Vaune Phan, a 27-year old Singaporean real estate agent, has began her journey of riding her 120-kg motorbike from Singapore to Mt. Everest’s base camp in Tibet.
According to The Strait Times, this journey aims to raise awareness and funds for the Singapore Disability Sports Council.
She said, “Since becoming a rider, I have realized that life is very vulnerable. I know of people who got into accidents and became disabled.” One of her closest friends is paralympian Desmond Tong, who lost a leg to a bike accident.
The post detailed her trip to be going through Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, and China to reach Tibet. She will ship her motorbike to Thailand and fly from there before riding back to Singapore.
Although she will be riding alone most of the time, she is required to be with a tour guide when she is in China and Tibet.
Aside from bike gears and tools, she will bring four sets of clothes and a laptop to update her video blog.
She is expected to ride eight hours per day with occasional pit stops at planned locations.
The Singapore Disability Sports Council hopes that this journey will help put them on the public’s eye and raise more funds for disabled athletes. Phan has also launched a site where donations can be sent. At the start of her journey, they were able to raise $1,400.
More photos of her below (all images from stomp.com.sg).
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