Monday, July 24, 2006
Some almost 10 years ago, I would have scorned at the idea of a silly treasure hunt in a suburban/city area. But as you age, it somewhat mellows.
Although I can't say I learnt a lot more about heritage because I am getting very senile, I enjoyed myself. We were all having fun. It makes things even more fun that we had a few groups of friends with us as we shared the clues and tips. 安全第一，好玩第二，赢奖第三. You had be really careful while crossing the road. I think the drivers must have been quite mad on this day, cursing and swearing.
Jalan Besar and Balestier is a very complicated area. But the event helps put everything in perspective. It showed me places I've never seen before and that it's possible to walk to Kallang even. The Tau Sar Piah at Balestier was quite yummy.
My only gripe was that the clues are just terrible. The fact that some stations actually moved about certainly pissed us off. I interogated someone at the station, "Where's the pagoda?". All I got was a "They only told me it's here." I didn't think it was a good answer at all. They were similarly interogated by several participants alike. All of us were quite sure that we had passed by before and the station wasn't there.
Well, the goodie bag was not bad actually, nothing expensive, but you could tell they had certainly put in efforts to put everything together.
The funniest moment had to be how all 3 groups of us rushed to get up on stage when the MC called for it. :P Fun comes in numbers, I think it's true.
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