Monday, March 23, 2015

LATEST TREASURE HUNTS



Recent hunts officially announced with Entry Forms released by COCs and organizers
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APR 26TH (SUN)
EYE-Q HUNT 14/15
ROUTE: KLANG VALLEY
COC: JAYARAM MENON

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JUN 6TH (SUN)
HOSPIS MALAYSIA 14TH CHARITY TREASURE HUNT
ROUTE: KLANG VALLEY
COC: YS KHONG/ LIEW KOK SENG

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MAY 31ST (SUN)
I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW CHARITY TREASURE HUNT 2015
ROUTE: KL
COC: PURPLE ANTZ
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MAY 16TH-17TH (SAT-SUN)
LASS TREASURE HUNT 2015
ROUTE: KL TO BKT GAMBANG
COC: PAVA'S HUNTS

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MAY 31ST (SUN)
AWAM 10TH ANNUAL TREASURE HUNT
ROUTE: TBD



Saturday, February 28, 2015

CSI: THE AMAZING HUNT 2015 - News



Get ready to go on an amazing interstates challenge with CSI: The Amazing Hunt 2015!!! Check out the promo video by here!






Sunday, February 15, 2015

RAC TREASURE HUNT 2015 - News


31st Jan 2015

Organized on 31st Jan 2015, RAC Treasure Hunt 2015 attracted more than 60 participants. The hunt started from Kajang and ended in KL Railway Station.

This unique hunt also required each team to have ONLY 1 Regular hunter with 3 beginners! This provided an opportunity for the novices to learn the hunting tricks from the experienced.

Check out the photos below (courtesy of hunter VK Chong & COC Fun Hunt People)

Group Photo


Hunt Banner

Participants during hunt

Friday, February 13, 2015

THS HUNT 2015 KL - News

KL Leg 2 Walk Hunt - 7th Feb 2015

On 7th February 2015, a total of 25 participants gathered at Syed Bistro in Bangsar to embark on a walk hunt around the area.

There were 6 Diamond and 7 Gold teams, who attempted the questions set by COC Jayaram Menon.

Check out the photos below (courtesy of VK Chong)





Sunday, February 8, 2015

THS WALK HUNT 2015 IPOH - News

Ipoh Leg 1 - 8th Feb 2015

THS Ipoh Walk Hunt 2015 Leg 1 kicked off at Old Town White Coffee Ipoh with more than 10 participants, cracking 20 questions and 2 treasures.

The hunt attracted participants from Penang and KL too.

Check out the photos below:-
Group Photo


Saturday, February 7, 2015

THS EVENT - News

Tulip 11 Armchair Hunt - Answers, Winners and Explanations are OUT!!!
The submission of  THS Tulip 11 Armchair Hunt is officially closed! Thanks for those who have submitted their entries.

For THS Gold members, they also had a great time analyzing the Sofa questions in THS Gold Whats App group on 27th Jan 2015 (Tue).

It was great to see some of Gold members voluntarily offer most of the explanations.

Congrats to Izhar Shukor and Claire Chin for winning the Sofa and Rack respectively. They will walk away with book vouchers worth RM50 each for their excellent effort.

Tulip 11 Rack Champion - Claire Chin

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

LATEST HUNT GRAPEVINE


Update as at 3rd Feb 2015

Hunts rumoured to be coming soon (but the entry forms yet to be released by COCs & organisers)! So please wait patiently for their official announcements!





APR 26TH (SUN)
EYE-Q MENSA HUNT 2015
ROUTE: KLANG VALLEY
COC: JAYARAM MENON

Monday, February 2, 2015

THS WALK HUNT 2015 PENANG - News


Leg 1 - 1st Feb 2015
Several rows of shops in Jelutong provided thrills and challenges for Penang THS hunters on 1st Feb 2015, as they explored the inaugural THS Penang Walk Hunt 2015.


Set by COC Jayaram Menon, the hunt wasn't a walk in the park literally and laterally, with the difficulty level increased by a notch.


Check out the photos below
The gathering of cryptic minds!


 Hunt Photos

Getting ready to hunt!

Hunter Stephen Chin back to hunt!







Saturday, January 31, 2015

THS: WE WANT YOU!!!

Posted by THS Committee

THS Members Communication - January 2015
Dear valued THS members,
It is with great pleasure that we would like to update you on all the interesting and exciting updates we have in store for you throughout 2015. Pls do take some time to read this and we look forward to your continued support in 2015.


1) THS Calendar for 2015
2) THS Tulip - Newsletter
3) THS 2015 Gold League - Penang & KL


Sunday, January 25, 2015

LATEST PRESS RELEASE

What does a 2014 historical thriller movie, The Imitation Game have in common with cryptic treasure hunters, like you?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5CjKEFb-sM


Sometimes it's the people who no one imagines anything of that do the things that no one can imagine!!!






Based on the real life story of British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst and pioneering computer scientist Alan Turing (played by Benedict Cumberbatch), who is credited with cracking the German Enigma code, THE IMITATION GAME portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team at Britain's top-secret code-breaking centre, Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II.


Turing, whose contributions and genius significantly shortened the war, saving thousands of lives, was the eventual victim of an unenlightened British Establishment, but his work and legacy live on.



The film highlighted the role and importance of cryptic-minded ordinary people in helping to crack the Enigma code and save lives. Watch the movie and check out how Alan Turing recruited his team members back in 1940s, by publishing a cryptic crossword in the newspaper.












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Extracted from The Star (17th October 2014)
Discovering the tastes of Penang


Students of SEGi College Penang had a joyful time exploring George Town’s streets to uncover tasty treats, in the ‘Snap and Eat Heritage Food Hunt’ organized by the college’s School of Hospitality and Tourism (SHT).

Held in conjunction with the annual World Tourism Day, it gave participants a newfound appreciation of the city’s status as a gastronomic paradise, a better understanding of the importance of tourism and heightened spirit of camaraderie.

Malaysia’s diverse multi-ethnic make-up results in a remarkably rich, intangible cultural heritage of food, especially in Penang, which is seen as a ‘street food heavens’ by people the world over. For the students, their city is a ‘heritage food heaven’. 
SEGi College Penang students with coffee, toast and eggs at
Toh Soon Cafe during the 'Snap and Eat Heritage Food Hunt'

Through the hunt, they discovered a handful of ‘historic’ eateries previously unknown to them – many of which have been in operation for decades, and passed on from generation to generation.


It encompassed what Unesco regards as intangible cultural heritage – practices, representations, expressions, knowledge and skills, as well as instruments, objects, artefacts and cultural spaces associated therewith – that communities, groups and individuals recognize as part of their identity.


For the hunt, participants had to seek out nine such eateries, along with one mural, within three hours. These included the Hammeed ‘Pata’ mee sotong at the Esplanade, murtabak at Hameediyah Restaurant in Campbell Street and ais tingkap in Lebuh Tamil.

Toh Soon CafĂ©’s famous coffee and toast, as well as the 70s ice ball – best consumed during the hot weather – was uncovered in Armenian Street. There was also the famous Penang Road assam laksa, Ali nasi lemak at Sri Weld food court, and banana leaf rice at Little India’s Sri Ananda Bahwan Restaurant.

Among the many locations they were tasked to find, one that was tucked away in an alleyway in Chulia Street. It proved to be a hidden gem. Here, the Mook family still utilize an old-school, industrial-sized oven, to make Nyonya kuih the old-fashioned way.

At each location, students were required to snap a group picture with the heritage foods they discovered, and upload them to Facebook, giving the age-old treats greater prominence on social media.

The joy of discovery was universal, and the solving of mysteries and throwing light on the unknown, was a fundamental motivation behind the food hunt.

SHT of SEGi College Penang believes that learning is not only based on substance, but also empirical knowledge that can lead to the transpiring of valuable education.

Famous English mathematician and philosopher Alfred North Whitehead once said that from the beginning of his education, the child should experience the joy of discovery.

Abiding by his philosophy, as well as that of French physiologist Claude Bernard, the college believes that education should be made fun because the joy of discover is certainly the liveliest that the mind of man can ever feel.

This is reflected in activities like the heritage food hunt, which offers an intense and stimulating experience in chorus with the quest to assess the students’ physical and mental intellectual capabilities.

Beside resting their knowledge on the history, geography and locality in which these heritage foods are located, it also cultivates the spirit of teamwork and many other skills such as organizing, planning and time management vital to one’s growth.

For more information, visit SEGi College Penang at Wisma Green Hall, 43, Green Hall, 10200 Penang, or its website at www.segi.edu.my or call 04-2633888.


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AISM Adventure Race 2014

Photos from the event, with hunters in action, courtesy of AISM!!!



Hunter Ming Yang performing a 'blow job' challenge
Hunter VK getting a facial treatment
Aussie lasses on parade



Group Photo

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Extracted from Harian Metro (5th October 2014)
Ahli PSSCM proaktif

Berpandukan petunjuk dan peta, perjalanan pencarian harta karun sejauh 250 kilometer membabitkan peserta Treasure Hunt Cekak (THC) 2014 memulakan langkah pertama bagi menyelesaikan misi yang berakhir di Pantai Balok, Kuantan, Pahang. 

Menjadikan Pusat Latihan Polis (PULAPOL), Jalan Semarak, Kuala Lumpur sebagai titik permulaan, program julung kali anjuran Persatuan Seni Silat Cekak Malaysia (PSSCM) diadakan sempena sambutan Jubli Emas PSSCM pada 2015.

Sebanyak 115 kereta digunakan lebih 500 peserta dalam kalangan ahli PSSCM memulakan pencarian seawal jam 10 pagi dan tiba di destinasi akhir jam 6 petang.
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Pencarian harta karun ini membabitkan lima ‘check point’ iaitu Hentian Lentang, Hentian Lanchang, kawasan Rehat dan Rawat (RnR) Temerloh, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Sri Jaya dan Bukit Gambang Resort City.

Peserta dikehendaki menjawab soalan berkaitan peribahasa Melayu dan sejarah berkaitan Pahang, termasuk pahlawan serta destinasi menarik yang dibayangi dalam loghat negeri seperti Pahang, Kelantan dan Negeri Sembilan.


Sebaik tiba di ‘check point’ akhir, peserta membabit­kan lima orang dikehendaki menyelesaikan misi akhir iaitu menghasilkan lambang PSSCM menggunakan material disediakan penganjur seperti tisu, plastik, kertas putih, daun pisang dan benang.

Pengerusi Sambutan Perayaan 50 Tahun PSSCM, Mohd Fizol Mohd Saad berkata, program ini dilihat sebagai platform terbaik bagi generasi muda untuk lebih aktif dalam pelbagai aktiviti sihat selain seni silat.

“Pembabitan antara peserta yang datang dari pelbagai kelas latihan berupaya membentuk komunikasi dan kerjasama baik dalam usaha menyelesaikan misi, sekali gus menjadi lebih proaktif apabila kembali ke institusi pengajian masing-masing.

“Selain bergelar peserta, ada dalam kalangan remaja ini menjadi barisan penganjur bagi program ini. Ini juga landasan untuk mereka memperbaiki kekurangan diri, menganalisis kesilapan serta melatih skil komunikasi dan kerjasama antara pelbagai pihak lapisan masyarakat, terutama penaja.

“Generasi muda adalah pemimpin masa depan, jadi mereka perlu diterapkan dengan nilai kecintaan kepada budaya dan negara supaya tidak mudah terpesong dengan pengaruh asing,” katanya.

Siswa Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Seri Zulaikha Misran, 22, berkata, kali pertama menyertai aktiviti pencarian harta karun memberi pengalaman baru dan peluang untuk­nya mewujudkan jaringan komunikasi lebih baik antara rakan sepasukan.

“Semangat kerjasama adalah elemen paling penting dalam menyelesaikan misi. Ketua misi juga mengambil pendekatan bijak untuk membahagikan tugasan kepada anak buah.

“Setiap pembayang memerlukan kami berfikir dengan lebih kreatif, terbuka dan di luar kotak. Ia perlu diselesaikan sebelum tiba ke lokasi ‘check point’ seterusnya,” kata pelajar berasal dari Tanjung Karang, Selangor ini.

Pelajar jurusan Ijazah Sarjana Muda Perkhidmatan Pelanggan, Norain Sazana Abdul Samat pula menyifatkan cabaran utama perlu ditempuhi adalah memastikan ketepatan laluan ke lokasi ‘check point’ berdasarkan arahan dan soalan dibekalkan.

Menurut peserta berusia 21 tahun ini, THC dilihat sebagai platform terbaik untuk merapatkan ukhuwah antara ahli PSSCM seluruh Malaysia, terutama mengenali mereka yang lebih berpengalaman, sekali gus menambah pengetahuan baru.

Siswa Universiti Malaya, Muhammad Syafiq Baharudin, 21, pula berkata, tindakan penganjur menggunakan loghat asli dari beberapa negeri di Malaysia sedikit sebanyak memberi peluang kepadanya untuk mempelajari dan memahami loghat negeri lain selain Negeri Sembilan.

“Tidak dinafikan, cabaran paling getir adalah mewujudkan persefahaman antara rakan sepasukan, tambahan pula misi ini sukar lantas menimbulkan tekanan.

“Dalam usaha mendapat kemenangan, pertukaran pendapat dan bekerjasama sesama rakan seperti motto PSSCM,‘Bersama dan Bersatu’ berjaya menyatukan perpaduan antara kami untuk menyelesaikan misi,” katanya.

Bagi Hamizah Moh Yusoff, 25, pencarian harta karun berkonsepkan lokasi, nama jalan, bangunan, peribahasa Melayu dan sejarah negeri membuka dimensi luas buatnya mencedok sedikit pengetahuan baru.

“Ada segelintir peribahasa diberi kedengaran janggal di telinga dan memaksa kami berfikir lebih kreatif untuk mendapatkan jawapan. Selain itu, petunjuk merujuk kepada pengetahuan am seperti keluasan negeri Pahang, pantai serta pahlawan tempatan.

“Memperuntukkan masa tepat adalah kunci terbaik. Dalam masa sama, kami dikehendaki lebih sensitif dengan persekitaran perjalanan yang juga boleh dijadikan ‘point’ penting untuk menyelesaikan persoalan.

Jelas pelajar Institut Profesional Baitulmal ini, ilmu diperoleh menerusi kelas latihan silat cekak boleh di­aplikasi dalam kehidupan, contohnya memegang amanah diberi dan bertolak ansur sesama rakan meskipun berbeza pandangan.








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Extracted from New Straits Times (2nd October 2014)

A-hunting they go  


The toughest edition yet, the Malaysian Association Of Hotels Charity Treasure Hunt 2014 was nevertheless fun, writes Hanna Hussein


TRADEWINDS Hotel and Resorts won two of the top three spots at the Malaysian Association Of Hotels (MAH) Charity Treasure Hunt 2014 last Saturday.
 
Tradewinds TeamYeop Bebenor (comprising four members — Syahrul Adzman Said, Marzuki Falil, Azishahreen Adnan andRahmah Mohd Yussof) won the champion title, RM3,000 and a cruise to Krabi worth RM8,000 (sponsored by Star Cruises) and a hotel stay.







Another Tradewinds team came in third to win RM1,000. Second place went to the team from Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur which took home RM2,000.


MAH president Cheah Swee Hee said the 2014 edition was tough compared to previous events.


“Although the questions were tricky and complex, we had good feedback and, most importantly, all the participants enjoyed the hunt,” he said at the prize presentation ceremony dinner in Syuen Hotel in Ipoh, Perak.


Present were Tourism Malaysia Perak director Ibrahim Seddiqi Talib, MAH organising chairman Kamaruddin Baharin and Persatuan Day Break exco member Stanley Lim.


Cheah said the annual activity aims to provide MAH members the opportunity to practise corporate social responsibility and to build a social network among hospitality players, government agencies, non-profit organisations and corporate companies.

He added that the hunt is an avenue to have fun together outside of working hours and routines as well as fosters closer ties.

Held for the 10th consecutive year, the hunt began at Sime Darby Convention Centre Kuala Lumpur where 50 cars were flagged off for their journey to Ipoh, passing through Tanjung Malim, Slim River, Bidor, Sungkai, Tapah and Gopeng.

On the seven-hour journey, participants had to solve a set of 35 on-the-road questions, a puzzle and guess the content of a packet of mixed powders.


They also had to figure out what two main treasures were and to bring these along to the final destination. The treasures turned out to be biscuits and a canned drink. They were donated to Hannah Home Of Ipoh, a home for underprivileged children, broken families and homeless senior citizens.

RM10,000 raised from the event will be channelled to Persatuan Day Break, a charitable organisation which equips the disabled with various skills to enable them to make a living.


Initiated in 2005, past hunts saw participants visiting Pedu Lake in Kedah, Cameron Highlands and Kuantan in Pahang, Kuala Terengganu, Taiping in Perak, Penang, Negri Sembilan, Malacca and Johor. Organised by MAH in collaboration with MAH Perak Chapter, this year’s hunt was sponsored by Tourism Malaysia, Karcher, Digi and King Koil, and supported by Lost World of Tambun Theme Park Hotel and Spa, Empire Hotel, Double Tree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur, among others.

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Info Release from Organizer
Escape Run 2014

What is it? Well, Escape Run is an interactive puzzle event that combines the physical and intellectual challenge in one place. Malaysia’s largest interactive puzzle event, to be precise.


Source: Escape Run's Facebook page


Escape Run 2014 will be held on 20th September 2014.

Escape Run is Malaysia's largest interactive puzzle event organized by Escape Room at Berjaya Times Square. This event will put your physical and intellectual senses to the limit by completing various challenges at our designated locations. There will be 30 teams in total representing 6 different Escape Room outlets in Malaysia. Each team will have 3 members. Teams will have to complete all challenges at various check points at Berjaya Times Square. The first 6 teams with the best record will be able to go the final and compete for the grand prize. 


Can you survive that?


For Escape Run, 30 teams in total will represent 6 different Escape Room outlets in Malaysia. Each team will have 3 members. Teams will have to complete all challenges at various check points at Berjaya Times Square. The first 6 teams with the best record will be able to go the final and compete for the grand prize.
Prizes are as follows:

  • 1st Team: RM3,000 in cash plus gifts and vouchers.
  • 2nd Team: RM2,000 in cash plus gifts and vouchers.
  • 3rd Team: RM1,000 in cash plus gifts and vouchers.
Sounds like something you could do? Rest assured, this event will put your physical and intellectual senses to the limit by completing various challenges at designated locations!

So, if you’re thinking, “Challenge accepted!”, the here are some things you need to know about signing up for the Escape run:
  1. Entry fee is RM300 per team for 3 members.
  2. You could sign up at one of our Escape Room Outlets starting 15th August.
  3. Each member of the team will receive one varsity jacket and sponsors’ vouchers on 20th September.
  4. The fee is also inclusive of 1 FREE game for 3 people.
  5. Deadline for signing up is on 13th September.







 

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Extracted from Motor Trader
Final round of Ford Focus Challenge


The All-New Ford Focus Challenge – Buy One, Win One which ran in conjunction with the introduction of the 3rd Generation Focus in Malaysia reached its final round this afternoon at the Publika Mall in Kuala Lumpur as 20 finalists competed to win the Grand Prize – a new Focus Titanium worth RM115,888.

All customers who placed their orders and took delivery of a Focus before 31 Dec 2012 were invited to participate in the challenge via email and SMS. For the first round, a series of 20 questions were sent to the participants and those who were able to answer all questions correctly within the specified time frame advanced to the second round.


The 90 participants who advanced to the second round were whittled down to the last 20 who most creatively answered the question on “How do the SMART features on my all-new Ford Focus fit my lifestyle?”

At the finale itself, participants had to negotiate three rounds of challenges to win the big prize. The day started off with a mini treasure hunt followed by a ‘triathlon’ round in which participants and their partners had to complete a sudoku, solve a jigsaw puzzle, and negotiate a mini ‘gymkhana’ of sorts with a two-person bicycle. Upon completing the triathlon, participants then advance to the final face-off.




After challenging episodes under the sun, just 2 points separated the winner and the runner-up, with Leong Keng Wai (partnered by Lim Ming Yang) claiming the new Focus Titanium. The runner-up husband and wife team of Halim Shah bin Hamzah and Siti Nordiyana Md Salim won a 10D7N trip to Spain. In third place was Mohd Faiz bin Mohd Fathil and Mohd Faizal bin Mohd Fathil, who won a 8D5N trip to Sydney and Melbourne in Australia. Other prizes includes several Nokia Lumia 820 smart phones and AEON Jusco shopping vouchers.

“The All-New Ford Focus Challenge – Buy One, Win One is Ford’s way of going further to show our customers how smart and technology-packed the all-new Ford Focus is – and, of course, to have a lot of fun along the way,” said David Westerman, Regional Manager, Asia Pacific, Ford Export & Growth Operations. “We want to get all of our customers excited to be a part of the Ford family.”




 



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Extracted from The Star (14th Dec 2012)
Fun and unconventional, two companies share new ways to lift team spirit 


The fun captains: (From left) Navreet (Captain Tiger Swan),
Rajkumar (Captain Jack Swallow) and Vasant (Captain Black Hawk).

The fun managers

Regular treasure hunters, Navreet Singh, Vasant Kumar and A. T. Rajkumar, gave up their jobs in the audit business to start Trailblazers, an adventure-based event management company.

The trio recognised an opportunity to serve fellow treasure hunters better and upped their ante with quality service.

“We saw a service gap in the industry and thought we could do some things better. We have participated in hunts and didn’t get any service after the event. For example, there were no follow-up calls, we never got to see the photos taken during the event, presentation was bland and so on,” said Rajkumar, better known as Captain Jack Swallow to his clients.


Trailblazers, which started in July 2007, was built on the foundations of organising fun and adventurous events.

“We like to think of ourselves as fun managers,” Rajkumar quipped.

The three of them met over a drink at a pub and bonded over their enthusiasm for treasure hunting and their interest in Manchester United.

Rajkumar added that every set of the company’s treasure hunt questions contain at least a question on Manchester United as a tribute to their favourite football club.

Although it it is now considered one of the top three hunt organisers in Malaysia, Trailblazers did not always have it easy as no one knew about the company or its services.

“We had to do a lot of cold calls and went door to door to get clients. But thank goodness today, the situation has been reversed. People are coming to us,” said Navreet aka Captain Tiger Swan.

Trailblazers eventually expanded from being just hunt organisers to organising company annual dinners and team building events as well as adventure races.


The race is on: Groups running off to their next destination in a hunt organized by Trailblazers.
Among some of its corporate clients include Starbucks, Sunlight Taxi, Khazanah Nasional Bhd, Publika and Crowe Horwath.

Trailblazers started off with capital of RM10,000. But the cost of starting this fun business is small in comparison to its first year revenue of RM100,000. The company’s revenue doubled to RM200,000 by the fourth year.

Rajkumar said what makes Trailblazers different is its more engaging approach to treasure hunters as well as its competitive charges for its value-added services.

“We don’t want to undercut our competitors. It is not good for the business and we want the industry to grow,” he said.

Trailblazers has also started a ranking system for its treasure hunters. Rajkumar said hunt seekers who sign up for the company’s open hunt events are categorised as beginners or regulars to ensure fair play for new treasure hunters.

The ranking system has worked well for the company as the categorisation of participants has encouraged more new hunters to participate.

The three friends hope to be the top company to go to for fun events in Malaysia and have set their sights on overseas markets.

Vasant, or Captain Black Hawk, says there is still room for new players to enter the local fun-event management industry, but notes that there are plenty of challenges for newcomers.

“It is a small industry. We constantly look into feedback from our clients to ensure we improve and grow,” Vasant said.


Check out their newly-designed website here.