Author Profile: Kathleen Poon

KAT PEGI MANA: WHERE IS KAT GOING?

Kathleen is a travel writer and blogger from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She blogs at Kat Pegi Mana: Where Is Kat Going (www.katpegimana.com). Her friends often ask her, "Where is Kat Going", whenever they meet for they see the wanderlust in her! Through her blog and writing, Kathleen aims to inspire people to appreciate and connect with various heritage and cultures around the world.

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Central Market and Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur

Central Market and Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

If you are planning to visit Kuala Lumpur (KL) for the first time, the first few stops of the day are our historical landmarks, namely, the Sultan Abdul Samad Building and Independence...   view more

Tour of the Blue Mansion

Tour of the Blue Mansion

George Town, Malaysia

My work colleague actually recommended that I visit the Blue Mansion in the heritage area of Georgetown in Penang. Since “heritage” was on my agenda during that trip, I immediately did some research about the mansion and there were very good...   view more

48 Hours in Kolkata: Day One

48 Hours in Kolkata: Day One

Kolkata, India

Kolkata was my first port of call in West Bengal, a start to an eleven-day trip covering Kolkata, Darjeeling and Gangtok. I arrived from Kuala Lumpur close to midnight and woke up the next morning to catch the tail end of the Durga Puja...   view more

Day Two – Walking Tour with Calcutta Walks

Day Two – Walking Tour with Calcutta Walks

Kolkata, India

If you only have 48 hours in Kolkata, what would you do? On Day One, my friend and I had visited a museum, two synagogues, a coffee house, the river ghat, and walked along the prime commercial district in the...   view more

Things to Do in Darjeeling

Things to Do in Darjeeling

Darjeeling, India

I had arrived in Darjeeling the day before, and my homestay host, Mr Pradhan had been sharing with me the various activities I could do throughout my stay at the hill...   view more

The 7-Point Interests (Plus 2!) of Gangtok

The 7-Point Interests (Plus 2!) of Gangtok

Gangtok, India

My host suggested that I hired a driver for a day to do the “10-point interest” tour. I declined that offer because I did not like rushing from 1 point to another, without learning anything about the place or, at least, to enjoy the moment of being...   view more

Warm Hugs in Penang

Warm Hugs in Penang

George Town, Malaysia

I’m proud to have visited 16 countries and 34 cities in the world thus far, but am embarrassed that I have not explored many places in my country, Malaysia. Ever since I started this blog, I have been reminding myself that, wherever possible, I should spend more time to see the local...   view more

Top Things to Do in Chinatown Kuala Lumpur

Top Things to Do in Chinatown Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Chinatown, or as locals just call it, Petaling Street is famous for its night market of imitation goods and curio items, however, during the daytime, the area is an interesting place to explore for there are lots of Chinese restaurants, street food and old...   view more

How to Spend Two Days in Manila

How to Spend Two Days in Manila

Manila, Philippines

Most people spend a day or, two days at the most, in Manila before moving on to the provinces or islands. Some say there isn’t much to do in this city. On the contrary, there are a couple of things one can do and see in Manila, given the notorious traffic in the...   view more

Little India, Brickfields – Self Guided Walk

Little India, Brickfields – Self Guided Walk

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

In recent years, Brickfields has undergone a major transformation – high-rise buildings, skyscrapers, 5-star serviced apartments and suites and a shopping mall – but the transformation is at the periphery of the...   view more

4 Must-See Places in Kathmandu for First-Timers

4 Must-See Places in Kathmandu for First-Timers

Kathmandu, Nepal

Just like any South Asian city, Kathmandu is crowded, noisy, dusty and polluted. The capital city of Nepal is choking under a blanket of pollution particularly now when it is going through a lot of construction, building repairs and roadworks as part of post-earthquake recovery...   view more

Historical and Romantic City of Hue

Historical and Romantic City of Hue

Hue, Vietnam

When I booked my train tickets and hotel stay in Huê, I didn’t know much about the city except that it is a historical city and its main attraction is the Imperial...   view more

Guide to Delhi: Sightseeing, Shopping and Accommodation

Guide to Delhi: Sightseeing, Shopping and Accommodation

Delhi, India

Most international tourists who visit Delhi for the first time spend only a day in the capital city, after which they quickly move on to Agra in the south to see the renowned Taj Mahal, and to Jaipur in the west, a city in the Rajasthan...   view more

8 Historical Truths About Dutch Melaka (Malacca)

8 Historical Truths About Dutch Melaka (Malacca)

Melaka, Malaysia

I had wondered as to why the legacies of Dutch rule in Malacca were not as conspicuous compared to Portuguese rule even though the Dutch were in Malacca for 184 years compared to the Portuguese of 130...   view more

Guide to Melaka – Comments From a Local

Guide to Melaka – Comments From a Local

Melaka, Malaysia

I have been wanting to write this post for a very long time – a post on the top things to do and see in my hometown,...   view more