Gear up! On 8th September 2012, The Piazza at The Curve Shopping Mall, Mutiara Damansara will transform into a battle arena with the return of the highly anticipated Subaru Palm Challenge. This annual Motor Image Malaysia Sdn Bhd event will witness Malaysian contestants trying to “out-palm” each other by placing their right hand on a specific part of the Subaru car for as long as they can. The last 10 standing will be given the opportunity to compete for a brand new Subaru Forester 2.0X worth over RM150,000. Last year, 42 year old Mr. Chong Kiat Chi of Singapore ousted 399 other challengers last year by lasting 75 hours and 36 minutes to take home the grand prize.
Participants are required to place their right palm firmly on the palm decals located all over the car while participating in the elimination rounds throughout the challenge. The series of elimination rounds will determine the last 10 standing to represent Malaysia to the MediaCorp Subaru Challenge – The Asian Face Off in Singapore.
Only the most worthy will take the next coveted step towards winning their dream car. Though the rules and regulations remain the same as the previous challenge – 2012 poses a more challenging contest that will take every ounce of will power and determination on the part of the contestants. Challenges for the 2012 Subaru Palm Challenge Malaysian Leg include standing on left leg for 20 minutes, holding and balancing a ping pong ball in a spoon using only the contestants’ mouth, participants have to also hold two 500ml bottles with their left hand raised horizontally (90 degrees from the ground) up as part of the challenge amongst others.
To the winner will go the spoils.
The 310 Singapore local contestants, and 90 other regional contestants from Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Macau, Taiwan, China and the Philippines will compete with each other for the Subaru XV 1.6 (Forester 2.0X – for Malaysian winner) in addition to an all-expense paid trip to the Lion City on the 26th – 31st of October for the finals, a watch sponsored by Orient and Subaru merchandise which include a t-shirt and cap amongst other premium items will be given to each of the top 10 finalists.
Individuals who are interested to be a part of the challenge must be at least 21 years old as of 1st January 2012, a Malaysian citizen and in good health - physically fit with no ailments. The recruitment for the Subaru Palm Challenge 2012 will run from 25th August – 7th September 2012 via www.hitz.fm where interested participants can register and submit their details.
For further information on the Subaru Palm Challenge, contestants can visit www.motorimage.net/MY or call Motor Image Malaysia Sdn Bhd at 03 - 7968 1212 or 03 - 7956 2288.