The countdown begins: Lumut Eco Run 2019 quickly approaches!

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The countdown begins: Lumut Eco Run 2019 quickly approaches!

Nature lovers, athletes and fitness junkies will be making their way towards Lumut in Perak Darul Ridzuan for the Lumut Eco Run 2019 on 02 March 2019.

Twin Towers Aside, Malaysia is High on Heritage

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Twin Towers Aside, Malaysia is High on Heritage

Rich in natural and cultural heritage, Malaysia continues to promote its national heritage and believes that this would bring a positive impact to society. Malaysia’s Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Mohammadin Ketapi went on to declare an additional 255 heritage items and sites recently, a steady increase from the years before to further drive economic growth, specifically through Heritage Tourism.  

7 Places to Visit in Perak with Your Family this Upcoming School Holidays

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7 Places to Visit in Perak with Your Family this Upcoming School Holidays

As the holiday season approaches, all parents alike will be on the search for places to bring their families around to ensure that the breaks are well-spent. Why not consider Perak, a state that boasts numerous family-friendly attractions? From natural wonders to huge fun theme park, Perak can be the ideal place for you to create memories with your families!

Answering ‘Dah ke, Belum?’

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Answering ‘Dah ke, Belum?’

Royal Belum State Park in northern Perak is a 130-million-year-old rainforest, a fact that not only put the park on the world map, but also Malaysia for having the world’s oldest rainforest. Interestingly, Royal Belum State Park was only discovered around 200 years ago by a couple of Siamese royalties. The British then took over the forest and included it as part of Perak through the Anglo-Siamese Treaty 1909.

Perak World of Wonders: Loving the Age-Old Legacies

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Perak World of Wonders: Loving the Age-Old Legacies

In conjunction with the Perak World of Wonders (WOW) programme organised by Tourism Perak in collaboration with Gaya Travel Magazine, a group of 20 media members and travel agents embarked on a journey to Perak to learn more about the state’s age-old legacies, and below are the highlights of their trip.

Discover Kuala Mu, Perak’s Latest Hidden Gem

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Discover Kuala Mu, Perak’s Latest Hidden Gem

In conjunction with Visit My Kampung programme organised by Tourism Malaysia on 7 and 8 May 2018, Gaya Travel Magazine had the opportunity to be introduced to a hidden gem in Perak called Kuala Mu. On 7 May 2018, a group of travel agents and I began our journey to Ipoh using Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (Malayan Railway, better known as KTMB) inter-city electric train service (ETS). The journey from KL Sentral to Ipoh railway station takes about three hours. After arriving in Ipoh, we were driven on four-wheel drive to Pos Kuala Mu, a settlement inhabited by Orang Asli (Peninsular Malaysian aboriginal community) called Temiar. The 60-kilometre uphill drive to Pos Kuala Mu was smooth because the road has already been […]

Perak Glitters in 2017!

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Perak Glitters in 2017!

Admittedly, Perak is often overlooked as a holiday destination whenever “Cuti-Cuti Malaysia mood” strikes. As the fourth largest state in the country, Perak has many things to offer visitors and its people alike.

Top 8 Places to Visit in Perak

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Top 8 Places to Visit in Perak

1. A Gem of Palace – Galeri Sultan Azlan Shah    If you are a history buff, be prepared to be awed by this iconic attraction in Kuala Kangsar. Strategically located at the heart of this serene Royal Town of Kuala Kangsar, Galeri Sultan Azlan Shah showcases enthralling anecdotes of the late Sultan Azlan Shah (1928-2014). The gallery provides insights into what made Sultan Azlan Shah the man he was, from his personal background to his vast personal collections, honorary awards, jewellery and medals. Tip: Travellers who arrive in a large group can request for a guided tour, which comes highly recommended so that travellers will be able to appreciate the exhibits even more. Entrance Fee: RM4 (Adults), RM2 (Senior citizens, including […]

Lonely Planet Names Perak, Malaysia One of 2017’s Top 10 Regions

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Lonely Planet Names Perak, Malaysia One of 2017’s Top 10 Regions

Global travel authority Lonely Planet has chosen Perak, Malaysia, as one of the world’s Top 10 Regions for next year in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2017, released this evening. Best in Travel 2017 is Lonely Planet’s 12th annual agenda-setting collection of the world’s hottest trends, destinations and experiences for the year ahead. The best-selling, inspirational travel yearbook highlights the top 10 countries, cities, regions and best value destinations that Lonely Planet’s experts recommend travellers experience in 2017. Perak, Malaysia is ranked ninth on the book’s list of Top 10 Regions 2017.  “Perak’s capital, Ipoh, is nurturing a bloom of vintage-style cafes and boutiques,” Lonely Planet writes. “The nucleus of this old-meets-new makeover is Kong Heng Block, surrounding the imaginative Sekeping Kong Heng hotel. Here, cheerful joints like Roquette Cafe, Burps & Giggles and Bits & Bobs pull a vibrant crowd […]

LifeOnAirMY : Cruising Up North!

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LifeOnAirMY : Cruising Up North!

PERAK, 24 SEPTEMBER 2016 – The Life On Air: Peninsular Edition continued its journey, this time up north to the tin valleys of Perak. Ipoh, a historical city surrounded by beautiful geographical topography was a sight for sore eyes for these city dwellers. This time around, the team stayed at The Haven Resort & Residences, Ipoh, who sponsored their accommodation for this trip. However, the next morning thick mists and shower greeted them as they made their way to Tenby International School. Accompanied by stretches of mountain range along the road, the spectacular view consoled the team so much so that even the rain could not dull their spirit to continue with the balloon workshop for the school children. The balloon workshop […]

Issue 11.3 – Eat Well, Travel Often

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Issue 11.3 – Eat Well, Travel Often

It in interesting to see that despite the economic slowdown and evident cost-cutting measures in place, the public’s appetite in travelling, as well as delicious food, remains resilient.

Enchanting Royal Belum

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Enchanting Royal Belum

The 300,000-hectare Royal Belum State Park – located in Perak Darul Ridzuan and approximately four times larger than Singapore – is home to one of the oldest rainforests in the world, even older than the famous Amazon. Being part of the The Belum/Temenggor Forest Reserve, Royal Belum is estimated to be 130 million years old yet remains untouched and home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. Gaya Travel Magazine was invited by Tourism Malaysia Perak last October 2015 for a three-day familiarisation trip to experience the attractions available in Royal Belum State Park as part of ‘Dekat Je’ initiative, targeted for domestic tourists. We arrived at the Pulau Banding public jetty in Royal Belum safely by bus after an approximately […]

Sentosa Villa, Where Peace and Privacy Meet

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Sentosa Villa, Where Peace and Privacy Meet

Upon entering Sentosa Villa, guests are quickly enveloped in a serene setting where the faint burbling of moving water and whistling sound of crickets tickle the senses, giving hint to the body and brain to hurry up and hit the relax button. So take a deep breath and take it all in – this charming retreat at the foot of Bukit Larut (Maxwell Hill) is the perfect base for a relaxing getaway. Sentosa Villa is a breath-taking property that preserves the natural beauty of its landscape while providing guests a perfect setting in which to relax and embrace Mother Earth. Inspired by nature, its interiors feature rock and wooden elements, bringing the splendour of the tropical outdoors in. Also, thanks to its […]

The Haven Ipoh, an Eco-friendly Condotel Amongst Majestic Landscape.

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The Haven Ipoh, an Eco-friendly Condotel Amongst Majestic Landscape.

 Introduction The Haven Ipoh – which was officially launched recently by the Minister of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, Dato Seri Nazri Tan Sri Abdul Aziz – is operated under one of the world’s largest chains of hotels, Best Western International (BWI). The Haven is currently Perak’s tallest and most luxurious Condotel Resort. It is also the only five-star accommodation in Ipoh.  Location Located just 5 minutes from the North-South highway along the straight Tambun Road. The Haven is surrounded by pristine landscape consisting of limestone hills and greenery that are over 280-million years old. Unique Selling Points The Haven offers its guests luxurious accommodation through its 150 all-suite residences, which are spacious with well thought layout, ideal for both leisure and business. […]

Celebrating 1Malaysia Truly Asia – Perak

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Celebrating 1Malaysia Truly Asia – Perak

In conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year 2014, the Visit Malaysia Year (VMY) 2014 Secretariat, together with Gaya Travel Magazine, organised a special awareness and promotion program on VMY 2014 called Celebrating 1Malaysia Truly Asia (C1MTA), which involves bringing selected local and international media representatives and travel agents to familiarise with particular destinations and tourism products.

Discover Perak 2013

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Discover Perak 2013

Last April 2013, Gaya Travel Magazine in collaboration with Tourism Perak, organised a familiarisation trip called Discover Perak 2013, which took representatives from selected media and travel agencies on a 4-day-and-3-night tour to specific places within the wondrous state of Perak. Come and Discover Perak now and check out the attractions we have listed here!

Malaysia’s New Ecotourism Hub is Hornbill Capital of the World

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Malaysia’s New Ecotourism Hub is Hornbill Capital of the World

The Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) in collaboration with Tourism Malaysia is promoting the Belum Temengor Forest Complex and the Aman Jaya Forest Reserve as Malaysia’s new eco-tourism destinations through the International Hornbill Expedition (IHE) 2013 in Belum Rainforest Reserve, Gerik, Perak, happening from 20 to 22 September 2013.

Pangkor Island

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Pangkor Island

Pangkor Island has a lot to offer if the tourists really explore the whole island. It has the beach, sea, greeneries and priceless history for tourists to discover and enjoy. Pangkor Island is just as charming as always, and the people are just as lovely and warm.

Perak sultanate exhibition now opens at GALERI PETRONAS

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Perak sultanate exhibition now opens at GALERI PETRONAS

In conjunction with the 84th birthday of the D.Y.M.M. Paduka Seri Sultan Perak, Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Yussuf Izzuddin Shah Ghafarullahu-Lah, an exhibition entitled Pameran Kesultanan Perak (The Perak Sultanate Exhibition).

Kembara Cuti-Cuti 1Malaysia Perak 2011

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Kembara Cuti-Cuti 1Malaysia Perak 2011

To encourage Malaysian citizens and residents to travel domestically and learn more about the country’s own tourism offerings, Gaya Travel Magazine, in collaboration with Tourism Malaysia, kicked off the programme called Kembara Cuti-cuti 1Malaysia (KCC1M) with the trip to Perak, from the 14th until the 17th of October 2011 and followed by Pahang, which was from the 11th to the 14th of November 2011.

Back To Nature in PERAK

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Back To Nature in PERAK

If you crave to be surrounded by lush greenery and great outdoor experience, why not take the train from KL and drop off at Ipoh and then head to out-of-city destinations like Kampung Dew and Kampar River? Gaya Travel team did just that and we were truly bowled over by what Perak has to offer when it comes to eco-tourism.  As part of the on-going efforts to promote Perak as an eco-tourism destination, Tourism Perak recently invited Gaya Travel Magazine, together with other selected media organisations, to embark on a trip that brought us back to nature that is located about 200km away from Kuala Lumpur. Courtesy of Electric Train Service (ETS) , we firstly headed to Ipoh, the capital of Perak state, […]