It’s time to put your hands down again. The Subaru Palm Challenge Back has returned. Now in its 8th year, the Subaru Palm Challenge 2016 – Malaysia Face-Off organized by exclusive Subaru distributor, Motor Image Malaysia, will be held at Piazza, The Curve Mutiara Damansara this Saturday (13 August).
We will get to see the 80 participants, selected via prior online registration, battle it out for the top 10 spots to be eligible for the regional grand finale at the MediaCorp Subaru Car Challenge 2016 – The Asian Face-Off on 5-8 November 2016.
This challenge will be test the mental and physical endurance as the participants have to keep their palm on a Subaru vehicle for the longest time possible with only a 10-minute break every 6 hours to grab a quick bite or visit the washroom.
The participants will also have to take part in a series of tough challenges as part of the elimination process. The challenges will be introduced to the participants at sporadic timings throughout the day to keep the participants on their toes at all time.
The 10 Malaysian finalists will move on to the next phase of the challenge, MediaCorp Subaru Car Challenge 2016 – The Asian Face-Off in Singapore, where they will face 390 other hopeful participants from across the region, including Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam for a chance to win a brand new Subaru XV.
The 2015 winner, Mr. Nguyen Phuoc Huynh from Vietnam clocked in 77 hours and 58 minutes for the final
challenge – which marks the first time a regional contestant has won the MediaCorp Subaru Car Challenge. The best performing contestant from Malaysia, Mr. Tan Hong Sheng, came in second and was also awarded as Country Winner. Additionally, the Malaysian team snagged the title of Country Team Winner for achieving the longest combined standing time (cumulative time of all 10 representatives from the same country) of 518 hours and 45 minutes.
Shoppers and visitors at The Curve can also join the fun with the Mini Palm Challenge the following day (Sunday) offered by Subaru to win attractive prizes.
So do remember the dates below and make your way to The Curve.
13 August 2016, Saturday – Subaru Palm Challenge 2016 – Malaysia Face-Off
14 August 2016, Sunday – Subaru Mini Palm Challenge
Time: 10am onwards
Venue: Piazza, The Curve, Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya
Orient is the Official Timekeeper of the Subaru Palm Challenge – Malaysia Face-Off.