Year-Long Arts City Treasure Hunt Ends


Participants Reap Rewards


The first ever Arts City Treasure Hunt in Singapore saw a participation of nearly 1000, including junior college, secondary and primary school students. The winners not only received attractive prizes but more importantly, acquired valuable knowledge of Singapore’s arts scene. 


Launched on 1 December 2002 and ended 31 December 2003, the treasure hunt was a fun and exciting way of getting Singaporeans to learn about the arts and arts facilities in Singapore. Contestants followed a trail of clues provided in a brochure produced by the National Arts Council and the Singapore Tourism Board, hunted for information at various arts venues, and filled in the answers in the contest form. 


The event saw several interesting collaborations. On 5 July 2003 soccer stars from the Jurong Football Club including Park Tae Won, Precious Emuejeraye and Okoye Emeka Obidiah joined participants in the search for nuggets of information on the arts and later signed autographs for fans. On 6 Dec 2003, it was the turn of players from the Tanjong Pagar United Football Club. The Defence Science & Technology Agency integrated the hunt with their family day on 30 August.  


Five prizes were awarded in a lucky draw held every month and winners over the 12 months were then entered for a Grand Lucky Draw on 31 Dec 2003. 20 prizes were given away for the grand draw and the top 3 winners were Phua Joo Shian (1st prize – Cruise for 2 to Malaysia by StarCruise, Lim Sok Ngin (2nd prize – Kodak DX3900 Digital Camera) and Samantha Lim Sok Hoon (3rd prize – 1 night stay at The Pan Pacific Singapore Hotel).


The Arts City Treasure Hunt was organised by NAC and supported by the Singapore Tourism Board. Sponsors include NTUC Income, Central Singapore CDC, National Heritage Board, Kodak (Singapore), Star Cruises and The Pan Pacific Singapore.


Annex - List of prizes