India, Nepal, Tibet
Adventure, Culture & Arts, Hiking & Trekking, Outdoors & Nature, Sightseeing
I have had a lot of experiences in my profession, but trekking with people from different cultures and doing community service work in the villages are two experiences that really stand out.
I was motivated to start a career in the tourism industry because I wanted to be a part of the famous Nepalese hospitality and learn to create new ideas in this innovative industry. I like to work with different people of the world. There is a lot of variety in tourism and the skills are transferable to many different fields. I also like making people happy by helping them go on their dream holiday and create memorable lifetime experiences.
The tourism industry has immense value for a country’s economy and people and greatly benefits local communities through the creation of jobs without exploiting the local environment. I always stay true to my ethics and respect my country.
The favourite part of my job is to create trip plans for my clients and lead the trips myself to give them that personal touch. I also love the diverse culture and nature of Nepal.
The funniest thing that's happened to me on a trip was in November 2006. I was trekking with 6 Singaporean trekkers. They were really fond of eating meat, but there was no meat for the last 5 days of the trip while trekking in a remote area.
When we arrived at Jhinu Danda, I asked them whether they would like to have the chicken curry with rice for dinner. They said, "yes please!''
I then went to the village and bought a local chicken. I came back to the tea house to show it to them. They were really happy to see a chicken in my hand. Tay Say Lim stood up and took the chicken in his hand. He caressed and kissed the chicken and said, "I haven't eaten meat for the last 5 days. Sorry chicken! I have to eat you today." They all laughed. It was really funny for me.