Published on August 16th, 2016 | by Subhash Nair


10 Malaysian Finalist to Take on Mediacord Subaru Car Challenge 2016 – Asian Face-Off

Motor Image Malaysia, the exclusive distributor of Subaru vehicles in Malaysia, just announced the 10 finalists that will be representing the country in the upcoming MediaCorp Subaru Car Challenge 2016 – The Asian Face-Off in Singapore.

The Subaru Palm Challenge 2016 – Malaysia Face-Off took place yesterday at Piazza, The Curve, Mutiara Damansara. After nine hours and three minutes, the 10 Malaysians managed to out battle other hopefuls through pure will and determination, and qualify for the grand finale in Singapore.

Goodyear f1 650x85(DSF)

To stay in the running, the participants kept their palms on the vehicle at all times and were only granted 10-minute breaks every six hours to have meals or visit the washroom. They also had to endure challenging conditions, including scorching heat and a series of tough challenges.


“It was definitely not as easy as I thought it would be; I prepared myself physically for the challenge and I thought that would be sufficient but after a couple of hours into the challenge, I suddenly realized that it was more of a mental and spiritual focus that I needed to keep going! Now that I know, I can’t wait to bring my energy and focus to Singapore and bring home a Subaru XV!” said finalist Yeong Shao Yei.

10 Finalists of Subaru Palm Challenge 2016 – Malaysia Face-Off

  1. Lee Hoong Kit
  2. Tan Chuan Kok
  3. Chang Wei Khang
  4. Lai Zhu Chuan
  5. Sharul Sofian Bin Sharom
  6. Kee Wee Chong
  7. Viswanath A/L Francis Dobbie
  8. Loh Sai Mun
  9. Yeong Shao Yei
  10. Mohd Khairul Quayum

At the MediaCorp Subaru Car Challenge 2016 – The Asian Face-Off in Singapore, the 10 Malaysian finalists will face 390 other participants from Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam for a brand new Subaru XV worth RM126,000.


Contestants also stand a chance to win cash prizes for being Country Winner – awarded to the last person standing from each country; Asian Winner – awarded to the last person standing from all regional countries except Singapore; and a Country Team prize for the longest surviving country – calculated by adding each individual team member’s time together.

The Subaru Palm Challenge – Malaysia Face-Off 2016 is supported by Orient as the Official Timekeeper.

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