Growing up in Singapore, Mei Yun was fortunate to be able to travel with her family at least once a year while she was in school – sparking her passion for travel. She loves learning about different countries and cultures and is intrigued by just how much there is to learn about the world.
Her love for travel inspired her to choose a career in the tourism and hospitality industry, and her first job after graduation was with a prominent Singapore hotel. However, prior to taking up the job she embarked on a six-week graduation trip across the United States and Europe. She then volunteered to go on a three-week work exchange program to Kenya where she ticked one of her bucket list items off her list – going on a game safari!
After almost three years in the hospitality industry, Mei Yun decided she needed a change of direction and flew to New Zealand for a three-month work and travel programme. She worked with like-minded travellers from all over the world and explored the whole country. She then went to Italy, Spain and London before finally deciding that helping people have the same wonderful travel experiences that she has had is what she wanted to do next. Enter Lightfoot Travel!