The months that passed since the previous issue (11.4) came out have been exciting. In this issue, we originally intended to focus more on Klang Valley, hence its theme, ‘Playing Tourist in Klang Valley’. Readers will be able to obtain ideas on where to go in Klang Valley in pages 48 (Paya Indah Wetlands and Sepang International Circuit), 52 (Shah Alam and Klang), 58 (Putrajaya/Cyberjaya), 68 (Eat.Travel.Write 4.0 Selangor programme) and 80 (Kembara Kraf Selangor 2016), including 126 (a new smart accommodation in Kuala Lumpur concentrating on wellness called Oasia Suites Kuala Lumpur). Gaya Traveller also features places that residents of Kuala Lumpur can experience like tourists in the city (page 23). Once readers have enough of Klang Valley, then why not experience something totally different like heading to Kelantan’s eco-tourism hot spot (page 64) to commune with pristine nature?
By the way, we were also fortunate to have explored other places so that our readers will have more ideas on where to go, especially when 2016 draws to a close. One place worth considering is Doha in Qatar (page 86), a rising Middle East destination that is modern and forward-looking yet strongly holds onto customs and traditions. We also encourage readers to consider going to Japan and explore the Shuryudo (Central Japan) region by bus (page 100). And don’t forget to catch Ed’s last piece on Mexico (page 94), the country that he plans to revisit early next year (read: Editor is jealous). Oh yes, Ed also writes up on his recent trip to Mauritius during AirAsia’s inaugural flight to that destination (page 74), making everybody (this time not just the Editor) green with envy…
Till then, safe travels and see you in the next issue!
JUHAN KAMARUDDIN @ JEREMY KHALIL
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Cover Photoshoot by Furqaan Hod.
Page 14. Editorial Jottings
Page 16. Bulletin
GAYA SPECIAL FEATURE
Page 46. LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort introduces
LEGO® NINJAGO™ The Ride
Page 23. Jalan-Jalan KL: Word Puzzle search
Page 30. Sony RX100 IV: Pocket-Sized Pro Shot
GAYA CAFE CULTURE
Page 32. Huckleberry, a Seriously Sweet Renaissance
Page 36. Kuala Lumpur’s Latest Hotels
Page 40. Redefining Seamless Charging of Devices for Travellers
Page 42. Singapore Introduces Incentives that Give Value to Business Travellers
Page 44. A Night of Experience, Appreciation and Taste at Limoncello-Svago
Page 48. #TSDAYOUT: Race Your Heart Out!
Page 52. Playing Tourist in Shah Alam and Klang
Page 58. Playing Tourist in Putrajaya
Page 64. Kelantan Eco Trip
Page 68. Selangor International Culinary Adventure – Eat.Travel.Write 4.0: Gaining Weight for the Fourth Time and Loving It
Page 74. Mauritius
Page 80. Educating the Public about Art: Kembara Kraf Selangor 2016
Page 86. Dynamic Doha, the Heart of Qatar
Page 94. Mexico: Colours, Spices, and Joy – Part III of III
Page 100. Discovering Central Japan by Bus!
HOTELS & RESORTS
Page 106. Greenhost Boutique Hotel, Yogyakarta: The Hub for Eco-Sophisticates
Page 110. Club Med Bali: The Ultimate Family Holiday Haven
Page 114. Aiman Batang Ai: A Refreshing Take on the Land of Borneo
Page 118. Hidden Hills Villas: Hidden Gem Uncovered
Page 122. The Danna Langkawi: Where Sweet Memories are Made
Page 126. Refresh, Refuel and Recharge at Oasia Suites Kuala Lumpur
Page 132. Mimi Mashud