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Singapore Cable Car announces 'Surviving the Sky' Challenge winners


After a week-long of toil, tension and anxiety, Abdul Rahman Bin Selamat and Zaiton Majid (Team 17) dominated the other 18 remaining teams representing Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, South Korea and Hong Kong and were crowned the winners of Asia's first reality challenge on a cable car, 'Surviving the Sky', which ended at 12 noon on 23 Mar 2004.

The winning team will walk away with the S$50,000 grand prize, comprising of S$20,000 cash and a 7-day cruise around the Mediterranean Sea (worth S$30,000), sponsored by Costa Stars. They will enjoy the special ambience on an immaculately run ship after a tough week in the cable car.

During the interview process, this team impressed the judges with a dance, their energy and their sporting personalities. These gave them an instant ticket to be one of the final 21 teams representing Singapore. Zaiton is a henna tattoo artist and Rahman, a music lover. They chose henna as their luxury item to kill their boredom. Now, they are the winners of the grand prize!

Joining the winners of this challenge are first runner up, Rachmat Karsono and Tense Manalu (Team 33), second runner up, Lai Sew Kong and Lee Mary (Team 14), third runner up is Max Koh and Rebecca Leow (Team 11) and fourth runner up, Mohamed Haron Bin Mohamed Haniff and Adida Hussein (Team 2) who will be taking home with them S$3,000 cash sponsored by Orion Worldwide Partners, 2 Hewlett Packard PDAs (iPAQ Pocket PC H2210), 2 Hewlett Packard Printers (HP Photosmart145- Compact Photo Printer with text LCD and memory card slots) and another 2 Hewlett Packard Printers (HP Photosmart145- Compact Photo Printer with text LCD and memory card slots) respectively.

"Through the challenge, teams bonded with each other, formed new friendships, strengthened family relationships and learnt to appreciate the little things in life. I am very pleased that this event has made such an impact to all involved. It was heart warming to see so many supporters (friends and family and even members of the public) come down to cheer and encourage the teams," said Mr Soo Kok Leng, Chairman of Singapore Cable Car (Pte) Ltd.

"I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all participants in being the pioneer group in this 'Surviving the Sky' Challenge and for being a good sport. You are all winners in your own way. You have persevered through the 7 days and 'survived' the boredom, vertigo, claustrophobia and more."

Commenting on the sponsorship, Mr Soo said: "We would like to thank all our sponsors for their kind generosity and support towards our 30th anniversary celebrations."

Source: Singapore Cable Car Press Release 23 Mar 2004





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