Shahida Sakeri

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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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Cliché as it sounds, travel is indeed therapeutic – a journey to somewhere foreign tend to transform, change, mature or even inspire oneself. So here are the top places found in the region that we believe are both inspiring and educational. 1. Sipadan Island, Malaysia Situated off Borneo’s south coast and just an hour by

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Glamourous camping, or glamping as it is known, is a trend that is increasingly popular, allowing travellers the chance to connect with nature through luxury and comfort. It is interesting that under the ‘glamping’ category there are so many sub-categories for travellers to choose such as eco lodges, huts, tents, tipis, villas and tree houses.

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The presence of colonial power and European mercantile in South East Asia started when the Portuguese came to Malacca in 1511. Since then, other colonial powers and merchants like the Dutch, Spanish, French and British followed suit and left indelible marks throughout the region that still can be seen today. Below is the list of

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Taipei is vibrant and progressive, don’t you agree?   Great care has been taken to make this place truly liveable for its citizens and convenient for travellers of all backgrounds – regardless of race, belief, age, financial status and interest – to roam around and explore the city and beyond. Now, allow us to introduce

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Buy local, support local – this is one of the basic principles that every traveller should embrace whenever visiting foreign countries. The purchases made do not only support the economy of home-grown artisans and businesses, but also help to maintain local traditions and craftsmanship. Below are Gaya Travel’s picks as wonderful souvenirs – fashion pieces

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Owlery Cafe Dine & Grind could just be your next ideal place to bring your family. Established since May 2016, this family-friendly dining establishment has been attracting a steady stream of young families and large dinner parties due to its generous portion sizes and relatively affordable prices. And that’s just the way Mr. Shah Fariz,

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On a recent trip to Chiangmai, Thailand, a wise man once told me: “When you’re feeling hungry, eat Thai food.” Thai food not only fills up really well, but also has rich aromas and flavours that heighten our senses and increase the sensitivity of our taste buds, making the entire dining experience more gratifying. So

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There’s such a thing as travelling the right way, and that means having the right travel gear. Here are some tried and tested accessories that can help make our long journeys more comfortable, packing more manageable, memories easier to record and overall experience more enjoyable! 1. SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick (www.lazada.com.my) The benefits of having a

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It is interesting to learn that Selangor actually brims with colourful sights and sounds, which mostly resulted from the major influx of various influences like the Orang Asli (Peninsular Malaysia’s aboriginals), Javanese, Banjar, Bugis, Minangkabau, Chinese and Indian throughout the years due to trade and commerce, interracial marriages and even political disputes. Regardless, these influences become

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“All sorrows are less with bread” – Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra For a person who loves pastry so much, it frustrates me to see the lack of bakeries or cafes serving real delicious baked goods in Malaysia. Though it is understandably not an originally Malaysian culture, eating properly baked pastries can be intensely comforting, satisfying

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What could be more invigorating for a seafood lover than walking into a restaurant that offers the freshest, meatiest and juiciest shellfishes swimming with secret spices and perfect seasonings in a convenient boil-in bag? I stopped by at the Crab Factory in Petaling Jaya recently for a late lunch with my colleagues, and was impressed not

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