ETW9: Scouring Selangor’s Top Treats

Selangor

ETW9: Scouring Selangor’s Top Treats

We invite you to visit these excellent places to dine, play and stay in the state – ideal for not only visiting travellers from afar, but also locals looking for more ideas to rediscover home.

Three Underrated German Towns that You Need to Visit if You Love UNESCO Sites

DestinationsGermany

Three Underrated German Towns that You Need to Visit if You Love UNESCO Sites

As travellers venture to Germany’s southwest region, they will be treated to riveting history that goes far back to the time of the Roman Empire, gorgeous landscapes of greeneries, enduring traditions, and outstanding architectural styles across multiple art periods. And then, there is also endless list of well-preserved UNESCO World Heritage sites, all possess their own stories.

Top Places to Visit in Kuala Lumpur According to Your Traits

Wilayah Persekutuan

Top Places to Visit in Kuala Lumpur According to Your Traits

There seems to be a fair chance that any traveller would find something that they love about Kuala Lumpur.

Go Easy on the Pocket, with Pacific Express Hotel Chinatown

Kuala Lumpur

Go Easy on the Pocket, with Pacific Express Hotel Chinatown

Lowering the budget for places to stay might actually be easier than thought, especially with the ever-growing pocket-friendly hotels around the world like Pacific Express Hotel Chinatown.

Sleeping with de Art with Hotel de Art

Selangor

Sleeping with de Art with Hotel de Art

Billing itself as ‘Malaysia’s first art-themed hotel’, Hotel de Art strives to create not only comfortable but also whimsical spaces for guests to stay.

My Own Bakes Café: No Fuss, Yet So Delicious

DiningNews

My Own Bakes Café: No Fuss, Yet So Delicious

My Own Bakes (MOB) Café at Eight Kinrara, a casual, cosy restaurant and – yes – without an ounce of that ‘hipster’ vibe.

An Effortless Stay at Sunway Velocity Hotel

Kuala Lumpur

An Effortless Stay at Sunway Velocity Hotel

Gaya Travel team recently stayed at Sunway Velocity Hotel, and here are our thoughts regarding the well-run and well-positioned property.

Embarking on an Exquisite Epicurean Journey at Kogetsu

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Embarking on an Exquisite Epicurean Journey at Kogetsu

Kogetsu deserves to be respected for its quality, and Chef Taketoshi Minami’s culinary prowess reflects his uncanny devotion to his art. The restaurant is definitely a place where guests will want to revisit, be it great food or just simply to hide away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Dato’ Haji Zazali Bin Salehudin

Personalities

Dato’ Haji Zazali Bin Salehudin

Yang Dipertua of Seremban Municipal Council, Dato’ Haji Zazali Bin Salehudin illustrates how Seremban is taking steps towards becoming a competitive destination for travellers in Malaysia.

5 Artisanal Products that You Can Buy in Selangor

DestinationsListicles

5 Artisanal Products that You Can Buy in Selangor

Discover five handcrafted products that you can buy while exploring Selangor, perfect for your loved ones and yourself.

East Java: Of Sunrise, Smallest Monkey and other Javanese Beauties

Indonesia

East Java: Of Sunrise, Smallest Monkey and other Javanese Beauties

To be honest, I wasn’t sure whether I’d enjoy the sunrise tour in the first place – I dreaded the idea of hauling myself out of bed in the wee hours, specifically at 2:00 a.m., just to catch the first light of the day. Yes, sunrises are beautiful, but so does Chris Hemsworth, the main star of my dreams.

Pangkor’s Secluded Budget Retreat

ArticlesHotels & Resorts

Pangkor’s Secluded Budget Retreat

Kejora Garden Resort is a budget hotel that suits leisure and incentive travellers that focuses on giving their guests a comfortable and convenient stay

Palm Garden Hotel

ArticlesHotels & Resorts

Palm Garden Hotel

Located right in the IOI Resort City area, the Palm Garden Hotel is modern but richly decorated, appealing to the sophisticated traveller.

3 Days Across Peninsular Malaysia’s Northern Region

KedahPerlisPulau Pinang/Penang

3 Days Across Peninsular Malaysia’s Northern Region

Read on to find out how you can spend three days in the northern part of Peninsular Malaysia, while ticking off the must-visits along the way.

Banyan Tree Spa KL: The Sophisticated Sanctuary

Kuala Lumpur

Banyan Tree Spa KL: The Sophisticated Sanctuary

On one busy afternoon in the middle of the city centre, I found myself a tranquil oasis tucked away behind the Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, in the form of Banyan Tree Spa, located on level 53 of the highly anticipated Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur hotel that promises “sensorial treats ideal for the urban souls” to its patrons.

10 Places You Can Visit with JR Takayama-Hokuriku Area Tourist Pass

JapanListicles

10 Places You Can Visit with JR Takayama-Hokuriku Area Tourist Pass

Get the Takayama-Hokuriku Area Tourist Pass by JR-Central and JR-West to save on transportation cost when travelling across Central Japan.

Sony RX100 Mark 3 – One for Travelling Shutterbugs

Gaya TechNews

Sony RX100 Mark 3 – One for Travelling Shutterbugs

Sony RX100 Mark 3 is a premium compact camera that delivers in capturing exceptional stills and videos, suitable for both photography beginners and professionals in need a lighter second camera.

Journeying through Hulu Terengganu

ArticlesTerengganu

Journeying through Hulu Terengganu

Pristine beaches, colourful underwater corals and gorgeous islands has undeniably put Terengganu on the world map as the idyllic tropical destination.

Ola España! Part 2: Andalusia

Spain

Ola España! Part 2: Andalusia

If people ask me what are my favourite destinations in the world, Andalusia could easily fill the top two spot

Ha Long Bay: Nature’s Finest Work

Vietnam

Ha Long Bay: Nature’s Finest Work

“Breathtaking” – it took approximately 20 minutes of ascending the 427 steps to arrive at the viewing deck on Dao Ti Top Island, one of the highest peaks in Ha Long Bay where most promotional pictures of the UNESCO World Heritage Site were taken.

Finding Anambas: A Newly Discovered Yet Secluded Haven

Indonesia

Finding Anambas: A Newly Discovered Yet Secluded Haven

Looking for a tropical paradise minus the big crowds? Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce to you the Anambas archipelago!

5 Reasons to Bring Your Family to Novotel Hua Hin Cha Am Beach Resort & Spa

Hotels & ResortsListiclesThailand

5 Reasons to Bring Your Family to Novotel Hua Hin Cha Am Beach Resort & Spa

It’s time to plan a family getaway at Novotel Hua Hin Cha Am Beach Resort & Spa and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Becoming Bilbo Baggins (Part 2)

New Zealand

Becoming Bilbo Baggins (Part 2)

The charms of New Zealand are plenty: stunning views from every angle with wonderful mystical quality, great accessibility, abundant wildlife, pristine environment, amazing people and simplicity of life – enough to fuel one’s daydreaming. Add world-class expertise and impactful government incentives to support the film industry, the country also serves as the perfect location to create cinematic masterpieces.

5 Experiences for Lake Kenyir Newbies to Try Out

Hotels & ResortsListiclesTerengganu

5 Experiences for Lake Kenyir Newbies to Try Out

Read on to find out the top five fun-filled activities in Lake Kenyir that travellers should partake if they are there for the first time.

7 Places to Eat in Ipoh, Kampar & Taiping

Dining

7 Places to Eat in Ipoh, Kampar & Taiping

Perak is filled with a myriad of interesting attractions that are well distributed throughout the state. Read on to find out some of the best places to eat in Ipoh, Kampar and Taiping.

Lost Under the Clouds of North Sumatra

Indonesia

Lost Under the Clouds of North Sumatra

“Please, just five more minutes…” I begged silently. But time was not on our side – we are pressed for it just like during any other typical media familiarisation trips that I participated in the past. “Chop chop…onto the bus. We need to get going for our lunch now,” said my guide, Pak Herman, a humorous, kind-hearted man with strong sense of punctuality. We were in front of Sipiso-piso waterfall, supposedly the highest waterfall in Indonesia and probably one of the most spectacular sights I’ve ever seen. It’s fascinating how this simple case of natural physics could make you lost in the moment; like how this curtain of water in front of me flows sleekly from an opening on the rock face […]

5 Things I Love About The Nest House

Melaka/Malacca

5 Things I Love About The Nest House

The Nest House is filled with relaxed confidence, sophisticated simplicity and deep commitment to nostalgia, likened to living in a home away from home.

A Passage to Jaipur

India

A Passage to Jaipur

I blame it on the movies – having watched so many films with incredible Rajasthani settings (‘The Darjeeling Limited’ and ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ to name a few), the state is painted in beautifully striking colours on the canvas of my mind. The image of its opulent palaces and historic hill-forts, together with extravagant wedding celebrations, moves me each time the word ‘Rajasthan’ drops in a conversation, prompting me to fantasise endlessly about visiting this land of Maharajas. One day, that golden opportunity came straight from AirAsia X office, offering me a jaunt to the capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur, in conjunction with its inaugural direct route from Kuala Lumpur to the destination. You can only imagine the kind of elation I […]

Where World Class Gastronomy Meets Hollywood Bon Vivant in South East Asia

Dining

Where World Class Gastronomy Meets Hollywood Bon Vivant in South East Asia

If there’s one thing that I know about the actor par excellence Robert De Niro, it is the fact that the man has exceptionally good taste. Whenever he sees a gem, he grabs it. And the gem in this story is Nobu Matsuhisa, the Japanese-trained sushi chef who have worked in Japan, Peru, Argentina and the United States, namely California and New York. So, when I heard that he waited almost four years for Nobu to finally say yes in opening a restaurant with him, we all knew something big was in store, so special that the Hollywood doyen of The Godfather II and The Intern fame, among others, didn’t mind waiting. But it’s a mistake to think that Nobu-san had it […]

Tribeca Serviced Suites Bukit Bintang: A Home Away from Home

Kuala Lumpur

Tribeca Serviced Suites Bukit Bintang: A Home Away from Home

Conveniently located at Kuala Lumpur’s most coveted address in the heart of the city centre, Tribeca Serviced Suites Bukit Bintang could just be the kind of accommodation that international business travellers or long staying guests seek. The property – which is a project by Low Yat Group and managed by FLH Hospitality Management – offers a safe and value-added convenient lifestyle with commodious comfort likened to a private home. With extra security measure, most of the floors are only accessible by key card-operated elevators. I stayed in The Duo fully-furnished suite, featuring two bedrooms containing king-sized and single beds respectively with luxurious and comfortable linens. The suite’s design emphasises on simplicity with clean lines and white walls with laminated wood panels for […]