Will Travel for Food #wtff8 – Eat Travel Write 8.0

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Will Travel for Food #wtff8 – Eat Travel Write 8.0

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”.

5 Dishes You Must Try in Hulu Langat, Selangor

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5 Dishes You Must Try in Hulu Langat, Selangor

With lush greenery and refreshing river as the backdrop, here is a list of delicious must-have dishes when in Hulu Langat, Selangor!

7 Places in Selangor to Visit this School Holidays!

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7 Places in Selangor to Visit this School Holidays!

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!

7 Insta-Worthy Eateries in Selangor

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7 Insta-Worthy Eateries in Selangor

Here is a tasty list of attractive (Muslim-friendly) eateries in Selangor where you can snap photos and indulge in food at the same time!

5 Artisanal Products that You Can Buy in Selangor

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5 Artisanal Products that You Can Buy in Selangor

Discover five handcrafted products that you can buy while exploring Selangor, perfect for your loved ones and yourself.

Malaysia Promotes Culture & Nature as Official Partner Country of ITB Berlin 2019

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Malaysia Promotes Culture & Nature as Official Partner Country of ITB Berlin 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 […]

10 Best Places to Visit in Selangor, in 2019

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10 Best Places to Visit in Selangor, in 2019

Get ready to fill your travel bucket list to be filled for the upcoming year with our swoon-worthy selection of destinations in Selangor to visit in 2019

Datuk Abdul Rashid bin Asari: Enhancing Selangor’s Tourism Competitiveness

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Datuk Abdul Rashid bin Asari: Enhancing Selangor’s Tourism Competitiveness

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 […]

Young Wildlife Heroes Show The Way

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Young Wildlife Heroes Show The Way

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

Selangor wins ‘Destination of the Year’ at the Malaysia Tourism Council (MTC) Gold Awards 2018

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Selangor wins ‘Destination of the Year’ at the Malaysia Tourism Council (MTC) Gold Awards 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.

7 Places to Visit in Selangor with Your Family During the Year-End Holidays

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7 Places to Visit in Selangor with Your Family During the Year-End Holidays

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.

7 Waterfalls in Selangor That Travellers Must Experience

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7 Waterfalls in Selangor That Travellers Must Experience

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.

#TakeMeAnywhere – Sepang, Kuala Langat and Petaling with Tourism Selangor

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#TakeMeAnywhere – Sepang, Kuala Langat and Petaling with Tourism Selangor

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.

Selangor’s Passion Expressed through Crafts from the Heart

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Selangor’s Passion Expressed through Crafts from the Heart

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).

Eat Travel Write 6.0: Creative Way to Discover Selangor (#JomNgeteh)

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Eat Travel Write 6.0: Creative Way to Discover Selangor (#JomNgeteh)

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 […]

Adventurous Park in Selangor

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Adventurous Park in Selangor

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 […]

10 Best Thematic Accommodations in Kuala Lumpur & Selangor

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10 Best Thematic Accommodations in Kuala Lumpur & Selangor

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 […]

5 Spectacular Secrets of Selangor

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5 Spectacular Secrets of Selangor

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 […]

Grooving the Traditional Way : Rentak Selangor 2.0

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Grooving the Traditional Way : Rentak Selangor 2.0

  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, […]

Rentak Selangor 2.0

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Rentak Selangor 2.0

Gaya Travel takes delegates to visit Kuala Selangor for Rentak Selangor, a programme that aims to promote and discover the best beats and moves in Selangor.

Playing Tourist in Shah Alam and Klang

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Playing Tourist in Shah Alam and Klang

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 […]

5 Iconic Mosques in Selangor

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5 Iconic Mosques in Selangor

Immerse in awe-inspiring Islamic architecture of beautiful domes, majestic mosque structures and learn more about Islam in Malaysia’s most developed state

Kembara Cuti-Cuti 1Malaysia – Selangor 2014

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Kembara Cuti-Cuti 1Malaysia – Selangor 2014

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.

Issue 8.5 – Discover Malaysia Thru Fly-and-Drive

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Issue 8.5 – Discover Malaysia Thru Fly-and-Drive

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.

Issue 8.1 – Let’s Travel in 2013

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Issue 8.1 – Let’s Travel in 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.

Issue 7.6 – Terengganu’s Enduring Heritage

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Issue 7.6 – Terengganu’s Enduring Heritage

This issue we feature the highly tasteful close up images of Terengganu craftsmanship on the cover, which are adapted from the cover of the recently launched ExxonMobil Subsidiaries in Malaysia Calendar 2013.

Teratak River View, Selangor

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Teratak River View, Selangor

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.

ATV Adventure Park

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ATV Adventure Park

All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) is a must try activity and you are expected to have an ecstatic moment while riding the four-wheeled motorbike. The sound of the revving engine alone was enough to pump up the adrenaline in my body.