Biz Amazing Race at HSSML

Hon Sui Sen Memorial Library was the starting point of Biz’s Amazing Race. And amazing it was! A race it was not quite.

TNL was there, of course. Who can resist watching a library transform (albeit only for that hour) into a noisy, rowdy, fun-filled place with students running around?

And what a transformation it was. Check it out.

There was a festive and colorful welcome at the entrance of the library. You can see the 3 librarians in the background. No, they were not just waiting around for students. They had spotted the Campus Security patrol car parked outside with lights flashing. It seems a car had skidded into a drain in front of the tennis courts.

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The students started streaming in after the briefing in the LT. There were 6 teams. Each named after a hero. Ares was the first to come in. All the new students were in red and the seniors were in navy blue Ts.

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First, they had to hear a short briefing about the library and its services. Here is a funny shot of Su Yian (one of the librarians) pointing at the Self-service Borrowing machine and the students looking at the Loans Desk.

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After the briefing, 3 reps from each team were sent to Game Master Wai Kit who gave them their 1st clue. Each team had a different clue. But all of teams were required to locate the Call Number of a book (if you don’t know what a Call Number is, aiya, you should have come lah. Tsk, tsk, tsk…) from LINC+ and then locate the book on the shelf.

It doesn’t end there. They had to find a piece of information in the book to be given to the Games Master before he handed them the envelop for their next station.

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Teams ran up (well, some did. Some thought time would stand still for them while they sauntered) to the 3rd Storey where the books and LINC+ terminals were. 

When they got there, they tapped furiously away. Some were clever enough to take a pic of the screen which showed the Call Number of the book.

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Then off they ran to the shelves to locate the book. Ah… here is where they stumbled. Some remembered just a part of the Call Number and got shocked when they realised, hey, there are tons of books with HD31! Which one, leh?

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When they found the book they wanted, it was quickly scanning the book for that bit of information.

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Then off they went to the Game Master to submit their answers to get the next clue. But wait.. first, they had to perform a mini activity…

Some got patted on their heads…

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 And 2 librarians got proposed to…

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All things done, then, it is off to the next station.

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 Have a look at Game Master Wai Kit’s photostream.

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