Bastion of Beachfront Indulgence Gaya Travel Magazine team recently experienced Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort, an urbane and family-friendly property that is efficient and on-point. During our stay, we found that the property is exclusive and intimate, sporting an architectural style that attempts to bring as much natural light in as possible, making it brighter than
Aceh is Indonesia’s western-most province, the gateway for those coming from the South and West Asia such as Myanmar, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, India and even the Arabian Peninsula to the Straits of Malacca and the Malay Archipelago. It is rich with resources like minerals, especially uranium and natural gas. It also boasts high quality beef
Strategically presiding over the crossroads of Jalan Pinang and Jalan Sultan Ismail and only a stone’s throw away from KLCC, Renaissance Kuala Lumpur first opened in 18 June 1996 and has been dominating the corner for over 20 years. The Bukit Nanas monorail station – which connects travellers to Titiwangsa, Bukit Bintang and KL Sentral
The inaugural Cambodia Travel Mart (CTM) was organised in Siem Reap last 17 until 19 November 2017 at Sokha Siem Reap Resort & Convention Centre (www.sokhahotels. com/siemreap/), involving 320 exhibitor delegates from 13 countries, 150 buyers from 31 countries, and 20 international media representatives, including a significant number of international travel and tourism industry affiliates.
Gaya Travel Magazine team were in Istanbul during the 7th Istanbul Shopping Fest held from 1 until 16 July 2017. During our visit, we savoured the city’s delights, especially its retail and dining scene, besides admiring the city’s wondrous heritage that spans over two millennia. Due to the more favourable exchange rate (TRY1=MYR1.22), travellers from
The four-star Al Meroz Hotel, which has 242 rooms, is the brainchild of a prominent Thai-Muslim businessman Mr. Rausak Mulsap, President and Chief Executive Officer of the hotel. Together with his business partners and family members, Mr. Rausak has invested over THB1 billion into this property that stands in an area full of potential waiting
In conjunction with the Muslim fasting month, Ramadan, in 2017, the National Department for the Culture and Arts under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia organises Iftar@KL, which is the experience of breaking fast at dusk at the landmark Dataran Merdeka (Independent Square) in Kuala Lumpur, fronting the iconic Sultan Abdul Samad Building. Iftar@KL is organised
Highly exclusive and private, Sofitel Luang Prabang is one of Accor Hotel’s oldest hotels within the Sofitel collection, being over a century old and characterised by high fortified walls and watchtowers because the property was originally intended as the Governor’s Residence during the period when Laos was a French protectorate in early 1900s. Classy and
Located on the east coast of Borneo Island, Sandakan is a town that is rich in history and the gateway to many eco-tourism destinations due to its proximity to unique wildlife attractions. As a matter of fact, the richness of wildlife and nature here is one of the major reasons why travellers from all around
The capital city Doha, including the rest of Qatar, beams with dynamism due to the strategic vision of the nation’s forward-thinking ruling family, the House of Thani It was close to the end of summer when Gaya Travel Magazine, together with other fellow Malaysian journalists, arrived at Qatar’s capital, Doha, which is also the
Being 45 storeys high, Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo was the first skyscraper hotel in Japan with 1,437 rooms. Though the hotel is already 46 years old (it first opened on 5 June 1971), it is still excellently maintained and remain strongly relevant. What we love about Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo is the fact that it invites
Last December 2016, Gaya Travel Magazine team members discovered Sichuan for the first time in our lives. Made internationally famous because of the Kung Fu Panda animated movie, Sichuan – a province located in the South West of China, north of Yunnan – is more than just pandas, tai chi and spicy cuisine. Loosely means
Though declared as a city back in 10 October 2000, Shah Alam – the capital of Selangor since 1978 – still retains its neighbourhood feel with broad paved walkways, lush green lungs and well-manicured gardens. Considered as an exemplary suburbia with an estimated population of over 650,000, the city strongly draws families with school-going children
Dato’ Nolee Ashilin considers Perak fortunate because it is located along the developed Peninsular Malaysia’s West Coast. The state’s considerable size allows various types of travel and tourism products and attractions to flourish. These attractions are also well distributed throughout Perak rather than being concentrated in only one or two areas within the state. “Perak receives repeat tourists because of the diversity in its tourism products that allow them to enjoy different experiences at different corners of Perak. The state has no problem in meeting tourists’ expectations in savouring various types of travel experiences,” she claims.
Gaya Travel Magazine recently explored Okayama with Malaysian leading travel agency Corporate Information Travel Sdn. Bhd. and Okayama Prefecture.
Luang Prabang is a sizeable town that is yet to achieve city status, located in northern Laos, a region that is mountainous. Situated 700 metres above sea level, the town feels cool during early morning and night, especially during northern hemisphere winter. Due to its French Indochine flair, Luang Prabang is ideal for professionals, architecture
Tanjung Inn is located in Cherating Village, the resort is embodying the nature of a typical traditional beach side Peninsular Malaysia East Coast village.
Why is this place unique? Greenhost Boutique Hotel in Yogyakarta is unconventional, pared-down, low-key and understated. The owner and designer of the hotel, Bapak Paulus Mintarga, makes recycling and sustainable lifestyle sexy. He employs upcycled materials in clever and useful ways throughout the hotel. The property is also home to a creative hydroponic farm on
Gaya Travel team was recently invited to experience a hideaway gem called Mangala Resort & Spa in Gambang, Pahang, located only two hours and a half drive from Kuala Lumpur. The two-night stay at the resort proved worthwhile because the team did not just feel relaxed, but also reconnected with nature. Mangala Resort & Spa
Founded by the charismatic Bapak Ben Subrata and led by his sprightly daughter who is also the group director Emily Subrata, Sudamala Resorts comprising Sudamala Suites & Villas Senggigi in Lombok and Sudamala Suites & Villas Sanur in Bali focus on elements that are essential, leaving guests totally rejuvenated, refreshed and inspired. At the same
Having dialogue with the President of Perbadanan Putrajaya Datuk Seri Haji Hasim bin Haji Ismail is almost equivalent to learning how to create a sustainable city. Soft spoken and amicable yet charismatic and firm, Datuk Seri Hasim shares with Gaya Travel Magazine the steps that Perbadanan Putrajaya takes in ensuring that Putrajaya remains green, sustainable
The Settlement Hotel is a smart property that occupies a four-storey building & converted into a contemporary designed boutique hotel in the city of Melaka
During the World Travel Mart 2015 held from 2 until 5 November 2015, Gaya Travel Magazine caught up with Mr. Marcelo Molinari, Director of Group Tourism for Value Retail, a company that specialises in the development and operation of luxury outlet shopping destinations. Booming business Value Retail operates a collection of luxury shopping Villages –
It seems that 2016 is the year when the Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members depend more on each other for that much coveted tourist arrivals and tourism receipts than ever before. During the recent ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2016 in Manila from 18 until 22 January 2016, Gaya Travel Magazine noticed that
Built three years ago and owned by the Kedah State Government under the state’s Menteri Besar’s (Chief Minister’s) Office, Gaya Travel Magazine team finds that Adya Hotel Langkawi is one of the best choices of stay in Langkawi, especially for business travellers or groups of families that enjoy shopping. Strategically located in Kuah, close to