Monday, March 31, 2008
Earlier today I attended a luncheon at the Royal Selangor Golf Club, hosted by my friend and former High Court judge Dato Syed Ahmad Idid, to bid farewell and God-speed to a mutual friend and fellow mariner Capt. Abdul Ghani Ishak. Capt Ghani, together with his lovely wife Alison and their 3-year-old son Adrian, will start their 30-month adventure of a lifetime on a five-leg journey starting May 1 by a 4WD vehicle overland across 5 continents. They will begin from London and travel across Europe, Africa, North and South America, Australia and Asia. They expect to finish the journey in October 2010. (Read Friday 28th March NST online report of the expedition, here).
The family, which calls itself Malaysians in Motion, has bought and fitted a Nissan Patrol 4x4 with the necessary equipment as they intend to cook on their own and sleep outdoors."We have named our vehicle 'Tuah', after the legendary Malay warrior, and of course, it also means luck," says Capt Ghani.
The expedition has the support of Tourism Malaysia. Rainforest Challenge has also stepped in as a sponsor, but the expedition is largely self-funded. Capt. Ghani says he welcomes more sponsors from Malaysia.
Malaysians can keep track of this plucky family's progress via their website: www.malaysiansinmotion.com
(Above photo taken at RSGC. From left: Tuan Hj. Abdul Rahman Azubir, Dato Syed Ahmad Idid, yours truly, Capt. Ghani)
Logged by The Ancient Mariner at 16:14