This is the time when the sleepy town of Semporna comes to life in full force to celebrate the Regatta Lepa festival, and business owners enjoy brisk business from the abundance of tourist flocking their quiet town. You will be surprised to find that the town is full of activities, from cultural performances to Lepa Beauty Pageant to craft markets to celebrity performances.
By Lily Riani on October 7, 2019
Tourism Malaysia has introduced a special edition booklet entitled “Best of Sabah Holiday Packages 2019/2020” in support of the Visit Malaysia 2020 campaign and to promote Sabah’s beautiful and exciting attractions to both local and international tourists.
By Tourism Malaysia on September 20, 2019
Tourism Malaysia organised an Engagement Session with Sabah Tourism Industry Players to share its goals and objectives for the tourism industry of Sabah.
By Tourism Malaysia on April 25, 2019
Clearly, Sabah and Sarawak have a lot to offer ranging from offshore diving, out-standing landscape, indigenous culture, city life and more. Though they do have gleaming malls that can cater to travellers’ shopping desire, the local markets are not to be missed because they play a huge part in the locals’ daily life.
By Nadjwa Tajudin on April 9, 2019
World Amateur Golfers Championship (WAGC) 2019 organized by Delta Trend Golf & Leisure Holidays will be played at four major golf courses in Sabah, Malaysia
By Tourism Malaysia on March 1, 2019
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.
By Expedia on November 22, 2018
AirAsia today celebrated its maiden flight from Kota Kinabalu to Macao, becoming the only airline to connect the capital of Malaysia’s Sabah state to the “World Centre of Tourism and Leisure”.
By AirAsia on November 7, 2018
Tawau has always been side-lined by travellers who usually head straight away to Semporna, a gateway to the beautiful islands on Celebes Sea that promises world class dive sites such as Sipadan, Kapalai, Mabul, and Mataking.
By Ed Junaidi on September 26, 2017
Located on the east coast of Borneo Island, Sandakan is a town that is rich in history and the gateway to many eco-tourism destinations due to its proximity to unique wildlife attractions. As a matter of fact, the richness of wildlife and nature here is one of the major reasons why travellers from all around the world flock to Sandakan. Read on to find out about this quaint city that is dubbed as ‘Little Hong Kong’. Gaya Travel have listed some of the must-visit places in and nearby the city. Continue reading to know more info. 1. Discover the Richness of Wildlife in Sukau Sukau is situated within the Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary and requires a two-hour-and-a-half speedboat ride to get there […]
By Jeremy Khalil on May 11, 2017
Mabul Island Mention Mabul Island and visions of swaying coconut trees, idyllic water villages and fascinating marine life come to mind. And that’s just above the water. Located around 15 minutes by speedboat from the world famous Sipadan Island, Mabul is recognised as one of the best muck-diving (a term used to describe limited visibility dives at shallow sites with usually sandy bottoms) sites in the world. Mabul is a small oval shaped island fringed by sandy beaches and perched on the northwest corner of a larger 200-hectare reef. The reef is on the edge of the continental shelf and the seabed surrounding the reef slopes out to 25–30 metres deep. Mabul is also renowned for its amazing array of macrolife, making […]
By Gaya Travel on September 7, 2015
If Maldives is famous for its wondrous island resorts sitting on pristine white atolls, Sabah on the other hand is popular as the tropical getaway not just due to its clear waters and amazing underwater marine life but also its wondrous flora and fauna, local culture, highlands and mountains. Backpackers – like my mates and I from UiTM Shah Alam Recreational Club comprising young mountain climbers – usually go for both so as to stretch our budget while experiencing what this impressive state has to offer.
By Adela Roslan on November 8, 2014
Agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), has come up with a list of the seven best sites for diving in Asia-Pacific, including Malaysia’s own Kota Kinabalu. The list, which was based on in-country tourism expertise and customer review data, has noted Kota Kinabalu and its surrounding areas in Sabah as a much sought-after diving destination for both domestic and international travellers.
By Gaya Travel on December 3, 2013
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.
By Gaya Travel on November 26, 2013
2013 is thought to be challenging as the effects of recession in the US and Europe will be felt in Asia. However, in the current news, it is predicted that the economies within the Asian region will still remain resilient, albeit going on a slower pace compared to 2012.
By Gaya Travel on February 23, 2013
A walk down memory lane: KK (Kota Kinabalu) Heritage Walk The KCC1M is back again with more interesting places. This time, the Kembara Cuti-Cuti 1Malaysia (KCC1M) programme was held in Sabah from the 20th until the 23rd of December 2012 uncovered places that are sure to excite travelling enthusiasts, backpacking buddies and nature lovers! Gaya Travel Magazine collaborated closely with the Domestic Marketing Division of Tourism Malaysia, Tourism Malaysia Sabah Office and Sabah Tourism Board and received generous sponsorship from Malaysia Airlines and Starbucks Malaysia. The entire trip was eye-opening and insightful. Kota Kinabalu Heritage Walk was launched by Sabah Tourism Board Chairman, Tengku Datuk Dr. Zainal Abidin on the 22nd of March 2005 and has been receiving positive feedbacks from travellers […]
By Gaya Travel on February 21, 2013
In its effort to protect the Kinabatangan flood plain, WWF-Malaysia engages its stakeholders and partners (government agencies, oil palm companies, tour operators and the local community) to address the issues of reforestation, protection and management of the area.
By Gaya Travel on February 19, 2013
Unexpected encounters with horn bills that glide right overhead, peacocks walking by during breakfast, a friendly bear cat greeting you from a tree or the occasional wild rabbit, iguana or squirrel crossing your path are all part of the magic of this remarkable resort.
By Gaya Travel on August 15, 2011