Welcome to the year 1823 in the British trading port of Singapore. It is June, and Sir Stamford Raffles is displeased with Singapore’s progress under the stewardship of Lieutenant-Colonel William Farquhar, the first Resident and Commandant of Singapore. Sir Stamford Raffles dismissed Lieutenant-Colonel William Farquhar from his post a month ago. A new Resident and Commandant of Singapore, Dr John Crawfurd, will be taking of Singapore’s governance moving forward.
Raffles has charged Lt. Philip Jackson, an officer of the Bengal Artillery Regiment, with drawing up the plans for Raffles’ vision of the layout of Singapore going forward. Under the supervision of Sir Raffles, Lt. Jackson eventually completes the first drafts and sketches of the new town plans for Singapore.
One day Raffles bursts into your office in a furious and terrible rage.
“This is an ATROCITY! THE PLANS! The plans are gone!”
Your Mission: Find the Culprit and Retrieve the “Jackson Plan”
The scenario is fictional but based in historical context.
The investigation includes 2 steps
The teams must answer questions, solve puzzles and riddles and also take photos and videos to unlock clues.
It should be noted that not all the challenges are related to Singapore and raffles history. There is a large diversity of topics that makes for a more exciting activity.
- 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.
The winning team is the first to identify the culprit.
The Jackson Map