Royal Belum State Park in northern Perak is a 130-million-year-old rainforest, a fact that not only put the park on the world map, but also Malaysia for having the world’s oldest rainforest. Interestingly, Royal Belum State Park was only discovered around 200 years ago by a couple of Siamese royalties. The British then took over the forest and included it as part of Perak through the Anglo-Siamese Treaty 1909.
By Muhammad Hasif Mohd Jelani on October 2, 2018
When you look into New Zealand tourism you’ll find virtually limitless activities. Most of them, however, tend to involve adventure and exploration – generally daytime activities. From long hikes through otherworldly terrain, to watersports at famous beaches, to becoming Bilbo Baggins, there’s a whole lot to do all over the country. What we tend to read a little bit less about though is how to have fun in the cities once the sun goes down. This might also be partly because fun after sunset can be self-explanatory. You can typically ask around about the recommended bars and restaurants and be set for the duration of your trip. It never hurts to have more of a plan, however, which is why I’m taking […]
By Kelly McFarland on September 19, 2018
Topping the blockbuster list as the first all-Asian cast movie since 25 years ago, Crazy Rich Asians is feeding its frenzy globally. Led by Malaysian sweethearts Henry Golding and Michelle Yeoh, the movie also features a number of local venues that boast extravagance. But you don’t have to be a crazy, rich Asian to indulge. Other than the sets shown in the movie, here are six places you can go for a grandeur expedition.
By Aina Nabiha on September 12, 2018
The very first Malaysian dessert themed “Selfie Museum” allows visitors pose with cute sculptures and create beautiful photos for a striking Instagram feed.
By Gaya Travel on September 7, 2018
From local cuisine to French dining and Middle Eastern fare, foodies could easily travel internationally through their palates and tummies without having to leave Kuala Lumpur (KL). KUKUS STIM HABIS! Located in Glenmarie Shah Alam, ‘Kukus Stim Habis!’ serves local cuisine and keeping it all Malaysian by naming the dishes with Malaysian slangs. The Master Dulang set offers four different sambals (spicy condiments) and Alakazam whole leg fried chicken. Be sure to also taste the Malaysian all-time favourite: Nasi Lemak Kukus Basmathi (steamed Basmathi rice cooked in coconut milk) Website: Kukus Stim Habis! THE MAJAPAHIT This is the place to celebrate the authentically delicious Indonesian, Thai, Malay and Vietnamese flavours all under one roof. Located at the Arcoris Mont Kiara, The Majapahit interiors combine modernity […]
By Shafira Natasya on September 6, 2018
Kuala Lumpur (KL), like other modern metropolises, is not short of mega malls and Ikeas. But looking past all the humdrum of Western-inspired modernity, there are many hidden gems in the city that are authentically local. Here are five tips to make your experience in KL unique.
By Aina Nabiha on September 5, 2018
Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province in China, is dubbed as the City of Eternal Spring, because it enjoys Spring-like weather all year-round. Being only four hours’ flight from KLIA2 on AirAsia, let’s check out why Kunming should be on your bucket list.
By Jeremy Khalil on September 5, 2018
‘Scoot’ yourself into an exciting getaway with these tips and tricks.
By Scoot on September 4, 2018
There’s a famous quote which goes: “It isn’t about the destination, it’s about the journey”. Although the saying defines the journey of life, it can also be adapted to the experience of travelling. Sure, we may not always have the budget to go on foreign and exotic holidays. But local destinations can prove to be just as exciting, especially when you factor in the beautiful journey to get there. With a combination of nature and culture, road trips across Malaysia offer the chance for such a worthwhile experience. This is especially true when you share that journey with someone you are close with. Here, we list down 5 beautiful road trips in Malaysia you should take once in your lifetime. 1. […]
By Bbazaar Malaysia on August 27, 2018
Sheraton Petaling Jaya is strategically located and has strong reputation in providing timeless quality, reliable service and fuss-free accommodation minus the fads, including stimulating food and beverage offerings.
By Gaya Travel on August 14, 2018
With Asia being the largest continent on the planet, there are plenty of locations which would make for a memorable honeymoon spot.
By Bbazaar Malaysia on August 13, 2018
Read on for an insider’s look into how to explore Fiji without breaking the bank.
By Gaya Travel on August 3, 2018
If you’re in Sarawak between July 13 to July 15, you’re in luck! The entire weekend is dedicated to one of the most popular cultural and musical events in Malaysia, the Rainforest World Music Festival 2018. Attracting thousands of tourists and music lovers from all around the world for the past two decades, the family-friendly event also features performers from other cultures and countries, and the lineup and activities change every year. For those looking to experience new things related to culture and music, check out the interesting activities that will be held at the festival. Check out the official video for this year’s festival. Look forward to these 10 awesome cultural things at the music festival’s 2018 chapter: 1. Watch live […]
By Bbazaar Malaysia on July 11, 2018
Malaysia and delicious food go hand-in-hand. In 2015, a global survey conducted by CNN placed our beloved country on the sixth spot of their World’s Best Food Destination list. That wasn’t an isolated recognition either. There have been countless other international experts, critics, and food lovers who have expressed their love towards the Malaysian food experience. But of course, we don’t need anyone to tell us about the abundance of good food spots in our country. The average Malaysian opts to dine out on a regular basis. With customers being spoilt for choice, eatery spots need to provide something extra beyond a good menu. Here are 5 restaurants in Malaysia which offer you a truly unique dining experience. 1. Dine like an […]
By Bbazaar Malaysia on July 11, 2018
The thought of escaping to the clear blue waters of a remote island together with the sound and smell of sea breeze cleansing your soul might sound like the answer to a relaxing holiday. But it can also take up so much of your energy with months of planning and hours of travelling that once you’re back home, not only will you feel sad it’s over but you’ll be so tired you’ll need another holiday! That’s why, if you want a holiday just to relax, consider a staycation. For those who aren’t familiar with the practice, it’s when you holiday in your home country rather than abroad. It could be a simple getaway doing nothing in a cosy hotel to playing tourist […]
By Bbazaar Malaysia on July 2, 2018
Not a fan of football? Here are some suggestions on where to go to escape the football madness.
By agoda on June 28, 2018
Keep reading for our list of the “Top 5 Safest Destinations for Solo Women Travelers”.
By CheapOair on June 1, 2018
The holy month of Ramadan is about to begin. And while fasting and feasting are the cornerstones of the Ramadan festivities, it also leads to major food wastage. A 2017 NST report stated that up to 270,000 tonnes of food gets wasted in Malaysia during Ramadan. The number doesn’t represent the waste from bazaars alone but also from hotels, restaurants, supermarkets and even our households. In general, Malaysians generate about 38,000 tonnes of waste daily. Around 15,000 tonnes of this is food waste, and this can increase by up to 50% during festive periods, according to The Star. The report also said that since Malaysians love their food so much, they tend to order or buy more than they can consume, which […]
By Bbazaar Malaysia on May 24, 2018
Here is a list of places that are not too far from Kuala Lumpur and Klang Valley where travellers can head to escape the heat!
By Muhammad Hasif Mohd Jelani on May 21, 2018
To help you decide on where to have iftar during Ramadhan in 2018 that is to begin on 16 May 2018, here are some of Gaya Travel Magazine’s picks of scrumptious buffets in Klang Valley
By Gaya Travel on May 15, 2018
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 the food we eat, the activities we do, the things we buy, and the places we stay. So when you decide to embark on another exciting trip next time, why don’t you begin it by booking hotels or resorts that are deemed ecologically and socially responsible? Here are some of our recommendations that fit the bill: 1. Belum Rainforest Resort, Malaysia Price: From RM700 per night […]
By Shahida Sakeri on April 26, 2018
Being Marriott flagship premium brand’s first hotel in Indonesia, the 347-room Yogyakarta Marriott Hotel is fast becoming popular due to it being the ‘newest kid on the block’ with the latest state-of-the-art mod cons, delightful gastronomic options, and exceptionally attentive staff. The hotel is also connected to Hartono Lifestyle Mall, the biggest shopping mall in Yogyakarta and even in Central Java. Below are the points that make Yogyakarta Marriott Hotel a brilliant place to stay… 1. The design of the hotel is brilliantly streamlined The hotel’s design purposely removes any form of barrier or friction yet remain respectful towards guests’ need for personal space. Its public spaces and rooms are clutter-free, fuss-free, free-flowing, bright, airy, Zen-like and downright efficient. Guests should also […]
By Jeremy Khalil on March 30, 2018
For over 18 years, The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia has been a luxurious home away from home for many well-heeled guests from all over the world, including members of royal families, international celebrities, corporate leaders and heads of state. Here are the reasons why The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur is the choice among the elites and why YOU should also stay there at least once: 1. It is elegant and timeless, which brings out the classiness in you The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur is designed to impress from the start. It has luxurious modern classic character that is subtle, understated, cosy and homely. The interior comprises palette of soft neutral works and expansive windows that command views of the Kuala Lumpur skyline or […]
By Jeremy Khalil on March 1, 2018
TASIK KENYIR Nestled in the heart of Terengganu, and spanning over 209,199 hectares, Lake Kenyir is the largest man-made lake in South East Asia. This vast lake with 340 islands is surrounded by the world’s oldest rainforest with more than 14 cascading waterfalls, cooling waters, an idyllic fish sanctuary and habitat teeming with exotic wildlife. A treasure trove of flora and fauna thrive in this vast landscape where a wonder of discoveries and adventures await nature lovers. It is the place to be for freshwater anglers, jungle trekkers, mountaineers, campers, bird watchers, horticulturists, nature photographers, researches and even city dwellers. When being in Tasik Kenyir, travellers must visit attractions that are educational and eye-opening such as the Herbal Park, Orchid Garden, Lasir […]
By Gaya Travel on February 20, 2018
Bastion of Beachfront Indulgence Gaya Travel Magazine team recently experienced Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort, an urbane and family-friendly property that is efficient and on-point. During our stay, we found that the property is exclusive and intimate, sporting an architectural style that attempts to bring as much natural light in as possible, making it brighter than many other places that we have stayed in Bali. The resort promises a contemporary vision of a tropical beachfront destination that has been developed specifically to elevate travellers’ experience when staying in Kuta. Owned by PT. Indonesian Paradise Island, Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort is the only 5-star beachfront resort in Kuta, conveniently attached to an upscale open-air style Beachwalk shopping mall that has over 200 retail outlets. […]
By Jeremy Khalil on February 15, 2018