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Selangor, without doubt, is consistently blessed with diverse crafts and artisanal products. For six consecutive years, media members, local and international have discovered and provided exposure and documentation on many of these products through an annual event held over three days called Kembara Kraf Selangor (KKS). Now entering into its seventh year, the Selangor Economic

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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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The hike that I found miserable during my previous trip somehow felt easier this time. Perhaps because I had enough rest at Wae Rebo Lodge the night before and managed freshen up and clean myself well, I felt bushy tailed in the following morning to explore the lodge’s surrounding panorama and take photos. The view

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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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Bali, Indonesia, April 26, 2018 – Marriott International adds color to Bali’s lively Legian neighborhood with the opening of the Fairfield by Marriott Bali Legian. Situated close to laid back Legian Beach and within easy reach to Seminyak’s dining and nightlife scene, the hotel welcomes global travelers to enjoy a relaxing holiday. “The Fairfield by Marriott brand

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Here’s decadence for you: your holiday starts even before you arrive at Soori Bali. The moment when my booking was confirmed, a follow-up email by the hotel arrived at my Inbox asking my personal choices of pillows, bar, reading, music and movie options, pretty much like how a celebrity VIP is treated. It was lovely

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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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Comprising the Macao Peninsula, Taipa, Cotai and Coloane, the Macao territory as a whole was formerly a Portuguese colony, the last beacon of European colonial power in the east that was finally ceded to China in 1999. Similar to Hong Kong, it is China’s other Special Administrative Region that is high in population density with

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Gaya Travel Magazine recently collaborated with Malindo Air to promote Mumbai, the destination that the airline flies daily from Kuala Lumpur since the first quarter of 2014. Departing from Kuala Lumpur in the evening and arriving in Mumbai late at night allows travellers to avoid Mumbai traffic congestion during peak hours. The five-hour flight on

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In this part, Farah Nadiah continues to explore Kansai’s delights, this time covering Kyoto, Hyogo, Osaka and Sakai City. For Part I of this story, read here. Day 3: Kyoto, Hyogo & Osaka On the third day of our trip, we attended Yoshihiro’s Kyoto Style Confectionery Class, located 10 minutes’ walk from JR Nijo Station.

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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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“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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Aceh is Indonesia’s western-most province, the gateway for those coming from the South and West Asia such as Myanmar, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, India and even the Arabian Peninsula to the Straits of Malacca and the Malay Archipelago. It is rich with resources like minerals, especially uranium and natural gas. It also boasts high quality beef

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Surakarta – also known as Solo – is the sister city of Jogjakarta, the off-shoot of the Mataram Sultanate after its split around three hundred years ago. Although it has similar culture and heritage with Jogjakarta, it does possess its own distinctive uniqueness. Surakarta has undergone various changes through modernisation, adaptation and integration; but compared

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First and foremost, let us tell you that Chiba is definitely where the fun begins! Being the home to Narita Airport, Chiba is the strategic international gateway into Japan. Located just next to the world renowned Tokyo, the prefecture is the closest destination for locals and foreigners to escape the bustling metropolitan life through its

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The Haruka Express departed for Kyoto from the Kansai International Airport (KIX) precisely at 7.29 am. “Welcome to the world of clockwork punctuality,” I told myself. As the train sped to Kyoto via Osaka, the Japanese culture consumed me with great curiosity. This was only the beginning of my five-day Japanese food encounter within the

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“Death is the greatest of all human blessings” I suppose these words by Socrates mirrors what Toraja people believe in, whereby death is the ultimate goal. From the grand departure tradition of the dead called Rambu Solo to the ceremony of changing the deceased’s clothes called Ma’nene, there is no wonder Toraja is much-publicised for

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Once served as the capital for the state of Selangor, Klang is a charming city that many of us overlook since it is often overshadowed by other major urban centres like Shah Alam, Subang Jaya and Petaling Jaya, besides being some distance away from Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur. After undergoing the fifth edition of the

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Most national parks offer varying degrees of wilderness, but very few offer the true and unexplored kind of wilderness like the Imbak Canyon Conservation Area (ICCA). Located at the central interior of Sabah, it takes one whole day of travelling on a four-wheel-drive along treacherous, unpaved and muddy tracks to reach Imbak Canyon from Kota

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Odisha is previously known as Orissa, and the old name can still be found all over the state. It is located on the eastern coast of India on the Bay of Bengal. Odisha is rich with tribal cultures and historical places, especially Hindu temples that are over hundreds of years old. The capital city of

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Tawau has always been side-lined by travellers who usually head straight away to Semporna, a gateway to the beautiful islands on Celebes Sea that promises world class dive sites such as Sipadan, Kapalai, Mabul, and Mataking. Most of the time, travellers – especially divers and snorkellers – would just take a shuttle from Tawau International

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It all happened so fast – from the moment I got the text from my editor asking me whether I possess an international passport to the moment when I was in flight to Surabaya for a familiarisation trip called ‘The Most Unforgettable Experience Fam Trip’ organised by The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy Indonesia,

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Believe it or not, Tanjong Malim – a town situated in the Muallim District in Perak – is actually enthralling. Designated as one of the four youth towns in Malaysia, I always look forward to visiting this destination, which offers various youth-friendly attractions and activities. Together with other representatives from the media organisations and travel

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