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SAFTI MIHQ Outdoor Cohesion (1 Mar 2012)
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Posted: 01 Mar 2012, 0900 hours (Time is GMT +8 hours)
The SAFTI MIHQ Outdoor Cohesion held at Clarke Quay and the Singapore River was a fun-filled adventure rife with history, friendly competition, and good sport.

 

Story by 2LT Nicholas Wong Heng Loong

Photographs courtesy of HR SSC

MIHQ staff after a day of educational fun.
MIHQ staff after a day of educational fun.
MAJ Pauline receiving the prize on behalf of her winning team.
MAJ Pauline receiving the prize on behalf of her winning team.
The victors!
The victors!

It was a hearty start to the day as everyone gathered in tranquil before-hours Clarke Quay for the SAFTI MIHQ Outdoor Cohesion on 1 March, 2012. Organised by the Human Resource Shared Services Centre (HR SSC) in collaboration with events experts Learning & Development Resources (LDR) Pte Ltd, the activities commenced with a game of Ship Captain to break the ice. Shortly after, teams were formed for the Mobile Explore trail along the Singapore River. A short historical prelude was given by LDR representative COL(RET) Png Bee Hin, who also happened to be none other than ex-Commander, OCS. The trail saw teams of ten or so navigating to locations of certain cultural and anecdotal significance and in doing so, traversing the length of the river. At every checkpoint, GPS-enabled tablets that the teams carried would trigger quizzes allowing them to rack up points and advance. Adding to the fun-factor, several stops required players to video record a re-enactment of a historical event, such as the establishment of the free trading port, or snap a specific picture of a landmark which would then be run through image recognition software over a network-linked computer to reveal an answer for bonus points. This officer found it ingenious that such technology was used to enhance the learning experience.

With everybody eventually ending up at Merlion Park, we took a leisurely river taxi ride back to Clarke Quay, where prizes were awarded to the winning teams. There was a common appreciation for the integration of cultural and educational aspects to the goal of cohesion. Comdt, SAFTI MI, BG Benedict Lim ended off with some words of appreciation and emphasis on the imperativeness of professional teamwork and good working relations within MIHQ. It was an apt way to start off the new month.

 

 
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