15 May Family Treasure Hunt in Aberdeen Hong Kong
15 May 2016 . One very hot and sunny weekend in May Very Aberdeen transformed Aberdeen’s waterfront promenade transformed into a unique festive location with live music, theatre, performances, art works, kid’s games, urban farming and floating restaurants. Thousands of people came to this unique community-curated event to celebrate the qualities of public space in Aberdeen Hong Kong.
As one of the 30 creative collaborators iDiscover organised an educational and fun-filled App & Map Family Treasure Hunt highlighting the vibrant history of Aberdeen, a fishing village to which Hong Kong owes its name. Using the app and map, teams navigated their way to ten different checkpoints pit stops in the area, solving clues, playing games and collecting stamps while learning about Aberdeen’s surprising history and fishing village heritage. Checkpoints included quintessential places that define the spirit of Aberdeen: a local street temple, old army warehouse, fish market, sampan repair shop and a door leading to a secret tunnel.
Over 300 people took part in what was a fun afternoon crisscrossing the streets of Aberdeen. The checkpoint answers formed a secret code with a clue to the final checkpointSpring Workshop, a creative space hidden away in an industrial building in Wong Chuk Hang. There all teams were treated to pizza from 3/3rds and a special iDiscover souvenir from Tood. Prizes were also awarded for the photo that best portrayed Aberdeen’s spirit. The lucky winner of the drone was #Kayubill for a beautiful filter shot of Aberdeen harbour.
This day gave the people of Aberdeen Hong Kong a wonderful opportunity to get to know their community. The treasure hunt would not have been possible without help from volunteers from Very Hong Kong and financial support from The Lord Wilson Heritage Trust. We also like to thank the venue partners: Warehouse, Spring Workshop, and 3/3rds.