Classic Momotarō Story

Just over one month after the launch of the new ‘Kawaii Kabuki’ play, Hello Kitty Land Tokyo has recorded an increasing number of visitors, confirming that the new show has become one of the highlights of any visit to the theme park. The play, which is held at the Märchen Theatre, has quickly found its way to the hearts of both long-term Hello Kitty fans and curious first-time visitors. It features a high quality performance and beautiful costumes, which perfectly combine traditional kabuki dresses with cute Hello Kitty motifs. ‘Kawaii Kabuki’ play tells the story of the popular Japanese folktale, “Momotarō” (‘The Peach Boy’), which is about a boy who was born from a peach and lives through great adventures in his […]

Taiwan Culinary Exhibition 2018: The Age of Beauty and Goodness

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Taiwan Culinary Exhibition 2018: The Age of Beauty and Goodness

From 10 until 13 August 2018, The Taiwan Culinary Exhibition 2018 was held at Taipei World Trade Centre Exhibition Hall 1, attracting around 200,000 local and foreign visitors over the three-day period.

8 Must-Do’s when Staying at Sheraton Petaling Jaya

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8 Must-Do’s when Staying at Sheraton Petaling Jaya

Sheraton Petaling Jaya is strategically located and has strong reputation in providing timeless quality, reliable service and fuss-free accommodation minus the fads, including stimulating food and beverage offerings.