How well do you know Asia’s rich history, politics, environment and geography? Organised by ASIAN Geographic, the ASIAN Geographic Hot Soup Challenge is an annual event in Singapore that tests participants’ knowledge on the region in a competitive environment with exciting prizes to be won!

Over the years, the ASIAN Geographic Hot Soup Challenge has received strong support from secondary schools across Singapore, with over 3,200 students from over 1,000 schools participating in previous years. The Hot Soup Challenge has also been graced by VIPs such as late president MR S R NATHAN, Member of Parliament MR BAEY YAM KENG, MR VIKRAM NAIR, and Parliamentary speaker MR MICHAEL PALMER.

This year, the Asian Geographic Hot Soup Challenge is opening its competition categories not just to educational institutes but Singaporeans of all ages.

We welcome you to pit your wits against others and see if you can clinch the title of champion of knowledge on Asia!

Participants will also get to meet and greet our distinguished Guest of Honour, and listen to a series of educational talks from several inspirational guest speakers.

Simply form a team of four and register your name in the form on the right! All team members must be between 12 and 17 and must be from a secondary school or regional institution.

Teams may consist of students of EITHER the same school/institution OR different schools/institutions.

Asian Geographic Hot Soup Challenge consists of TWO main parts:

1. Qualifying Round

The first qualifying round

Location to be Announced*

2. Elimination Rounds

Based on scores from the qualifying rounds, the top 16 teams/individuals will proceed to the elimination round and are randomly paired in matches against one another. There are a total of four stages in this round:

Selection Round: 16 teams/individuals compete for the top eight spots by answering 25 written MCQs

Quarter-Finals: The top eight teams answer 20 questions through a buzzer system

Semi-Finals: The top four teams compete by answering 10 questions through a buzzer system

Finals: The top two teams compete for the championships by answering 10 questions through a buzzer system

Reporting Time

*to be announced*


*to be announced*

Great prizes are up for grabs!

Prizes for 2018 Coming Soon*


Hotsoup Challenge 2017 Prizes

The Grand Prize – sponsored by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) – was a four-day, three-night educational trip to Bangkok, Thailand!

The following goodies are also up for grabs:

150 bags and 150 luggage tags, courtesy of TAT

150 B2P gel pens and 12 stationary goodie bags, courtesy of Pilot Pen

Four Lowe Alpine bags, courtesy of Gearholic

Children’s books, courtesy of Dolphins Diving Dreams

125 paper mission tickets and goodie bags, courtesy of Tag Team @ East Coast Park.
The first prize winner will also receive a voucher for an hour team-building session for up to 40 persons (Downtown East).

Lunch for all participants will be provided on the day, courtesy of Makan Food.
*Vegan options will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For more information or general enquiries, drop us a call and email at:

Tel: (65) 6298 3241

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2017 Post Reports

Ayutthaya's history as a cosmopolitan hub of religion and culture will be explored.

The Best of Bangkok

The forthcoming Hot Soup School Challenge will see four victorious students win a four-day trip to Thailand! Here’s just a taste of what the winners can expect during this adventure-filled itinerary.

The Hot Soup School Challenge champions.

Asian Geographic Hot Soup School Challenge 2017

The 2017 ASIAN Geographic Hot Soup Challenge concluded its sixth successful quiz this year, held at the Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS). The competition brought together 20 teams of four between the ages of 13 and 17 from various schools around Singapore, with the majority of participants returning to the competition with high hopes of making it into the finals.

Thailand: From the eyes of a young explorer

Six months ago, we were neck deep in the ASIAN Geographic Hot Soup Challenge 2017, pitting our knowledge of Asia against other secondary school contestants for a shot at being crowned champion of general knowledge on the region. Late October saw us triumphantly bundled up for a flight to Bangkok – almost vibrating with excitement – as part of the victor’s winnings: a specially organised educational adventure into the Land of a Thousand Smiles.

A Step Back in Time

Sukhothai translates to “dawn of happiness” our guide, Tong, tells us with an appropriately wide grin as we pull out of the airport on a steaming, cloudless day in February. It’s the end of the dry season, and a milky Thai iced tea (Cha Yen ชาเย็น) – a shock of saccharine, foamy orange – goes down a treat. The lazy yawns I’ve been stifling since the early morning wake-up are swiftly substituted with a caffeine and condensed milk-induced buzz.