These are some of the most beautiful mosques in Malaysia; each offering a rich historical, cultural & religious experience for worshippers and visitors.
By Hilton Worldwide on May 21, 2019
Recognising the importance of history and culture in Malaysia, and the significance of Melaka as the heart of it all, DoubleTree by Hilton Melaka has curated an interesting list of spots to visit with their History Buff Package.
By Hilton Malaysia on April 23, 2019
Casa del Rio feels grand yet homely, comfortably lived-in and well-grounded. It is also urbane and cosmopolitan yet personal and resort-like…
By Jeremy Khalil on February 20, 2019
Considered as Malaysia’s top-visited states, Melaka is a destination that combines history, heritage, culture and lifestyle. With new attractions and developments popping up every year, Melaka attracts local and international tourists due to its charms and accessibility. Follow this listicle to map out your next rendezvous at this historic city that overflows with 21st century urbanity!
By Aina Nabiha on January 16, 2019
Melaka, a UNESCO World Heritage City, is no doubt charming. Its historical gems are among the best in the region, attracting travellers around the globe. But besides historical sites, Melaka actually has more to offer that make it ideal for family vacation.
By Muhammad Hasif Mohd Jelani on November 19, 2018
The city – despite being small in size – is righteously proud of what it has to offer. Regarded by Malaysia as the city where it all began, the historic city now showcases a harmonious existence between the past and the present.
By Muhammad Hasif Mohd Jelani on May 30, 2018
On 29 January 2017, Malaysia Airports and Tourism Melaka collaborated in giving a special welcome to the passengers of China Southern Airlines flight CZ349 that flown in from Guangzhou, China, in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebration. Representing Melaka to welcome the passenger were no less than the Right Honourable Chief Minister of Melaka, Datuk Seri Utama Ir. Haji Idris Haji Haron and state dignitaries, while Malaysia Airports were represented by the Managing Director Datuk Mohd. Badlisham Ghazali and wife Datin Rogayah Ibrahim, including Malaysia Airports officials. Datuk Seri Utama Ir. Haji Idris stated that China is an important source market for Melaka’s tourism industry. “8.3% of the total tourist arrivals to the state in 2016 was from China. In 2017, […]
By Mohd Shahril Fawzy on February 7, 2017
Melaka, 6th December 2016 – In the true spirit of the season, Philea Resort and Spa, Melaka had recently launched the Christmas Wish Tree charity project, an annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative aimed to bring a touch of joy to those less fortunate in the community. This year, we adopted 20 Orang Asli (aborigines) children under JUS Chapel Tribal Ministry in Melaka hoping to get new school uniforms to prepare for new school year. It costs about RM50 to purchase a new set of uniform for the poor children. To fulfill their needs, the wish cards have been hung on the Christmas tree at the lobby with colorful ornaments and lights. Throughout the month of December, resort guests and local alike […]
By Gaya Travel on December 6, 2016
The Settlement Hotel, Melaka is pleased to announce the appointment of Saminder Kaur as Head of Sales. An iconic sales figure in the hospitality industry, Sam as she is affectionately known in the industry, comes onboard with more than 37 years of experience. Her illustrious portfolio included various senior positions with reputable 5-star hotels in Malaysia such as The Melia, Kuala Lumpur, The Regency, Gouman and The Avillion Village Resort. Her last position was that of Director of Sales with The Avillion Village Resort, Port Dickson. She has a wealth of experience in Sales, Marketing and Public Relations, which she has contributed positively throughout her career to the local hospitality industry. With this appointment, Sam will leverage on her extensive knowledge and […]
By Gaya Travel on November 23, 2016
Uber will be launching in Melaka with the uberX product. From 27 October 2016, enjoy having your own private driver take you around the historic city of Melaka! Whether it’s getting to class on time, skipping the parking when doing your Sunday shopping at Melaka Raya or to and from Melaka Sentral, Uber is here for you to ride around your city. And as a special treat, look out for our Mamee Mobiles from Friday (28 Oct) to Sunday (30 Oct)! Ride with the Mamee Monster and get some special treats with your ride. If you’re on one of these super special trips, remember to tell us about your experience using the hashtag #UberwithMamee. Also, to celebrate our 7th city in […]
By Gaya Travel on October 27, 2016
Melaka, 21 October 2016 – The eighth Melaka Art and Performance Festival (MAPFest) returns to the majestic city of Melaka from Friday to Sunday, 25 – 27 November 2016, 10AM to 10PM, with world-class artists lined-up to showcase their internationally recognised works. More than 40 artists from 10 countries will muster at St. Paul’s Hill to paint the skyline of Melaka with multi-disciplinary art display like contemporary dances, visual arts, multimedia arts, paintings and video arts, just to name a few. All events and performances during the festival is free admission. MAPFest, was established in 2009 by Festival Director Andrew Ching and Creative Director Tony Yap, and has since grew into a well-received and much anticipated event by locals and the global […]
By Gaya Travel on October 21, 2016
Ms Laura Tan has been appointed as the General Manager of The Settlement Hotel Melaka. Ms Tan joined the property with well over 24 years of industry experience, having started off her career first in the Front Office Division before moving on to Sales and Operations. In her present capacity, Ms Tan will have the sole responsibility of ensuring profitable returns of investment for the owner through strategic and aggressive sales programmes and at the same time manage the entire operations of the property so as to uphold the seamless and unique 5-star experience which is synonymous with this charming boutique hotel. Ms Tan’s dynamic leadership skill and sharp business acumen is derived from her illustrious work portfolio in […]
By Gaya Travel on October 11, 2016
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
I had a very nice time out with my colleagues that night. We ate, drank coffee, played monopoly and enjoyed each other’s company at a gorgeous spot near the popular Jonker Street called Backlane Coffee. It was a Thursday evening, and the shop was not full unlike during weekends, which was completely fine by us, who appreciate the peace and quiet every now and then. Backlane Coffee is established since late December 2014 by a young lovely lady called Shu Lin whom we heard is a trained barista from Australia. The shop is decorated in a heart-warming colour scheme that feels cosy, inviting and smells oh so good that I had the feeling that not only we were about to savour great cups […]
By Shahida Sakeri on September 28, 2016
15th August 2016, Melaka – Philea Resort and Spa, Melaka was recognized for its commitment to the environment, receiving the Green Award at the ‘Anugerah Hijau Negeri Melaka Tahun 2016’ for hotel category, awarded by the Chief Minister of Melaka YAB Datuk Seri Ir. Hj. Idris bin Hj. Haron. The prestigious award adds to a list of green accolades that includes the Best Green Hotel by the state of Melaka and Top-10 Eco-Friendly Hotels by Agoda.com, applauding the outstanding environment efforts by the resort. The annual Green Award recognizes environmentally-conscious organizations that have shown excellence in green practices. The stringent judging criteria include energy and water efficiency, waste recycling, air quality management and environmental sustainability. The green ambassadors are appointed within the […]
By Gaya Travel on August 17, 2016
The Settlement Hotel is a smart property that occupies a four-storey building & converted into a contemporary designed boutique hotel in the city of Melaka
By Jeremy Khalil on April 13, 2016
On your next break, explore with Philea Resort and Spa for a memorable three days two nights all inclusive package at only RM350 nett per person per night. It is a great opportunity to enjoy our amazing value-added package with loved ones.
By Gaya Travel on January 26, 2014
Melaka, Malaysia- Back by popular demand, Sirocco Italian Restaurant at the Holiday Inn Melaka is offering All-You-Can-Eat authentic Italian food galore for only RM68++ per person throughout the month of October 2013.
By Gaya Travel on September 21, 2013
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
By Gaya Travel on August 29, 2013
In this issue, Gaya Travel invites readers to check out three exotic and charming locations, Lombok in Indonesia, Kathmandu in Nepal and Vientiane in Laos. Considerably close to Malaysia and Singapore, both destinations – known for their laidback pace, stunning landscapes and intriguing cultures – will surely delight those who seek escapades that are relaxing yet enriching.
By Gaya Travel on May 30, 2013
Recognised as the largest and log cabin resort in Malaysia by the Malaysia Book of Records alongside a string of other accolades, it is also the first log resort in Malaysia that only uses timber log in the construction of its structures
By Gaya Travel on February 23, 2012