The Last Overland was only made made possible by the generosity of our supporters. You can read more about them below. If your organisation would like to be a part of history in the making, please get in touch.


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Singapore Tourism Board

 
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The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) is the lead development agency for tourism, one of Singapore’s key economic sectors. Together with industry partners and the community, we shape a dynamic Singapore tourism landscape. We bring the Passion Made Possible brand to life by differentiating Singapore as a vibrant destination that inspires people to share and deepen their passions.

About Passion Made Possible

Singapore is so much more than the sum of its numerous attractions.  It’s constantly evolving, reinventing, and reimagining itself, with people who are passionate about creating new possibilities.  It’s where foodies, explorers, collectors, action seekers, culture shapers, and socialisers meet – and new experiences are created every day.  Don’t stop at finding out what you can do when you visit.  Let our Passion Ambassador show you what you can be when you visit.  Because we’re more than just a destination.  So much more than just a checklist of exciting activities – Singapore is where passion is made possible. 

 
The Last Overland expedition is aptly timed alongside the commemoration of the Singapore Bicentennial this year, exemplifying the strong historical ties between Singapore and the United Kingdom, whilst highlighting the spirit of collaboration between our two countries. The expedition is the very embodiment of STB’s brand, Passion Made Possible. Tim and Alex are testament to the fact that regardless of age, you can be empowered to do what you love, in this city of unlimited possibilities, and STB is indeed honoured to be supporting the team as they embark on this journey in the pursuit of their passions.
— Mr. Chang Chee Pey, Assistant Chief Executive, International Group, Singapore Tourism Board
 

AKE Group

 
 

Supporting the team on the road with safety equipment, satellite tracking and risk advisory, will be security firm, AKE International and their offices in London and Singapore. For over 25 years they have supported organisations working and investing in challenging, remote and hostile environments worldwide. Their Surviving Hostile Regions courses were the first courses specifically designed for professionals working in hostile and challenging environments. Since AKE started in 1991, they have become the benchmark for many industries preparing their personnel for deployment overseas. For over a decade AKE has worked closely with the insurance industry, to provide clients with unrivalled political risk and security consultancy designed to mitigate risks using an intelligence-led approach.

We are delighted to be supporting the Last Overland as they are kindred spirits who mirror the ‘frontier’ ethos of our own organisation. The expedition also leverages our significant operational experience in some of the world’s most challenging places. Robust journey management is all about detailed planning and analysis. We just wish we could jump in the AKE Land Rover and join for the entire journey!
— AKE’s Chairman, Richard Mitchelson
 

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Opihr

 
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Opihr is a legendary region famed for its wealth and riches which prospered during the reign of King Solomon. Inspired by the adventurous nature of the merchants who traversed the Ancient Spice Route in days of old, Opihr Gin is a London Dry Gin infused with exotic hand-picked botanicals spices and herbs from along the Ancient Spice Route. 

Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin is proud to sponsor the Last Overland. It truly resonates with our brand’s values to never stop exploring, stay curious and take people on a journey of discovery along the Ancient Spice Route.
 

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Klareco Communications

 
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Klareco Communications is a Singapore headquartered company with a rapidly expanding network of offices across Asia. They are recognised as the trusted advisor to many companies operating in Asia, as well as world-leading multinationals. Their best-in-class public relations services offer expert counsel to institutions and individuals. Klareco thrive on bringing clarity to complex situations and creating the most insightful communications solutions for their clients.

What are the limits of the possible? The 1954-55 First Overland expedition proved that the frontiers for overland travel stretched farther than anyone had managed to drive before – and that they were effectively about as far as it was possible to go without boarding an ocean liner. The Last Overland honours that spirit, demonstrating that age is no barrier, and that our world, in all its variety, continues to offer more hospitality than hostility. As a company dedicated to bringing clarity to complex situations, Klareco Communications applauds the spirit of boundlessness that the Last Overland extols. Its message is that where there is endeavor, there is hope.
— Graham Stewart, Partner, Klareco Communications
 

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Jaguar Land Rover (Asia Pacific)

 
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Jaguar Land Rover is a company that brings together two much loved, highly prestigious British car brands. After Tata Motors acquired Jaguar and Land Rover from Ford in 2008, it merged the two marques into a single company and its success has flourished, with memorable vehicles and innovative technologies that add to a long-lasting legacy. The Asia-Pacific team, headquartered in Singapore, is responsible for 16 national markets across the region, including Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Myanmar which the team will be passing through on their journey.

Tim’s book of the original journey is required reading here at Land Rover and the idea of retracing this epic journey after 64 years has really caught our imagination.” He added, “Land Rover’s ethos is to go ‘Above and Beyond’ and our vehicles have always evoked a spirit of adventure. We hope that their journey will inspire a new generation of travellers to pursue their individual adventures.
— Mr Robin Colgan, Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover Asia Pacific Region
 

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Dometic

 
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Dometic is a global company that makes mobile living easy – by providing great solutions to satisfy people’s essential needs when they are on the move. Like cooking, taking care of personal hygiene and maintaining a pleasant temperature. We offer smart and reliable products with outstanding design.

“We were impressed by Tim’s original journey all those years ago which was undertaken without any of the comforts we currently take for granted when traveling today. As a supplier of mobile products for essential needs—we’re excited and proud to be part of and support the second and final leg of this impressive journey.”
— Samuel Silverudd, Global Brand Manager
 

Revolut

 
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Revolut is a British FinTech that offers banking services including a pre-paid debit card, currency exchange, cryptocurrency exchange, share trading, donations, and peer-to-peer payments. The Revolut app supports spending and ATM withdrawals in 120 currencies and sending in 29 currencies directly from the app. We are making your life easier by allowing you to control your finances simply and securely.

Quintessentially British, this remarkable trip from Singapore to Cambridge is one that Revolut is proud to be associated with. Not only we do share their sense of enterprise and adventure, but we also see the Revolut app as making this expedition infinitely easier than that of their forebears some 60 odd years ago.
— Thomas Tudope, Revolut
 

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battleface

 
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battleface offers specialty travel medical insurance and services for extraordinary travellers who need more than ordinary insurance in extreme environments and situations, worldwide.

A 16,000-kilometre road trip is certainly an extraordinary experience.

battleface will provide travel medical insurance, travel and crisis assistance and emergency medical evacuation support throughout the journey.

The Last Overland expedition celebrates the spirit of adventure travel and a goal to show that the world is more connected than divided. As these are also core values of battleface, we are proud to support the team.
— Sasha Gainullin, CEO

Bremont

 
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Bremont is an award-winning British luxury watch brand, manufacturing mechanical watches in Henley-on-Thames, England. Bremont is making considerable investment with its UK watch making and manufacturing and at the end of 2014 launched a new Parts Manufacturing Facility which saw the firm starting to produce its own case and movement components. Cofounded by brothers Nick & Giles English in 2002, Bremont has made a substantial impact on the watch making industry in a very short period of time. The brand remains true to its original principles of: aviation and military, British engineering and adventure. As well as manufacturing watches for some of the most exclusive military squadrons around the world, Bremont continues to play an influential role in revitalising the British watch industry, the birthplace of numerous timekeeping innovations still used today. The brand is now in the top handful of chronometer producers in the world.

“The Last Overland expedition ties in beautifully with Bremont’s ethos of adventure and British engineering. The journey that the Land Rover ‘Oxford’ will endeavour, with an extraordinary team of both young and old, is a truly exciting voyage and one that we at Bremont are delighted to be supporting along with their nominated charities.

Both Nick and I wish we could be there with our Land Rovers joining this amazing historical expedition, it truly is a trip of a lifetime! We are proud supporters of the team and will be following their travels closely.”
— Giles English, Co-Founder Bremont Watch Company
 

Hagerty

 
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Hagerty are the global leader for classic and collector car insurance. Their teams in the UK, USA, Canada and Europe are all enthusiasts who share the same rich passion for motoring matched only by their clients. Offering exceptional service, competitive premiums and unrivalled knowledge, Hagerty are perfectly placed to help you insure your classic or collector car or bike.

‘We are delighted to be supporting the Last Overland adventure and we wish the whole crew the very best of luck with their challenge. We are honoured to be insuring the vehicles for the duration of the trip and hope they return home safely!’
— Marcus Atkinson, Managing Director
 

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Stephenson Harwood

 
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Stephenson Harwood is a law firm of over 1100 people worldwide, including 180 partners. Our people are committed to achieving the goals of our clients – listed and private companies, institutions and individuals.

We assemble teams of bright thinkers to match our clients' needs and give the right advice from the right person at the right time. Dedicating the highest calibre of legal talent to overcome the most complex issues, we deliver pragmatic, expert advice that is set squarely in the real world.

Our headquarters are in London, with ten offices across Asia, Europe and the Middle East. In addition we have forged close ties with other high quality law firms. This diverse mix of expertise and culture results in a combination of deep local insight and the capability to provide a seamless international service.

The Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance is part of the Stephenson Harwood network and offers clients an integrated service in multi-jurisdictional matters involving permitted areas of Singapore law.

The Last Overland is an extraordinary challenge taking the team across three continents and more than twenty countries. It’s particularly impressive that Tim, now 87 years old, is tackling it for the second time. Embarking on the journey is a testament to their courage, sense of adventure and commitment to persevering through a host of challenges. These are qualities we greatly admire at Stephenson Harwood, and so, quite apart from it giving us the opportunity to invite our friends and contacts to mark this auspicious occasion, we sponsored the expedition launch event in recognition of the symbiosis of our values and to offer our support to this incredible team.
— Tom Platts, partner, Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance
 

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Lonely Planet

 
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Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content on lonelyplanet.com, mobile, video, guidebooks in 14 languages and 13 international magazine editions, children’s books, lifestyle books, ebooks, and more. Visit us at lonelyplanet.com or join our social community of over 14 million travellers. Find us on Facebook (facebook.com/lonelyplanet), Twitter (@lonelyplanet), Instagram (instagram.com/lonelyplanet) and Snapchat (@lonely.planet).

Lonely Planet was built on a spirit of adventure, following the dizzying itinerary of our founders Tony and Maureen Wheeler, as they journeyed from London to Australia in the 1970s, arriving with only 27 cents in their pockets. We truly believe that travel makes life better and aim to help people have amazing experiences while they’re on the road, so we’re absolutely thrilled to be supporting Alex, Tim and the team on this reimagining of the epic Last Overland expedition. We can’t wait to watch the journey unfold, and with our guides and maps in their back pockets, we look forward to accompanying them along the way!
— Tom Hall, VP of Experience

Fortnum & Mason

 
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First founded in Piccadilly in 1707, Fortnum & Mason has remained an essential London destination for anyone in search of extraordinary food, joy-giving things and exceptional service ever since. From the food halls and confectionery counters to the beautiful fragrance, beauty and fashion floor, expertly curated gentlemen’s department, and refined Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon, Fortnum’s seeks to make the everyday special. Celebrated for its famous teas, Scotch eggs, handmade chocolates, and wicker hampers, the iconic brand is committed to the imagination and discovery that has seen it through 312 years of history – and today, Fortnum’s continues to expand to new outposts at home and abroad, from London’s The Royal Exchange to the upcoming stand-alone store in Hong Kong's K11 Musea. Proud of its storied past and innovating still, Fortnum’s mission remains to deliver a sense of pleasure to every customer, whether they’re shopping in-store or from around the world at the award-winning www.fortnumandmason.com.

Over the course of 312 years Fortnum’s hampers have been dispatched to every possible location, from the slopes of Everest to the battlefields of Iraq to the tomb of Tutankhamun. We’re ardent believers that no adventure is complete without tea and biscuits, which is why we’re delighted to supply The Last Overland team with a wicker full of both, and more delicious provisions besides.
— Zoe Colegrave, Head of Marketing & Online
 

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Craghoppers

 
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Craghoppers are an adventure clothing brand who are made for travel. With key anti-insect and sunprotective technologies such as NosiLife and SolarShield, the range will keep you comfortable on any venture.

Craghoppers are excited to support the team on this fantastic adventure. Our kit is made for travel, so the features and technologies within our clothing will serve them well. We wish them the best of luck with their challenge ahead.
 

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nga architecture

 
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nga is an architecture and design practice specialising in bespoke high quality homes and hotels in the UK and abroad. Our aim is to create spaces that are subtle, elegant, timeless and concise, within a modernist aesthetic. Qualities that we are pretty certain were at the core of the design team that created the first Land Rover!

Growing up in Africa, often strapped to the roof of a Land Rover, I learnt to love these gentle beasts from a very early age. 40 years on, I still clatter around in an old series III, grinning from ear to ear.
That a group of relatively sane individuals not only want to test their spines across 16,000 kms of varying road surfaces, but also want to do it in the most iconic of Land Rovers, is testament to the spirit of adventure, the ongoing legend of the brand, and clear evidence that the world still is indeed a happy place. Bon voyage my friends.
— Nick Gowing, Founder
 

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Travelers Wifi keeps you online, roaming free in 150 countries.
Fast, reliable and secure mobile Internet is a must have for leisure or business travelers these days. Travelers Wifi covers all those needs within a small, portable WiFi router. Rent this device at the major airports or order it directly to your home. A single push of a button connects you to fast and secure internet, which you can share with up to 5 mobile devices.

Travelers Wifi basically is made for The Last Overland! We are very proud to be part of this exciting journey and keeping everyone online while crossing 24 countries from Singapore to London!
— Founder & CEO, Philippe Fotsch
 

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