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Historical Hunt – Chinatown
A Virtual team investigation set in Singapore 100 years ago
The participants need to resolve multiple challenges to get the clues required to identify the culprit of a fictional plot.
It requires analytical skills, creativity and observation. The diversity of the challenges makes this activity interesting for all profiles of participants.
In this game, your team must solve a fictitious crime set in 1922, just after the the WWI and around 100 years after Raffles arrived in Singapore.
100 years earlier, Sir Stamford Raffles arrived in Singapore and unveiled his development plan, the “Raffles Town Plan”.
The Governor of the Straits Settlements invited the main personalities of the time to celebrate this important anniversary. The next day, he discovered the next day that the “Raffles Town Plan” had been stolen. He summoned you and asks you to recover the plan and find the culprit.
He gives you a journal containing a list of suspects to investigate.
The scenario is fictional but set in historical context.
The investigation includes 2 steps
- Collecting clues: The teams must answer questions, solve puzzles and riddles to unlock clues in Chinatown, Tian Hock Keng Temple, Nagore Durgha and other important historical landmarks around Telok Ayer.
- Analyzing the clues to find the culprit: The difficulty of culprit identification depends on the number of clues uncovered by each team hence the importance of the first step.