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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

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From 17 May 2018 until 15 June 2018 Muslims around the globe observe the month of Ramadan where they are obliged to fast from dawn until dusk. Besides refraining from eating and drinking, in many countries, especially those located on the Northern Hemisphere and near to the equator including Malaysia, they have to endure the

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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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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

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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

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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.

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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

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Hong Kong presents to you a vibrant scene and festivities and celebrations in the Year of the Dog   KUALA LUMPUR, 5 February 2018 – Hong Kong is a global city that knows how to truly celebrate festive occasions, and even more so this Year of the Dog which symbolizes adventure, excitement and playfulness. Worried

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Curated, boutique, chic, jaw dropping location, stunning interior design. No, this is not a luxury five star hotel. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. These are just a few of the words being used to describe “Poshtels” – high end hostels where you don’t need to sacrifice on your creature comforts to save money on your

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Family vacations are fun, memorable, rewarding, and a wonderful way to strengthen family bonds. Travelling also exposes your children to the world, encouraging them to embrace diverse cultures and appreciate the beauty of mother nature. Western Australia (WA) has all the ingredients to make your family holiday one to remember – adorable dolphins, friendly farm

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Surrounded by lake and connected by bridges, Putrajaya is not just about monumental buildings and government offices but also adrenaline-pumping recreational parks, indicating that the city offers great work-life balance to its residents and visitors. The city is also a perfect getaway for those who want to escape urban bustle. Recently, Gaya Travel Magazine together

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Wouldn’t it be great spending time in a thematic accommodation where your imagination comes to life? Check out the following accommodations around Kuala Lumpur and Selangor to add spice and excitement during your next staycation! *Please note that prices are subject to change. *All images are from respective hotels and resorts. 1. de Art Hotel,

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Beyond its reputation as the most developed state of Malaysia, Selangor has its share of beautiful destinations, marked by its tin-mining roots, existing natural attractions and over 100 years of history. Here are some spots in Selangor which are worth exploring. Island Villages of Port Klang Pulau Ketam remains a popular weekend getaway thanks to its

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A spanking new mall, glass-floored gondolas, shows, activities and a giant LED show are among the attractions that beckon KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 19, 2017 – Like the tagline “Exciting things are happening at Resorts World Genting” suggests, there are indeed many new attractions redefining excellence in hospitality at the mist-shrouded resort. Here is a list of Top

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The Instagrammable Spots All Around Little India 1. Outdoor Pool – Hilton Garden Inn Singapore Serangoon ,3 Belilios Rd, Singapore 219924 Located on Level 8, the hotel’s outdoor swimming pool is a refreshing retreat offering iconic colonial shop houses and city views of Little India. Guests can swim laps in the pool and bask in

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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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JULY 2017 – With a wild side so diverse and a fascinating culture to match, the far rural corners of Japan provide an adventurers paradise. From the rugged landscapes of Hokkaido to the sub-tropical reefs of Okinawa, Japan makes the top of travel bucket lists throughout the year, and here are five reasons why: 1. Stunning scenery

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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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