82-year-old driving 22,000km to show Singapore spirit

A 2016 file photo of Mr See Lew Hang and his wife Fong Yim Peng on an auto-venture trip to Cambodia. They will be flagged off on their London to Singapore trip with other participants on Saturday.
A 2016 file photo of Mr See Lew Hang and his wife Fong Yim Peng on an auto-venture trip to Cambodia. They will be flagged off on their London to Singapore trip with other participants on Saturday.PHOTO: AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION OF SINGAPORE
Singaporeans typically mark National Day by watching the parade on Aug 9, but some go the extra mile for the nation's birthday
Singaporeans typically mark National Day by watching the parade on Aug 9, but some go the extra mile for the nation's birthday

Singaporeans typically mark National Day by watching the parade on Aug 9, but some go the extra mile for the nation's birthday Group set to embark on 92-day journey through 15 countries from London to S'pore

Retiree See Lew Hang has been exercising regularly, including taking short walks in the mornings. The 82-year-old former businessman wants to be fit for what he described as the National Day trip of a lifetime.

He and 30 other participants on the Automobile Association of Singapore (AA Singapore) trip will be driving more than 22,000km from London to Singapore to mark this year's National Day as well as the bicentennial.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 06, 2019, with the headline 'Driving 22,000km to show S'pore spirit'. Print Edition | Subscribe