'I was travel-starved': Singaporean drives 13,700km across Russia in 26 days

Mr Hoong Kah Chuan at the Europe-Asia Obelisk monument near Yekaterinburg, during his trip across Russia. PHOTO: HOONG KAH CHUAN
Going past the Holy Shaman rock in Lake Baikal. PHOTO: HOONG KAH CHUAN
Stopping at a Chinese temple in Ulan-Ude. PHOTO: HOONG KAH CHUAN
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SINGAPORE - Who would drive a 14-year-old hardcore sports car for 13,700km across Russia in the dead of winter, with temperatures plunging to as low as minus 27 deg C?

Engineer and businessman Hoong Kah Chuan, 65, did just that - from Feb 25 to March 22 - in his Nissan GT-R - with Russian guide Yuri Kalika, 36, in tow.

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