Lucky shot for man on Valentine's Day date

Lucky shot for man on Valentine's Day date
Mr Chuah C. Y.'s photo is one of the five winning photos for the My Paper Love Hunt 2015 Instagram contest.

A date with his girlfriend at Bugis+ on Valentine's Day turned out to be more than just a romantic one for C. Y. Chuah.

He ended up as one of the winners for a photo contest at the My Paper Love Hunt event on Feb 14.

The 27-year-old, who works in the oil and gas industry, and his girlfriend had chanced upon the Love Hunt being held at the mall.

Apart from a treasure-hunt race for 92 teams, the event also included a photo contest that shoppers could join.

They had to take a photo and upload it to Instagram with the tags #MyPaperLoveHunt2015Draw, #Bugis+ and #BugisJunction

Mr Chuah decided to try his luck, and whipped out his smartphone to snap a photo of the Love Hunt teams.

He had not won anything in a lucky draw before, so he was pleasantly surprised to learn that he was one of five people to win 100,000 Star$, the equivalent of $100 worth of CapitaVouchers, for his efforts.

The winners were randomly picked from valid entries.

On how he plans to spend his prize, Mr Chuah said he would "probably buy a gift for my girlfriend".

This is the Love Hunt's third year. Presented by Bugis+ and Bugis Junction, the event featured 15 stations spread across the two malls, with each station featuring a challenge for the teams.

The teams had vied for the top prize of $2,000 in cash and a Huawei smartphone. Other prizes included Montblanc fountain pens, and USB multi-card readers from Mitsubishi Electric.

lydialam@sph.com.sg


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