Hossan Leong. Image courtesy of Raffles Hotels
Raffles Hotel Singapore together with Double Confirm Productions and Sight Lines Entertainment are launching ‘The Curious Case of the Missing Peranakan Treasure‘. This detective whodunnit is first-of-its-kind virtual interactive play set against the backdrop of Raffles Hotel. From 1 April to 30 June 2021, guests may investigate the mystery through virtual gameplay, or live and breathe the adventure through exclusive experiences on-site or during their stay at the storied hotel.
Written by award-winning playwright Jean Tay and directed by critically acclaimed actor/director Hossan Leong, ‘The Curious Case of the Missing Peranakan Treasure’ immerses audiences into the role of a detective tasked to investigate the missing Peranakan treasure – the crown jewel of the fictional “Treasures of the Straits” exhibition at the Raffles Hotel Singapore. In this highly interactive virtual format, audiences will explore the hotel’s historic grounds and venture through its illustrious halls, all the while piecing clues together, and deciding how the story unfolds.
Filmed entirely on location at Raffles Hotel Singapore with 360-degree virtual reality (VR) cameras, ‘The Curious Case of the Missing Peranakan Treasure” offers participants a unique virtual experience through immersive 360-degree views, surround sound, augmented reality choice-based functions, and an intriguing plot filled with unexpected twists and turns, stitched together by technology company Xctuality.
The Curious Case of the Missing Peranakan Treasure. Image courtesy of Raffles Hotel
Guests may choose to unravel the one-of-a-kind mystery from the comfort of their homes or wherever they are in the world –– by watching it online or experience the play in real life at the property itself. The interactive theatrical experience will transcend the virtual realm through exclusive, limited-time ‘daycation’ and exclusive staycation packages, where guests will be able to immerse themselves in gameplay from one of the hotel’s spacious suites, before moving through various checkpoints across Raffles Hotel Singapore on a thrilling treasure hunt to uncover the missing jewel.
To top off the experience, participants who succeed in solving the mystery will be awarded prizes ranging from e-vouchers for purchases at Raffles Boutique to an elegantly chic Afternoon Tea Experience for two at The Grand Lobby (worth S$156++). All successful mystery solvers will also be entitled to participate in the Grand Draw for a chance to win a one-night stay in a charming Palm Court Suite, an oasis of peace and serenity, with breakfast for two persons (worth more than S$1,300++).
Audrey Luo. Image courtesy of Raffles Hotels
The daycation and staycation packages for ‘The Curious Case of the Missing Peranakan Treasure’ are valid for stays between 1 April to 30 June 2021, while the virtual theatrical experience can be streamed on-demand any time during the same period.
Tickets are priced from S$38 onwards and will be available on SISTIC and Raffles Hotel Singapore’s website starting 1 March 2021.
*For purchase of the ‘Treasures of Raffles’ – Experience & Play ‘daycation’ package and the Stay & Play staycation package.
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