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User currently offlineAirplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1208 times:

I have a dream for when I grow up. I want to drive from Lisbon, Portugal, to Singapore. I know it sounds crazy, but I want to do it! I would get an old, but reliable car and then drive to Singapore and sell it for scap or just sell it. I'm just curious to see where I would get to go on that trip, so do you know any websites that give driving directions from anywhere to anywhere in the world? Thanks!

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User currently offlineDelta-flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2676 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1095 times:

Here is a start -- The Opel Route Planner will get you all over Europe and into Turkey, but not any further into Asia. But that's 25% of the way......

http://www.europe.opel.com/vicinity/waydrive/uk/en/waydrive_input.jhtml

I've used it in Hungary and Austria, and it's quite accurate.

Pete  Smile


User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1083 times:

you will have to do a few oil changes


Go big or go home
User currently offlineMls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3077 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1077 times:

You will not be able to sell your car in Singapore. They have tight restrictions on automobiles. But maybe across in Malaysia?

I like your idea. I'd to try to go around the world, covering land in each continent except for Antarcticia. It's a distant dream though.


User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1074 times:

Just rent the car and make sure "unlimited miles" are included! But, that being said I hate driving long distances and fly whenever possible...Dallas-Austin is just about as far as I will drive.


America's chickens are coming home to rooooost!
User currently offline9V-SVA From Singapore, joined Aug 2001, 1860 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1050 times:

You can drive through Singapore and sell the car only if it's a right-hand drive model, but there's lots of red tape involved. Left-hand drive models can't be purchased/imported here unless they belong to a member of a consulate/embassy. I remember seeing a 1998 Ford Windstar with left-hand drive.

9V-SVA



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User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1045 times:

Mls515 wrote:
You will not be able to sell your car in Singapore. They have tight restrictions on automobiles. But maybe across in Malaysia?

Actually, it may be a possibility that you may not even be able to bring your car in to Singapore due to the tight automobile restrictions that Mls515 mentioned. Residents in Singapore are only allowed one car per household. Further, automobile owners have to pay huge taxes on the car. It's a way for the government to limit the amount of cars on the road, among other things (pollution being another reason).

On a brighter note, public transportation is great down there!



Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
User currently offlineGotAirbus From Singapore, joined May 2001, 851 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1035 times:


Trickijedi

Residents in Singapore are only allowed one car per household


Wha? My school principal was driving her husband's Mercedes??!!

Anyways, this is the scheme of regulating traffic in Singapore.

(gotAirbus?)-(Got Commonality?)-(Have A Nice Flight!)



(gotAIRBUS?) - (Got Commonality?) - (Have A Nice Flight!)
User currently offline9V-SVA From Singapore, joined Aug 2001, 1860 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1031 times:

Nope Trickijedi. Families can own more than one car in Singapore.

9V-SVA



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User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1030 times:

9V-SVA,

What's the limit?

And also, is it true that the taxes paid on the car is whatever the amount of the car is?



Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
User currently offlineB747skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1027 times:

Dear Airplanetire -
xxx
Well, the only advice I can give you is to proceed further North into the Asian continent, I am quite familiar with the feature of the terrain you would cross, starting from the Turkish/Iranian border until you are in Singapore...
xxx
I drove from Paris to NE Turkey many years ago... the last few days of the trip in East Turkey were not easy, and I know beyond that - very hard...
xxx
If given the task to drive Lisbon to Singapore, I would do it through Russia, follow the Trans-Siberian RR tracks (there is a road doing that), to Lake Baykal, and from there into Mongolia, and China...
xxx
I have an alternate suggestion - quite feasible - I know a couple of Swedish students who did that - is to drive from Fairbanks, Alaska, through Central America until you arrive in Ushuaia, Argentina... That is actually the same "interstate" (I-5 in USA) which continues all the way... I have to mention that this road, maybe 10 lanes wide in some USA areas, and near Buenos Aires, Argentina - is known as the "Panamericana"... but some places it is merely a two lane dirt road in Peru and Bolivia...
xxx
It is the longest continuous road in the world, with the exception of some 200 miles missing around the border from Panama into Colombia, maybe by the time you are going to do the trip, they will complete building it...
xxx
These Swedish students who did that trip, had a 20 years old Peugeot, which they bought $500 in Fairbanks, Alaska. I saw the Alaska license plate while driving in Buenos Aires, stopped them, we went for a beer, then they told described their trip to me - we stayed in touch... It took them 6 month for the entire trek, obviously they stopped any visited many places... They started in summer in Alaska (June) and arrived in Argentina in summer (December)... remember the seasons are reversed in South America...
xxx
Great project... Finally someone who does not say "I want to go to London"...
Dont get a new car to do the trip, take a very conventional car that anyone can fix... Peugeot or Volvo, and an old one, since there are "car thieves", a local sport in some places of South America.
 Smile
(s) Skipper


User currently offline9V-SVA From Singapore, joined Aug 2001, 1860 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1011 times:

Trickijedi, the only limit is how much money you have! Big grin

The road tax paid yearly is the amount of engine displacement plus some rebates. For a 2 liter car, one can expect to pay about $1200-$1500 per year.

9V-SVA



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