• Short Summary

    AN INTIMATE VIEW OF THE COUNTRY, TRAVELLING AT A LEISURELY PACE AND CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT, ARE THE THREE MAIN ADVANTAGES OF A "HOME ON WHEELS".

  • Description

    AN INTIMATE VIEW OF THE COUNTRY, TRAVELLING AT A LEISURELY PACE AND CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT, ARE THE THREE MAIN ADVANTAGES OF A "HOME ON WHEELS".

    THIS OPINION WAS SHARED BY THE 104 ROUND-THE-WORLD WALLY BYAM CARAVANEERS OF THE UNITED STATES BEFORE THEIR DEPARTURE FROM SINGAPORE IN 47 CARAVANS ON OCTOBER 24 FOR MALAYA ON THE FIRST LEG OF A 35,000-MILE JOURNEY TO SPAIN.

    WHILE IN SINGAPORE, ALL THE 104 MEMBERS, BOTH MEN AND WOMEN, SCUTTLED AROUND THEIR TRAILERS TO PUT THINGS RIGHT. THEY SET UP THEIR "CARAVAN VILLAGE" AT THE SHELL OIL COMPANY'S CLUB.

    THE TRIP, WHICH IS A NEW DIMENSION IN TOURISM AND EXPECTED TO END NEXT OCTOBER, WILL TAKE THEM TO THAILAND, CAMBODIA, PAKISTAN, INDIA, NEPAL, CEYLON, AFGHANISTAN, PERSIA, IRAQ, JORDAN, SYRIA, TURKEY, GREECE, BULGARIA, YUGOSLAVIA, SCANDINAVIA AND RUSSIA.

    MR. ANDREW CHARLES, THE LEADER, SAID THE GROUP IS INTERESTED IN THE PEOPLE, PROBLEMS AND LATEST DEVELOPMENTS OF TH WORLD. THE BEST WAY TO KNOW A COUNTRY IS TO LIVE WITH THE PEOPLE.

    THE TRIP TOOK A YEAR'S PLANNING AND RESEARCH INTO ROAD, CLIMATIC AND LIVING CONDITIONS, DISEASES, GOVERNMENT PROCEDURES AND OTHER ASPECTS.

    THE 47 CARAVANS, EACH A SELF-CONTAINED UNIT, COMPRISE BED-SITTER AND KITCHENETTE WITH MODERN CONVENIENCES INCLUDING AIR-CONDITIONING.

    THE CARAVANEERS COME FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE - DOCTORS, TEACHERS, FARMERS, BUSINESSMEN AND ENGINEERS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1HMTDWIM1FAZ0YOBJYWA15F50
    Media URN:
    VLVA1HMTDWIM1FAZ0YOBJYWA15F50
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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