What to Experience, Eat & Stay in Setiu, Marang & Kuala Terengganu?

Terengganu

What to Experience, Eat & Stay in Setiu, Marang & Kuala Terengganu?

Terengganu continuously brims with exciting offerings for travellers. Compared to other parts of Peninsular Malaysia, Terengganu is less crowded and its rural areas are almost unperturbed and sleepy, which explains how local culture and traditions remain intact.

Moyo Island: Travellers’ Next Awe-Inspiring Secret Hideout

Indonesia

Moyo Island: Travellers’ Next Awe-Inspiring Secret Hideout

Though Moyo Island might be a familiar name among celebrities, it came quite a surprise to me as it is still affordable, since the island also offers cheaper food and accommodation options that are truly God-sent for budget travellers.

13 Awesome Places You Should Visit in Langkawi

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13 Awesome Places You Should Visit in Langkawi

Staying true to its title as the Jewel of Kedah, Langkawi has long been one of Malaysia’s favourite destinations that offers wonderful natural wonders, world-class hotels and resorts, exciting water-based activities and happening events all-year long.

Getting My Dream Realised on Genting Dream

Singapore

Getting My Dream Realised on Genting Dream

Finding the right cruise ship that meets your expectations and budget is not that hard after all, especially when you choose Genting Dream!

Becoming One with the Heritage at Casugria Boutique Residence

Melaka/Malacca

Becoming One with the Heritage at Casugria Boutique Residence

Casugria is Melaka’s best kept secret that is remarkably memorable. This property best suits travellers who seek an accommodation that is beyond average and more authentically local-centric, making their experience in Melaka simply enriching and marvellous.

8 Things to Experience at Kenyir Lake

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8 Things to Experience at Kenyir Lake

My experience was made more unforgettable because I got to stay on a houseboat that brought my travelling companions and I right to the middle of the amazing Kenyir Lake.

Siem Reap – The Magic Extends Beyond Angkor Wat

Cambodia

Siem Reap – The Magic Extends Beyond Angkor Wat

While the notion ‘no trip to Siem Reap is complete without visiting Angkor Wat’ is indeed unerring, during my recent visit, I find the town, unpretentious and authentic, offering more than just ancient temples.

Belitung, The Land of Laskar Pelangi

Indonesia

Belitung, The Land of Laskar Pelangi

Located on the east coast of Sumatra, in the province of Bangka-Belitung, this charming island is surrounded by more than 100 other islands and islets. Belitung was used as the shooting location for one of Indonesia’s highest grossing films entitled Laskar Pelangi (Rainbow Troops) that was adapted from the namesake novel by Indonesia’s best-selling author, Andrea Hirata, and released back in 2008.

Discovering West Pahang: Janda Baik, Bentong & Genting Highlands

Pahang

Discovering West Pahang: Janda Baik, Bentong & Genting Highlands

Together with other members of media, we recently participated in a three-day-two-night familiarisation trip called ‘Discovery West of Pahang 2018’ organised by Tourism Malaysia East Region Office. The trip focussed on three destinations namely Janda Baik, Genting Highlands and Bentong.

Eat, Travel, Ride International 2.0: From KL to Terengganu We Ride

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Eat, Travel, Ride International 2.0: From KL to Terengganu We Ride

MOTAC and KLTB, together with Gaya Travel Magazine, organised a convoy tour entitled Eat, Travel, Ride (ETR) International 2.0 involving over 100 bikers from local and international members of Kingz Motorcycle Group (MG) who snaked their way to the Peninsular Malaysian east coast state of Terengganu from Kuala Lumpur!

Admiring the Majestic Banyuwangi Regency

Indonesia

Admiring the Majestic Banyuwangi Regency

At that very moment, my admiration towards Banyuwangi became stronger because the destination is more than just Mount Ijen and the ‘blue fire’…

7 Places to Visit in Melaka with Your Family this Year-End Holidays

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7 Places to Visit in Melaka with Your Family this Year-End Holidays

Melaka, a UNESCO World Heritage City, is no doubt charming. Its historical gems are among the best in the region, attracting travellers around the globe. But besides historical sites, Melaka actually has more to offer that make it ideal for family vacation.

Unwinding at Seribu Islands & Jakarta

Indonesia

Unwinding at Seribu Islands & Jakarta

Though it literally means ‘A Thousand Islands’, the Kepulauan Seribu archipelago located north of Jakarta’s coastline actually comprises 110 islands – only 45 of them are open for tourists such as Macan, Pelangi, Puteri and Ayer. Interestingly, the size of Seribu Islands is seven times bigger than mainland Jakarta.

7 Places to Visit in Putrajaya with Your Family this Year-End Holidays

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7 Places to Visit in Putrajaya with Your Family this Year-End Holidays

Still thinking of where to spend your time this year-end holiday? Think no further as there are a lot of attractions that families can enjoy in Putrajaya.

17 Agrotourism Hotspots in Kedah & Perlis

KedahPerlis

17 Agrotourism Hotspots in Kedah & Perlis

During the familiarisation trip with the theme ‘Road to Agrotourism – The North Series’, I realised that Kedah and Perlis are more than just paddy fields and sweet, aromatic mangoes.

A Bit of Everything in Macao

Macao

A Bit of Everything in Macao

The East Asian city is widely dubbed as the Las Vegas of Asia but I found Macao more fascinating since literally has a bit of everything.

Answering ‘Dah ke, Belum?’

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Answering ‘Dah ke, Belum?’

Royal Belum State Park in northern Perak is a 130-million-year-old rainforest, a fact that not only put the park on the world map, but also Malaysia for having the world’s oldest rainforest. Interestingly, Royal Belum State Park was only discovered around 200 years ago by a couple of Siamese royalties. The British then took over the forest and included it as part of Perak through the Anglo-Siamese Treaty 1909.

9 Reasons why DoubleTree by Hilton Melaka is an Ideal Stay

Melaka/Malacca

9 Reasons why DoubleTree by Hilton Melaka is an Ideal Stay

Strengthening its presence across major cities in Malaysia such as Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru and Penang, Doubletree by Hilton Melaka recently made an epic debut in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage City of Melaka. Check out 9 reasons why we think Doubletree by Hilton Melaka is an ideal stay!

Embracing the Wonderful South Sumatra

Indonesia

Embracing the Wonderful South Sumatra

South Sumatra abounds with plenty of natural wonders and amazing historical background thanks to its geographical features. It is situated on the eastern side of Bukit Barisan mountain range, the southernmost rim of the South China Sea, close to the shipping lanes linking the Far East with Europe, said to be one of the world’s busiest.

#TakeMeAnywhere – Sepang, Kuala Langat and Petaling with Tourism Selangor

Selangor

#TakeMeAnywhere – Sepang, Kuala Langat and Petaling with Tourism Selangor

Gaya Travel Magazine took part in a media familiarisation trip organised by Tourism Selangor as part of the #TakeMeAnywhere campaign. The trip brought members of the media to Selangor’s three districts: Sepang, Kuala Langat and Petaling; it successfully showcased some of the state’s exciting tourism products that travellers tend to overlook.

The Second Edition of In Case You Didn’t Know (#ICYDK) Melaka

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The Second Edition of In Case You Didn’t Know (#ICYDK) Melaka

The city – despite being small in size – is righteously proud of what it has to offer. Regarded by Malaysia as the city where it all began, the historic city now showcases a harmonious existence between the past and the present.

Selangor’s Passion Expressed through Crafts from the Heart

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Selangor’s Passion Expressed through Crafts from the Heart

Selangor, without doubt, is consistently blessed with diverse crafts and artisanal products. For six consecutive years, media members, local and international have discovered and provided exposure and documentation on many of these products through an annual event held over three days called Kembara Kraf Selangor (KKS).

10 Places near Klang Valley to Escape Heat during Ramadan

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10 Places near Klang Valley to Escape Heat during Ramadan

Here is a list of places that are not too far from Kuala Lumpur and Klang Valley where travellers can head to escape the heat!

A Cultural Jaunt of the Special Region of Jogjakarta

Indonesia

A Cultural Jaunt of the Special Region of Jogjakarta

Upon my recent visit to this culturally rich region, I discovered some of its magnificent cultural gems that me realise how unique and wonderful Jogjakarta really is.

Transcendental Journey from Makassar to Toraja

Indonesia

Transcendental Journey from Makassar to Toraja

From the grand departure tradition of the dead called Rambu Solo to the ceremony of changing the deceased’s clothes called Ma’nene, there is no wonder Toraja is much-publicised for having one of the most bizarre funeral customs in the world.

Start-in-Tioman 2017

Pahang

Start-in-Tioman 2017

Start-in-Tioman (SiT) is a premier diving event, the biggest of its kind in Malaysia. Now in its eighth year, the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia (MOTAC) Pahang Office has been successfully organising this event to put the island of Tioman on the map as the diving spot of choice among local and international divers, including as the getaway destination of choice among sun, sand and sea enthusiasts.

Enthralling Tanjong Malim

Perak

Enthralling Tanjong Malim

Together with other representatives, I obtained my first-hand experience discovering Tanjong Malim’s hot spots that are ideal for youths due to their educational, adventurous and memorable quality.

Experiencing Hot Air Balloon During the 9th MyBalloonFiesta

Putrajaya

Experiencing Hot Air Balloon During the 9th MyBalloonFiesta

Never have I imagined that the next thing I was about to witness, was a breathtakingly magnificent view like from birds’ eyes people always dream to have.