On the 25th of November, the best car audio installers in Singapore prepared their competition cars in the Asia Finals, where the results of seven countries from the best of Indonesia, Taiwan, The Philippines, Thailand, China and Malaysia will be collated to determine the best in the region.
Carros Centre (60 Jln Lam Huat, Singapore 737869) was abuzz with activity – no surprises given that it served as the perfect venue to hold large scale events – a rarity in land scarce Singapore! Judges for Asia Finals 2018 were out in full force. Costas Christopolous, Glen Saitowitz, Genna Litvin, Ricky Sutanto, Edy Susanto, Wayne Tung, Adison de Ocampo, Jino Bhucksasri, Diyoy Cabahug, Adrian Malabanan and Nithipatra Achirapongpakin were present to dish out their expertise to a keen group of mobile media enthusiasts.
Intermittent rain did not dampen the spirits of the event. It proved to be a day of fun-filled activities, notably due to a massive turnout from Honda lovers. When the finals were well underway, Honda owners gathered in style to account for one of the biggest car events in Singapore. “A Day for Honda” was Singapore’s largest gathering of Hondas, and it featured old school classics, right through to modern iterations of the popular brand. This was certainly one of highlights, as it managed to exude festive vibes, along with providing opportunities for like-minded enthusiasts to share all-things automotive.
Sponsors for the event include Alphard, Audiowave, Audison, Audible Physics, Boga, Brian, Brax, Dls, Flux, Focal, German Maestro, Gladen, Genesis, Ground Zero, Harmotech, Helix, Hertz, Micro Precision, Monster, Morel, Mosconi, Quartarigo Sinfoni, Rockford Fosgate, So Audio, STEG, Stp, Tchernov, Top Palace, Wisdom Holy and Zapco. Preferred dealers include Preferred Dealers : Action Auto Pte Ltd, Audio Solution Pte Ltd, Chuan Sing Auto Accessories, Darren Auto Accessories & Aircond, Dat’s Auto Pte Ltd, Dimension Audio, Foon Audio Garage, Han Revolution, New Generation Autosound Enterprise, ST Audio Master, Supreme Car Audio Pte Ltd and Xtremez Audio Accessories. Other sponsors include Audiotec Fischer (Brax, Helix, Match), Groundzero, Silent Coat (Asia Main Sponsors) and Audible Physics, Awave, Steg, Focal, Audison (Asia Sponsors).
Competitors took part in two versions of the event – National Finals competition, as well as Asia + National Finals competition. Sub-categories were tagged to each version, namely E 2000, E 3000, E Unlimited, S 4000, S Unlimited, S OEM, M 5000, M Limited, M Unlimited, M OEM, E 1500, MM 2.1, Best of Sound, King of Sound and Euro 9000.
We would like to congratulate EMMA judges and the workgroup for yet another flawless event execution. It managed to carve a niche on its own, appealing to mobile media enthusiasts. Yet, the scope has been broadened to accommodate more stakeholders – not only fans of quality sound systems, but even petrolheads who are passionate about automotive-related events. This, we reckon, is what makes EMMA Singapore Championship National Finals & Asia Finals 2018 special. Please find below the results, narrowed down from 70 EMMA competition car and a total of 110 entries. It was also interesting to note that some of the cars went to compete in Heat 2 of EMMA in Malaysia as well. Salute!