TREASURE HUNTS GAMES FOR TEAM BUILDING

 

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Type of  Treasure Hunt Games

 

1. Car / Auto Treasure Hunts

2. Four Wheel Drive 4WD  (4 x 4 vehicles) Adventure Treasure Hunt - Venue anywhere close to any secondary jungles

3. In house Treasure Walk Hunt. Within any hotel compounds or a buildings.

4. City walk hunts Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Malacca, Kuching, Kota Kinabalu

5. Adventure and survival walkhunts Cameron Highlands, Taman Negara, Frasers Hill, Kinabalu Park

6. Bus Treasure Hunt cum walkhunt cum Explorace

7. Orienteering Treasure Hunt

8. Explorace

9. Children and adults scavenger hunts

 

Note : There is more that can be specially organised apart from the above list. Customised events can be done almsot anywhere.

 

 

 

 INDEX byMAJOR LOCATIONS  

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           ISLAND BASE    
           KAPAS ISLAND              LANGKAWI  ISLAND           LANG TENGAH ISLAND
           PANGKOR ISLAND              PEMANGGIL ISLAND           PENANG ISLAND
           PERHENTIAN ISLAND              PULAU BESAR           REDANG ISLAND
           SIBU ISLAND                RAWA ISLAND           TINGGI ISLAND
           TIOMAN ISLAND                        TENGGOL ISLAND
     
          bySTATES    
           JOHORE              KEDAH           KELANTAN
           KUALA LUMPUR              MALACCA           NEGERI SEMBILAN (Port Dickson)
           PAHANG              PENANG           PERAK
           PERLIS              SABAH           SARAWAK
           SELANGOR              TERENGGANU          
     
         byVENUES OF SPECIAL INTERESTS KNOWN FOR TEAM BUILDING PROGRAMS

           BANDING ISLAND

             BUKIT MERAH LAKETOWN           SELESA BUKIT TINGGI
           EAGLE RANCH              ENDAU ROMPIN            JANDA BAIK BUKIT TINGGI
           KENYIR LAKE              KINABALU PARK           SEA GYPSIES SIBU ISLAND
           SEDIM RECREATION PARK              SUMMERSET ROMPIN           TROLAK COUNTRY RESORT
           TAMAN NEGARA         
     
 

Introduction

 

Because building high performance teams at work is a puzzle.

 

Just how do you get teams get off to a good start? How do you plan, strategize and innovate as a team?

 

How do you leverage the knowledge and skills of your team members while working with the diversity of personality and communication styles?

 

How do you encourage people to work together across departments and divisions? 

 

These are just a few of the questions every organization must answer on its road to harnessing the power and the diversity of its people.

During treasure hunt, you'll actively turn teamwork into results -- learning new team techniques for reducing errors, increasing production, inspiring innovation and boosting your bottom line. And you'll do this while solving amazing, mind-boggling codes and puzzles on the various locations in our team building packages.

Our hunts, like your business, are all about puzzle solving. To reach each fascinating, little-known, mystery location in the area of your choice, you'll have puzzles to solve, codes to decipher, and secrets to unlock. In short, we throw the whole kitchen sink at you (figuratively speaking, of course)!

Great clue writing, however - where the clues are intricate, sophisticated, and witty, neither too easy nor too hard - is really an art form. You will engage both your minds and your bodies in solving the puzzles of teamwork, including such vital business teambuilding issues as brainstorming, problem-solving, team communication, style differences, and perhaps most of all, cross-team collaboration.

And you'll have a ton of fun in the process.

 

What exactly is a treasure hunt?


Our treasure hunts can be standard program or  tailor-made teambuilding activities that take place in jungle, parks and city neighborhoods, on college campuses, at corporate compounds - anywhere.... you want to go and have fun while learning. Part teamwork development seminar, part irreverent walking tour, our low-impact treasure hunts emphasize team building, problem solving, time management, creative word play, and brains over brawn.

 

Puzzling Adventures for Creative Minds


Our treasure hunts will be programmed  depending on the level of complexity involved in the planning and same-day presentation. Programs can be customized to your company's event and may include specialized information about the organization, as per your requirements.

 

Sample Itinerary:

1. Introductions and Ice Breakers 
2. Rules/Tips/Sample Clues/Local Area History 
3. Introduction to Team Dynamics, Discussion of Roles & Ground Rules, Writing of Team Contract
4. Hunt Strategizing/Clue Solving 
5. Treasure Hunt (actual walking or Auto); Return to starting point when finished
6. Team Building Wrap-Up (optional); Opportunities for Improvement
7. Reading of Answers and Rating of Results
8. Outing at Local Restaurant (optional)

Teams can expect to: Outcomes:
  • Practice team-strategizing techniques
  • Divide roles and responsibilities
  • Manage time in a fast-paced environment
  • Use consensus decision-making
  • Develop team ground rules
  • Construct a "team contract"
  • Increased morale and group bonding
  • Increased awareness of the importance of setting roles and ground rules
  • Understanding of the four stages that teams go through as they evolve over time
  • Understanding of individual strengths and weaknesses within a group setting
  • Out-of-the-box thinking
  • Appreciation of the sites and attractions of geographical area

Driving / Auto Treasure Hunt

 

In certain countries it is known as "Scavenger Hunt" but in Malaysia is called "Treasure Hunt" or "Driving Treasure Hunt" or "Treasure Hunt on Wheels". It is recommended to have 4 participants in a car which consist of a driver, a navigator and 2 other on the back seat to look out for clues and answers.

 

A map called "tulip map" will be provided upon clock in time or "Start Off" point with @ 30 to 40 questionnaires and treasure hunt riddles.  The duration of treasure hunt will last @ 4 to 9 hours depending on the distance or the difficulty of the questionnaires and treasure hunt riddles. A distant from one place to another place might take 2 hours for a normal driving but during treasure hunt together with questionnaires & treasure hunt riddles it will take @ 4 hours or more.

 

We will assist you in organizing driving treasure hunt within Malaysia which includes preparation of route, setting up clue with questionnaires and treasure hunt riddles. Application for approval from Ministry of Transport, Malaysia and relevant authority. Purchase of temporary insurance coverage for all participant only for treasure hunt event as required bythe Ministry of Transport before approving the event.

 

4 Wheel Drive  (4 X 4 )  Off road Treasure Hunt

 

Similar to an auto treasure hunts but mainly in back country / passing through rough terrain, crossing rivers and slippery road. Drivers are tested for their skills in handling 4WD vehicles while solving clues and following tulip maps.  It is recommended to have 4 participants in a car which consist of a driver, a navigator and 2 other on the back seat to look out for clues and answers.

 

Teams drivers will be tested for their skills in maneuvering the vehicle blindfolded guided byteam members instructions through two way radio. Other tasks are basic bridge crossing and  vehicle rescue winching.

 

 

 

A map called "tulip map" will be provided upon clock in time or "Start Off" point with @ 8 to 10 clues sheet and a report sheet based on the theme of the hunt and another mystery question besides having to complete tasks at pit stops or check points.   The duration of 4wd vehicle treasure hunt will last @ 4 to 9 hours depending on the distance or the difficulty of the clues, report sheet and mystery questions. The distant from beginning to end may take 2 hours for a normal driving but during treasure hunt may take up to 4 hours or more.

 

 

 

We will assist you in organizing driving treasure hunt within Malaysia which includes preparation of route, setting up clue with questionnaires and treasure hunt riddles. Application for approval from Ministry of Transport, Malaysia and relevant authority. Purchase of temporary insurance coverage for all participant only for treasure hunt event as required bythe Ministry of Transport before approving the event.

 

EXPERIENCE THE THRILL OF THE CHASE ON THIS TREASURE HUNT WITH A DIFFERENCE

 

CSI Theme  Treasure Hunt is one of our most popular treasure hunt formats.

Teams are thrown head first into the world of espionage and covert activities!  It's a race against time to crack codes, complete missions and save the World!

This is a highly interactive event where literally the action never stops. Teams must perform tasks such as meeting undercover agents, taking surveillance photographs and completing special missions against the clock (fun based missions)

If this isn't enough to keep you busy each team will only be given tulips according to sectors. Only after completing their tasks and answering questions to the clues given a new set of tulips with questions will be provided. Team elimination can take place in between.

This program provides you with a unique experience; it is both cost effective and flexible as it can be used as company hospitality or as a team building day.

   

Leading Your Team in the Right Direction - Orienteering Treasure Hunt

The Treasure Hunt for teambuilding conferences that fosters group effectiveness in a unique way. Based on the Scandinavian (and new Olympic) sport of Orienteering where individuals use a detailed map to find flags on the forest, The Treasure Hunt is driven bya custom-made map of your conference center.

The object is to find the key to the treasure-filled chest. The group soon realizes that the only way to accomplish this goal is to work together. The key, which is hidden somewhere on the property, can only be found bylocating clues that are circled on their maps (a tree, a column, a statue, etc.) When assembled these clues will reveal a final riddle.

The large group is divided into heterogeneous sub-groups each of whom has its own set of clues to find. Clues can be "trivial pursuit" and "Jeopardy" style questions. We can also add some questions about the company. Some clues can only be acquired when the group completes a "challenge" – a fun test of the team’s mettle. In turn, each sub-group’s immediate goal is assembling their part of the riddle.

All sub-groups must work together in the final stage to find the key. The excitement builds as the entire group seeks out the key. And since all contributed to the search, all get a share of the treasure, which can be a token or memento of the seminar, possibly a T-shirt emblazoned with the current slogan of the team.

The activity can be made more physical or more cerebral depending on your needs. Typically, Treasure Hunts last several hours. However, some firms prefer a full day that centers around traditional orienteering in a local forest. While the activity is best suited out of doors, we can have alternate rain sites within your hotel or conference center.

 

What is Orienteering?

Orienteering is a sport in which orienteers use an accurate, detailed map and a compass to find points in the landscape. It can be enjoyed as a walk in the woods or as a competitive sport.

A standard orienteering course consists of a start, a series of control sites that are marked bycircles, connected bylines and numbered in the order they are to be visited, and a finish. The control site circles are centered around the feature that is to be found; this feature is also defined bycontrol descriptions (sometimes called clues). On the ground, a control flag marks the location that the orienteer must visit.

To verify a visit, the orienteer uses a punch hanging next to the flag to mark his or her control card. Different punches make different patterns of holes in the paper.

The route between "controls" (refers to the flag or the site) is not specified, and is entirely up to the orienteer; this element of route choice and the ability to navigate through the forest are the essence of orienteering.

Most orienteering events use staggered starts to ensure that each orienteer has a chance to do his or her own navigating, but there are several other popular formats, including relays and events in which the orienteer must find as many controls as possible within a specified time.

 

Four Stages of Team Development

 

When a group of people are first formed into a team, their roles and interactions are not established. Some individuals may merely act as observers while they try to determine what is expected from them while others may engage the process immediately. There are many models that describe team developmental progression. They are similar and suggest that the process occurs in four predictable stages. Each stage is characteristically different and builds on the preceding one. The implication is that all teams must develop through this predetermined sequence if they are to be fully functioning teams.

 

Stage 1: Forming

Stage 2: Storming

Stage 3: Norming

Stage 4: Performing

 

Stage 1: Forming

The Forming stage of team development is an exploration period. Team members are often cautious and guarded in their interactions not really knowing What to expect from other team members.

  • They explore the boundaries of acceptable behavior.

  • Behaviors expressed in this early stage are generally noncommittal.

Some questions raised during this stage of development are:

  • Do I want to be part of this team?

  • Will I be accepted as a member?

  • Who is the leader?

  • Is the leader competent?

Stage 2: Storming

The Storming stage of development is characterized bycompetition and strained relationships among team members. There are various degrees of conflict that teams experience but basically the Storming

stage deals with issues of power, leadership, and decision making.

  • Conflict cannot be avoided during this stage

  • It is the most crucial stage the team must work through.

Some questions raised during this stage of development are:

  • How will I seek my autonomy?

  • How much control will I have over others?

  • Who do I support?

  • Who supports me?

  • How much influence do I have?

Stage 3: Norming

The Norming stage of team development is characterized bycohesiveness among team members. After working through the storming stage, team members discover that they in fact do have common interests with each other.

  • They learn to appreciate their differences.

  • They work better together.

  • They problem solve together.

Some questions raised during this stage of development are:

  • What kind of relationships can we develop?

  • Will we be successful as a team?

  • How do we measure up to other teams?

  • What is my relationship to the team leader?

Stage 4: Performing

The Performing stage of team development is the result of working through the first three stages. bythis time, team members have learned how to work together as a fully functioning team-

  • They can define tasks.

  • They can work out their relationships successfully-

  • They can manage their conflicts.

  • The can work together to accomplish their mission.

 NOTES

Forming
In the first stages of team building, the forming of the team takes place. The team meets and learns about the opportunity and challenges, and then agrees on goals and begins to tackle the tasks. Team members tend to behave quite independently. They may be motivated but are usually relatively uninformed of the issues and objectives of the team. Team members are usually on their best behavior but very focused on themselves. Mature team members begin to model appropriate behavior even at this early phase. Sharing the knowledge of the concept of "Teams - Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing" is extremely helpful to the team.

Supervisors of the team tend to need to be directive during this phase.

The forming stage of any team is important because in this stage the members of the team get to know one another, exchange some personal information, and make new friends. This is also a good opportunity to see how each member of the team works as an individual and how they respond to pressure.

Storming
Every group will then enter the storming stage in which different ideas compete for consideration. The team addresses issues such as what problems they are really supposed to solve, how they will function independently and together and what leadership model they will accept. Team members open up to each other and confront each other's ideas and perspectives. In some cases storming can be resolved quickly. In others, the team never leaves this stage. The maturity of some team members usually determines whether the team will ever move out of this stage. Some team members will focus on minutiae to evade real issues.

The storming stage is necessary to the growth of the team. It can be contentious, unpleasant and even painful to members of the team who are averse to conflict. Tolerance of each team member and their differences needs to be emphasized. Without tolerance and patience the team will fail. This phase can become destructive to the team and will lower motivation if allowed to get out of control.

Supervisors of the team during this phase may be more accessible but tend to still need to be directive in their guidance of decision-making and professional behavior. The groups will therefore resolve their differences and group members will be able to participate with one another more comfortably and they won't feel that they are being judged in any way and will therefore share their own opinions and views...

Norming
At some point, the team may enter the norming stage. Team members adjust their behavior to each other as they develop work habits that make teamwork seem more natural and fluid. Team members often work through this stage byagreeing on rules, values, professional behavior, shared methods, working tools and even taboos. During this phase, team members begin to trust each other. Motivation increases as the team gets more acquainted with the project.

Teams in this phase may lose their creativity if the norming behaviors become too strong and begin to stifle healthy dissent and the team begins to exhibit groupthink.

Supervisors of the team during this phase tend to be participative more than in the earlier stages. The team members can be expected to take more responsibility for making decisions and for their professional behavior.

As team members get to know each other better, their views of each other begin to change. The team feels a sense of achievement for getting so far, however some members can begin to feel threatened bythe amount of responsibility they have been given. They would try to resist the pressure and revert to storming again.

Performing
Some teams will reach the performing stage. These high-performing teams are able to function as a unit as they find ways to get the job done smoothly and effectively without inappropriate conflict or the need for external supervision. Team members have become interdependent. bythis time they are motivated and knowledgeable. The team members are now competent, autonomous and able to handle the decision-making process without supervision. Dissent is expected and allowed as long as it is channeled through means acceptable to the team.

Supervisors of the team during this phase are almost always participative. The team will make most of the necessary decisions. Even the most high-performing teams will revert to earlier stages in certain circumstances. Many long-standing teams will go through these cycles many times as they react to changing circumstances. For example, a change in leadership may cause the team to revert to storming as the new people challenge the existing norms and dynamics of the team.
 

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Index

Apartments

Bukit Tinggi

Bukit Merah Laketown

Cameron Highlands

Cherating

Desaru

Frasers Hill

Gem Island 

Genting Highlands

Ipoh

Johore Bahru

Johore

Kapas

KLIA Airport

Kenyir Lake

Kuantan

Kedah

Kuala Lumpur

Kelantan

Labuan

Langkawi Island

Lang Tengah

Layang-Layang Island

Malacca

Petaling Jaya

Pulau Tinggi

Pulau Besar

Pedu Lake

Pahang

Perhentian Island

Penang Island

Port Dickson

Pangkor Island

Redang Island

Sarawak

Sabah

Sipadan Island

Sibu Island

Selangor

Terengganu

Taman Negara (National Park)

Tioman Island

Tenggol Island

   Others

   

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Berjaya Hotels Group Malaysia & Singapore

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