Selangor State Economic Planning Unit (UPEN), in collaboration with Gaya Travel Magazine, organised the eighth Eat.Travel.Write (ETW) programme with the theme “Will Travel for Food #wtffood8”.
By Haifa Hasim on May 30, 2019
All of us understand that being in school is exhausting and school holiday is a big deal for children, so why not you bring them to these accessible places in Selangor that will definitely make you the coolest parents!
By Nadjwa Tajudin on May 21, 2019
BERLIN, GERMANY: Malaysia has taken on the title of Official Partner Country to promote the destination’s beautiful culture and colourful nature at this year’s ITB Berlin. The title partnership is timely, too, as Malaysia is preparing for Visit Malaysia 2020, a landmark campaign that’s targeted to bring in 30 million international tourists and approximately £21.63 billion (RM100 billion) in tourist receipts. The Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, the Hon. Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi, says, “We want to show that Malaysia is a beautiful and culturally diverse country with many fascinating tourist attractions. We are a peaceful nation and we welcome tourists from all over the world to enjoy an affordable and value-for-money holiday in Malaysia.” He adds, “All these create a conducive environment […]
By Tourism Malaysia on March 6, 2019
Gaya Travel Magazine recently sat down for an exclusive interview with The Honourable Datuk Abdul Rashid bin Asari, Executive Councillor for Tourism, Culture, Malay Customs and Heritage Selangor to understand his vision on enhancing Selangor’s tourism competitiveness. 1. What are Selangor’s plans to enhance its tourism competitiveness? Does the state provide incentives to the tourism industry players so that they can boost their businesses? We rely on rich natural resources and competitive prices to appeal to tourists. The industry players also tend to be global, through our open policies. We realise the strategic role that tourism plays in creating opportunities and support the sector proactively. There are still gaps in terms of infrastructure (air, road, tourism service infrastructure) and ICT readiness within the industry, which […]
By Gaya Travel on January 11, 2019
The first-ever junior wildlife programme in Asia saw the nine Wildlife Heroes of Sunway Theme Parks (STP) aged between 10 to 14 years old congregating once again at Sunway Lost World Of Tambun (LWOT) and Sunway Lagoon for their third council meeting to conclude the year-long Wildlife Heroes programme as they presented the long-planned enrichment programme to the parks’ management
By Sunway Lost World of Tambun on December 3, 2018
Selangor is basking in the glory after winning the ‘Destination of the Year‘ award at the at the Malaysia Tourism Council (MTC) Gold Awards 2018 held at Palace of the Golden Horses, Sri Kembangan Selangor.
By Tourism Selangor on November 13, 2018
Selangor is a state that boasts endless shopping malls, huge theme parks and colourful gleaming lights like i-City. It’s exciting for sure, but should you and your family wish to break free from the noises and the crowds for a while, the following are some of the places that you should consider.
By Shafira Natasya on November 12, 2018
Despite the modernization and development of Selangor, the state is lucky to have been bestowed with various natural resources such as tropical rainforests and waterfalls that have become a gem to Selangor, thus, making it a tourist attraction.
By Tourism Selangor on October 8, 2018
Gaya Travel Magazine took part in a media familiarisation trip organised by Tourism Selangor as part of the #TakeMeAnywhere campaign. The trip brought members of the media to Selangor’s three districts: Sepang, Kuala Langat and Petaling; it successfully showcased some of the state’s exciting tourism products that travellers tend to overlook.
By Muhammad Hasif Mohd Jelani on August 14, 2018
Selangor, without doubt, is consistently blessed with diverse crafts and artisanal products. For six consecutive years, media members, local and international have discovered and provided exposure and documentation on many of these products through an annual event held over three days called Kembara Kraf Selangor (KKS).
By Muhammad Hasif Mohd Jelani on May 24, 2018
The Selangor State Economic Planning Unit (UPEN), in collaboration with Gaya Travel Magazine, organised a media familiarisation programme called Eat.Travel.Write (ETW) 6.0 from 4 until 7 October 2017 to selected places in Selangor. With the theme Jom Ngeteh (‘Let’s Have Tea’), this programme brought the conventional media practitioners and social media influencers to cool attractions and spots in Selangor’s Kajang and Petaling districts that are suitable for travelling families and friends to hang out over tea and other refreshing beverages, including popular local comfort dishes. Come and follow us as we take you to the places covered during Eat.Travel.Write (ETW) 6.0 so that you will know where to head to for tea, including other meals, whenever you are in Selangor, besides experiencing various fun-filled […]
By Jeremy Khalil on May 22, 2018
Selangor is a favourite tourist spot for its uniqueness and for being special in a way. It is not only about modernization in the state but also the culture that very well represents Malaysia. Not only that, sports and recreation is something not to be missed here. Let’s move on to the other faces of Selangor, the extreme fun that sports extremists will fall in love with. Beside its charming faces of great sceneries and well-developed cities, Selangor is also a favorite spot for sports lovers. The boys will definitely love these parks. Selangor houses a few extreme parks known better as the men’s toys park. Growing rapidly in the state, the extreme parks are on the edge of becoming Malaysia’s leading […]
By Gaya Travel on March 1, 2018
Wouldn’t it be great spending time in a thematic accommodation where your imagination comes to life? Check out the following accommodations around Kuala Lumpur and Selangor to add spice and excitement during your next staycation! *Please note that prices are subject to change. *All images are from respective hotels and resorts. 1. de Art Hotel, Shah Alam www.hoteldeart.com.my Location: Situated in Sections 7, 9 and i-City in Shah Alam near popular shopping hubs and family attraction. Why we like it: When you first walk into any of de Art Hotel’s properties, you will instantly fall in love with the interior design! Guests can choose from room with specific themes such as movies, fairy tales, fantasy world and more. Interestingly, no two rooms […]
By Elvi Suraya on October 24, 2017
Beyond its reputation as the most developed state of Malaysia, Selangor has its share of beautiful destinations, marked by its tin-mining roots, existing natural attractions and over 100 years of history. Here are some spots in Selangor which are worth exploring. Island Villages of Port Klang Pulau Ketam remains a popular weekend getaway thanks to its picturesque house on stilts, fish farm, fresh seafood and eagle feeding activities. For a glimpse of an authentic fishing village, hop on the next boat to Kampung Sungai Lima and be guided by the village head instead. Royal Town, Sleepy Towns Klang is one of Malaysia’s oldest towns, dating back to the 15th century. To discover fascinating stories of the Royal Town, join a free walking tour that runs daily. For […]
By Gaya Travel on October 20, 2017
Growing up in Selangor, I thought the state has always been about buildings and industrial parks, and anywhere in between. You can’t blame me because Selangor is the most industrialised and developed state in Malaysia that contributes significantly to the country’s annual national GDP. However, I am now more impressed with Selangor because it turns out that the state has so much more to offer besides the tangible and the physical. Selangor is rich in history, heritage and ethnic culture, which I learned when I participated in the recent cultural familiarisation programme called ‘Rentak Selangor: The Breathing Pulse of Our Land’ that was held from 9 until 12 March 2017. After the successful inaugural Rentak Selangor programme held last December 2016, […]
By Elvi Suraya on July 6, 2017
Though declared as a city back in 10 October 2000, Shah Alam – the capital of Selangor since 1978 – still retains its neighbourhood feel with broad paved walkways, lush green lungs and well-manicured gardens. Considered as an exemplary suburbia with an estimated population of over 650,000, the city strongly draws families with school-going children and retired couples. Anchored by University of Technology Mara (UITM), in section 1, which is a former technological institute, Shah Alam is divided into 36 sections, spanning both north (industrial) and south (residential) regions, separated by the heavily utilised Federal Highway that links Kuala Lumpur to Port Klang. Since around 70% of Shah Alam population are Muslim Malays, the city does feel somewhat conservative yet tolerant and […]
By Jeremy Khalil on March 7, 2017
Located in the north of the Klang Valley, Hulu Selangor has not always been on top of travellers’ minds. Probably the sound of a sleepy town surrounded by a thick verdant forest may not be that alluring.
By Shahida Sakeri on February 25, 2015
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
Teratak Riverview is an eco-tourism destination that is known for its well preserved natural surroundings and extreme sports and activities. It is not only a destination in its own right for nature lovers and adrenaline junkies but also famous for being the team-building campsite of choice among university students and nature lovers.
By Gaya Travel on February 22, 2012