It took faith to hold an outdoor event during the rainy month of October but the WYZ Tertiary Team 1 successfully mounted MACNITUDE on 2 November in Chinatown.
Borrowing from the spot-the-character book series Where’s Wally? and mixing that up with snakes and ladders and the popular TV show Fear Factor, MACNITUDE was a treasure hunt-style race that took two months of intensive planning and prayer.
It was thankfully sunny when the event kicked off at Chinatown Bridge with a total of 124 secondary and tertiary school students (including 39 new friends).
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The crowd cheered at the unveiling of a giant snakes and ladders board, and five “Ronald McDonalds”. Each team rolled their dice and proceeded to their designated starting point.
Each team had to complete a task given at every checkpoint in order to gain points and move on to the next destination. During the race, they had to spot the five Ronald McDonalds to gain more points. To earn the bonus points, the teams had to do special things like consuming exotic food, pick up balls in a container full of meal worms, even put on a costume and take a photo with a passerby.
The wild and wacky two-hour race ended with Tan Yankai’s (W415), Valerie Ang’s (W459) and Liu Pinde’s (W459) teams as champions — they won shopping vouchers from CapitaLand Malls. Thanks to MACNITUDE, strangers became acquaintances and acquaintances became friends.