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Jan 17, 2009

Amazing Red Dot Quiz (1) - A Time Capsule in Singapore

I'm starting my own heritage quiz series, looking at the success the oldies have with theirs. It is never too late into the game.

The series will be entitled 'Amazing Red Dot Quiz'. Note the emphasis. Not Amazing Red Dot Quiz, but Amazing Red Dot Quiz. We know our little red dot is amazing, so I'm not stating the obvious.

Taking the cue from Victor who cheats in his quiz to prevent cheating - just look at his blinking rock - I'm going to (digitally) manipulate the quiz photo to make the quiz more 'challenging'. Like Victor, I hope you guys will be taking up the challenge.



The first quiz is on this interesting time capsule in Singapore. Where is it? What does it say?

Note the 'gone' letters are not my doing. They were already gone when I took the photo. What I did was to add noise so the smaller letters disappeared. The smaller letters contain an interesting piece of information.

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Update on Jan 25, 2009.

From the comments, the oldies took up the challenge and overcame it. By hook or by crook, they have gotten it right. Since Seen This Scene That revealed the 'lost letters', I shall end this quiz. This is how the photo looks like originally, without the noise:

Time Capsule


PY is right about the capsule as "near the National Museum of Singapore". How near is near? Look at the photo to find out.

Time Capsule


Time Capsule reads:

30 DECEMBER 1984

TIME CAPSULE

TO COMMEMORATE 25 YEARS

OF NATION BUILDING

1959-1984

TO BE OPENED IN

DECEMBER 2009

12 comments:

yg said...

icemoon, you need to learn more from victor. give something that belongs to the museum; things that goes back more than 60 years - like his latest quiz on m.a.d. notices. i am still cracking my head on that one.

Icemoon said...

Victor is right about you man .. you like to keh siao! hehe

the fact you are still cracking your head means you are still young. older folks would have solved the puzzle or cracked their heads.

Lam Chun See said...

Hey I decided to copy some of you guys' 'cheating' habits and make use of IT to find the answer to this quiz. But I shan't reveal the answer.

oceanskies79 said...

It should be near the National Museum of Singapore? I know that there's a time capsule there.

Icemoon said...

PY, not fair leh. The National Museum is near so many landmarks, even the old Stamford Library.

Adelin Lok said...

My History is 'Ungraded' , doesn't even appear on my O levels.

I suck at such quizzes.

Icemoon said...

Adelin, this has nothing to do with history. :P

Victor said...

Yg, you are supposed to submit your guess on my blog, not Icemoon's.

I really don't know where this time capsule is, not keh siao one.

Victor said...

Got it. You certainly didn't take this photo inside a museum. The time capsule will be opened soon. :)

Seen This Scene That said...

Is this the same one that has "TO BE OPENED IN DECEMBER 2009" on it?

Icemoon said...

I updated the post. Congratulations!

oceanskies79 said...

Thank you. Isn't near? Hey Icemoon, I know Stamford Road well enough if it is near the old MPH building, or at Fort Canning Hill, or SMU, I would say it is near those places. Maybe the next time I should just bring a ruler with me, and measure how near things are with reference to the places I have in mind. Hehehe..