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    SIX SUNBURNT, HUNGRY, TIRED ADVENTURES -- FIVE GERMANS AND A SWISS COOK -- ON AN AROUND-THE-WORLD JOURNEY IN A THIRTY FOOT CHINESE JUNK ARRIVED IN SINGAPORE LAST WEEK.

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    SIX SUNBURNT, HUNGRY, TIRED ADVENTURES -- FIVE GERMANS AND A SWISS COOK -- ON AN AROUND-THE-WORLD JOURNEY IN A THIRTY FOOT CHINESE JUNK ARRIVED IN SINGAPORE LAST WEEK.

    FITTED WITH AN OUTBOARD MOTOR FOR EMERGENCIES, THE "ENG YONG" LEFT SINGAPORE ON SATURDAY FOR HONGKONG AND JAPAN.FROM JAPAN IT WILL CROSS TO AUSTRALIA, "HOPPING" THE SOUTH SEAS ISLANDS, THEN OVER TO THE UNITED STATES VIA THE PANAMA CANAL, AND DOWN TO BRAZIL, CROSS THE ATLANTIC AT ITS NARROWEST POINT TO AFRICA AND BACK TO GERMANY.

    SKIPPER OF THE "ENG YONG" ("THE HERO") IS HELMUT ERDMANN, 27.HIS COMPANIONS ARE SIEGFRIED SCHWEIGHOFER, 23, ERNST LOKOWANDT 19, WOLFGANG STOLTING, 24, PETER ZILLER, 24 AND FITZ LEUENHBERGER, 23, A SWISS.

    STOLTING, SCHWEIGHOFER AND ERDMANN STARTED THEIR JOURNEY FROM HAMBURG, GERMANY, IN A VAN EARLY LAST YEAR "TO SEE THE WORLD AND MEET PEOPLE." ON REACHING PAKISTAN, THEY SOLD THE VAN AND HITCHHIKED TO PENANG WHERE THEY MET ERNST LOKOWANDT AND FITZ LEUENHBERGER AT A SIKH TEMPLE.ZILLER, WHO GOT OUT FROM HAMBURG THREE YEARS AGO, HAS BEEN TOURING THE FAR EAST FOR THE LAST YEAR.HE MET THE OTHERS AT THE TEMPLE, AND TOGETHER THEY BOUGHT THE JUNK FOR 1,400 MALAYAN DOLLARS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACEZJHN7M4JA9A9CAAUDDATVH0
    Media URN:
    VLVACEZJHN7M4JA9A9CAAUDDATVH0
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/09/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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