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VOL.VII NO.43     -      28 October 1999

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Tuk-Tuking around the world

Adventurers stop in Pattaya to promote environment

Axel Ewbanks and his wife Pareechat prior to their round the world trip in their Tuk-Tuk.

Belgian Axel Ewbanks, his Thai wife Pareechat and their trusted family dog are planning a five-year, round-the-world trip by Tuk-Tuk. They are calling their quest the “See the World on a Thai Tuk-Tuk Project”.

In 1996, the adventurous couple drove their Tuk-Tuk from Bangkok to Malaysia, then to India, Nepal, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Monaco, and France, ending up in Brussels, Belgium. The 33,250 kilometer trip took nine months to complete. At the time, they were promoting tourism in Thailand and the 13th Asian Games.

Prior to their round-the-world trip, Mr. & Mrs. Ewbanks returned to Thailand to complete a social activity. With this noble goal in mind, they organized the “Amazing Beach Project” to clean up the beach from Pattaya to Naklua.

Mr. and Mrs. Ewbanks gained the cooperation and support of the Pattaya City Administration, the TAT, the Thai Shell Company and the Belgium Embassy in Thailand. The project was announced on 18 October at the Mercure Hotel.

The Amazing Beach Project, which started last June, will clean up areas in nine different places in Thailand. The project will reach fruition in December in time to honor His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej on His 72nd birthday and Sixth Cycle.

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