Media Releases

2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000

100 participants vie for championship in Torque On The Move

Singapore, 29 August 2016 – Torque, Singapore’s leading motoring monthly published by SPH Magazines, held its thematic islandwide automotive telematch Torque On The Move on 27 August 2016. A total of 100 participants in 50 cars signed up for the seventh edition of the title’s annual event.

This year’s theme for the automotive telematch was “stretch your motoring dollar”. The participants were flagged off from Tree Lizard Restaurant & Bar at Dempsey Hill at 9.30am.

With two team members to a car, participants had to decipher location clues to arrive at four compulsory checkpoints known as Torque Junctions – located at Komoco’s Hyundai showroom, a Bridgestone store, a HEVSHOP workshop and the Ultimate Drive outlet in Suntec City. 

The challenges at the Torque Junctions put the participants’ teamwork, creativity and motoring knowledge to the test. Additional points were assigned to those already earned by the participants in the pre-event and islandwide bonus challenges. 

The end point was at SPH Media Centre where the three top-scoring teams collected their prizes on the winners’ podium. They were:

1st Team 39 Matthew Tai and Kenneth Lim
2nd Team 09 Anthony Soh and Chen Zhaolin
3rd Team 08 Abel Tan and Amos Tan

The team in pole position won a top prize worth $5,300, consisting of a week-long drive in a selected Hyundai car, a set of Bridgestone Turanza GR-100 tyres, a two-year HEVSHOP VIP servicing package and exclusive passes to a Formula 1 driver autograph session at the Formula One Paddock Club Lifestyle Area.

Mr Matthew Tai, 26, of the winning team, said: “Torque On The Move 2016 was not only enjoyable and well-planned, but the pre-event and bonus challenges provided an added dimension of fun and entertainment! The time spent driving around Singapore while solving various clues along the way was fun, exciting and educational. This is definitely Singapore’s best automotive telematch!”

Mr Christopher Tan, Consulting Editor of Torque and Senior Correspondent with The Straits Times, said: “Once again, the Torque brand hit the road with its readers, beyond the pages of Singapore’s most authoritative motoring magazine.”

Mr David Ting, Editor of Torque, said: “For the seventh time, our title’s signature event offered a turbo-charged telematch experience to all the participants, who enjoyed being on the move across the island with Torque, the authority on all things automotive in Singapore.”

Ms Pang Lee Cheng, General Manager in the Men’s & Special Interest division of SPH Magazines, said: “It’s another successful Torque On The Move, our popular yearly event that brings our staffers, readers and partners together on a special Saturday. Everyone took gifts and prizes home, in addition to great memories and good friendships.”

Download event photos at:

Issued by SPH Magazines Pte Ltd
Co. Registration. No. 196900476M

For more information, please contact:

Lim Sok Ching
Assistant Manager, 
Marketing (Torque)
SPH Magazines Pte Ltd
Tel: 6319 5819


Athena Kang
Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
Tel: 6319 1225


Vanni Cheong
Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR Division
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd 
Tel: 6319 1553

About Torque

Since its inception in 1990, readers have trusted Torque as the authority when it comes to cars and the car culture. From test driving the latest cars to appreciating all things automotive, Torque is the trusted opinion leader.

As the automotive authority, Torque features the latest motoring news, informative articles and unbiased test-drive reports in a visually stunning package of top-quality photography and sleek design. Backed by a team of seasoned and passionate motoring journalists,Torque is the staple of car enthusiasts.

Torque is also distributed in Malaysia.

About SPH Magazines

A leading publisher in Singapore and the region, SPH Magazines Pte Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of media organisation Singapore Press Holdings Limited. 

With a proven track record for sterling editorial content, award-winning designs and creative solutions, SPH Magazines together with its subsidiaries, Blu Inc Holdings (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Blu Inc Media (HK) Limited and Blu Inc Media China, raise the bar as a dynamic publisher. In its stable are about 100 titles in the region, in English, Chinese and other languages, covering lifestyle, fashion, beauty, society, bridal, health, men's lifestyle, automobile, parenting, decor, new media and business. All the newsstand publications, including flagship title Her World, and other titles such as Female, Cleo, The Women's Weekly, Harper's BAZAAR, Cosmopolitan, The Peak, ICON, Home & Decor, Nuyou, Torque, Asia-Pacific Boating, AsiaSpa and LP Luxury Properties are among the highest-circulating titles and best-read in their respective lifestyle categories.

In addition, websites such as and have extended its reach online, engaging readers with interactive content, capturing audience beyond print. 

SPH Magazines' established editorial unit provides excellent custom publishing services to major corporate clients by producing custom lifestyle magazines, newsletters and other collaterals to meet their business needs. clickTRUE Pte Ltd, an associate company of SPH Magazines, is a Pay Per Performance online marketing company specialising in Online Media Planning, Search Engine Marketing and Optimisation, Web Analytics Consultancy and Landing Page Optimisation. 

With a vision to continue regional growth, SPH Magazines is set to hold a leading position in publishing in Asia, with a presence in China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, The Philippines and Vietnam. 

As a Publisher of Choice, SPH Magazines aims to deliver the best to meet the diverse needs and interests of readers and advertisers.

Visit for more information.