Monday, October 28, 2013

MediaCorp Subaru Challenge 2013

MediaCorp Subaru Challenge 2013

Asia’s most demanding and toughest endurance challenge is back for its 12th year!

On 26th Oct, 310 Singaporean and 90 regional contestants gathered at Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza to compete in the MediaCorp Subaru Challenge 2013 - The Asian Face-Off. The winner gets to drive home a Subaru Forester 2.0i Premium worth S$85,000 (without COE).

contestants from Hong Kong, Thailand, Vietnam, China

Contestants come from Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. This year, the team whose participants have the longest combined standing time, will be awarded the Country Team Winner title along with a cash prize of S$10,000 to be equally divided among the team.

first aid (note wheelchair by the side) on stand by

Battling harsh weather conditions (standing in the sun and rain), sleep deprivation, hunger and thirst, the contestants have to keep their right palms firmly on the palm decals on the cars. Every 6 hours, they get a 5-minute break. They can choose to have their meal, drink, get a massage or go to the toilet.

Hoping to break the record for the longest time at 81 hours and 32 minutes held by the 2008 Singaporean winner George Lee, contestants get to win prizes every 12 hours. The organizers hope this will motivate them to test and push their own limits.

visitors pose for photos or participate in a Mini Public Challenge at the Subaru booth   

Want to experience how a Subaru Challenge contestant feels? Then drop by the Subaru booth and take part in the Mini Public Challenge where you stand (literally!) to win some very cool and exclusive Subaru premiums given out daily! Push yourself to endure for at least 3 hours, and you qualify for a lucky draw to win the grand prize of a weekend stay at the Elizabeth Hotel! Good luck!


  1. I was there on Sun, too bad didn't bump into you... :(

    1. There were too many people, we would not be able to spot each other unless we arrange to meet at a designated point :)

  2. Opps should be on Sat I went, keeps thinking Sun, hehe..