Four Points By Sheraton Singapore, Riverview: The Right Choice for Independent Travellers

Singapore

Four Points By Sheraton Singapore, Riverview: The Right Choice for Independent Travellers

Promising stylish comfort and exceptional value, Four Points by Sheraton Singapore, Riverview is the first ‘Four Points by Sheraton’ brand to debut in Singapore when it was introduced in July 2016.

A Wonderfully Memorable Trip to Wonderful Indonesia

Indonesia

A Wonderfully Memorable Trip to Wonderful Indonesia

In line with the Wonderful Indonesia campaign, we experienced the charms of four selected provinces (South Sulawesi, West Nusa Tenggara, East and West Java).

Bhainsrorgarh Fort, A Magnificent Heritage Stay in The Heart of Rajasthan

India

Bhainsrorgarh Fort, A Magnificent Heritage Stay in The Heart of Rajasthan

On my second visit to India, I ventured to Rajasthan, the northern part of the country to search for unique experiences. After a nearly four-hour drive from Jaipur, the driver Nawal told me that we have arrived in Kota. When I looked through the window, the sparkling Chambal river accompanied with a stunning sunset gradient came into my view. A further few metres away was the Bhainsrorgarh fort standing majestically, dramatically perching on top of the 200-foot rocky ridge, awaiting me to uncover its hidden treasures. Situated in south-west of Kota and nestling between the Chambal and Bamani rivers, Bhainsrorgarh is an ancient fort that holds significant history of the kingdom of Mewar. This fort was built in 1740s by Rawat (Lord) […]

8 Activities to Do in Wales

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8 Activities to Do in Wales

Wales, or locally known as Cymru (pronounced as kumm-ri), is one of the countries that form the United Kingdom that has so much to offer but many a time overlooked by travellers.

Klang: Taste of Heritage and Culinary #ETW5.0

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Klang: Taste of Heritage and Culinary #ETW5.0

Once served as the capital for the state of Selangor, Klang is a charming city that many of us overlook since it is often overshadowed by other major urban centres like Shah Alam, Subang Jaya and Petaling Jaya, besides being some distance away from Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur. After undergoing the fifth edition of the Eat Travel Write (ETW 5.0) programme organised by the Selangor State Economic Planning Unit (UPEN) – in collaboration with Tourism Selangor, Klang Municipal Council and Gaya Travel Magazine – I finally become more aware that Klang offers a wide variety of high potential tourism attractions that deserve more attention among local and foreign travellers. Since it is Visit Klang Year 2017, why not we explore this royal […]

Uncover Wuhan’s Hidden Gems with AirAsia X

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Uncover Wuhan’s Hidden Gems with AirAsia X

Famed as the ‘Chicago of Asia’ due to its role as central China’s major transportation hub and communication centre, Wuhan stands as the capital city of Hubei Province and blessed with abundance of cultural elements, ancient tales and natural wonders. Recently, Gaya Travel team, together with several selected Malaysian media members, were privileged to experience AirAsia X’s inaugural flight to Wuhan on 22 March 2017 to discover what this sprawling city has to offer. The journey made us realise that Wuhan is undoubtedly a destination that deserves more attention from travellers. The introduction of AirAsia X’s seventh destination in China, after Changsha, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing, Xi’an and Chongqing, clearly indicates that the airline has achieved another milestone. According to AirAsia X’s CEO, […]

Scoot and Tigerair to Operate Under Scoot Brand from 25 July 2017

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Scoot and Tigerair to Operate Under Scoot Brand from 25 July 2017

Singapore – The vibrant and innovative travel experience offered by Scoot, Asia/Pacific’s best low cost airline[1], is set to get bigger and better from 25 July, as Scoot and Tigerair aim to complete their integration and operate all flights under the Scoot brand, subject to final regulatory approval. With this final milestone in the integration process, the airlines will begin operating under a common license or Air’s Operator Certificate. Consequently, the flight designator code for Scoot flights will be changed from the current TZ to TR, the code currently used for Tigerair flights. All flight schedules remain unchanged. Thereon, Scoot website, www.flyscoot.com, will be the sole booking platform for all flights currently operated by Scoot and Tigerair, while the Scoot call centre […]

9 Places To Explore In East Hokkaido!

Japan

9 Places To Explore In East Hokkaido!

I was given an opportunity to unearth the hidden gems of Japan’s northernmost island, Hokkaido, under a special invitation from Hokkaido Tourism.

Golden Sands Resort Penang – An Ideal Family Destination

Hotels & Resorts

Golden Sands Resort Penang – An Ideal Family Destination

Travellers all come in various forms: solo, couple or family. Each has its own positive side and challenges. Travelling families, for instance, requires suitable accommodation, consequently giving parents headache since they need to consider may aspects such as safe environment, sufficient space, efficient facilities and suitable activities so that each family member can enjoy their holiday. Gaya Travel team had the opportunity to stay at Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La, Penang, which is conveniently located along the prime beachfront Batu Ferringhi area, only 20 minutes’ drive from Georgetown and 45 minutes from Penang International Airport. This four-star resort offers an extensive range of facilities and services that cater to the needs of guests, especially those travelling with family. From our observation, Golden […]

Best Western Premier Ion Delemen is Officially Launched

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Best Western Premier Ion Delemen is Officially Launched

Continuing its expansion in Malaysia, Best Western Premier has officially launched its latest property called Best Western Premier Ion Delemen (BWP Ion Delemen) in Genting Highlands. Travellers searching for a luxurious retreat amongst the clouds may keep an eye on this newly-launched hotel. Owned and operated by Ion Delemen Hospitality Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of the NCT Group of Companies, this astonishing property sits 6,000 feet above sea level and is spread across 10.2 acres of pristine greenery. Guests will be able to enjoy a panoramic mountain views that are bound to take their breath away and fresh, cool air that should add a spring to their step. The property boasts with 246 resort-inspired deluxe rooms and 1,2 & 3 beedroom suites, the first […]

Kuala Lumpur, The City of Contrast and Diversity

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, The City of Contrast and Diversity

Have you ever wandered around your own city as a tourist? You will be surprised to discover that there is so much to see and how little you probably know about the place where you live. As an ardent traveller, there is no doubt that exploring other cities is an unbeatable experience. The further I travel and the more people I met along the way, the more feedback that I receive about how interesting my city, Kuala Lumpur, is to those who have visited. This makes me realise how important it is to understand the very place where we live, which we always take for granted. Recently, I had the opportunity to unearth some of Kuala Lumpur’s gems, where culture is replete […]

ACEQM 2016: When ASEAN Celebrities Invade Malaysia

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ACEQM 2016: When ASEAN Celebrities Invade Malaysia

On its fourth edition, ASEAN Celebrity Explore Quest (ACEQM) is back again this year with the theme ‘ASEAN in My Heart’. This programme aims to provide delegates from the 10 ASEAN member countries comprising celebrities and media members to experience and promote a selection of Malaysia’s tourism products of choice, besides helping to raise awareness towards Visit ASEAN@50 campaign. Gaya Travel team was part of this trip together with the participants to discover the culture, people, nature and food in two selected territories: Kuala Lumpur and Sabah.   KUALA LUMPUR   Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital city, is a highly developed multicultural urban centre that is rich with tourism offerings that include iconic monuments, lush green parks and forests, vibrant shopping malls, variety […]

7 Places to Explore in Asakusa, Nikkō and Kawagoe

Japan

7 Places to Explore in Asakusa, Nikkō and Kawagoe

Travelling in Japan is more convenient and definitely safe for travellers from different walks of life. I had the opportunity to visit this country again and decided to explore three different prefectures using TOBU Railway.

Malaysia Airports and Tourism Melaka Set to Welcome More Chinese Tourists

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Malaysia Airports and Tourism Melaka Set to Welcome More Chinese Tourists

On 29 January 2017, Malaysia Airports and Tourism Melaka collaborated in giving a special welcome to the passengers of China Southern Airlines flight CZ349 that flown in from Guangzhou, China, in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebration. Representing Melaka to welcome the passenger were no less than the Right Honourable Chief Minister of Melaka, Datuk Seri Utama Ir. Haji Idris Haji Haron and state dignitaries, while Malaysia Airports were represented by the Managing Director Datuk Mohd. Badlisham Ghazali and wife Datin Rogayah Ibrahim, including Malaysia Airports officials. Datuk Seri Utama Ir. Haji Idris stated that China is an important source market for Melaka’s tourism industry. “8.3% of the total tourist arrivals to the state in 2016 was from China. In 2017, […]

10 Places To Visit, Stay and Eat in Perth, Australia

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10 Places To Visit, Stay and Eat in Perth, Australia

Perth is pretty laid back but what really impressed us was its breezy weather, stunning beaches and easy-going character. Travellers can expect variety of cafés and restaurants, cultural events and festivals that surely make you leave Western Australia with heart-warming experiences. Check out the following places to go, stay and eat in Perth that we discovered after joining a familliarisation trip organised by Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agent (MATTA) in collaboration with Malindo Air and Valentino Holidays.   Getting there: Malindo Air flies 12 times weekly from Kuala Lumpur to Perth and vice versa. Check out www.malindoair.com.my for more info. Travel essential: Gaya Travel was able to keep in touch with everyone while abroad with Samurai WiFi high-speed Internet coverage […]

Taking the Dream Trip to Western Europe

Europe

Taking the Dream Trip to Western Europe

Western Europe is renowned for its numerous ancient buildings, alluring landscapes, diverse cultures, solid world-class infrastructure, and up-to-date upscale lifestyle. Embarking on a journey to this part of the world is certainly a dream of every traveller, including mine.

Vivanta by Taj Rebak Island Resort – A Private Island Getaway in Langkawi

Hotels & Resorts

Vivanta by Taj Rebak Island Resort – A Private Island Getaway in Langkawi

Being the only resort nestled on Rebak Island, it literally felt like worlds away, even it was just a short boat ride from civilisation. Vivanta by Taj Rebak Island Resort is surrounded by emerald waters of the Andaman Sea, lush green jungle bursting with tropical plants and untouched beaches.

Discovering Eco-Tourism Wonders in Putrajaya and Pahang

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Discovering Eco-Tourism Wonders in Putrajaya and Pahang

Gaya Travel explored selected enthralling eco-tourism attractions in Putrajaya & Pahang during Malaysian Mega Familiarisation Programme by Tourism Malaysia.

LEGO® Star Wars Day – May The Fourth Be With You

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LEGO® Star Wars Day – May The Fourth Be With You

Text by: Furqaan Hod & Mohd Shahril Fawzy Every year on May 4, Star Wars fanatics from all around the world celebrate the franchise by wishing each other a galaxy-themed famous greeting, “May the fourth be with you”, which sparks an unofficial special day known as Star Wars Day, and now become an annual and joyous occasion that many organisations – including LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort in Asia’s first LEGOLAND® – celebrate their love for the saga. LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort in Johor Bahru celebrates LEGO® Star Wars Days every year, which offers exciting installations and activities for the fans and visitors to immerse in the galactic atmosphere. In 2016, the LEGO® Group and LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort focus on the parent-child theme to attract […]

Cititel Express Ipoh, Efficient City Centre Stay Defined

Hotels & Resorts

Cititel Express Ipoh, Efficient City Centre Stay Defined

“How can I find an accommodation that offers good city access at an affordable price?” – that always seems to be the question that pops in my mind when planning for my upcoming journey. Being an ardent traveller, I place emphasis on comfort and value-for-money. Fortunately, Cititel Express Ipoh meets both attributes. The contemporary 12-storey Cititel Express Ipoh sits at the heart of Ipoh Old Town surrounded by the city’s main attractions, including Ipoh’s famous eateries and heritage spots, making it ideal for a weekend sojourn. Stepping into the property is such a pleasure because guests are warmly greeted by hotel staff, making them feel extraordinarily welcomed. The hotel, which caters to both leisure and business travellers, offers 210 contemporary, functional and […]

Exploring the Hidden Gems of South Sumatera

Indonesia

Exploring the Hidden Gems of South Sumatera

The trip certainly taught us that South Sumatera is indeed a province that never fails to delight visitors from all walks of life.