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Sunday September 29, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
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by oh chin eng
GEORGE TOWN: Yeoh Ban Lye and his wife Cecilia Yew edged out younger rivals to clinch the first prize in the Flavours Palm Oil Speed Stakes hypermarket sweep.
The 50-year-old couple upstaged 59 other teams of two members each at the Giant Superstore Farlim at the All Seasons Place in Bandar Baru Air Itam yesterday.
In the first round – the hypermarket cart race – participants had to grab items containing palm oil as an ingredient under three minutes, and with a RM100 budget.
The top five teams that collected the widest variety of items within those conditions advanced to the second stage – the games challenge.
The three games the participants had to complete were Draw and Guess, Jigsaw Puzzle and Guess the Number of Oil Palm Seeds.
Yeoh, a manager, and Yew, a management consultant, said they had planned well for the challenge.
“We visited the hypermarket a few times to check where the items were located and their prices,” said Yeoh.
“Our hard work paid off. With just a RM50 registration fee, we are now walking away with so many prizes.”
Yew said the event was a good experience, as she did not know until then that many food products contained palm oil.
The couple won RM2,000 and Giant shopping vouchers worth RM800.
The second prize of RM1,500 and RM300 worth of Giant vouchers went to Edward Yeap, 49, and Tan Ai Pin, 48.
The third prize was won by Goh Mee Mee, 32, and Chin Beng Seng, 45, who walked away with RM700 and RM100 in Giant vouchers while fourth-placed Ng Ling Ling and Lum Ming Ming, both 28, won RM400 and RM100 worth of Giant vouchers.
Lim Wei Nyin and Goh Wei Keat, both 29, won themselves RM200 and RM100 worth of Giant vouchers for coming in fifth.
The winning teams also received a hamper each.
The prizes were presented by The Star’s senior regional manager (operations) David Yeoh and Giant Superstore Farlim manager Lau Cher Yong.
The participating teams also received a Giant voucher worth RM100 each at the start of the race, as well as a breakfast meal, a goodie bag containing a bottle of Carotino cooking oil, a bottle of Buruh cooking oil and the September issue of Flavours magazine.
The Flavours Palm Oil Speed Stakes is part of The Star’s initiative to educate Malaysians on the importance of palm oil to the nation’s economy as well as to highlight the wide and various uses of the oil and to understand its benefits.
The hypermarket cart race provided an exciting learning process in which participants could learn more about the role of palm oil in everyday life.
The event was presented by Flavours, Malaysia’s premier food and lifestyle magazine that is published monthly by Star Publications (M) Bhd while Giant hypermarket was the venue sponsor.
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