The Best of Both Worlds at Belum Rainforest Resort

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The Best of Both Worlds at Belum Rainforest Resort

Luxurious comfort and the wilderness rarely collide with each other. But at Belum Rainforest Resort, it happens. This resort is located on the lake island of Pulau Banding in Gerik, Perak, known as the gateway to the Belum-Temenggor Forest Complex that includes the 130-million-year-old virgin jungles of the Royal Belum State Park. With a total area of nearly 300,000 hectares, the vast forest complex is four times the size of Singapore, large enough to be home to 14 of the world’s most endangered mammals like the Malayan tiger, Sumatran rhinoceros and Asian elephant. There are also over 3,000 flowering plant species, including three species of Rafflesia, the world’s largest single flower. Despite its exceptional biodiversity, the forest complex receives only a fraction […]

StarCruise’s Inaugural Voyage to Myanmar   

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StarCruise’s Inaugural Voyage to Myanmar  

“Genting Cruise Lines is always looking for new and innovative ways to heighten our guest experience and open up fresh and exciting destinations for our passengers,” said Mr Kent Zhu, President of Genting Cruise Lines. Genting Cruise Lines, which StarCruise is part of, now offers a new destination for her latest four-night round-trip cruise itineraries. The Gaya Travel team were honoured to be part of the maiden voyage of StarCruise’s largest liner Super Star Libra to Macleod Island, Myanmar on 3 November 2017. Genting Cruise Lines is teaming up with Myanmar company, Tint Tint Myanmar Group to help create the infrastructure on MacLeod Island to kickoff Myanmar’s journey to become a worldwide cruise destination. MacLeod Island is a secluded paradise located within […]

Taste of the Sea with Barbecue and Beyond

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Taste of the Sea with Barbecue and Beyond

The Eatery – which is Four Points By Sheraton Puchong’s signature all-day food and dining outlet – welcomes hungry travellers and locals alike to its tantalising buffet dinner selections comprising wide variety of hearty picks, well-seasoned seafood and tender meats grilled to perfection based on local and international flavours from Sunday to Thursday. The Eatery features an open kitchen concept where diners are able to see all the food being prepared.   During weekends, this outlet, which is the heart of the property, becomes more alive as it serves up delectable Seafood and Grill dinner buffet every Friday and Saturday night, which is a crustacean celebration featuring fresh catch from the sea. Diners, especially seafood lovers, will be thrilled to find freshly […]

Dining 40 floors Above the Ground at TRACE Restaurant And Bar

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Dining 40 floors Above the Ground at TRACE Restaurant And Bar

There is something mysterious about Element Kuala Lumpur hotel, the first ever full fledged Element brand to open in South East Asia, tucked discreetly in Menara Ilham, the third tallest building in the city designed by the globally acclaimed Foster+Partners. Menara Ilham is among Kuala Lumpur’s most recent state-of-the art office towers, with an impressive art gallery that sets it apart from its neighbours. The Element chain, which is part of Westin, is already popular in America and China. Built green from the ground up, the hotel promotes eco-friendly practices and draws inspiration from the sense of renewal that defines the Westin brand experience.  Element Kuala Lumpur consists of 252 well-appointed rooms ranging from studios to 3-bedroom units. Its 39th floor houses […]

Grand Royal Panghegar – Bandung

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Grand Royal Panghegar – Bandung

This 52-year old hotel is one of the historical and heritage hotels in Bandung. The newly transformed and upgraded Grand Royal Panghegar has just opened its doors recently on November 2011.

Wadihana Islamic Kitchen

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Wadihana Islamic Kitchen

Located in the heart of Bandar Baru Bangi, Wadihana Islamic Kitchen (WIK) is just a stone’s throw away from its sister restaurant, Wadihana Islamic Steakhouse (WISH). While WISH serves 100% western dishes that even foreigners would approve, WIK serves a wider variety. WIK offers Malaysian, Western, Japanese, Italian and Mexican dishes on its menu. However, for true-blue Johor food fans, they would be delighted to know that the founder of WIK, Tuan Haji Abdul Hamid Hamat is proudly Johorean. So proud that even the name Wadihana was taken from the close knit neighbourhood where he grew up, located right in the middle of Johor Bahru. Sadly, Wadihana no longer exists due to the city’s rapid development. However, the memory remains and some […]

Wadihana Islamic Steakhouse

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Wadihana Islamic Steakhouse

When we first set foot at the premises of Wadihana Islamic Steakhouse, we were instantly delighted. The restaurant’s white walls and white upholstery bring calmness and serenity to its customers, creating a remarkably ideal ambience for all food enthusiasts seeking memorable dining experience. The restaurant is located amongst the many cafes and restaurants in the heart of Bandar Baru Bangi. What sets Wadihana Islamic Steakhouse (WISH) apart from the other neighbouring food operators is its use of traditionally Italian wood-fire oven for preparing dishes like pizzas and certain pastries authentically.   WISH Founder, Tuan Haji Abdul Hamid Hamat, spent RM28,000 on the oven alone, testifying to his seriousness in serving well prepared good food to the public. ‘There are no shortcuts in […]