NEWS

New office for Ubiquest !

We are happy to announce that we have recently moved office location to a new and much bigger space.

Please note that our new address is:

UBIQUEST, 15th floor, An Phuc apartment, no. 2 Vu Tong Phan street, An Phu ward, District 2, HCMC.

We have now a great view and a huge terrace… !
We still need to buy some furniture as the space is still quite empty… ūüôā

AN ACTION-PACKED DAY FOR COATS

At the beginning of November, we had the pleasure to organize a full-day event for COATS.

Lots of activities for this action-packed program:

🔷 An exciting smartphone app-based game experience, combining quizzes & riddles¬†and funny challenges¬†all over the BCR of HCMC.¬†Goal of the game was to make the most money (earning points) by completing the challenges!

🔷 Each team was given a¬†block of polystyrene and had to build a Totem representation¬†of an Animal they were assigned. With the money earned in the first phase, all teams gathered & joined an auction where they had to bid to buy some items they could need to build their Totem! Spending money was to be strategic!

🔷 Once the auction was finished and all items sold, teams had a limited amount of time¬†to create their Animal totem and customize it. Great imagination skills & team spirit needed!

AMAZING RESULTS and great cooperation skills observed during this totem challenge, look at the pictures!

🔷 After lunch, Coats 130 participants joined paintball and kayaking activities and the day ended up with a well-deserved gala dinner.

HCMC FIRST INTER-CORPORATE URBAN CHALLENGE

Last Friday on 10th of November we organized HCMC first Inter-Corporate Urban Challenge !

15 corporate teams competed against each other.

Congratulations to the 3 first teams, GAMELOFT, NESCAFE (Nestlé) and RENAISSANCE HOTELS!

You did a great job!

Well done to all the teams who showed their beautiful energy and competitive spirit.

ARRIVAL ORDER:

TEAM 1: GAMELOFT
TEAM 2: NESCAF√Č (NESTL√Č)
TEAM 3: RENAISSANCE HOTELS
TEAM 4: CARAVELLE TEAM 1
TEAM 5: CARAVELLE TEAM 2
TEAM 6: TOTAL
TEAM 7: DECATHLON
TEAM 8: DRCOM ASIA 1
TEAM 9: DRCOM ASIA 2
TEAM 10: ADEN SERVICES
TEAM 11: KUEHNE-NAGEL
TEAM 12: MILO (NESTL√Č)
TEAM 13: ARTELIA GROUP
TEAM 14: DIROX
TEAM 15: QATAR (WITHDRAWAL BEFORE THE END OF THE GAME)

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Points were attributed all along the game through quizzes and challenges. To see the score of each team, please have a look below:

RANKING IN TERMS OF SCORES/NUMBER OF POINTS:

CARAVELLE 1: 908 POINTS
DECATHLON: 874
GAMELOFT: 858 POINTS
TOTAL: 839 POINTS
ADEN SERVICES: 812 POINTS
NESCAFE (NESTL√Č): 811 POINTS
RENAISSANCE HOTELS: 780 POINTS
KUEHNE-NAGEL: 751 POINTS
MILO (NESTL√Č): 747 POINTS
DRCOM ASIA 1: 727 POINTS
ARTELIA GROUP: 718 POINTS
CARAVELLE 2: 711 POINTS
DIROX: 692 POINTS
DRCOM ASIA 2: 652 POINTS
QATAR: UNKNOWN (WITHDRAWAL BEFORE THE END OF THE GAME)

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The photo album of this event will soon be posted on Ubiquest Facebook page. To be notified, like our page!

Thanks again for joining the event!

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Thank you as well to our sponsors

           

LAST WEEK EVENT FOR VP BANK

5 keys for a brilliant SAIGON QUEST

1- A bunch of energetic participants

2-¬†One “xe lam” per team waiting to take & drive the players around

3-¬†6 great challenges to fulfill – mixing physical, strategic and funny assignments¬†ÔłŹ‚Ź≥

4-¬† A hidden box to locate somewhere in the city¬†ÔłŹÔłŹ

5- A great team spirit & time management  

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¬†That’s what we need for a successful Saigon Quest and VP BANK company had it all!

Last week-end,  VP Bank participants had a great time racing through the city & completing various & exciting challenges!

If you want to know more about our other corporate offers, please click here!

AN INTERACTIVE HUNT IN THE HEART OF THE CITY

2 weeks ago, we organized and operated a corporate event for a big group of participants for an agency from Singapore –¬†220 players joined our Interactive City Hunt!

Participants were divided into 25 teams of 8 to 10 people and had to undertake an interactive scavenger hunt in the heart of Saigon city center, around the Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon, the Independence Palace and other landmarks.

All teams competed to each other in terms of time and in terms of number of points won. Players had to fulfill different kind of challenges, quizzes, riddles, using a dedicated smartphone, their sense of direction, cooperative skills and time management.

‚úÖ It was a fun and active urban adventure!

For more information about our other corporate offers, please click here!

Saigon’s First River Bus Route to operate in October!

In line with all the changes happening every day in our bustling city, Saigon will officially launch its first river bus route in October.¬†🚤

This new service will allow passengers to travel from Bach Dang wharf in District 1 to Linh Dong Ward in Thu Duc District on a 30-mn and 10.8 km-long journey (nearly 7 miles) along the Saigon River and Thanh Da canal. All together there will be 9 river stations in D1, D2, Binh Thanh to Thu Duc District in the north of the city.

A second route is scheduled to open in 2018, connecting Bach Dang wharf to District 8.  The Department of Transportation said after the two first routes are completed and running smoothly, a third route could connect District 1 to Phu My Hung in District 7, but no precise schedule has been announced.

✅  Ubiquest is looking forward to test this river bus service and use it to create new urban game experiences!

For more information about our activities in the city, you can have a look right here.

© photos Saigoneer & Tuoi Tre

Interactive City Exploration

Two days ago, we organized and operated a corporate event for a big group of persons from Cambridge University Press group.
Participants were divided into 23 teams of 5 people and had to undertake an interactive scavenger hunt in the heart of Saigon city center, around the Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon.
All teams competed to each other in terms of time and in terms of number of points won. Players had to fulfill different kind of challenges, quizzes, riddles, using a smartphone, their sense of direction, cooperative skills and time management.
It was a fun and adrenaline-packed urban adventure!

Qualified for the MIST Investor show case in June!

Great news for Urban Tales and Ubiquest!

Following our application in March to the Mekong Innovative Startup Tourism (MIST) Market Access Accelerator, we have just been informed that Ubiquest was shortlisted amongst hundreds of applications for our Urban Tales concept.

We are now invited to attend the MIST Investor showcase at the Mekong Tourism Forum in Luang Prabang on June 6, 2017.

Like the other qualified startups, we will present our concept and business plan to media, investors and an expert judging panel.

Ultimately, four finalists will receive an innovation grant and will be invited to join the APEC summit in November to defend an alternative vision of tourism development in South East Asia.

We are very proud to be considered as one of the most innovative tourism startups in the region and look forward to the 6th of June!

To know more about our concept, please visit our Urban Tales website here.

Team Building is evolving at last!

Team Building is evolving at last and that’s a great piece of news for all of us.

Read this article about the new generation of team-building exercises: “The once-dreaded team-building exercise comes of age “.

We at Ubiquest are exactly in this trend of trying to get participants out of their daily routine and providing them brand new experiences.

As a company, unique concepts or activities definitely make your event more engaging and memorable for your employees.

Source: New York Post.

A full day event in Saigon!

Last week-end, we organised for JP MORGAN a full day event in Saigon for their 38 employees.
Morning was dedicated to a Cooking Challenge for all teams while they had to prepare the tastiest and most beautiful set of local dishes. Then, afternoon was spent outdoor, consisting of a Saigon Quest in the city centre: all teams had to complete original challenges requiring physical and logic skills and leading the players to a hidden box they had to discover and to open…
Lots of adrenaline & fun for everybody!

Our last Saigon Quest

For their company event, the CCIFV and EVBN requested us to organise a Saigon Quest for their multicultural employees.
Each team of 4 was in a “xe lam” and had to go through the city to fulfill different challenges, all various and exciting. Final part was to find a hidden box and win its content.
Thanks CCIFV & EVBN for your support and your enthusiasm!

Our last Urban Food & Flavors Run

Last week, we had the pleasure to organise a tailor-made “Urban Food & Flavors Run” for 16 head chefs and chocolate specialists who came from all different parts of France.
Different challenges awaited the teams, located at significant landmarks of the Chinese district, so they could discover gorgeous ancient pagodas, hidden pieces of architectural heritage, lively markets,¬†etc…
Challenges were all about feeling, seeing, and tasting Vietnamese culture, catching flavours and local experiences all along the way!
Thank you Puratos Grand-Place for your loyalty & your energy!

  • Plane crash simulation to become a better team player!

    Some team building programs could be really unique and unusual, dealing with high-risk activities and extreme experiences…

    Along the way, improved morale, self-esteem and capabilities people did not know they had is what they companies are after, for their employees.

    Read this article to get the details about how a company provides plane crash simulation as the ultimate team building one day event!

    Freaky and memorable for sure!

    Source: NYtimes

    Our last CSI

    Who will find Agent 009?

    Agent 009 disappeared. The Crown has hired special squads to find him back. They soon discover that he’s about to leave Saigon. Time is running out, they have to hurry up to investigate and find his tracks in Cholon!
    That was a crazy night last Saturday for the last CSI we organised.
    Thank you group SOPEX for your energy & your enthusiasm!

    Urban Food & Flavors Run

    Last week, we had the pleasure to organise a tailor-made “Urban Food & Flavors Run” for a corporate event.
    Different challenges awaited the teams, located at significant landmarks of the Chinese district:¬†gorgeous ancient pagodas, hidden pieces of architectural heritage, lively markets,¬†etc…
    Challenges were all about feeling, seeing, and tasting Vietnamese culture, catching flavours and local experience all along the way!
    Thank you Valrhona for your support & your energy!

    Our last “Saigon Quest”

    Last Saturday, we had the pleasure to organise a tailor-made “SAIGON QUEST” for 45 young and dynamic people from a big company based in Ho Chi Minh City.
    They divided in 9 teams and had 4 hours to undertake 7 challenges, both physical and intellectual, find the box hidden in the city… and manage to open it!

    Team spirit, time management, logic skills and fun were the key concepts to succeed!

    Self-drive tourist cars debut in Vietnam as of today!

    That may sound a bit unlikely and crazy but it’s not a joke,¬†from today, self-drive tourist cars started to be able to travel freely between Mong Cai city in Vietnam’s northern (Quang Ninh province) and Dongxing city in China’s Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region on trial basis until the end of January.

    You can read the related articles in different online newspapers, ChinaDaily and IOL.

    On the same topic, you can as well read the opinion of Carnegie Melon professor Raj Rajkumar,¬†one of the world’s leading experts on self-driving cars, about traffic patterns in Vietnam and the big challenge it poses for autonomous vehicles. Technology will surely need some time to decipher the way traffic works in Vietnam!

    sources:

    http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/bizchina/2016-11/09/content_27323181.htm

    http://www.iol.co.za/travel/self-drive-tourist-cars-debut-in-vietnam-2088671

    http://www.businessinsider.com/vietnam-problem-self-driving-cars-2016-9

    We organize urban games, treasure hunts and scripted events for team-buildings, private groups & individuals in Vietnam.