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Shin Min Daily News DRIFT CARNIVAL 2009

Singapore, 17 July 2009 – Singapore's first ever neighbourhood drifting event - the Shin Min Daily News Drift Carnival 2009 (新明日报 漂移特技嘉年华 2009) - will set pulses racing with some fast and furious action this Sunday, 19 July 2009, between 2pm and 6pm, at Kovan Hub (former Hougang/Kovan Bus Interchange).

The inaugural event, organised by Shin Min Daily News, aims to bring the latest motor sports closer to heartlanders, and is supported by Aljunied GRC and Paya Lebar CC. Mdm Cynthia Phua, MP for Aljunied GRC, will be gracing the event.

Spectators will be thrilled by the 5 exhilarating drift car performances between 2pm to 6pm by 3 professionals. Members of the public can also stand a chance to be picked to go on mind-blowing drift rides. 

There will also be Go-Kart rides and a parade of the 8 best decorated cars. Joining in the fun are DJs from Radio 100.3 FM who will take part in a Go-Kart race. The DJs will also challenge a special team comprising journalists from Shin Min Daily News in the Tyre-changing challenge. 

More than $15,000 worth of shopping vouchers, prizes and hampers will be given out during the following activities:

  • Remote Controlled Drift Car challenge
  • Precision Parking challenge
  • Tyre-changing challenge
  • Stage Games
  • Vote for the Best Decorated Car
  • Lucky Draw and gift redemptions for readers


Sponsors for the event include Geely, Yokohama, and Defu Furniture. 

Media Invitation

Your reporter, photographer and video crew are cordially invited to cover the event. 

Shin Min Daily News DRIFT CARnival 2009
Date: Sunday, 19 July 2009
Time: 2.00pm - 6.00pm
Venue: Kovan Hub (former Hougang/Kovan Bus Interchange).

To RSVP, please contact Ms Jenny Koh at kohls@sph.com.sg, 6319 1580 or 9750 2328 before 6.00pm, Friday, July 17.




Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
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For more information, please contact:

Ms Jenny Koh 
Asst Promotions Manager 
Product Branding & Promotions
Marketing Division
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

DID : 6319 1580
Mobile : 9750 2328
Email : kohls@sph.com.sg

Adrian Cheong
Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications Division
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Tel : 6319 2261
HP : 9798 6097
Email : 
cheongcy@sph.com.sg

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