Driving 20,000km to reach London

IT consultant Larry Leong, 47, may have missed the live telecast of the National Day Parade yesterday, but he is proudly bearing the Singapore flag in another way. 	He left Singapore yesterday morning for a road trip to London, which is about 20,000k
IT consultant Larry Leong, 47, may have missed the live telecast of the National Day Parade yesterday, but he is proudly bearing the Singapore flag in another way. He left Singapore yesterday morning for a road trip to London, which is about 20,000km away. He aims to arrive there on Oct 13. He is driving a 14-year-old Land Rover Defender, and is accompanied by his wife Simone, in her 40s, and daughter Lucy, five. Another Singaporean who will make the journey is retired plastic surgeon Ng Chin Lin, 68, a co-driver in a Malaysian-registered car. Mr Leong said: "I'm not sure whether I over-packed or under-packed. But what is important is that our family is doing this together. This is our way of celebrating SG50."ST PHOTO: YEO KAI WEN
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 10, 2015, with the headline 'Driving 20,000km to reach London'. Print Edition | Subscribe