Mmmmmhm, doesn’t that sound fishy? Except in all seriousness, this is only for “work” purposes.

The Great Singapore Shopping Challenge is an annual shopping challenge held by the Singapore Tourism Board since 2004, and is the opening event of the Great Singapore Sale, which lasts from May 29 to July 26.

Last year’s representative for VietNam was actor Johnny Tri Nguyen and Miss Vietnam 2006 Mai Phuong Thuy, and the year before that were singers Quang Vinh and Hien Thuc.

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Vietnam's 2007 representatives: Hien Thuc & Quang Vinh


Vietnam's 2008 representatives: Johnny & Mai Phuong Thuy

This year, two of Vietnam’s top models-turned-actor/actress, Nguyen Binh Minh and Pham Thanh Hang, will represent Vietnam at the Great Singapore Shopping Challenge 2009 on May 30.

The Vietnam team will compete with 10 local teams from Singapore and 19 teams from countries and territories including Thailand, Malaysia, China, Hong Kong, India, Australia and the UK.

The winning team will receive S$10,000 (US$6,900).

Each team will be given tasks at various locations. The team that completes the challenge within 3 hours spending the least amount of money wins.

All contestants will keep the items bought during the Challenge.

During the promotion, visitors can find discounts of up to 70 percent at participating stores.

Source: VietNamNet