Suit Up & Scavenge - In the City @ Saturday, November 30, 2013

2nd Friday Nov. Scavenger Hunt. We won! The Three Musketeers (it was either that or 'The Triad'). We started with four but one felt sick and went home. :( If you 'suit up' you get bonus points, 1/3 of us did (running in heels + a full suit) while I bought ties (they said a tie counts :P).

To start we had to throw a paper plane with five blue people in it from point a to b. Given was white and blue paper. Girl in the suit stuck them inside the fold and has a great arm for throwing. We were the 2nd last to leave.

Things Collected: Joker Card (coincidentally my business card design is a playing card and I had a few on me, but alas no joker), Road Sign (on the sheet it said don't do anything illegal, hmm... well I didn't have a chainsaw on me anyway) didn't say it couldn't be a brooch. :P And the third thing is from a fortune cookie, found at asian cafes for $1. $1.50 Playing Cards, other cheap stuff, Arthur Warehouse on Swanston. Also great for penpal stuff, tourist things. Playing cards are a rip off at tourist shops, we found them for $10, other group for $7.

Pictures. Flinders Clock at 3.27pm. I was doubting if I could read analog at 3.25! Been watching it for a while. Cool graffti, this was one of the pictures we took, but the one we used was a bunch of coloured squares with different pictures of Micheal Jackson. It was dirty looking, so I'm not posting it. This one in the picture was commissioned for the shop.

Things Collected. We really should stop asking for things from travel agents.

There were two types of tasks, collect and take a picture of stuff. Fortunately they didn't ask for 100 chopsticks this time (we umm... "borrowed" some last time, my partner in crime didn't do it as he had a fear of being deported :P) but if you ever need them I found the 100 pack at Daiso on Flinders for $2.80.

Box = didn't do that one. Forgot the 'something round' but the box we kept all the stuff in did have a round hole it in, not sure if that counted. There was no playground in the city, though there might be one near the museum. Flyer was also at the museum, none at the visitor's center. I had a penny and a quarter on me, but not $1 bill... Sad isn't it? Fortunately one of the other girls had one.

There are no lawyer and accountants in the city, jas is an accountant but I didn't have his card. Tip from guy in the other group: the printing place on Collins in the walk-way with lanterns/lights has them all, ask for samples. No petrol in the city. Love Gasp, but they were closed. Finding the soap was a challenge, got shower gel FCUK brand from one. Beds found at Myer/DJ on Bourke St or at Harvey Norman at QV.

The other girls were much more bolder than me and leaded most of these ones, I found a man with a dog, coin from the bookshop (the librarian had coins from the 60s!). Our someone famous was Matthew Flinders (I did a bit of Australian History a while back, and le beau knows everything). Another team got a picture with a billboard with the vampire who sparkles. Street sign brooch! Studied law, they didn't say it had to be metal and big or anything. No other team got this one.

l was looking for maybe a boggle head of Bill Gates, checked underground, nope the adult shop doesn't have them. But Japan probably does. In the end we got a book called 'Bill Gates' another team met a person called Bill Gates? I was confused about that, and they deleted that one. First team back! + 60pts for ties + 1.5 suits.

Didn't think we'd win, or come last, but we won! We were also the first team back (thought we were late, everyone was, but we got there around 7mins after and were still the first back). We're getting the back engraved with my name, the event and date, then adding it to the trophy room gallery. 

We won a ticket to the zoo each. 2nd team got tickets to the jail and 3rd to the Eureka Tower. Which I think is the coolest, but it looks like we'll be going to the zoo after exams and before the kids are out for summer break. 


  • Bring a full-charged phone with credit. Exchange numbers.
  • Clipboard, always a good idea.
  • Map things out and plan the fastest route.
  • Pens + highlighters, goes with the clipboard.
  • The 'Arthur Warehouse' on Swanston (before Flinders Lane)  = cheap random $2+ shop.
  • Ask the guides in red for help. Or google stuff.
  • Carry some foreign money you might think would be asked for. USD/Yen (Japan).

Have you ever participated in a scavenger hunt?

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