Tracing the treasures

Going around Chennai can be fun. How is it when you trace the trails online and find a treasure every day to reach the grand treasure on the finale?

Ask the teams that participated in the online Treasure Hunt hosted by ThinkTops (a joint initiative by YOCee and Bambaram Toy lending library). They would tell you how they cracked each clue carefully after hunting around on Google and Wikepedia and the archives of the city’s newspapers.
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The Treasure Hunt ACID9 (Around Chennai In 9 Days) was a completely online activity where the registered teams got clues to a particular location on their emails each day for nine days.

The had to trace the location using the Google maps and also keep cracking the clues for the grand treasure of the final day.

“It was like a real race online and we learnt a lot during the hunt,” says Betcy, who along with her team mate Bertilla won the first prize. They called themselves Flutterbyes and are from St. Dominic’s Anglo Indian Hr. Sec. School, St. Thomas Mount.

For the team Chennai Super Kids, all help came from their moms. “We enjoyed hunting around as much as our kids did,” confessed both Pranav and Harish’s mothers!
The kids introduced themselves as CSK in the award presentation ceremony held at the Children’s Club, Mylapore. They are students of Sri Sankara Sr. Sec. School, Adyar.

The set of clues to the Grand Treasure consisted of finding 9 personalities basing on the links on the Google maps and the grand treasure was a place connecting all these personalities. (They were of statues of nine different personalities on the Marina and the Grand Treasure was the Marina Beach itself.)

The top 5 teams won the title ‘ThinkTops Hunter’ for themselves, a trophy, certificate, Chennai Tees, mugs, a gift coupon from StoryTrails ( entitling them to be part of one of their walks.

The third prize winners are the team Giggling Jingles – M. Sruthi Abirami and S.M. Srinithy from P.M. Dhawan Adarsh Vidyalaya, Royapettah.
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The team Terrific Teens with Pooja and ShriPrasad studying in Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Anna Nagar came fourth and the team Galatta Chums with Naresh Rengaswamy (MCTM school, Mylapore) and Ram Vignesh (Sir Sivaswamy Kalalaya) won the fifth place.

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