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treasure hunt & solving riddle

Postby mikgbh » Fri, 02 Dec 2005 12:20 am

Need help to solve riddles in a treasure hunt which allows participants to seek whatever help available. The riddle will direct participants to a place/chechpoint in Singapore (past answers were CHIJMES, Ngee Ann's Library, Bali Villa, Olive Restaurant at Labrador Park, Hangout@ Mt Emily, The Arts House and Poison Ivy at Bollywood Veggie). At this place there will be another clue poster with a new riddle which will lead to the next place, and so on until the final destination.

Previous riddle like:

Sitting along the quiet path,
This is hardly Nature's wrath.
If you strains you sights hard enough,
You might glimpse a fruit that's just so tough.

It points to a spot along the collapsed Nicoll Highway where you can see the Esplanade aka The Durian.

The current riddle is

In brave colors, off they go,
To other lands, in search of greater control.
This loner now sits silently,
Resonating with pride, for those in the know.

The place is not:
AirForce Museum in PayaLebar
Raffles Statue,
Indian National Army monument,
Japanese Cemetry Park, AMK
as we have covered them.

My own intepretations of the riddle is
"in brave colors, off they go, ......" - something with flags/someone in uniform went off to foreign lands in search of greater control(power/biz empire/religion?).
"This loner now sit silently, ....." - A statue/landmark/plane/ship sits on a place and it brings pride to a small group/minority of people who know its story.
Any other inpepretation of this riddle?

Still unable to locate the place after six days of search.

Any help or leads will be much appreciated.

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Postby Saint » Fri, 02 Dec 2005 12:49 am

Just a thought but it could be the Merlion on the Singapore River?

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Postby mikgbh » Fri, 02 Dec 2005 8:31 am

Already checked it is not the Merlion.

Any comment on my intepretation of the riddle? Any other suggestion ? Please state the reason for your choice of place. Thanks

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Postby Baron Greenback » Fri, 02 Dec 2005 10:35 am

How about:
Statues: Singapore's World War II heroes
Written by sha_stallion on October 5, 2005.

Malay Regiment C Coy @ Bukit Chandu by sha_stallion
In brave colors, off they go,
To other lands, in search of greater control.


When all the Australian, Indian and British troops left Singapore in 1942,

This loner now sits silently,
Resonating with pride, for those in the know.


the Malay Regiment were the last men standing to keep the fight against the attack of Japanese troops on Bukit Chandu (Malay for "opium hill") on 14 February 1942. The Malay Regiment C Coy was led by Lt Adnan Saidi. Address: 31K Pepys Road Phone: (65) 6338 7978

The flaw is the statue is a group of 3 men & not a "loner"

from here: http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/As ... -BR-1.html
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Hemingway

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Postby mikgbh » Fri, 02 Dec 2005 10:48 am

The answer for a previouse riddle has just been known:

The riddle:
The firm fruit of peace,
European in flavour, delights never cease.
Within the historic boundary of lush grove,
Aptly created for puppy love.

The answer:
Olive restaurant in Labrador Park.

As for the current riddle, it remain unsolved. This is tough!

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