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"Lester he always conducted himself in a professional manner when representing Asian Geographic Magazine. His eye for detail and unique knack for sourcing fresh and interesting stories, along with his engaging articles and top-notch photography, have made him one of our most cherished field editors."

˜ Ethel Ong, Asian Geographic Magazine. 2004

"Mr. Ledesma's keen photographic eye and talent for spirited writing has time and again proven to be an asset for our publication. Furthermore, the fact that he is a well-known award-winning photojournalist has added prestige and credibility to Asian Photography. "

˜ Kora Ganguly, Managing Editor, Asian Photography Magazine, 2010

5 reasons Bhutan is worth the US$250 daily fee |
  CNN Travel

Intact culture, tantric Buddhism and a cuisine in which "spicy" is default -- Bhutan offers a "cash course" in awesome

Strange Singapore |
 CNN Travel

From fire walkers to horse dancers, here are some of Singapore’s more eye-opening festive celebrations

A peek into the life of a Filipino domestic helper |

Foreign domestic workers have become a necessity and not so much a luxury for many Singapore households. Lester V. Ledesma gives us a glimpse into the lives of these quiet professionals

The Filipinos' guide to popular hangouts in Singapore |

Once in a while, the Pinoy expat in Singapore needs a piece of the motherland - and there's plenty of it to be had in this island. Lester V. Ledesma shows us the Pinoy hangouts in town

Showcase: Pulau Ubin, The Last Kampong |
  Time Out Singapore

Photographer Lester Ledesma captures scenes from one of the last rural areas of Singapore, the small island of Pulau Ubin, located off the city-state's North-East coast. Known as ‘The Last Kampong’, it evokes an era before Singapore's rush into modernity

Bhutan: A worthwhile destination |
  Time Out Singapore

With direct flights from Singapore, it just got a whole lot easier to be one of the 65,000 annual visitors to the Thunder Dragon Kingdom. And it’s not as much of a rip-off as everyone thinks. Words and photography by Lester Ledesma

Get Tongue Thai'd |
  Cebu Smile: Inflight Magazine for Cebu Pacific

The best of Bangkok’s sumptuous street food is discreetly sold among the city’s numerous ad hoc roadside stalls. Lester V. Ledesma guides us through the alleyways of the capital to reveal the secrets of this complex cuisine and its must-try dishes

Hanoi state of mind |
  Cebu Smile: Inflight Magazine for Cebu Pacific

Vietnam's capital may teem with postcard-pretty sights but, as Lester V. Ledesma discovers, the real attraction in Hanoi is the local way of life. Photos by Lester V. Ledesma

Gold Rush |
  Cebu Smile: Inflight Magazine for Cebu Pacific Airways

From cityscapes to countryside, Lester V Ledesma draws up the perfect weekend itinerary in the “City of Golden Friendship”, Cagayan de Oro, where one weekend can yield 24-karat fun weekend

A Postcard from Venice |
  Business Day Magazine

Lester V Ledesma falls for the charms of La Serenissima, Venice.