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All 400 LTA COE Challenge 2013 contestants have passed away

All 400 LTA COE Challenge 2013 contestants have passed away

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Exposed to the elements for one week, all have died pursuing their dreams of attaining a $90,000 COE.

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All 400 LTA COE Challenge 2013 contestants who have been competing to be the last one standing to win a $90,000 Cat B COE have passed away, said the organiser for this year’s inaugural event.

The competition to be the last one standing with the hand on the oversized COE paper started on Nov. 2, last Saturday, and was held at Ngee Ann City’s Civic Plaza.

But the competition proved too intense with no one quitting and after one week, ended abruptly this morning when all of the contestants died on the spot.

Kee Chia, an event spokesperson said: “After the first two days, none of the contestants dropped out. So the judges tweaked the rules by removing all rest breaks and all contestants were not allowed to eat or drink.”

A post-mortem has confirmed that participants underwent starvation and the exposure to non-stop rain and shine plus sleep deprivation took a toll on them.

A next-of-kin of one of the competitors who declined to be named said: “I am feeling very sad, but at the same time heartened. At least I know Andy died trying to achieve what he always wanted: A COE.”

 

 

 

 

None of the 400 LTA COE Challenge contestants have dropped out yet

None of the 400 LTA COE Challenge contestants have dropped out yet

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Judges deciding when to completely remove meal and toilet breaks to make people drop out.

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The first 24 hours have past, but all are determined to win the $90,000 Cat B COE.

In a show of how highly prized the $90,000 COE is, all 400 contestants taking part in this year’s inaugural LTA COE Challenge 2013 have not budged from their position.

They are determined to be the last one standing with their hand on the oversized COE paper, one of the most highly sought after piece of thing in Singapore.

Judges of the COE Challenge that New Nation spoke to said this year’s competition held at Ngee Ann City’s Civic Plaza since Nov. 2 will most likely have its rules tweaked to at least weed out some participants.

Hen Gong Ping, a judge said: “If we see that there are still so many competitors left several hours later, we will make the rules tighter.”

“We are thinking of not giving any more toilet or meal breaks and we might convert the competition into Hunger Games, since the competition is already so fierce.”

“Singaporeans have shown that they are willing to put their lives on the line just to own a car. So many of them buy a car to go to work, just so they can earn money to buy a car.”

 

 

 

 

LTA $90,000 COE Challenge kicks off, 400 S’poreans battle it out

LTA $90,000 COE Challenge kicks off, 400 S’poreans battle it out

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Contestants aim to be the last one standing with hand on Cat B COE paper.

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A total of 400 contestants are competing in this year’s inaugural LTA COE Challenge 2013.

Up for grabs is a $90,000 Cat B COE, that is worth 30 months’ salary of the average Singaporean.

The contest, which kicked off this morning at Ngee Ann City’s Civic Plaza, is a purely Singaporean affair.

This is so as Singapore is the only country in the world that issues COEs for car ownership.

The aim of the competition is for contestants to put their hand on oversized COEs. The one last standing will bring it home.

Kia Kah Song, one of the contestants, said he expects the fight for the COE to be brutal and he is mentally preparing himself to be standing for up to a week: “Last week’s Subaru Challenge is considered nothing compared to this. COE is worth so much more even though it is merely $5,000 more than an $85,000 Subaru.”

His rationale is simple to follow: A car is worthless without the COE, but a COE will not be worthless even without a car.

Last week’s Subaru Challenge 2013 ended after 75 hours, with the winner winning a car without the prized COE included.

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Subaru Challenge 2013 stories:

394 out of 400 participants dropped out of Subaru Challenge 2013 in first 5 minutes

Subaru Challenge 2013 winner shocked he has to pay $90,000 COE

 

 

 

 

400 contestants compete to be last one standing in LTA COE Challenge 2013

400 contestants compete to be last one standing in LTA COE Challenge 2013

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The last one standing will win $90,000 Cat B COE.

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Following the epic success of the just-concluded Subaru Challenge 2013 where a man won a $85,000 Subaru car without a $90,000 COE included, the authorities are organising a LTA COE Challenge 2013.

A total of 400 participants will compete at Ngee Ann City’s Civic Plaza on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 for the grand prize.

Up for grabs is a $90,000 Cat B COE, which is worth way much more than the price of a car.

Participants will put their hands on oversized COE papers. The last one with the hand on the paper will win it.

Unlike the Subaru Challenge 2013, the LTA COE Challenge is only open to Singaporeans and not to contestants from the region because only Singapore got issue COE for car ownership.

One of the contestants, Hen Xing Fen, said: “I can’t believe I have this once in a lifetime chance of winning a $90,000 COE.”

“This beats winning a Subaru car because a car is worthless without the COE, but a COE will not be worthless even without a car.”

“I believe this LTA COE Challenge 2013 will be a fight to the finish. I expect to be standing for up to one week.”