Discovering Mumbai with Malindo Air

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Discovering Mumbai with Malindo Air

Gaya Travel Magazine recently collaborated with Malindo Air to promote Mumbai, the destination that the airline flies daily from Kuala Lumpur since the first quarter of 2014. Departing from Kuala Lumpur in the evening and arriving in Mumbai late at night allows travellers to avoid Mumbai traffic congestion during peak hours. The five-hour flight on Malindo Air is effortlessly comfortable with extra legroom due to the 32” reclining seat. The airline also provides 30-kilogram complimentary baggage allowance for Economy class and 40 kilograms for Business Class with various in-flight entertainment on 11.1” touch screens, making travelling stress-free and rewarding, which is typical of most Malindo Air international flights. Besides being known as the city that never sleeps, Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay) […]

Hokuriku-Shinetsu Region Beyond Expectations! (Part II)

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Hokuriku-Shinetsu Region Beyond Expectations! (Part II)

Gaya Travel Magazine continues travelling using bullet trains and buses around the Hokuriku-Shinetsu region, located on the northwestern part of Japan’s Honshu island. The entire experience introduces the writer to the legendary Japanese efficiency, excellent customer service and obsession with hygiene and cleanliness that all of us should emulate. The region is also teeming with pristine nature, inspiring landscapes and quintessential Japanese culture.

Rethink what a phone can do, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

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Rethink what a phone can do, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

I am amazed by the first look of Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge; it has the dual edge 5.5-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display and a sleek metal body that looks so smart and feels so good in my hand. Its enhanced edge panel is also convenience, as it allows easier access to any shortcut, favourite contents and services available from Samsung Galaxy Apps – all done with a swipe of the thumb only

3 Useful Charging Devices for Travellers

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3 Useful Charging Devices for Travellers

It is estimated that almost 25% of gadget users own more than one device, and this number includes travellers. Don’t you agree?   It is common to see travellers lugging around multiple devices during trips such as smartphones, tablets, power banks, cameras, and personal laptops, which can be troublesome as they take up luggage space. Just imagine how many cables that travellers need to bring along in order to charge these devices while on the go!   Fortunately, Innergie – a global leader in power and thermal management – comes up with innovative solutions that allow users to redefine seamless charging between devices. Innergie provides charging solutions that are not just light in weight, but also big in power for remarkably fast […]

14 Places To Visit In Jakarta

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14 Places To Visit In Jakarta

Jakarta – being the capital and largest city to a country with the largest economy in Southeast Asia that creates employment opportunity to millions of people – continues to flourish as a tourism hotspot, especially in anticipation of the completion of its new airport, scheduled to be ready by 2017, and the mass rapid transit systems, slated for completion by mid-2018.   The following are the places that travellers can choose to explore when being in this sprawling megacity: WEST JAKARTA 1. Kota Tua Jakarta (Jakarta Old Town) Jakarta Old Town is a popular meeting point. It is a historic place developed during the Dutch period, whereby most of its buildings are among the oldest in Jakarta. Travellers may ride colourful bicycles with […]

Hokuriku-Shinetsu Region Beyond Expectations! (Part I)

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Hokuriku-Shinetsu Region Beyond Expectations! (Part I)

Gaya Travel received an invitation to join a familiarisation trip to Japan organised by Hokuriku-Shinetsu Ministry of Tourism & Transportation, coordinated by Relation Japan Inc.

Be adventurous with Sony’s Latest Action Cam

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Be adventurous with Sony’s Latest Action Cam

A trusty action camera is definitely a necessity for those who are the adventurous type or travel solo. And one such camera that must be had is the Sony HDR-AS50 Action Cam, the camera that meet the demands of the adventurous and active lifestyle. Equipped with 11.1 megapixel black-illuminated CMOS sensor paired with ZEISS® Tessar lens, this dust-proof camera captures stunning high definition resolution images and videos. Its advanced SteadyShotTM feature provides stable shooting when using hands or attaching it to an aerial drone. HDR-AS50 offers smooth zooming up to three times with two angle setting modes (wide and narrow) for perfect field adjustment.  Capturing 8MP still images, HDR-AS50 also comes with 50Mbps high bitrate and 120p/100p high frame rate recording for […]

Stay minimalist yet up-to-date with the new Moto 360 by Motorola

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Stay minimalist yet up-to-date with the new Moto 360 by Motorola

Simplicity is the ‘in’ thing now. Most watches and smartwatches these days come in sleek minimalist designs that appeal to the contemporary lifestyle, reflecting the wearer’s personality. In line with such trend, Motorola presents Moto 360, a range of modern timepieces that comes in various designs, colours, materials and detailing like never before. Each timepiece comprises 15 installed face watches that can be changed at the whim of the wearer for a more personalised look, with more options that can be downloaded using Android Wear app. Moto 360 is created not only for men, but also women (Rose Gold comes highly recommended), including those who lead active lifestyle (Moto 360 Sport). Switching to favourite bands takes only seconds using the easy clip-on […]

8 Things to Do & See in Lombok

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8 Things to Do & See in Lombok

Planning to go to the island of Lombok? We list down 8 things that you must do and see in Lombok to help you with your itinerary.

Samsung galaxy s5 – your nifty travel companion

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Samsung galaxy s5 – your nifty travel companion

Ultra Power Saving Mode What defines a smartphone as ‘smart’ is its ability to perform multiple functions, besides being handy and light. Unfortunately, no matter how advanced today’s technologies are, they still couldn’t solve the issue of battery longevity. However, thanks to the new Samsung Galaxy S5 (SGS5) with its Ultra Power Saving Mode featured in 2800mAh fully charged battery, your SGS5 now can last longer up to 12 days. This feature downgrades the device’s graphic mode and automatically set off all unnecessary functions. For travellers, this aspect surely proves handy, especially when searching for places, browsing for information and communicating with others once your phone start beeping to indicate 15% battery remainder.  Travel and capture with handy 16MP SGS5 camera There […]

Shooting effortlessly like-a-pro with Sony Alpha A7s II

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Shooting effortlessly like-a-pro with Sony Alpha A7s II

Courtesy of Sony Malaysia, Gaya Travel Magazine had the opportunity to test out the new Alpha A7s Mark II during several of our recent trips. Firstly, this 627g (body only) camera is equipped with user-friendly buttons and re-designed body, making it easy to hold. This mirror-less camera – which is part of the Digital SLR (DSLR) family – offers creative travel capabilities through its fully functional features such as USB power supply, Wi-Fi and NFC compatibility, including Sony’s PlayMemories1 Mobile app that the functionalities of this model is now made easier to facilitate travelling. The new OLED electronic viewfinder allows the user to manually focus the ISO range with ease. It also has particular settings such as exposure compensation and colour balance […]

Heightening Travellers’ Sense of Sight through Nikon’s Coolpix S6900

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Heightening Travellers’ Sense of Sight through Nikon’s Coolpix S6900

Amongst all of its collection up until today, Nikon finally introduced a new gadget in town: the Coolpix S6900 camera. Mainly targeted for travel enthusiasts and definitely selfie lovers, this handy camera is an indispensable companion to photograph beautiful sceneries and landscapes, as well as uploading onto the social media in just one click! Gaya Travel team had the opportunity to use this nifty camera during the recent Terengganu International Squid Jigging Festival 2015 held last June 2015 and found that the images taken using the Coolpix S6900 were remarkable. One of the camera’s attractive features is that its monitor can turn up to 180 degrees, allowing photographers to capture from various creative angles effortlessly. We also found that the sky in […]

SAMSUNG NX30 – Tilting made possible angles shoot easily

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SAMSUNG NX30 – Tilting made possible angles shoot easily

Samsung certainly knows its customers’ needs. The new Samsung NX30 now comes with outstanding mirror-less camera with 20 mega pixels and uniquely titling EVF for numerous great shots. Being compact and smaller, it is now easy to travel with this DSLR-like camera. Thanks to Samsung’s Smart Camera 3.0 system, budding photographers can now shoot like a professionals when using Samsung NX30. The system allows photographers to easily shoot group photos, panoramas, during low light or night time, as well as artistic photography when travelling. With having flexibility of interchangeable lenses, great images can be created effortlessly. This hybrid AF camera also has its own custom dial besides manual control for aperture and shutter options that come in two custom modes. The focus point […]

Get Flirty with Samsung’s Curvy

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Get Flirty with Samsung’s Curvy

Samsung always brings up ‘The Next Big Thing’ for their products, and the arrival of Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are no exception, given their never-before-seen kind of design. Focussing on the essentials that any smartphone should have, each character of its design comes with a purpose. SGS6 Edge is beautifully crafted with the highly anticipated sexier curved edge made from metal and glass. Both SGS6 and SGS6 Edge give a solid grip due to the special type of metal that Samsung claims 50 percent stronger than other metals used in the other smartphones. Besides the design, the super charging and cord free technologies are the features of this smartphone. It takes only 10 minutes to charge using the cord, […]

Bringing Back The Retro

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Bringing Back The Retro

Nikon recently introduced in Malaysia the Nikon Df, which is the latest addition of Nikon Digital SLR Cameras. It comes with a smaller-sized full frame DSLR equipped with full mechanical dials for setting shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, exposure compensation, exposure mode and independent release mode to give photographers the pleasure of full manual control. Despite carrying the latest Nikon Imaging technology that support all DX and FX NIKKOR lenses, Nikon Df comes in a compact design with a full frame sensor, perfect for traveller seeking portability without compromising on image quality. The iconic design of the camera captures the photographer’s heart through its luxurious styling, modern metallic finish with synthetic leather texture that is weather-resistant. Nikon Df comes in two colours, black […]

Visit Terengganu Year 2017 Launched

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Visit Terengganu Year 2017 Launched

On 26 January 2016, Malaysia’s east coast state Terengganu unveiled Beautiful Terengganu during a pre-launch event at the Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur as part of its product strategy in gearing up the state towards Visit Terengganu Year 2017 (VTY 2017). Revealing the wonders of Terengganu and driven by the tagline ‘There’s More to Terengganu Than What You Know’, the Menteri Besar (Chief Minister) of Terengganu YAB Dato’ Seri Haji Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman said that Terengganu will step up its marketing activities to attract various target segments in boosting the average tourist spend and duration of tourists’ stay in the state. Targeting 6.5 million tourist arrivals over the next five years, Dato’ Razif said the state is confident in reaching the target. “Malaysia […]

SAMSUNG Revealed 7 of Their Best Products at SAMSUNG SEA FORUM 2016

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SAMSUNG Revealed 7 of Their Best Products at SAMSUNG SEA FORUM 2016

Taking advantage of the Federal Territory Day celebration, Samsung showcased their new innovative technologies, not only focussing on smartphones but also home electrical appliances. Placing customers’ needs at heart and believing in innovation that matters, this global household brand takes another step ahead by introducing Samsung Pay and MySamsung to make consumers’ life easier than before. Below are 7 best products announced during the forum. Samsung UHDTV with Quantum dot displays By offering outstanding picture quality with Quantum dot display, this first bezel-less curved design that is aesthetically pleasing from every angle offers smart user experience, making it easy for consumers to access various kinds of contents. This smart television only requires one remote (Smart Hub), designed to provide users access to […]

Heightening Traveller’s Sense of Sight Through Nikon’s Coolpix S6900

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Heightening Traveller’s Sense of Sight Through Nikon’s Coolpix S6900

Amongst all of its collection up untill today, Nikon finally introduced a new gadget in town: the Coolpix S6900 camera. Mainly targeted for travel enthusiasts and definitely selfie lovers, this handy camera is an indispensable companion to photograph beautiful sceneries and landscapes, as well as uploading onto the social media in just one click! Gaya Travel team had the opportunity to use this nifty camera during the recent Terengganu International Squid Jigging Festival 2015 held last June 2015 and found that the images taken using the Coolpix S6900 were remarkable. One of the camera’s a rac ve features is that its monitor can turn up to 180 degrees, allowing photographers to capture from various creative angles effortlessly. We also found that the […]

Nikon Df

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Nikon Df

Nikon introduced in Malaysia the Nikon Df, which is the latest addition of Nikon Digital SLR Cameras. It comes with a smaller- sized full frame DSLR equipped with full mechanical dials for setting shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, exposure compensation, exposure mode and independent release mode to give photographers the pleasure of full manual control. Despite carrying the latest Nikon Imaging technology that support all DX and FX NIKKOR lenses, Nikon Df comes in a compact design with a full frame sensor, perfect for traveller seeking portability without compromising on image quality. The iconic design of the camera captures the photographer’s heart through its luxurious styling, modern metallic nish with synthetic leather texture that is weather-resistant. Nikon Df comes in two colours, black and silver, […]

Eat.Travel.Write Putrajaya Food Trail wraps the 2015

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Eat.Travel.Write Putrajaya Food Trail wraps the 2015

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – December 11, 2015: Gaya Travel Magazine with the support from Perbadanan Putrajaya will be organising a food trail fam trip called EAT.TRAVEL.WRITE – Putrajaya Food Trail 16th to 18th of December 2015.  This trip will be joined by 40 pax of proven track media & bloggers (social media influencers). Gaya Travel Magazine has been organising more than 40 media trips such as KCC1M trips to several states in Malaysia namely Pahang & Johor, both in (2009, 2011 & 2013), Negeri Sembilan (2009, 2011 & 2014), Sarawak (2010 & 2012), Terengganu (2010 ,2012 & 2013), Selangor (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2014), Melaka (2010, 2012 & 2013), Perak (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014), Putrajaya (2011 & 2013)  Langkawi […]

Labuan flexed its muscles during Malaysia Water Festival – Labuan National Sea Challenge

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Labuan flexed its muscles during Malaysia Water Festival – Labuan National Sea Challenge

In conjunction with Malaysia Year of Festivals (MyFest) 2015, the state of Sabah promoted one of Malaysia’s most important events held in Labuan, which was the annual Malaysia Water Festival – Labuan National Sea Challenge.

The Third Sony Alpha Superworkshop 2015 in Sabah

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The Third Sony Alpha Superworkshop 2015 in Sabah

27 November 2015, Kota Kinabalu – Sony (Malaysia) – the winner of the combat mirror-less DSLR, the first runner up for the best DSLR series, and best camera brand in Malaysia during the recent Putra Award – takes invited Sony Alpha users to join the Sony Alpha Superworkshop held in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah from the 27th until the 28th November 2015. This Superworkshop is the third workshop on Sony Alpha after Ipoh (25th-26th April 2015) and Melaka (23rd-24th August 2014). It was open to the public free of charge for all Sony Alpha owners. Sony (Malaysia) also provides complimentary accommodation, food and beverage to the participants. Gathering of 36 participants from local and peninsula. Besides gathering Sony Alpha users, the workshop intends […]

Journey With Joy This Christmas At The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

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Journey With Joy This Christmas At The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Kuala Lumpur, 4 December 2015 – The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf ushers in the joy of Christmas with Holiday Special and delicious creations that will add a sparkle to your celebration. Get into the mood with the Toffee Nut Latte, Double Chocolate Peppermint Ice Blended and Red Velvet Hot Cocoa or be welcomed with a Christmas Surprise Sampler, German Stollen, Classic Christmas Log, Sugar n/ Chai Cheesecake and of course, the highlight of the menu; the marvelous Scottish-inspired Dundee Fruit Cake! This season, more than any other, is a Season of Joy and CB&TL wants to celebrate it the best way we know how – by sharing the delicious signature taste of premium coffee and tea, mingled with traditional flavors of […]

ASEAN Celebs, Media & Tour Agents Participate In The 3rd ASEAN Explore Quest Malaysia

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ASEAN Celebs, Media & Tour Agents Participate In The 3rd ASEAN Explore Quest Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, 13 Nov 2015 – Tourism Malaysia is once again hosting the ASEAN Celebrity Explore Quest Malaysia 2015, which will see the participation of a total of 94 participants, comprising of celebrities, media, and tour agents from ten ASEAN countries. Themed “Malaysia in My Heart”, the weeklong event, beginning from 13 to 21 November, combines exploration, corporate social responsibility, homestays, and photography competitions into one exciting race across some of Malaysia’s best tourist destinations. This year, the race will go through three states, which are Kuala Lumpur, Perak and Kedah. Participants will travel by bus from Kuala Lumpur to Perak, and then proceed to Langkawi via ferry while engaging in various exciting activities along the way! The challenges and activities this […]

Establishment of Kuala Lumpur Tourism Bureau

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Establishment of Kuala Lumpur Tourism Bureau

KUALA LUMPUR, 11 November 2015: Ybhg. Datuk Hj Mhd. Amin Nordin bin Abd Aziz, Mayor of Kuala Lumpur today announced the establishment of the Kuala Lumpur Tourism Bureau. The announcement took place at Lot 11 Tangsi, an old heritage building which has been tastefully restored to house the Kuala Lumpur Tourism Bureau office. Also presence at the event, Deputy Minister of Tourism & Culture, YB Datuk Hjh Mas Ermieyati Samsudin. The announcement marked a historic milestone in the development of the Kuala Lumpur tourism industry. It is a new chapter in the evolution of a tourism structure under Kuala Lumpur City Hall that has been actively promote and developed tourism in Kuala Lumpur over the last 13 years. The Mayor stated that […]

Malindo Air Opens Ticket Sales For Perth

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Malindo Air Opens Ticket Sales For Perth

KUALA LUMPUR, 3 OCT 2015 – Malindo Air, Malaysia’s hybrid airline today officially announced that all bookings are now open for its new Kuala Lumpur-Perth-Kuala Lumpur service which will now commence on 19 November 2015.  The 11x weekly service marks the airline’s eighth country in its expanding international network, and also as a first into Australia for the airline. Promotional fares for the new route start from RM599 for Economy Class and RM1,499 for Business Class one-way all inclusive of perks such as free baggage allowance, in-flight entertainment, a meal and light refreshments. The narrow-body Boeing 737-900ER aircraft with a seat capacity of 180, with 12 Business Class and 168 Economy Class seats, will be deployed on the 4,126 kilometre route. The […]

CASA Gives Malindo Air Green Light for Kuala Lumpur – Perth

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CASA Gives Malindo Air Green Light for Kuala Lumpur – Perth

Malindo Air, Malaysia’s hybrid airline today officially announced that it has been granted approval from Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia (CASA) to fly from Kuala Lumpur to Perth. Australia will be the eighth country in the airline’s growing international route network. The 11x weekly service will commence on 11 November 2015. Promotional fares for the new route start from RM599 for Economy Class and RM1,499 for Business Class one-way all inclusive of perks such as free baggage allowance, in-flight entertainment, a meal and light refreshments. Ticket sales will begin upon receiving approval from Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) Malaysia. The narrow-body Boeing 737-900ER aircraft with a seat capacity of 180, with 12 Business Class and 168 Economy Class seats, will be […]

honor 7 Empowers Malaysians to Outperform

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honor 7 Empowers Malaysians to Outperform

Kuala Lumpur, September 21, 2015 – Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider (the world’s top 3 smartphone vendor), today launched its latest Huawei honor 7 smartphone at The Bee, Publika. With the slogan ‘Your unfair advantage’, honor highlights that its new, fully metallic flagship device comes equipped with a host of innovative smart functions and multimedia capabilities that will help Malaysians excel in their life. One very important feature of the honor 7 smartphone is that all these capabilities can be unlocked by using smart buttons and a gesture-enabled fingerprint reader. Speaking at the launch, Allen An, Director of E-Commerce Malaysia, said: “Developed to make operating it as simple as possible, the honor 7’s solid performance will […]

Lenovo’s PHAB Plus redefines tablet & phone mash-ups

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Lenovo’s PHAB Plus redefines tablet & phone mash-ups

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – September 21, 2015: Global technology leader Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY), today unveiled the latest evolution in mobile devices, the Lenovo PHAB Plus, a beautifully designed premium phablet, optimized for single-hand use. Targeted at today’s millennials, the Lenovo PHAB Plus promises to eliminate the dilemma of choosing between costly smartphones with big screens and small tablets by offering a sweet-spot 6.8-inch device with best-in-class entertainment, speedy Internet, and all-day battery life[1]. “With today’s tech-savvy millennial generation in mind, Lenovo is addressing the popularity of larger-screen personal devices, while acknowledging the portability struggles associated with tablet computers. The new Lenovo PHAB Plus conquers these boundaries, merging the fun of a tablet with the portability of a smartphone in a […]

Soft Launch of Citrawarna, Kuala Lumpur 2015

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Soft Launch of Citrawarna, Kuala Lumpur 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, 18th September 2015 – Citrawarna also known as Colours of 1Malaysia returns for its 16th edition since 1999 showcasing an abundance of spectacular performances and shows that depict the unique culture and heritage of Malaysia. Organized by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, Citrawarna @ Kuala Lumpur 2015 will be held on 17th October 2015 at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur starting from 10.00 am to 11.30 pm with lots of fun activities. Being the one of its kind, Citrawarna @ Kuala Lumpur 2015 is intended to showcase Malaysia’s rich tapestry of culture and heritage as well as to promote Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia as a whole being an attractive and vibrant tourist’s destination. Citrawarna @ Kuala Lumpur 2015 brings […]