Jeremy Khalil

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When I visited Switzerland for the second time, I fell in love again with this landlocked country not just twice but times over due to its mesmerising beauty and high quality of life. No doubt, Switzerland is known the world over as a prestigious destination that pursues excellence and high quality in whatever it produces,

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On selected weekends within the Muslim fasting month called Ramadan (which is currently on-going from 17 May 2018 until 15 June 2018), Kuala Lumpur’s  residents and visitors are invited to experience open-air iftar (breaking of fast)  with the commanding backdrop of the iconic Sultan Abdul Samad Building and Dataran Merdeka along Jalan Raja, the city’s busiest thoroughfare. This event, which begins at sunset and

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The Selangor State Economic Planning Unit (UPEN), in collaboration with Gaya Travel Magazine, organised a media familiarisation programme called Eat.Travel.Write (ETW) 6.0 from 4 until 7 October 2017 to selected places in Selangor. With the theme Jom Ngeteh (‘Let’s Have Tea’), this programme brought the conventional media practitioners and social media influencers to cool attractions and

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Needing a break after embarking and disembarking various modes of transport non-stop for the previous few weeks, it was refreshing to know that I did not need to venture out of the resort to experience the destination, save for excursions to certain places. This time around, I much prefer to be cocooned, and might as

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Comprising the Macao Peninsula, Taipa, Cotai and Coloane, the Macao territory as a whole was formerly a Portuguese colony, the last beacon of European colonial power in the east that was finally ceded to China in 1999. Similar to Hong Kong, it is China’s other Special Administrative Region that is high in population density with

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Being Marriott flagship premium brand’s first hotel in Indonesia, the 347-room Yogyakarta Marriott Hotel is fast becoming popular due to it being the ‘newest kid on the block’ with the latest state-of-the-art mod cons, delightful gastronomic options, and exceptionally attentive staff. The hotel is also connected to Hartono Lifestyle Mall, the biggest shopping mall in

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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

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For over 18 years, The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia has been a luxurious home away from home for many well-heeled guests from all over the world, including members of royal families, international celebrities, corporate leaders and heads of state. Here are the reasons why The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur is the choice among the elites

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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

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