The clues were misleading, but technician Heng Teck Huat and his administrator partner Adeline Ang managed to find their way to the top at the My Paper Love Hunt on Valentine's Day.
The couple, both 25 and together for seven years, were among the 92 teams in the treasure-hunt event which began at Bugis+ and ended in Bugis Junction.
The teams had to find 15 stations spread between the two malls and complete a challenge at each one.
Mr Heng said he and Ms Ang were "quite familiar" with the layout of the two malls, having visited the two shopping centres on several weekends, and this helped them to navigate quickly from one station to the next.
"The clues were challenging and misleading, but we found our way," he added.
The couple walked away with the top prize of $2,000 in cash and a Huawei Ascend Mate7 smartphone.
Saturday's Love Hunt, presented by Bugis+ and Bugis Junction, is in its third year.
Among the challenges contestants faced was one held outside food and beverage outlet Wing Zone at Bugis+.
It involved a blindfolded contestant trying to pin a missing wing - in the correct position - to complete a picture of a chicken on a board. The other member of the team could only give verbal instructions to help the blindfolded one.
For another challenge set up by Huawei at Bugis Junction, contestants had to piece together a jigsaw puzzle.
Although there was only one winning team, there were prizes for some lucky teams too.
For instance, sisters Loh Kai Ting, 23, and Loh Kai Qing, 27, snagged the Most Creative Pose award for their photo taken at the Love Hunt's end point at Bugis Junction. They won $100 in cash, Montblanc fountain pens and USB multi-card readers from Mitsubishi Electric.
Another team won the top prize in a lucky draw - one million Star$, equivalent to $1,000 worth of CapitaVouchers.
Lim Yen Wen, 35, and his wife, Lim Meow Suan, 30, were about to leave when they heard their names being called for the lucky draw.
The couple, who got married last year and are both engineers, were thrilled and said they would "definitely take part again", if the chance arises.
There were also activities for non-contestants at the malls, including games, quizzes and performances.
Some shoppers won wine glasses simply by downloading the new My Paper app on their mobile gadgets. A pyrotechnic act and bicycle stunts also thrilled crowds in the late afternoon.
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