Since we're on our holidays, my friends from law school and I decided to join a treasure hunt competition. I initiated the idea actually, and I was so glad they agreed! It's a treasure hunt on foot conducted by a health products company, Bio-Life and some other sponsors. So that is why we had to have the treasure hunt on foot. I just guess it would be fun for us to get together, do some activities and exercise as well.For a group, it must be formed from 2-4 persons, and our group consists of 4. The fee for each group was RM 120 so we dutched.
Our group's name was... Siti Lemon!!!
Huh.. does the name ring a bell? If you can recall there was this Japanese cartoon series on RTM 2 named Tomato Man, and yes Siti Lemon was his sweet dimpled close friend.
When we arrived at the starting point, Kelana Jaya LRT station around 7 am, we were stunned to see all the other contestants were clad in green T-shirts. Then I recalled yeah after my sister banked in the money and faxed to them the registration form, we didn't receive any feedback from Bio-Life. My mistake was, I didn't check. I just assumed that we have to bring our bank-in slip to the venue and join the hunt. Then I spoke with the representative of Bio-Life at the registration table, explained to them about the mistake, showed them the bank-in slip and they admitted their mistake as well and we were accepted to be in the race! We did not get the green T-shirts since they were out of stock but anyway it was a relief to know that we can still participate as the last group, Group #54. We were given participation tags, the questionaires as well as some booklets about Bio-Life's products as clues for the bonus questions.
The registration table. The Bio-Life workers were really friendly and helpful. Just the right spirit to motivate us hunters.
We noticed that most people who participated came from companies. Perhaps their companies wanted their workers to do something healthy so they signed them up. Before the hunt starts, we joined the Bone and Joint Health exercises. Haha that sounds dorky but we didn't mind of course and joined them too. Best part of it we all had a great laugh from the start especially since Dayana and Liyana are the funniest girls in our group. There's always something funny or comical that they would point out about anything they see so that was fun.
Obviously enjoying themselves. Liyana and Dayana always with their funny antics while Arina her task is to laugh about almost anything coming from Liyana and Dayana.
Alright the route was supposed to be like this, we started our hunt from the shop lots opposite the Kelana Jaya Putra LRT station. We had to answer typical treasure hunt questions, like this one was about a hurricane and a drink so obviously the answer was Tropicana Twister from Seven Eleven. Then since Bio-Life provided us with LRT and monorail tickets for each participant, we continued our hunt to Jalan Tun Sambanthan nearby KL Sentral. It was really satisfying when we figured the answers for some questions, but tell me, some questions were seriously difficult that when we were given the answers in the end we were a bit pissed off because some of them required really high IQ for you to answer! Man I'm not exagerrating, ok for example, a question for Jalan Tun Sambanthan gave the clue 'One of the men in black will help you here.' So we thought must be one of the lawyers' firms in the area, but guess what the answer is Klinik K; reason was in the movie Men In Black, one of the agent's name was Agent K. I mean like duh!! Not everyone has watched and actually remembered about who's who in MIB right?? There were more ridiculous questions but doing the hunting was actually fun. Yeah by the way there were some interesting questions, for example the picture of RM1 note, so we browsed the area and yes the answer was RM Dangdut..hehe.
Then we had to go to Dang Wangi and walked to Jalan Panggung, Jalan Balai Polis and went to Kuala Lumpur's China Town or better known as Petaling Street (or PS Boutique among the youngsters because it's so full of immitation products :p). I enjoyed walking around these streets and checked out the authentic Malaysian architecture which is mostly a fusion of Malay, Chinese and Indian heritage, the 3 main races which form Malaysia of course. Viewing these old buildings in KL gives me a calm feeling, because despite the tall modern buildings in KL, I am glad that these building are still preserved (though unfortunately some have been demolished), because I personally think tourists would want to see the traces of our roots more rather than the modern Malaysia.
Arina, Dayana & Liyana posed in front of an old house with partial Malay architecture at Jalan Panggung.
Haha couldn't help snapping at this one. Malaysians are so synonym with their 'broken' English, but who cares really, we are who we are right?
The Sri Mahamariaman Temple located along Jalan Tun HS Lee. I was amazed by the hundreds of elaborated intricate carvings of Hindu deities here. Italian and Spanish tiles cover the walls of the interior. Built in 1873, it also houses a giant chariot that is used to transport a Hindu deity during the annual festival of Thaipusam. Visitors to the temple may have a chance to witness a fascinating traditional Hindu wedding or pooja (prayer ritual).
(Info taken from http://www.kualalumpur-hotels-classify.com/attraction2.htm)
Still hunting, and incredibly exhausted already especially due to the extremely hot weather. By the way I was attracted with these shops located in old buildings with the original architecture remained.
Tourists browsing through the immitation high-end products offered. Bargaining is of course very highly recommended!
Ok, after not making much produce of answers at Petaling Street (apparently we just couldn't give a damn anymore), we headed to our last location which was the Berjaya Times Square. Only to discover that there was a new set of questions waiting for us to answer. Some contestants whom have sniffed glory perhaps, well we could see that they were still running around to get answers. Some just couldn't be bothered (like us). Worse, some were just too exahusted to lift up their asses from the floor. Hehe at least we were not in this category. Trust me, the questions in the second set were wayyyyy weirder and tak masuk akal.
We were just excited when we were directed to the Food Court for lunch. Yayyy makan!!! FYI, food coupons were provided for us to purchase meals from any selected stalls.
The prize giving ceremony. The answers given to us were really unexpected and couldn't be accepted, well most of them anyway, so for most of the time during this session Siti Lemon! just couldn't stop laughing on and on and on....
Ok so we didn't win anything! But we got some freebies of course! Siti Lemon Part 1 was a hillarious failure but we had a crazy terrific time.
Catch us in Siti Lemon! Part 2 insya Allah... someday in the future..