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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.
By Mohd Shahril Fawzy on November 14, 2018
In line with the Wonderful Indonesia campaign, we experienced the charms of four selected provinces (South Sulawesi, West Nusa Tenggara, East and West Java).
By Mohd Shahril Fawzy on November 9, 2018
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) […]
By Mohd Shahril Fawzy on June 21, 2018
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 […]
By Mohd Shahril Fawzy on October 23, 2017
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, […]
By Mohd Shahril Fawzy on August 2, 2017
Singapore – The vibrant and innovative travel experience offered by Scoot, Asia/Pacific’s best low cost airline, 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 […]
By Mohd Shahril Fawzy on June 15, 2017
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 […]
By Mohd Shahril Fawzy on May 23, 2017
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 […]
By Mohd Shahril Fawzy on April 28, 2017
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 […]
By Mohd Shahril Fawzy on April 5, 2017
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 […]
By Mohd Shahril Fawzy on March 24, 2017
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.
By Mohd Shahril Fawzy on February 20, 2017
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, […]
By Mohd Shahril Fawzy on February 7, 2017
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 […]
By Mohd Shahril Fawzy on November 14, 2016
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.
By Mohd Shahril Fawzy on October 28, 2016
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.
By Mohd Shahril Fawzy on October 27, 2016
Gaya Travel explored selected enthralling eco-tourism attractions in Putrajaya & Pahang during Malaysian Mega Familiarisation Programme by Tourism Malaysia.
By Mohd Shahril Fawzy on September 20, 2016
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 […]
By Mohd Shahril Fawzy on May 16, 2016
“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 […]
By Mohd Shahril Fawzy on April 18, 2016