The lesson to be had is this: travellers are urged not only to research on the weather forecast but also the air quality or pollution index of the places they are heading to as part of their travel preparation, which becomes increasingly pertinent in this day and age.
And in 2019 and beyond, Gaya Travel Magazine intends to continue inspiring readers, like what we have always done, by featuring ideas and articles that readers would find useful and enriching, come what may.
By the time we finish putting together this issue, we are already nearing the end of 2018. It also means that we are entering the period when people are starting to travel for the upcoming year-end and new year holidays – there is no better time for readers to pick up a copy of Gaya Travel Magazine or read it online.
It would truly be a shame if travellers entirely give Lombok a miss just because of the earthquake, since the island has so much to offer. Travellers will also be doing a noble cause by helping Lombok return to normalcy when they visit and spend money on the island, boosting the local economy.
The Malaysian travel and tourism industry seems to be cautiously upbeat about 2018, forecasting that business growth for the first quarter might be better than the year before. Confidence among the public to travel domestically and regionally seems to be higher than before.
For the first time ever, Gaya Travel Magazine introduces a South Pacific destination, Fiji, made accessible from South East Asia by Fiji Airways’ direct connection between Singapore and Nadi. Be sure to read Shahida’s first-hand experience when she explored Fiji courtesy of Fiji Airways.
There is a strong reason that people should explore more of South East Asia from August 2017 until the end of the year: the La Nina phenomenon, currently experienced in the Asia Pacific, brings more rain and reduce the development of the menacing haze in the region
This issue was originally intended to focus on destinations within the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) region. However, as time went by, we realised that to only focus on that region would be too limiting in terms of content and opportunity.
Take the time to actually understand the place that you are heading to, its people and culture, and see what positive aspects from that place that you can learn and apply back home – now that is what we call to travel with substance.
The past few months have been nothing but ordinary for the Gaya Travel Magazine team. Besides collaborating with the Terengganu State Government as the Media Coordinator for the Terengganu International Squid Jigging Festival 2015 held in June 2015 (page 84), we also organised the Jom Jelajah Koperasi (Let’s Explore the Cooperatives) familiarisation trip to Johor to uncover the products and services offered by selected Johor cooperatives that are related to travel and tourism (page 74); as well as running two Eat.Travel.Write programmes
Thank you for taking the time to read Gaya Travel Magazine Issue 9.5. In this issue, together with Tourism Malaysia, we attempt to provide a smattering of information relating to Malaysian cuisine (page 136-155). Malaysia has a rich array of culinary offerings drawn from the country’s co-existing multi-cultural population. The much loved Malaysian comfort food like nasi lemak, roti canai, dchar kway teow, satay and rojak are products of influences from the Malay archipelago, China, India, the Middle East and even Europe. The multitude of Malaysian dishes reflect that Malaysia is culturally diverse, comprising citizens who are willing to consume and appreciate other people’s food. For non-Malaysian travellers who want to know what it is like to be Malaysian, simply savour Malaysia’s […]
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The past few months have been hectic for us, as we had been heavily involved in large scale programmes such as the Kembara Cuti-Cuti 1Malaysia to Central Sarawak, Kembara Kraf Selangor 2013, Malaysia Tourism Hunt (MTH) 2013, all of which are covered within the pages of this issue. Speaking of MTH, which is Tourism Malaysia’s laudable effort, it encourages international tourists to drive around Malaysia on their own and take advantage of the country’s good road systems to know more about the destinations and people. We therefore invite all travellers coming into Malaysia to consider renting a decent car (equipped with navigation system of course) and begin exploring the country independently and flexibly, allowing them to uncover more interesting facets of Malaysia along the way.
Beginning from this issue, Gaya Travel has increased its number of pages up to 176, meaning that we have more space to bring you more stories relating to travel and tourism. This issue also focuses mainly on Malaysia’s charming locations: Perak, Selangor, Melaka, Terengganu, Sarawak and Sabah, all possesing excellent offerings to travellers. Readers are welcomed to check out the various places, types of foods and accomodations that are listed in the articles such as Gaya Travel’s Kembara Cuti-Cuti 1Malaysia (KCC1M) programme for Melaka and Terengganu, Discover Perak and Jom Jelajah Koperasi 2013 Selangor. We also boast on the world class events such as Borneo Jazz Festival 2013 in Miri, Rainforest Music Festival 2013 in Kuching, Sarawak and Sabah Festival 2013 in Kota Kinabalu which promise unique experience to travellers. But we do not stop there – we also feature Taiwan, Busan (South Korea) and Bangkok (Thailand) so that readers’ travel ideas will not be limited. – Jeremy Khalil, Editor. email@example.com