Jesse moved to Singapore from the Philippines in 2006 for a career opportunity within a US multinational company, and has been living in the Lion City ever since.
His interest in travel began while on a work project which required him to visit various countries across the region. Experiencing the likes of Tokyo, Seoul, Vietnam, Bangkok and Jakarta, opened his eyes to numerous cultures, traditions (and food options!), and fuelled his intrigue for the fascinating and diverse world we live in.
Jesse felt compelled to travel as much as possible, and he made his first international escapade to the ancient cities of Troy and Ephesus in Turkey, immersing himself in bygone eras and architecture. His latest travel interest is history, especially the Babylonian, Persian, Grecian and Roman empires. He’s also learning basic Hebrew, which he hopes to use when he visits Israel, the country next on his bucket list.
Jesse is the Finance Controller at Lightfoot Travel, based in the Singapore office.