Every once in awhile, this Girl Friday feels the need to put aside the martini glass and give my liver a break.
As I took this two-week hiatus to kick back and break away from my usual crew of roisterers, I sussed out something that when first proposed, seemed rather strange.
They called it The Inside Job, billing it as an "interactive theatrical experience".
The brief: A gem, the "Star of Singapore", has been stolen. Triads and the police are all over Singapore looking for it because he who controls the "Star" controls the entire Asian underworld.
But there's one final "inside job" that needs to be executed and you would play the central character who would have to complete the mission.
It got my attention instantly. And this "adventure" sounded far more appealing than any club opening I've gone for thus far.
With the amount of booze I've been injecting over the past few months, running around to fulfil the mission could go a long way in keeping me in shape.
I rounded up 10 friends and we started prepping for our mission, which will be in two weeks' time.
It involves piecing together clues given by undercover actors planted on Singapore streets.
Apparently, it's a trek lasting about three hours, confined to the premises of the Central Business District area and with some travelling to some popular local hangouts.
Part suspense, part adventure.
Ms Pooja Khetan, director of The Inside Job's organisers, Game On, gave some insight into this theatrical adventure.
APPROACH WITH OPEN MIND
"If there had to be three main things that you have to focus on before entering into this Inside Job, the first main thing would be to have an open mind," she said.
"You might be doing things and meeting people you never expect to do.
"Sometimes, people end up going up to random people on the street because they think they are actors who are part of the show, but they're not. So it's quite fun figuring out who the right people are to approach."
She added that it's also prudent to have good walking shoes and a bottle of water.
"And last but certainly not least, be prepared for a fun and adventurous, social engaging and culturally informative experience."
Since looking stupid isn't exactly my strongest point, I suppose it's game on.
The Inside Job
Every weekend until July 13
Meeting point will be revealed 24 hours prior via e-mail
Three time slots: 4pm, 5pm and 6pm
Individual: $70 Groups: $60 each for groups of four or more
For more information, please visit http://theinsidejob.com.sg
This article was first published on May 23, 2014.
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