Shahida Sakeri

Shahida Sakeri has been contributed to a whooping 163 articles.

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I believe that many would agree with me when I say that heritage is crucial for us to understand what lies behind a destination that make its people, culture and objects unique. Heritage gives the destination a particular character that sets itself apart from the other destinations under the sun. Perak, in this case, is

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To celebrate the annual Citrawarna festival, the Ministry of Tourism and Culture (MOTAC) Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur Tourism Bureau (KLTB), Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) and Tourism Malaysia collaborated with Gaya Travel Magazine in organising a media familiarisation programme called Eat, Travel, Write & Doodle (ETWD) 3.0 to promote the Citrawarna extravaganza held annually in Kuala

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Gaya Travel Magazine sits with the ever dashing YBhg. Datuk Rashidi bin Hasbullah, the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture (MOTAC) Malaysia, as he shares his memorable moments at work, challenges Malaysia is currently facing in terms of tourism and how the country is preparing for Visit Malaysia 2020. Datuk Rashidi is certainly

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Nestled well on the edge of Telaga Harbour – a gateway and destination for many yachts plying the region – is the beautiful Malaysian hotel called The Danna Langkawi, a luxury retreat for honeymooners, retirees, writers and sophisticated fellow travellers. Its southwest location of the island brings more serenity since it is away from the

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I came to Aiman Batang Ai Resort & Retreat under the invitation by Tourism Malaysia Sarawak Office to cover on the property that had undergone a rebranding exercise in early 2016 following a change of ownership from Hilton Hotel Kuching to Planet Borneo Lodge Management Sdn. Bhd. Truthfully, the resort was like nothing else I’ve

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When Siti arrived at Oasia Suites Kuala Lumpur, she was already exhausted. Not only her shoulders were tight and her back hurt, her mind also felt sluggish. She had a couple of long weeks prior to her arrival; days filled with meetings, running errands, catching a deadline and other commitments, to which at one point

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In their commitment to become responsible travellers who try to leave only positive impacts on the environment, local society and economy when travelling, travellers can choose to patronise businesses or services that are ethical and help to conserve the environment. After all, social and ecological consciousness is about the choices we make in terms of

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As an alluring oasis set along Sepang’s 22 kilometre shore, Avani Sepang Goldcoast Resort blends traditional elements with luxurious features that are ideal for sun-seekers and eco travellers. It is located in the district of Sepang in the southern part of Selangor, far enough from Kuala Lumpur city centre to feel like a truly secluded

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Okinawa, as described in our previous issue, makes a perfect all-inclusive destination for travellers who want to experience it all: rich history, tropical islands with crystal-blue waters and white sandy beaches; deliciously varied food; and interesting mix of cultures. But the list does not stop there, as this Japanese prefecture offers extensive shopping options for

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“Why didn’t I consider visiting Okinawa before?” I thought to myself, after finishing the ‘Ku Tinggalkan Cinta Di Okinawa‘ drama series marathon starring the sweet Hanis Zalikha, witty Sharnaaz Ahmad and a handsome Okinawan actor, Shogen Itokazu. This southernmost prefecture of Japan is certainly beautiful, and comes with a unique culture that is entirely distinct from the

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Busy pedestrian streets, buzzing shopping scenes and infamous traffic congestion – the Golden Triangle in Kuala Lumpur is not an area known for its tranquillity. But this is where Swasana Spa at Impiana KLCC steps in, an ideal antidote to the city’s hustle and bustle.   The spa – an award-winning establishment which recent accolades

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I wish I had waited for Huawei Mate 10 before replacing my old smartphone last year. As a travel writer, I need a powerhouse device that allows me to work with my phone smoothly while on the go, captures beautiful images and has a long-lasting battery life – qualities that Huawei Mate 10 seems to

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  As content creators, we understand that visual aids – be they image stills or videos – are essential to effectively deliver a message. In the case of Gaya Travel Magazine writers or any other travel enthusiasts, we complement the stories of our journeys we took by not only recording the beautiful panoramas of the

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Recently, I had the opportunity to participate in a familiarisation trip organised by the Consulate General of Republic Indonesia Johor Bahru, in collaboration with the Republic of Indonesia’s Ministry of Tourism, to promote an up-and-coming destination called Tanjung Lesung – an area 170 kilometres west of Jakarta in Banten Province – that is downright amazing

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“You should go (to Seoul), too. In Seoul, there are so many things that you’d like. For example, really delicious specialty restaurants since you love eating so much. Also, there is a place called Han River. In the fall, they have fireworks there. I watch it from a good spot in 63 Building. It’s incredibly

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About 129 kilometres – or roughly two and a half hours’ drive by car from Bangkok – sits Thailand’s third largest province called Kanchanaburi, a land covered with timber, evergreen forests and most famous natural wonders in the country. But having said that, Kanchanaburi’s greatest yet saddest draw probably comes from its deadliest tragedy: the

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Vasco’s at Hilton Kuala Lumpur played host to a one night only showcase where seven chefs battled out in showcasing their two signature dishes in ‘The Ultimate Cook-Off’ competition held recently. The participating Master Chefs and their two signature dishes were: Chef Lam Hock Hin, Executive Chinese Chef from Chynna presented his exquisite eight treasures vegetables with

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Rally up the troops, we might have found the best all you can eat restaurant in town! Established over five years ago, Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur’s all-day dining outlet, Latest Recipe, has built strong reputation for serving some of the finest gastronomic delights that will satisfy even the most demanding palates. The menu – ranging

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“Look, it’s a shooting star!” There are millions of small rocks colliding with the Earth’s atmosphere every night (and day), each resulting in bright flash of light across the sky, which is also referred to as the shooting star. Such sightings are fairly common on every cloudless night – if only one has the patience

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