According to UNESCO, Melaka is “a testimony to a living multi-cultural heritage and tradition of Asia, where the many religions and cultures met and coexisted.” Its history, strong heritage and old world charm attract both local and international travellers.
By Shahida Sakeri on October 2, 2016
Penang, ranked 4th in Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Cities list for Best in Travel 2016, will be the fourth state in Malaysia to host the World Tourism Conference 2016 (WTC 2016) from 17 to 19 October 2016 after Melaka (2013), Kota Kinabalu (2010) and Kuala Lumpur (2007). Listed as the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site since 2008, George Town in Penang was aptly chosen as the venue for WTC 2016. This capital city of Penang pulsates with life and receives many visitors from all over the world who wish to experience its unique architectural and cultural townscape, which is without parallel anywhere in East and Southeast Asia. It also offers everything for a successful meeting, incentive, conference and exhibition. There is no […]
By Gaya Travel on August 30, 2016
Gaya Travel received an invitation to join a familiarisation trip to Japan organised by Hokuriku-Shinetsu Ministry of Tourism & Transportation, coordinated by Relation Japan Inc.
By Ahmad Furqaan Hod on August 24, 2016
Kuala Lumpur, 10 March 2016 – Yayasan Sime Darby Arts Festival (YSDAF) will open its doors once again for arts and culture lovers and festivalgoers with a host of activities lined up. Fueled by the overwhelming response from its debut festival back in 2014 that garnered more than 15,000 visitors, YSDAF2016 promises more of the crowd’s favourites as well as brand new programming in line with the festival theme ARTS EDUCATION + THE FUTURE. YSDAF2016 will take festivalgoers on a journey through time by looking at the past and also to the future. Already the public has had a taste of what is to come with the successful staging of the trio of satellite shows last year. YSDAF2016 begins with the Future […]
By Gaya Travel on March 16, 2016
Gaya Travel team members continue their journey exploring Jordan, a peaceful Middle Eastern country that should be in all travellers’ radar due to its amazing wonders – Petra, Wadi Rum and Aqabah – that can never be experienced elsewhere:. Petra The jewel in the crown for Jordan’s tourism and renowned as one of the new immensely popular seven wonders of the world, Petra lies in a town called Wadi Musa (Moses Valley), where the Prophet Moses is known to have struck his staff onto a rock and the water flowed thereon. We were told by our guide that the water still flows to this day for regular use by the surrounding settlements. We encourage travellers visiting Petra to stay at the atmospheric […]
By Jeremy Khalil on February 12, 2016
Though Malaysia is strongly bent towards becoming more developed and urbanised, the country still preserves unique local cultures, arts and crafts by creating centres or specific spaces not just for posterity but also for educating the public, including travellers, regarding the ethnic groups that make up the country and their respective traditional cultures, backgrounds and lifestyles. Gaya Travel therefore has selected 10 venues that are all destinations in their own right and worth checking out by travellers due to their enriching and eye-opening content. Mah Meri Cultural Centre, Pulau Carey If you fancy unique aboriginal cultural experience, the best place to head to is the Mah Meri Cultural Village in Pulau Carey, just 20 minutes from Klang, the Royal Town of Selangor. […]
By Shahida Sakeri on October 12, 2015
Shah Alam, 22nd August 2015- What is more exciting and awe-inspiring then too see ancient dances and art that has stood the test of time right before your eyes. The State of Selangor, supported by Tourism Selangor presents Selangor International Indigenous Arts Festival 2015 that was held on the 22nd August & 23rd August 2015 at the Taman Botani Negara Shah Alam. This inaugural event showcases multiple performances by indigenous people, exhibits, a cultural night, a carnival and many more. There are also special performances by invitation from the state of Selangor, Pahang, Kelantan, Sabah, Sarawak and indigenous people from overseas such as the Philippines. The event is one the highlights in the state tourism calendar of events and Visit Selangor Year 2015. […]
By Mohd Mursi on August 23, 2015
KUALA LUMPUR – Mask has been used by man for protection, subterfuge, performance and entertainment for the last few millennia. It is an item that exists in many cultures of the world, each with its own identity and function. As an instance, in Malaysia, the Orang Asli Mah Meri tribe from Carey Island, Selangor, is well-known for its mask art. Thus, Ministry of Tourism and Culture (Motac) via the National Department for Culture and Arts (JKKN) will be organising the Malaysia International Mask Festival (MIMAF) 2015 from August 13-16 at Esplanade, Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) Park. This programme is going to be held for the first time in Malaysia as a signature event that is deemed able to attract tourists from […]
By Mohd Mursi on August 19, 2015
The UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture will bring together, for the first time, Ministers of Tourism and Ministers of Culture with the objective to identify key opportunities and challenges for a stronger cooperation between these highly interlinked fields.
By Gaya Travel on November 26, 2014