I’m a content creator with contributions to business annual reports and annual reviews, business, entrepreneurial and trade magazines, and travel publications in Malaysia.
I’m also a blogger and author of my travel website Kat Pegi Mana: Where Is Kat Going. The focus of my 5-year old blog is mainly in the areas of history, heritage and culture. Some of my posts were written in collaboration with tourism boards, travel trade association, online travel agencies and hotels.
Prior to content creation and travel blogging, I had worked in the financial industry for 18 years, namely, with American Express (M) Sdn Bhd, AmBank (M) Berhad and Zurich Life Insurance Malaysia Berhad in business planning, process improvement and project management roles.
With 2 years of content writing, 5 years of blogging and more than 15 years of corporate experience, I’m able to give you a fresh perspective to your ideation and content creation process: Strategic and well-written, In-depth and detailed…and engaging as well!
Cover Story featuring husband-and-wife-team of RP Design Illuminazione (M) Sdn Bhd
Cover Story: Interview with Group Managing Director of Eversendai Corporation Berhad, Tan Sri A K Nathan Elumalay
Careers: Interview with Andy Tiong, Senior Project Planning Consultant of PCSS Consultancy
Press Conference Coverage for The Edge Markets, a leading business finance publication in Malaysia and Singapore.
Event coverage - WorkCulture.Asia's 'Can Traditional Businesses Use Work Culture as a Talent Strategy'.
Interviewed key speakers and entrepreneurs for the summit’s broadsheet publication, and provided coverage on workshops for Global Entrepreneurship Movement (GEM).
Varanasi is an ancient city of sages and gurus, travelers and traders that begins and ends with a sacred river - the Ganga (Ganges). Located in Uttar Pradesh, India, Varanasi or Benares is one of the holiest places in the world and is almost 5,000 years old.
MOST of the things that you hear about India are true - the incessant honking, loud noises, massive crowds and traffic jams, pollution, filth and poverty, pungent smells, and vibrant colors. As such, it's completely understandable that you might feel apprehensive - not knowing what to expect from this land of incredible contrasts of sights and sounds.
THE experience of traveling in India is often described as most amazing, exhilarating, magical, and even life-changing for some. I love traveling in India and have made 10 trips there, and will be making another trip again soon.
ALTHOUGH Sri Lanka is a small country, this teardrop-shaped island has no shortage of beautiful places - natural, historical and cultural - to explore. While a lot of focus is on the Unesco World Heritage Sites, comprising mostly ancient ruins and caves, there are amazing spots for nature lovers to enjoy picturesque landscape and panoramic vistas.
Coupled with a tropical climate that provides coconuts, vegetables, spices and fresh seafood in abundance, Sri Lankan food will surely tantalize your taste buds. So, get your taste buds ready (and your stomachs empty), for here are our top picks of must-try foods in Sri Lanka:
AFTER recovering from decades of civil war which ended in 2009 and the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004, Sri Lanka has emerged tops as the destination for sun-kissed tropical beaches. Since Sri Lanka is an island, there are many beaches around but the beach hot spots are mostly located along the west and south coast where blue waters, surfing waves, and migrating whales can be enjoyed.
The Pearl of the Indian Ocean is blessed with ancient ruins and Buddhist temples, caves and mountains, forts and walled cities, and wilderness areas that seven of the best cultural and natural spots have been declared and listed as Unesco World Heritage Sites.
Amritsar is the spiritual and cultural center for the Sikh religion and has a strong heritage past as the city played an important role in India's independence. As far as foreign tourist arrivals in the country, Amritsar, however, does not rank as high as the famed Taj Mahal in Agra.
AFTER many years of violence and border disputes between India and Pakistan, Kashmir - particularly Kashmir Valley - is making a comeback as a travel destination. Renowned for its snow-capped mountains, lush valley and gardens, Kashmir still ranks as one of the most beautiful places in the world.
India is home to a number of wildlife conservation parks and being able to have a visual treat of tigers, lions, elephants, rhinoceros, leopards, crocodiles, deer and birds in their natural habitat is an experience of a lifetime especially for animal lovers.
RAJASTHAN, the "Land of Kings," is the largest state in India and is renowned for its royal palaces, forts, and historic havelis (a traditional townhouse or mansion) built by feudal Rajput kingdoms. Millions of travelers are often spellbound by Rajasthan's extravagant palaces, monumental forts, frescoes and mirror work in havelis, finely-carved temples, luxurious heritage resorts, and the vast landscape of the Thar Desert.
Many visitors often get a culture shock upon arriving in India but its rich history and heritage, vibrant colors, lively festivals, and diverse climates and landscapes leave them wanting more. If you've never been to India, the best way to discover the country is to through its Golden Triangle.
Two more long weekends left before 2019 comes! Not sure of where to go? Instead of running away from the hectic city lifestyle to another equally packed city, how about retreating to an island? My pick will be Pulau Redang. Rows of palm trees, white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, colourful corals, turtles - ...
An article about my brief homestay experience with Community Homestay program in a Nepali village.
have always travelled on my own. My solo adventures started during my university days in Australia and in the last two decades, I have been to 18 countries, with the majority being solo trips. I have travelled with friends but still prefer the freedom of exploring places all by myself.
riends have always asked me where am I travelling next, and I'm usually happy to share and talk about my next destination. But there was one destination which I was reluctant to mention for I knew the questions coming my way, given the unusual choice of country: Iran.
Kathleen Poon heads off to Portugal - whose early seafaring natives occupied her hometown of Melaka for 130 years - to savour its food, wine and music.
Top 5 Places in Nepal for Easy-Going Travellers (pages 24-26)
Seoul is one of the best shopping destinations in Asia and is the place to shop for a variety of items from beauty products to fashionable clothes and traditional ceramics. Travel to Seoul with an empty suitcase because you are going to need all the space you can get.
Know Your Rights When Things Go Wrong with Your Flight pages
Contributed articles on Career & Skills, Dating & Relationships, Motivational & Self-Help, Life & Everything Else.
Welcome to Kat Pegi Mana: Where Is Kat Going, a travel blog (in English) featuring travels in Asia and beyond with focus on history, heritage, arts and culture. Kat Pegi Mana means "Where Is Kat Going" in the Malay language, and that is the question my friends always ask me, whenever we meet.
Top Things to Do in East, Java, Indonesia
My guest post submission for 'Kindness on the Road' series for Le Monde travel blog. It's about kindness and generosity that I had experienced while travelling in Iran.
My guest post submission to www.maverickbird.com on how Bengali-Indian films influenced my travels to Kolkata, and the city became my muse.