A scavenger hunt for MICE groups in Old Town Central
Get acquainted with all the hidden pockets and cultural gems in the neighbourhood while bonding with your colleagues in this scavenger hunt challenge around Old Town Central. Each of the 10 checkpoints is a unique local attraction, be it for its history, delicacies or shopping opportunities.
This creative industries landmark is ground zero for tons of innovative art projects, and there happens to be items left over from those projects dotted around the hub. Traverse all the different levels and creative enterprises to find the white baby grand piano and painted staircase featuring koi fish. Make sure to take a photo to prove you’ve found it!
II. Kung Lee Herbal Tea Shop
Think you have the taste buds of a masterchef? Each team is tasked with trying a traditional herbal tea and guessing the health benefits of the beverage. If you get it right, you will be rewarded with Kung Lee’s renowned sugar cane juice.
"Team building is really important – and a challenge like this allows your team to unleash their creativity together."
Mr Shabbir I. Jafri
III. Hollywood Road G.O.D. Store street art
This mural of old town houses is literally one of the most popular Instagram spots in town and you’ll have to fight through the crowd to get to it. Come up with the most creative – or silly – pose with the entire team using the artwork as the backdrop and take a selfie!
IV. Tai Cheong Bakery
These famous egg tarts with shortcrust pastry are a favourite among many locals. Make a guess at how many egg tarts are sold every day the bakery, before checking with the staff for the answer. The team with the best estimate gets to enjoy twice the amount of creamy tarts fresh from the oven.
V. Graham Street Market
Shop and bargain like a local! With more than a century’s history, Graham Street Market is one of the oldest wet markets in Hong Kong. Each team is tasked with buying a vegetable not found in their hometown with only HK$20. Think you have the negotiating skills to bargain for the best deals?
VI. Pottinger Street
The iconic stretch of stone slabs is lined with stalls selling costumes and props. You’ll be given HK$100 to purchase the quirkiest and most outrageous costume combo. We’re talking Santa Claus meets Ninja Turtles or a werewolf mask with a feather boa. There are no limitations here, only creativity.
VII. Upper Lascar Row
The street market, also known as Cat Street, is renowned for its impressive collection of antiques including porcelain, Buddhist sculptures and Maoist memorabilia. Rummage around for the most unique and quirky merchandise, before taking a 30-second video describing your new discoveries.
VIII. Tai Ping Shan Street
This street is home to an array of chic contemporary art galleries, cool coffee shops and brilliant boutique stores, creating a culturally rich neighbourhood. But there are a handful of traditional temples here too. How many can you count along this road? Remember, even the smallest temple is still a temple!
IX. Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong
Young man – or men and women – there’s no need to feel down, especially when you’re exploring this cultural part of town! So it’s time for a dance break. Express your joy and do the Village People dance in front of this historic institution. Bonus points if you put on the outfit you bought from Pottinger Street. Let’s get started, then – Y-M-C-A…
"With this challenge you get to experience art, history, food and heritage while having plenty of fun at the same time!"
Ms Fu Jiawei
X. Man Mo Temple
Make a visit to one of the city’s oldest temples and declared monuments and light up some incense to pray for good fortune. While you’re there, admire the century-old bell found near the entrance and strike the drum next to it, which is said to attract the gods' attention when a prayer is offered.