New prizes up the ante for Last Palm Standing – Mediacorp Subaru Car Challenge

Singapore, 16 September 2019 – The 18th edition of Last Palm Standing – Mediacorp Subaru Car Challenge, one of Asia’s largest and toughest endurance competitions, just got bigger! In addition to the grand prize of a brand-new Subaru car XV 2.0i-S EyeSight1 worth S$76,800, additional prizes valued at S$10,000, including a trip for two to catch Blackpink’s concert in Osaka, are now up for grabs!

Come 2 November 2019 at Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza, participants from Singapore, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam will battle fatigue, weather conditions and outlast each other to be the last person remaining with his or her palm on a Subaru car. The winner will walk away with the grand prize. The winner, if Singaporean and able to beat the current record time of 82 hours and 16 minutes, will also receive a Certificate of Entitlement for the car.

Prizes galore for contestants

For the first time in 18 years, contestants who clock at least 180 minutes will automatically qualify for a lucky draw to win a range of prizes:

  • A pair of tickets to the Blackpink concert in Osaka, including air tickets and accommodation worth S$6,000 (one prize)
  • Limited edition G-Shock watch worth S$1,299 (two prizes)
  • Limited edition 30th anniversary STI watch worth S$700 (one prize)
  • Limited Supreme t-shirt worth S$350 (two prizes)

Contestants who clock 48 hours will also receive S$50 cash, with an additional S$50 added for every five hours thereafter.

To ballot for a place in this year’s Last Palm Standing – Mediacorp Subaru Car Challenge, interested participants can register now at by 20 October 2019. All confirmed participant will receive a challenger pack with a customised t-shirt and gift vouchers worth S$80.

1 Without certificate of entitlement. Car model may vary across markets.

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About Tan Chong International Limited

Tan Chong International Limited (TCIL) is listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (HKSE:0693) and is a major motor, property and distribution company with operations in Singapore, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Since its inception in 1957, the Group has grown its assets substantially through continuous expansion of its existing diversified business portfolio in manufacturing, distribution and retail. Other businesses that TCIL engage in across Asia include automotive, commercial, manufacturing, trading and property investment businesses.


About Motor Image

Motor Image is a wholly owned subsidiary of TCIL and exclusive distributor of Subaru vehicles across eight markets in Asia. Established in 1986 and headquartered in Singapore, the company has offices in 10 markets: Singapore, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. The company has identified ASEAN as the key engine for future growth. In July 2011, a partnership was established with Subaru Corporation (formerly known as Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd.) for the production of Subaru vehicles at a CKD assembly plant in Malaysia. On 8 February 2017, Subaru Corporation and TC Manufacturing and Assembly (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (TCMA TH), a wholly owned subsidiary of TCIL, entered into a joint venture – Tan Chong Subaru Automotive (Thailand) Ltd (TCSAT) – for the local assembly of Subaru vehicles in Thailand. The vehicles produced in both Malaysia and Thailand will be distributed by Motor Image through its Subaru network.


About Subaru Corporation

Founded in Japan in 1953, Subaru has since grown to become one of the world’s leading carmakers. In 1972, Subaru became the first in the world to market an All-Wheel Drive (AWD) passenger car and pioneered the market in Japan for high-performance station wagons by combining a turbocharged engine with an AWD system. Subaru has improved and refined its AWD system, to create a Symmetrical AWD system that enables optimal driving pleasure and safety.

Subaru is well-known by motoring organisations worldwide for its engineering, design, functionality, safety and reliability. The Subaru range of vehicles includes the BRZ, Forester, Impreza, Legacy, Levorg, Outback, WRX, WRX STI and XV. Collectively, they have been known to be “driver’s cars” offering superb handling because of the Subaru Four Core Technologies, such as the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and Subaru Boxer engine, built into every model.