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Wales, or locally known as Cymru (pronounced as kumm-ri), is one of the countries that form the United Kingdom that has so much to offer but many a time overlooked by travellers. Based on my experience, I find Wales remarkably significant not only for its role in British history, but also poised to become the

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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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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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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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“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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With the arrival of spring, Victoria’s gardens, parks, paddocks and pastures burst to life with seasonal blooms flowering in the golden sunshine. From visiting botanic gardens within Melbourne to heading further afield on a wildflower viewing road trip, springtime is the right time to visit Victoria. 1. Tesselaar Tulip Festival The Tesselaar Tulip Festival (14 September – 10 October

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Gaya Travel Magazine team were in Istanbul during the 7th Istanbul Shopping Fest held from 1 until 16 July 2017. During our visit, we savoured the city’s delights, especially its retail and dining scene, besides admiring the city’s wondrous heritage that spans over two millennia. Due to the more favourable exchange rate (TRY1=MYR1.22), travellers from

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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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Global travel authority Lonely Planet has today revealed its 2017 Best in Asia list – an agenda-setting collection of the continent’s 10 best destinations to visit in the year ahead. For this second-annual Best in Asia list, Lonely Planet’s in-house Asia experts have named “blissfully well-connected” yet “underrated and relatively crowd-free” Gansu, China as the

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In conjunction with the launch of Visit Pahang Year 2017, Gaya Travel Magazine visited Pahang’s capital city Kuantan and Pahang’s royal town Pekan. Pahang – the largest state in Peninsular Malaysia – is rich with boundless nature, history and great food, which should be savoured by all travellers. The following are the places and attractions

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On our mission to complete all other ASEAN destinations (we have yet to visit the Philippines, Brunei, Myanmar and Laos by the way), we picked Vietnam and decided to visit Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon as it is more popularly known. The only thing that passed through our mind when we choose Ho Chi Minh City, SHOPPING! Time allocated:

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Located on the east coast of Borneo Island, Sandakan is a town that is rich in history and the gateway to many eco-tourism destinations due to its proximity to unique wildlife attractions. As a matter of fact, the richness of wildlife and nature here is one of the major reasons why travellers from all around

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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. The prefecture is the closest destination for locals and foreigners to escape the bustling metropolitan life through its endless fun offerings like natural wonders, amusement parks,

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Being 45 storeys high, Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo was the first skyscraper hotel in Japan with 1,437 rooms. Though the hotel is already 46 years old (it first opened on 5 June 1971), it is still excellently maintained and remain strongly relevant. What we love about Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo is the fact that it invites

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Gaya Travel Magazine continues travelling using bullet trains and buses around the Hokuriku-Shinetsu region, located on the northwestern part of Japan’s Honshu island. The entire experience introduces the writer to the legendary Japanese efficiency, excellent customer service and obsession with hygiene and cleanliness that all of us should emulate. The region is also teeming with pristine nature, inspiring landscapes and quintessential Japanese culture.

Last December 2016, Gaya Travel Magazine team members discovered Sichuan for the first time in our lives. Made internationally famous because of the Kung Fu Panda animated movie, Sichuan – a province located in the South West of China, north of Yunnan – is more than just pandas, tai chi and spicy cuisine. Loosely means

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Though declared as a city back in 10 October 2000, Shah Alam – the capital of Selangor since 1978 – still retains its neighbourhood feel with broad paved walkways, lush green lungs and well-manicured gardens. Considered as an exemplary suburbia with an estimated population of over 650,000, the city strongly draws families with school-going children

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I still vividly remember the first time when I set my foot in the Land of the Rising Sun three years ago; I paused my step while strolling along the vibrant streets in Shibuya and realised that I am deeply in love with Japan due to its remarkable history, colourful culture, polite people to brilliant

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Kuantan, to the Gaya Travel team, seems to be going on the right direction, providing friendly, laid-back dining spots that serve affordable serious food for both locals and travellers alike. The city is turning into a major culinary centre on Peninsular Malaysia’s East Coast through its wide range of eateries in the forms of artsy

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