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Welcome to the first India-ASEAN Rally 2004 Team Singapore website.

The India-ASEAN Car Rally was an event mooted by the Indian prime minister at the ASEAN-India summit in Bali, Indonesia in October 2003. The idea was to bring India closer to the Southeast Asian group. The Rally started in India, from Guwahati on 22 November 2004, made its way through Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia & Singapore before ending in Batam, Indonesia, on 11 December 2004.

Press Releases and Recent News

Remarks by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh at the flagging off of India-ASEAN Rally

"I had the pleasure to be present at the commencement of the First India-ASEAN Car Rally in Guwahati, the capital of the Indian state of Assam on November 22.

While flagging off this event, I said that in organizing this rally we are doing more than setting in motion a rally that will go through nine countries, traversing over 8,000 kilometers through some of the most picturesque regions of the world.

Kaizad Gustad to make ASEAN rally documentary

Filmmaker Kaizad Gustad has joined the India-ASEAN car rally with an international crew to shoot a documentary on the 20-day, trans-Southeast Asia adventure event that starts from here Monday.

ASEAN rally drivers cautioned against AIDS and mosquitoes

Health officials Monday warned drivers in the first India-ASEAN car rally to be on guard against mosquitoes and show maximum discretion as the rally route is a high risk HIV/AIDS zone. more>

Rally magic: India-ASEAN caravan rolls on - Jun 5, 2005:

Vientiane, June 5 : Six months after Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh flagged off the India-ASEAN car rally on its onward journey from this picturesque Laos capital, its reverberations can still be felt across the ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) countries.

India-ASEAN Rally: The Road From Phnom-Penh

Across the rusty brown landscape flanking National Road No. 6, things look placid. Mountains stand proud with geological permanence in the distance, and all along the mass of land from here to there stand waves of rice, coaxed into a welcoming, bobbing motion by a light wind. Then we drive past a smiling, waving woman standing on crutches and remember the dark secret buried and scattered across the fields. The woman is on crutches because a land mine has taken one of her legs away, the legacy of Cambodia's infamous Killing Fields. more>
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