Get a group of friends or co-workers together and go on an urban scavenger hunt within the Marina Bay Sands complex. The sheer scale of the area, and variety of items, make the location ideal for a team-building scavenger hunt competition. And it doesn’t have to cost a cent. You can arrange your own theme and rules, or you could use this guide to get you started. To make the scavenger hunt easier and shareable, conduct the activity entirely on your smart phone with a camera. You could, for instance, start at the ArtScience Museum (the lotus-shaped building) and locate the ‘wet ring of life’. When you find it you’re probably not going to be able to take it back with you, so it’s a great idea to have your phone camera ready.

Give your team a list of items that they have to photograph and show everyone when the hunt is over. It’s more fun to break up into teams and theme each list. For example, there are plenty of art pieces and installations throughout Marina Bay Sands, from hanging wall paintings to sculptures to water features and even ceiling art.

For teams interested in architecture, consider the snapping the double helix bridge, the Arts Science Museum or the three towers themselves. Then head into the convention centre and ask the staff there (you’ll be surprised how easy it is to get them to help you with this) for the hidden architectural gems that characterise the halls and conference rooms.

There are many themes that provide plenty of items, including food varieties, colours, modes of transportation, and botanical objects — The Gardens by the Bay are part of the complex. Or you can organise a scavenger hunt for your organisation and employees with a specific business theme (e.g. finding any items that have one or more of your company’s corporate colours, or shapes that most closely resemble your company’s brand mark). If acceptable, include willing tourists in your photos. At the end of your hunt, post all your images to your favourite social media platform, tag all your team mates, and permanently preserve your memories.
Organise a scavenger hunt for a company, for children, or for charity. For a truly citywide scale, consider extending the hunt area to include the Marina Bay Financial District and the river with all its boats and cruises. Whatever your theme and purpose, a scavenger hunt is a fantastic way to get your friends and teams to work together and discover the world around you.