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MediaCorp Subaru Car Challenge 2017

[CAR 4] #156 Abdul Hamid Bin Jonid @ 74hrs 15mins


The Mediacorp Subaru Car Challenge returns for its 16th year as Asia's largest and toughest endurance Challenge on 28 - 31 October 2017. This annual endurance challenge will see a total of 320 local participants and 80 regional participants from Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. The 400 hopefuls will battle fatigue, sleep deprivation and extreme weather conditions in the Subaru arena at Ngee Ann City's Civic Plaza, in hopes of winning the Grand Prize: a Subaru XV 2.0i-S, worth S$65,000 without Certificate of Entitlement (COE).

For the first time ever, this year's Challenge will offer an additional prize of S$5,000 to the winning corporate or school team of 10, with the longest combined time across each individual team member.

Visitors and supporters to this year's challenge can also get a taste of the Car Challenge, by taking part in the Subaru Public Challenge, where they can test how long they can endure and be rewarded with exciting prizes. In conjunction with Halloween, the venue will also host the following activities:

  • Interactive Halloween carnival for families
  • Horror movie screenings every night
  • Exciting performances from Stilt Walkers and Mime Artistes

DUO Rewards will organise fund raising activities for Rainbow Centre, a school for children with special needs, at this year's Car Challenge. The public can purchase palm design stickers and write encouraging notes for the children at Rainbow Centre. In return, the Donor will receive a gift and Tan Chong International will do a dollar-to-dollar matching donation for Rainbow Centre.

This year, supporters will play a crucial role which may make or break the contestants. Additional rest breaks can be given to contestants with supporters who take part in an online game at The top 10 game scorers on the scoreboard will earn their supported participant an extra 5-minute break. The scoreboard will reset after every break and the online game will end upon the last 10 standing contestants.

To win the Grand Prize, contestants need to place their right palms firmly within the surface area of the palm decals and be the last one standing. They will be given a 5-minute break once every six hours throughout the competition. Last year's winner was Singaporean Mr. Sunawr Ali, who took home the Grand Prize of a Subaru XV 1.6i-S with an impressive time of 75 hours and 58 minutes.

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