ST reader wins $10k in prizes for new flat

Avid watch collector Jerome Tan won the classic Ball Trainmaster Racer worth $5,050 while Ms Lim Mei Shen walked away with the Mitsubishi Cool Treats package worth $10,000. ST PHOTO: WANG HUI FEN
Avid watch collector Jerome Tan won the classic Ball Trainmaster Racer worth $5,050 while Ms Lim Mei Shen walked away with the Mitsubishi Cool Treats package worth $10,000. ST PHOTO: WANG HUI FEN

Account assistant gets Mitsubishi appliances in ST170 contest; 2 others win Ball watches

Ms Lim Mei Shen's win in one of The Straits Times' Top Treats contests came at the perfect time.

The 24-year-old account assistant won the Mitsubishi Cool Treats package worth $10,000, which includes a five-door fridge, a System 3 air-conditioning unit and 10 fans, just in time for her new Build-To-Order (BTO) flat.

Ms Lim and her fiance hope to move into their new flat in Khatib next year.

She said: "The prize is perfect. Now we can save some money to go on a short trip or spend a bit more on renovations."

Other ST readers have also won prizes as part of the celebrations to commemorate the newspaper's 170th anniversary.

Housewife Alyssa Chong, 24, won a Ball Engineer Master II Diver watch worth $4,950.

Her sister collected the prize on her behalf as she is in confinement after giving birth to her first child, a boy.

Ms Chong said: "The prize came at the perfect time, because my husband's birthday is coming and I would like to surprise him with it.

"His current watch is not working very well, so this is a nice present."

Information technology project manager Jerome Tan, 38, won a classic Ball Trainmaster Racer worth $5,050. The avid watch collector had wanted one for some time, but was deterred by the price.

He said: "I saw the competition and participated, and when they called me, I couldn't believe I really won the watch."

Participants had to answer simple questions about the prize they wanted to win on the ST170 website. The ST170 treats have been running since February and have attracted more than 98,000 entries.

Prizes range from staycations at Club Med Kani Resort in the Maldives to an all-expenses-paid trip to a Taylor Swift concert in London, dining at swanky eateries such as the Joel Robuchon Restaurant, and the latest gadgets, including the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge 4G+.

This part of the competition is now closed but the top prize, a Land Rover Discovery Sport, is still up for grabs in a contest which opens next month.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 25, 2015, with the headline 'ST reader wins $10k in prizes for new flat'. Print Edition | Subscribe