Be the next Pambassador!

Written by Cheryl Tay on . Posted in Cheryl Tay Blog | Blog Post of Cheryl Tay

The Chengdu Pambassador Programme is looking for animal-lovers and travel enthusiasts!

The last Pambassador Programme in 2010 was a huge success and this year, the Pambassador Semi-Finals will be held in Singapore. Join PandaQuest for a chance to get up close and personal with the pandas of Chengdu, China.

The search will be for three Pambassadors who will embark on a Global Panda Conservation Tour to visit and promote endangered animal protection around the world.


PandaQuest is a competition designed to find the next set of Pambassadors for the giant pandas of Chengdu, China. The Quest begins with an online submission and then from the top 160 global applicants, the panel of judges will select 72 semi-finalists to go on an all expense-paid trip to the regional semi-finals. A total of 16 finalists will be selected from this pool of semi-finalists. All finalists will then be flown to Chengdu, China, to compete in the “PandaQuest” finals.

The PandaQuest winners will be crowned as “Chengdu Pambassadors” by the Chengdu Panda Base. The Pambassadors will attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Panda Valley in Chengdu, design a project to promote the giant pandas as part of the Panda Rehabilitation Fund and be provided the opportunity to work with WildAid, a wildlife protection organization.

Each Pambassador will receive a stipend of US$20,000 to help them carry out their plans for endangered animal protections over the following year.

If you love to travel and would love to do your bit for pandas, like the Chengdu Pambassador page and find out more about the Pambassador Programme here.

Meanwhile, I have a little treat for you!

Cheryl Tay X Pambassador iPad 3 Giveaway

How does it work?

Create your profile on PandaQuest and send an email to me at with your username. Get your friends and family to ‘hug’ you on PandaQuest and the one with the highest points (1 hug = 10 points) at the end of the PandaQuest competition wins an iPad 3!

This giveaway is only open to people living in Singapore and it ends on 2 October 2012 at 2.00 am (GMT +8 Singapore time). Prizes will ready for collection 3 – 4 weeks after contest closes.

Go ahead and create your PandaQuest profile now and start collecting hugs!

Good luck!

Cheryl Tay

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Singapore’s only female full-time motoring and motorsports photojournalist. Independent automotive consultant and prominent local motorsports personality Cheryl Tay is uniquely passionate about all things cars and motorsports. She also has a strong passion to share her interest and knowledge, hence having a dream to become the ‘Oprah Winfrey of cars and motorsports’ and create a multimedia platform for her sharing. - A female in a male-dominated world, Cheryl Tay is Singapore’s only female full-time motoring journalist and motorsports blogger and she regularly writes for prominent titles in Singapore, Asia and internationally. (See full list of titles that Cheryl Tay writes for here.)

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