Get Animated with Cartoon Network in Singapore

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Get Animated with Cartoon Network in Singapore

  The Powerpuff Girls, We Bare Bears, Adventure Time and Ben 10 come to life with giant inflatables, carnival games and workshops   Animate Your Life @ Gardens by the Bay, Singapore 26 May – 10 June 2018; Prices start from RM37.50++ MALAYSIA, 26 April 2018 – Looking for something to do with the entire family next month? Cartoon Network invites you to enter a world of animation at the Animate Your Life festival in Singapore – a 16-day celebration of fans, fun and fans of fun! From Saturday 26 May to Sunday 10 June, Cartoon Network Animate Your Life will transform Gardens by the Bay’s Bayfront Plaza into a thriving world of cartoons. Bringing characters from hit shows – The Powerpuff […]

Village Hotel Bugis: Children-friendly hotel at the crossroads of culture

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Village Hotel Bugis: Children-friendly hotel at the crossroads of culture

Are you heading to Singapore with your family for the upcoming holiday? Looking for something different for the trip? Try Village Hotel Bugis’ newly launched kids-themed rooms at special rates! The rooms at Village Hotel Bugis can accommodate two adults and one child comfortably and offer themes such as Cars, Sophia and Superheroes. These rooms are children-friendly with children-dedicated amenities. One of the walls is covered by blue wallpaper with the theme’s recurring motifs. Your children will love exploring every part of the room and discovering little surprises such as adorable and fluffy cushions, carpet with flying rabbit, children-sized bath soap and shampoo, powder, toothbrush, toothpaste, cotton buds and body oil, toys and more toys. On top of that, the rooms also […]

Cinque Terre, Italy Travel Tips

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Cinque Terre, Italy Travel Tips

Cinque Terre is a beautiful place to visit. A well-planned trip can allow you to save on time and cost, including accommodation, thus I am writing here to share the tips on how to plan for your travel. Cinque Terre consists of five villages: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso al Mare. Browse the internet to get insights on which village that suits your preference. When to visit Most travellers prefer to visit in the summer to get the best weather for swimming and lounging on the beach but late Spring is good too. I visited Cinque Terre in early Spring – it was a bit rainy so be prepared. Airports near to Cinque Terre The closest airports to travel to Cinque […]

A Nostalgic Ramadan Journey At The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre!

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A Nostalgic Ramadan Journey At The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre!

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre’s popular corporate and public Ramadan buka puasa offerings return this year to take diners on a nostalgic journey around Malaysia.

6 Instaworthy Spots in Nikko, Japan

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6 Instaworthy Spots in Nikko, Japan

Camera strapped on, marched to a beautiful spot but just to find the place crowded and too touristy? Finding the perfect picturesque spot during travel is every Instagram-lovers’ dream! Here’s some recommendation for those who opts for something unique and quaint in Nikko, Japan! 1. Hangetsuyama Observation Deck The perfect spot for sweeping views of Lake Chuzenji and Mount Nantai with the blissful fluttering autumn leaves. Best in October 2. Kanmangafuchi Abyss’s Bake Jizo Statues A gorge formed by lava erupted from Mount Nantai. About 70 jizo statues lined along the trail through the forest and along the raging river. What’s strange is that every time the statues were counted, it sums up to different numbers – hence their name Bake Jizo […]

Malaysia To Attract Chinese Market Through Smart Tourism 4.0

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Malaysia To Attract Chinese Market Through Smart Tourism 4.0

Tourism Malaysia has partnered with the 4th most valuable Internet company in the world, Tencent Holdings, to carry out Malaysia Smart Tourism 4.0 initiative.

VE Hotel & Residence Introduces “VE Di Hati”

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VE Hotel & Residence Introduces “VE Di Hati”

KUALA LUMPUR, MARCH 2018 – Come meal time, wonderful aromas reminiscent of home emanate from VE Hotel & Residence’s all-day-dining restaurant – The Straits Estate, beckoning hungry tummies with entrancing whiffs. The introduction of VE DI HATI initiative by the hotel this year hopes to bring back fond memories of the yesteryears with delicious homemade dishes and homely ambience encircling the scene; a memory which blanketed guests and patrons in love and comfort. VE DI HATI, which is a month long programme scheduled from 17 May till 14 June 2018, provides a framework for VE Hotel & Residence to champion three defining areas: VE’s Straits Festival: The showcase of VE’s Straits Festival throughout the month of Ramadan, offering extensive culinary delights that […]

Introducing Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur: An Unrivalled Luxurious Urban Oasis

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Introducing Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur: An Unrivalled Luxurious Urban Oasis

Kuala Lumpur, 30 March 2018 – Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur, the all-new uber-luxurious hotel set to debut mid-2018, is taking luxury to new heights as part of a 65-storey architectural masterpiece in the heart of the city’s capital. Located in the exclusive Golden Triangle neighbourhood – next to the iconic Petronas Towers and across the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur boasts 209 spacious guest rooms and suites, six extraordinary restaurants and lounges, a signature spa and wellness haven and the city’s most expansive luxury retail outpost, all matched by the legendary Four Seasons service. The skyscraper will also be home to 242 private residences and 27 serviced apartments. Unrivalled experiences, innovative amenities, enriching cultural immersion, and curated moments […]

Eraman Commemorates the 25th Anniversary With The Announcement Of The Lucky Winners Of Its Buy & Win Contest

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Eraman Commemorates the 25th Anniversary With The Announcement Of The Lucky Winners Of Its Buy & Win Contest

Kuala Lumpur, 21 March 2018 – Eraman, the largest duty free and travel retail brand under Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad, gave away a BMW 318i and prizes worth more than RM330,000 to 54 lucky winners of the Eraman Shopping Extravaganza – Buy & Win Contest at an exclusive prize giving ceremony held today. It was Miss Tan Ban Ning from Ipoh, Perak and works in the Philippines, who won the grand prize of a brand new BMW 318i, Bally Bag and Petron Fuel Vouchers worth RM3,600, a reward from her total purchase of RM451.89 from Swarovski Boutique (Managed by Eraman) located at Satellite Building, KLIA. Said an ecstatic Miss Tan upon finding out about his windfall, “At first, I didn’t believe that […]

Thailand Targets Malaysian High-End Travellers Through Luxury Lifestyle Offerings

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Thailand Targets Malaysian High-End Travellers Through Luxury Lifestyle Offerings

20 March 2018, Kuala Lumpur – Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Kuala Lumpur Office organised a luncheon with the theme ‘Luxurious Experiences Thailand’ at Rama V Thai Restaurant to promote the kingdom’s latest lifestyle offerings to the affluent market in Malaysia. During the luncheon, TAT showcased Thailand’s luxury lifestyle experiences from some of the most relaxing, diverse, cultural and richly indulgent products and services in Thailand. The country offers a wide variety of customised luxury experiences for high-end travellers, including five-star hotels and resorts with privacy and seclusion, airlines, cruises, upscale restaurant, gold courses, award- winning spas, certified health centres and many more. “The objective of today’s event is to enhance the image of Thailand as a premier luxury destination for high-end […]

Igniting Your Culinary Senses On Fine Dining At Samplings On The Fourteenth Restaurant

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Igniting Your Culinary Senses On Fine Dining At Samplings On The Fourteenth Restaurant

KUALA LUMPUR, MARCH 2018– Located at the East Tower on the 14th floor of Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Samplings on The Fourteenth Restaurant boasts a large collection of vintage wines and offers the finest Western cuisine that ignites your taste buds. Since opening its doors in 2011, Samplings On The Fourteenth Restaurant has built a steadfast name as one of the most distinguished fine-dining restaurant in the local dining scene. The restaurant is well-known amongst discerning food lovers in Kuala Lumpur for its excellent service standards, innovative menu, comfortable ambiance, as well as unique culinary experience. The fine dining restaurant operates from 6.30pm to 10.30pm, Monday to Saturday. The restaurant’s main dining room seats 60 people with an addition of […]

The Cast of Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War assembles at Marina Bay Sands

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The Cast of Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War assembles at Marina Bay Sands

Marvel Studios and Marina Bay Sands are proud to announce that Singapore will welcome the formidable team of Avengers, Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man), Benedict Cumberbatch (Stephen Strange/Doctor Strange), Karen Gillan (Nebula), and director, Joe Russo for a red-carpet fan event on April 16. The director and cast are here to celebrate the release of the highly-anticipated Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War. Mr. George Tanasijevich, President and Chief Executive Officer of Marina Bay Sands, said: “We are privileged to work with The Walt Disney Company again for their Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War talent tour. This ground-breaking event will showcase our ability to host unique and large scale global events and reaffirm Marina Bay Sands as the world’s entertainment destination.” More details on the fan event will be announced on Monday, April 2, at 12pm via MarinaBaySands.com/Avengers.

JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Fashions New Spring Experiences

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JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Fashions New Spring Experiences

Phu Quoc, March 2018 – Spring is in the air, and for the avid traveller the warmer weather signals the time to visit Phu Quoc, Vietnam’s lush paradise. In collaboration with leading Vietnamese fashion house Do Manh Cuong, JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay has launched a “Stay in Style” experience inspired by the colours of the Spring season. Guests can also immerse themselves in the local culture through a weekly street market, offering them an opportunity to embrace the art, culture and food of Vietnam. Stay in Style A legendary creation by Bill Bensley, JW Marriott Phu Quoc celebrates a mythical university through its larger-than-life design detail. From the Alice in Wonderland-inspired Chanterelle – Spa by JW to the “faculty-themed” villas, the […]

Roadshow to Japan 2018

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Roadshow to Japan 2018

19 Mac 2018, OSAKA – Tourism Selangor (TSSB) – together with the support from Tourism Malaysia Osaka & Tokyo Office and participation from Sky Mirror Kuala Selangor, Cyberview Resort & Spa and Kuala Selangor District Council – connects businesses from Selangor and Japan by staging seminar sessions that will take place from 18 until 24 March 2018, firstly at Osaka City Central Public Hall in Osaka, Japan, and then followed by Wink Aichi in Nagoya, and Asian Japan Centre in Tokyo. This is the first road show seminar about Selangor in Japan and AirAsiaX will be the Official Partner for the entire road show. The event provides local participants from Japan that come from various travel agencies, government agencies, hoteliers, health and wellness operators, and education sections to […]

The Inaugural Fullerton Concours D’elegance To Headline The 90th Anniversary Celebration Of The Fullerton Building –  Home To The Fullerton Hotel Singapore

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The Inaugural Fullerton Concours D’elegance To Headline The 90th Anniversary Celebration Of The Fullerton Building – Home To The Fullerton Hotel Singapore

Concours judging of vintage and classic cars from the region; gala events; charity drives with panoramic views; art exhibitions; live music performances and a feast of local gastronomic delights across The Fullerton Heritage precinct make this a highlight of Singapore’s 2018 cultural calendar and a fitting homage to the Grand Dame SINGAPORE, 19th March 2018 – The inaugural Fullerton Concours d’Elegance, a three-day celebration, is set to transform The Fullerton Heritage precinct from 29th June to 1st July, 2018. Organised as the pinnacle event to mark the 90th anniversary of the iconic Fullerton Building, now home to The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, it offers visitors a diverse range of activities and experiences that embody the building’s rich heritage and the brand’s passion for […]

Le French Festival 2018: Bigger, Bolder, Better!

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Le French Festival 2018: Bigger, Bolder, Better!

Malaysia’s favourite French cultural festival is back to showcase a new generation of French talents Kuala Lumpur, 20 March 2018 — Culture enthusiasts can begin marking their calendars, as Malaysia’s largest and widest-reaching French event, Le French Festival (LFF) is making its annual appearance  with  a number of not-to-be-missed events including film screenings, musical concerts, theatre and live shows, foodie gatherings, and more. Organised by the Alliance Française (AF) and the Embassy of France in Malaysia, LFF will once again be proudly presented by renowned French cognac house Martell. This year, LFF together with Martell invite festival-goers to “Be Curious” – to go beyond borders and explore the various aspects that French culture has to offer. In line with its promise to […]

The Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Malaysia Celebrated Navruz Holiday

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The Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Malaysia Celebrated Navruz Holiday

Kuala Lumpur, 15 March 2018 – The Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Malaysia celebrated Navruz holiday together with the Malaysian and Uzbek media members, Uzbekistan State Committee for tourism  development, Uzbek Airlines, Uzbekistan Committee on Religious Affairs, and representatives from selected Malaysian universities. The purpose of the celebration at the embassy is to share Uzbek common practices in celebrating Navruz festival with Malaysians that involve reflecting the past, seeking forgiveness on any misdeed committed and strengthening bonds. Celebrants are also expected to become charitable towards those in need, revere the elders, and bear gifts for loved ones during this auspicious day. Uzbekistan hopes to attract more Malaysian travellers to the country for leisure travel and to also witness authentic Uzbek Navruz celebration by providing […]

Adventurous Park in Selangor

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Adventurous Park in Selangor

Selangor is a favourite tourist spot for its uniqueness and for being special in a way. It is not only about modernization in the state but also the culture that very well represents Malaysia. Not only that, sports and recreation is something not to be missed here. Let’s move on to the other faces of Selangor, the extreme fun that sports extremists will fall in love with. Beside its charming faces of great sceneries and well-developed cities, Selangor is also a favorite spot for sports lovers. The boys will definitely love these parks. Selangor houses a few extreme parks known better as the men’s toys park. Growing rapidly in the state, the extreme parks are on the edge of becoming Malaysia’s leading […]

ibis Styles Kuala Lumpur Fraser Business Park Marks Its 5th Anniversary with RM 100,000 Grand Lucky Dip Campaign

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ibis Styles Kuala Lumpur Fraser Business Park Marks Its 5th Anniversary with RM 100,000 Grand Lucky Dip Campaign

ibis Styles Kuala Lumpur Fraser Business Park opened its doors on March 8, 2013 and since then, the hotel has created memorable stays for more than 1 million guests. To celebrate its milestones, ibis Styles Kuala Lumpur Fraser Business Park is introducing an all-year-long Grand Lucky Dip Campaign and offering an ideal rate as low as RM 160 per night. Each guest who book 5th Anniversary Special Rate via accorhotels.com/8852 or ibis.com/8852 is entitled for one “dip” (per room per stay) instantly upon check-in. There is a total of 35 cash prizes in three denominations to be given away: five cash prizes in RM 10,000, five cash prizes in RM 5,000 and 25 cash prizes in RM 1,000 that sums up to […]

6 Hinterland Gems in Tasik Kenyir, Terengganu

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6 Hinterland Gems in Tasik Kenyir, Terengganu

TASIK KENYIR Nestled in the heart of Terengganu, and spanning over 209,199 hectares, Lake Kenyir is the largest man-made lake in South East Asia. This vast lake with 340 islands is surrounded by the world’s oldest rainforest with more than 14 cascading waterfalls, cooling waters, an idyllic fish sanctuary and habitat teeming with exotic wildlife. A treasure trove of flora and fauna thrive in this vast landscape where a wonder of discoveries and adventures await nature lovers. It is the place to be for freshwater anglers, jungle trekkers, mountaineers, campers, bird watchers, horticulturists, nature photographers, researches and even city dwellers. When being in Tasik Kenyir, travellers must visit attractions that are educational and eye-opening such as the Herbal Park, Orchid Garden, Lasir […]

Interview with Thomas Gassner, GM of Sofitel, Kuala Lumpur Damansara

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Interview with Thomas Gassner, GM of Sofitel, Kuala Lumpur Damansara

Having been in South East Asia for over three years, Mr Thomas Gassner served at Pullman Jakarta in Thamrin Square and Pullman Bali prior to his current post as the General Manager (GM) of Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara. He started his career at the AccorHotels in 2004 with the Sofitel Hotels and Resorts located  in the Middle East, specifically in Saudi Arabia and Egypt. French heritage   Since Mr Gassner has served both at Pullman and Sofitel, he is well-versed about the difference between the two brands, which are part of the AccorHotels. “Both are five-star level hotels but the target is different. Pullman is more targeted for the younger and hipper clientele seeking pizzazz and edginess hinging upon technology, social media and connectivity, while Sofitel […]

Germany Increases Tourism Marketing Activities in Southeast Asia for 2018

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Germany Increases Tourism Marketing Activities in Southeast Asia for 2018

Germany has an outstanding reputation as a country, economic power and of course, travel destination. Since the country’s reunification in 1989/1990, it has recorded a robust growth in terms of the number of overnight stays by international visitors, including those from the Association of the South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) region particularly Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. “In 2015, more than 2.8 million trips to Europe were made from these four important high-growth markets, and more than 478,000 of these were to Germany,” says Petra Hedorfer, Chief Executive Officer of the German National Tourist Board (GNTB). Hence, to intensify the marketing efforts in this region, a Germany National Tourism Office (GNTO) – (ASEAN) office has been inaugurated in Singapore last January 2017. […]

Eraman Rewards 39 Loyal Customers with Exotic Holiday Packages, ASEAN Flight Tickets & Shopping Vouchers Totalling of RM40,000

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Eraman Rewards 39 Loyal Customers with Exotic Holiday Packages, ASEAN Flight Tickets & Shopping Vouchers Totalling of RM40,000

SEPANG, Selangor – Malaysia Airports (Niaga) Sdn Bhd also known as Eraman presented the prizes for its two contests organized late last year during a prize giving ceremony held today at EXpress, Level 3 Domestic Arrival, KLIA. The two contests Shop & Stay and Dining Contest were both held in September and October 2017 respectively. It was one of Eraman’s ways to reward customers that have been very supportive in these contests which have generated interest and awareness for Eraman’s products and offers. The Shop & Stay Contest received an overwhelming response from the airport community and customers alike which attracted thousands of entries with a contribution of 13% growth. Encik Zulhikam Ahmad, General Manager of Malaysia Airports (Niaga) Sdn Bhd presented the […]

Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo Hosts “Cherry Blossom Spring Fair” Featuring Menus and Displays Based on the Theme of Cherry Blossoms

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Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo Hosts “Cherry Blossom Spring Fair” Featuring Menus and Displays Based on the Theme of Cherry Blossoms

Tokyo – Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo (KPH), one of Japan’s most prestigious international hotels located in Shinjuku, Tokyo, will host a “Cherry Blossom Spring Fair” from March 1 (Thursday) to April 30 (Monday), 2018 at eight of our restaurants, including French and Italian Cuisine, Chinese Dinning, Japanese Kaiseki Cuisine, and Korean Dinning. The executive chefs at each restaurant will serve specially prepared menu items based on the theme of “Sakura” Japanese cherry blossoms and matched with champagnes and wines. Our hotel will also display special flower arrangements and other decorations to commemorate the arrival of spring and cherry blossoms for guests to enjoy and take photographs. March and April are the busiest months for guests visiting Japan, and coincide with the very […]

Issue 13.1 – Keep on Travelling in 2018

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Issue 13.1 – Keep on Travelling in 2018

For the first time ever, Gaya Travel Magazine introduces a South Pacific destination, Fiji, made accessible from South East Asia by Fiji Airways’ direct connection between Singapore and Nadi. Be sure to read Shahida’s first-hand experience when she explored Fiji courtesy of Fiji Airways.

Interview: Mr. P.M. Withana, Chairman of Sri Lanka Tourism Promotional Bureau & Chairman of Sri Lankan Tourism Development Authority

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Interview: Mr. P.M. Withana, Chairman of Sri Lanka Tourism Promotional Bureau & Chairman of Sri Lankan Tourism Development Authority

Gaya Travel Magazine recently interviewed Mr. P.M. Withana, the Chairman of Sri Lanka Tourism Promotional Bureau and the Chairman of Sri Lankan Tourism Development Authority to learn more about the state of Sri Lanka’s tourism industry.   Tourism as a main income earner The interview kickstarted on how the Sri Lanka’s tourism industry is currently doing. “Right after the 30-year civil war ended, tourism in Sri Lanka is back on track by immediately chalking up 30% tourist arrivals – Sri Lanka has bounced back from its setbacks and harmony within the country has been restored,” beams Mr. Withana. Tourism is Sri Lanka’s third highest exchange earner for the country, after apparels and remittances from Sri Lankan foreign workers. “We want more people […]

Jack Widagdo, Former General Manager of Alila Solo: Putting Solo on the Map

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Jack Widagdo, Former General Manager of Alila Solo: Putting Solo on the Map

Gaya Travel Magazine talks with Mr. Jack Widagdo – then General Manager of Alila Solo but now the General Manager of Alila Tianxi Lake – regarding the elegant city of Solo and the avant-garde Alila Solo. Talking about Solo, it is strategically located between Semarang in the north and Jogjakarta in the south, including lying between Jakarta and Surabaya. It is currently served by AirAsia connecting to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) 2 three times a week, including Lion Air that flies daily. Since 10% of Alila Solo’s guests are international, the hotel plans to grow the market further. “The flight connectivity should help bring in more international guests to Solo from Kuala Lumpur,” foresees Jack. Solo is popular for batik, keraton (palace) and Javanese court […]

Marc Woo and Arved Von Zur Muehlen: Matching Intent with Online Travel Services

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Marc Woo and Arved Von Zur Muehlen: Matching Intent with Online Travel Services

Gaya Travel Magazine talks to Google Malaysia’s Head of Ecommerce, Travel and Financial Services Marc Woo and Malaysia Airlines’ Chief Commercial Officer Arved Von Zur Muehlen about the rising interest among Malaysian travellers towards China and the country’s contribution towards tourism arrivals into Malaysia. Both dashing gentlemen reveal that more Malaysians are interested in visiting China, while more mainland Chinese travellers are heading to Malaysia.   Insights on travel intent According to Marc, Google Malaysia develops insights procured from search queries; the people who googled keywords and queries such as ‘travelling to China from Malaysia’ are captured as those who express their intent. From this, Google Malaysia then distils consumers’ sentiments and demands into curated information for business use. In other words, the company […]

Matsuyama Design Week Held on February 9th to 12th!

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Matsuyama Design Week Held on February 9th to 12th!

JAPAN DESIGN WEEK will be held for the first time in Shikoku, “MATSUYAMA DESIGN WEEK” on February 9th (Fri) to 12th (Mon), 2018. MATSUYAMA DESIGN WEEK is a part of JAPAN DESIGN WEEK. This regional creation project will be held for the first time in Shikoku. The aims are for the residents to revitalize the community with love for their hometown, develop human resources, as well as creativity.  A logo with the theme of “flower”, taken from “Yabu Tsubaki” (Matsuyama City Flower) is used. The festival will be started from Hanazono-machi shopping street, Okaido, Gintengai and centered at Ropeway Shopping District, where there will be music festival and picture book exhibition by Akihiro Nishino. Besides that, we use J-LOP system to promote […]

Experience the Magic of Nature Illuminated at Lost World of Tambun

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Experience the Magic of Nature Illuminated at Lost World of Tambun

Feel the wonder and excitement at Lost World Of Tambun this festive season IPOH, 26 January 2018 – In conjunction with the Chinese New Year festivities, Lost World Of Tambun (LWOT) has launched its latest attraction, ‘Luminous Forest’ – an enchanting landmark transformed into an extraordinary luminous landscape where trees come to life and creatures of the night come out to play in the soft glow of the night, evoking a childlike sense of joy and wonder in those who explore it. Marvel at the intricate details of the mythical gardens and spellbinding woodlands at Luminous Forest set amidst nature. Begin the mystifying journey into Luminous Forest by stepping onto the Bridge of Luminosa that floats on the Swan Lake, which transports […]