• Short Summary

    An Australian and his 20-year-old Chinese fiancee sailed from Penang on Wednesday for Australia -- a voyage of 7,000 miles (11,265 kilometres -- in a 27-foot (8 metre) sampan.

  • Description

    1.
    LV Coastline and ZOOM in to sampan
    0.06

    2.
    SV Chester Harris rows boat laden with tinned provisions to sampan
    0.17

    3.
    SV Fisherman and family to beach
    0.19

    4.
    SV Chester hands Maureen tinned provisions
    0.30

    5.
    SLV DITTO
    0.36

    6.
    SV Fisherman with children
    0.38

    7.
    SCU Maureen and Chester on beach
    0.43

    8.
    CU Sampan PAN to Chester carrying Maureen to sampan
    0.59

    9.
    CU Rowing boat PAN to Chester and Maureen on sampan
    1.04

    10.
    LV Sampan sets sail
    1.14

    11.
    LV Couple waving
    1.17

    12.
    SV Fisherman waving
    1.20

    13.
    LV Sampan away
    1.26

    14.
    LV PAN..sampan away
    1.32



    Initials JSU/VS/AS/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: An Australian and his 20-year-old Chinese fiancee sailed from Penang on Wednesday for Australia -- a voyage of 7,000 miles (11,265 kilometres -- in a 27-foot (8 metre) sampan. The couple are Chester Harris, aged 19 of Sydney, and Maureen Liew, of Singapore.

    The couple plan to hug the coast to Singapore, where Maureen hopes to have a reunion with her parents before they set off for Australia, sailing via Sabah, the Philippines and New Guinea.

    Mr Harris, who describes himself as traveller, said he met his fiancee at a dance in Singapore last year. "We became very close friends and were engaged recently," he added.

    The sampan, called "Calathumpian", was built at Penang and cost GBP176 Sterling. It is equipped with a sail and an outboard motor.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA75Y8PN2PFODUIL3FO5KRAR1X
    Media URN:
    VLVAA75Y8PN2PFODUIL3FO5KRAR1X
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/03/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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