Champions, finally - 7 years later

Their daughter was only seven-months-old when they first took her along for The New Paper SUVival Challenge in 2006.

Mr Kwok Chee Wei and his wife, Madam Tan Li Jin, admitted they barely knew what they were doing then and struggled to complete the Challenge.

And for the next seven years, the Kwoks returned home empty-handed and disappointed.

But their experience, knowledge of the Challenge and hunger to win finally paid off.

Last night, at the Equatorial Hotel in Malacca, they received a standing ovation as they were crowned champions of this year’s edition of TNP SUVival Challenge.

Madam Tan said: “I still can’t believe it. Nine years. We’ve been around since the start and we’ve finally done it. It’s incredible.”