Will yours be the last palm standing?

This Saturday, secure your spot at the Mediacorp Subaru Last Palm Standing roadshow at Cathay Cineleisure

Singapore, 29 August 2019
– Think you’ve got the grit? Then bare it! Join us at the 18th edition of the exciting Mediacorp Subaru Last Palm Standing, one of Asia’s largest and toughest endurance competitions to be held at Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza on 2 November 2019. The winner will win a brand-new Subaru XV 2.0i-S EyeSight worth S$76,8001

Four hundred participants from Singapore, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam will once again fight it out in the Mediacorp Subaru Last Palm Standing, formerly known as the Mediacorp Subaru Car Challenge. They will battle fatigue and weather conditions to be the last person remaining with his or her palm on a Subaru car. If the winner beats the current record time of 82 hours and 16 minutes, he or she will also receive the COE.

Roadshow at Cathay Cineleisure (31 August 2019)

To kick start the competition, a special roadshow will be held at Cathay Cineleisure on 31 August 2019, 12pm to 8pm. For the first time ever, members of the public will be able to register and gain direct confirmation of their competition slot at the roadshow on the spot. Those who are unable to attend the roadshow can also sign up online to ballot for remaining unfilled spots, if any. The online sign-up details will be shared after the roadshow.

There will also be a mini 18-minute endurance challenge for the public to have a taste of the competition. Mediacorp artistes participating in this year’s Charity Challenge will also make an appearance at the roadshow between 4pm and 5pm.

Mediacorp Charity Challenge

Alongside the main competition, the special Mediacorp Charity Challenge will also make its comeback to raise funds for the President’s Star Charity (PSC) in support of the President’s Challenge. Helmed by Mediacorp celebrities Sheila Sim, Ya Hui, He Ying Ying, Denise Camilla Tan, Joel Choo, Nick Teo, Jarrell Huang and Ke Le, this year’s challenge will see past winners of the Mediacorp Subaru Car Challenge joining in to battle for the honours. Members of the public will be able to show support for their efforts by donating to the PSC via various donation mechanisms, to be announced closer to date.

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

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Email: winstonchong@mediacorp.com.sg


About Mediacorp

Mediacorp is Singapore’s largest content creator and transmedia network, operating six TV channels, 11 radio stations and multiple digital platforms including CNA, Singapore's most used news app, and Toggle, its digital video platform. Its mission is to engage, entertain and enrich audiences by harnessing the power of creativity.
Mediacorp pioneered the development of Singapore’s broadcasting industry, with radio broadcast in 1936 and television broadcast in 1963. Today, it reaches 98% of Singaporeans in four languages weekly and has a growing Asian audience base through CNA as well as entertainment content that is distributed across markets in the region.

The Mediacorp Partner Network brings Mediacorp together with industry-leading brands like ESPN, Edipresse Media, 99.co and VICE to deliver rich content for consumers and effective solutions for advertisers.

Mediacorp is the recipient of industry accolades including New York Festivals, World Media Festivals, PromaxBDA (World and Asia) and Asian Academy Creative Awards.

For more information, please visit mediacorp.sg.

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. www.subaru.asia


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. www.subaru-global.com