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The Rally – Video

We are very happy happy to introduce you to our new video about The Rally team building activity, right here:

It is one of the most elaborated team building program we have designed: it combines 3 workshops, each of them focusing on special objectives and special team skills to improve.

1/ MARSHMALLOW CHALLENGE

Using 20 pieces of spaghetti (uncooked, of course!), a yard (=0,91cm) of masking tape and a yard of string, a marshmallow and a pair of small scissors, each time is given 18 minutes to build the tallest freestanding structure capable of holding a marshmallow on top.

Goal of this workshop:  create a teamwork experience that can be debriefed along various angles such as roles in a team,the importance of a well-functioning team or what it takes to innovate.

To learn more about the origins of the Marshmallow Challenge, watch Tom Wujec’s TED Talk.

2/ SCAVENGER HUNT

It is a fun recreational activity that promote cooperation and teamwork between participants. They will have to work together to solve clues and get to the final destination.

Goal of this workshop: create tighter, cooperative relationships between team members who usually work independently or on separate teams, discover hidden part of Ho Chi Minh City and complete fun challenges & riddles.

3/ PIPELINE OF THE CENTURY

Using a limited amount of supplies (PVC pipes, balloons, bamboo stakes, rope, packing tape, marbles, special decorations etc.), all the participants must build a large free-standing “pipeline” that will deliver 10 rolling marbles from a starting line 25 feet (around 7.5m) away, into a bucket sitting upright on the ground. Each team is responsible of one part of the pipeline and all the different part should all connect and fit together.

synergistic team development event where participants collaborate to build a large marble delivery system

Goal of this workshop: work on collaboration, communication and synergy within each team and between all the teams,  practice problem-solving skills, practice goal setting attainment.

Escape rooms as reality adventure games

Escape room games have been very popular since few years.

You can read right here a whole article about the phenomenon of escape rooms in the United States. The trend of “urban gaming” is growing worldwide and you can find few escape rooms in Asia and in Ho Chi Minh City.

However, as the article explains, “the room is not the important part” and “not all escape rooms are about escaping a room”. The real concept of this activity is a “collaborative adventure” allowing the players to be together following the same scenario & working on solving puzzles.

That’s why at Ubiquest, we decided few years ago, to design and offer residents & visitors the perfect “opposite” of an escape room game in Ho Chi Minh City… Or rather many people would still call it an “escape room ” except that the perspective is different. We can describe it as a merger of a self-guided walking tour and an escape room. It is in fact a reality adventure game in Chinatown. It’s called Urban Tales and we developed the concept in Vietnam and in Cambodia.

Launched in late 2014 in Saigon, this interactive experience allows the visitors to dive into the thick ambiance of Cholon (Saigon’s Chinatown) . They start by a crime scene and then get ouf of the room to find out the clues and solve the case.  In a way, all starts in a room but you don’t have to escape from it. Instead, you are “thrown” in the streets of Saigon in order to gather information to understand the reason of what happened in the crime scene room. This real-size investigation is of course a pretext to explore the neighbourhoods and its best-kept secrets.

To progress in the story, players will meet and interact with locals and among them will be local actors … This is a great experience, especially because you don’t know who is acting and who is just a real shopkeeper… Finally you will find out who is the murderer and by this you will have visited many places you would never have explored on your own. That’s the icing on the cake!

Our Urban Tales tour is very much appreciated by escape room game lovers as well as visitors who want to be independent and autonomous during their exploration of Saigon. It is a great activity as well for a team building half day out.

So if you like escape rooms or if you are interested in exploring the city in a very active and stimulating way, don’t look any further : this unique and immersive experience in Cholon (Saigon’s Chinatown) is for you and will wake you up!

You can find more information about this reality adventure experience right here.

5th Year Anniversary !

Dear customers, fans, friends and partners,

Ubiquest just turned 5 this month!

It is a great opportunity to thank you all for your continuous support and trust. They have always been our best reward.
This 5th anniversary is the perfect time for us to look back at the road traveled since we designed Urban Tales, our first concept, in 2014.
Ubiquest today offers 15 of the most original activities available for tourists and companies in Vietnam.

In 2018 and 2019 only we hosted more than 70 events and thousands of guests.
The trend for Urban Gaming is growing worldwide and we are proud to have been the precursors of it and to have gained your trust all along these years.
This anniversary is also an opportunity to think about the future. As tradition requires, we kept the best news for the end… We have the great pleasure to announce that Ubiquest is expanding its operating horizon.
Our original & innovative urban games & live-action activities will soon be available in EUROPE… We are all super excited and can’t wait to operate our first events in this new city.
Can someone guess where Ubiquest’s European office will be based?

We’ll give you more details later on… 🙂

Let's celebrate our 5th year anniversary!

“The Rally” – a great 3-in-1 activity

Last Saturday, we had the pleasure to organize a half-day team building activity for SCC Vietnam. This activity is called “The Rally” and is designed for medium to big groups. The morning program was divided into 3 workshops, each of them having a specific goal, and the teams had to act into different immersive and exciting situations.

First part was the “Marshmallow challenge” (the goal is to build the highest structure in 18 minutes, following specific rules); second part was a “Scavenger hunt” in District 1 (where participants have to orientate themselves & complete challenges in different locations, some of them being quite hidden and fun!); third & last part was the “Pipeline challenge” (using a limited amount of supplies and in a limited time, the goal is to build a pipeline crossing the room which would transport 10 marbles.)

Those 3 workshops are excellent to make people work closely together and embrace collaboration.

Well done to all participants and thank you for you enthusiasm and your energy!

Our Interactive City Hunt in images

Are you looking for an original team building activity for your team & partners? 🇻🇳

Look no further: our Interactive City Hunt is the one!
It combines the exploration of the city, an innovative scenario & a competitive dimension. 🏃🏻‍♂️
Have a look at our video right here.

So happy that one of our tours is featured on “Will Fly For Food” travel blog!

We are very happy and proud that our Evening Street Food Tour is featured in the last article of one of the world’s most popular travel food blogs “Will Fly For Food” !

You can read the whole article of JB & Renée right here.
And in this article, you can watch the great and very detailed video they made about of evening street food tour.

It really shows the vibrant & joyful atmosphere of our tour. Thanks a lot for the article and the video JB & Renée!

Our evening street food tour in vintage car is featured in “Will Fly For Food”.

Recherchons des acteurs francophones !

Nous recherchons actuellement des acteurs vietnamiens francophones, pour interagir avec nos joueurs sur certains des tours que nous organisons. Une expérience en théâtre/comédie est un plus mais n’est pas du tout obligatoire.

Merci de nous contacter si vous êtes intéressé(e) !

For our urban games, we are looking for French speaking Vietnamese candidates !

Have you heard about our Interactive City Hunt?

Our Interactive City Hunt has definitely been one of the most popular activities for team building events this year.

It is the perfect experience you can offer to your team for a fun and memorable half-day out.

Why? Simply because it is a truly exciting mobile app-based activity, combining the exploration of the city, an innovative & interactive scenario and a competitive dimension.

On the menu: quizzes to answer (it could be about city landmarks or other local features), funny challenges and riddles to fulfill, GPS pointsto look for and  codes to decipher !

As the participants progress through the activity using one tablet per team, they will earn more or less points and get a final score,  depending on whether they are quick enough or whether they manage to answer all the questions…. Exciting!

Our Interactive City Hunt has been designed for up to 30 teams.

It is an easy and flexible solution for groups who want to explore the city and bound teams together at the same time.

Last but not least, we can tailor made some parts of the activity, in relation with your department or your company,  upon your requests.

The route to success to complete the hunt: competition but of course also cooperative skills, sense of direction and time management!

If you are looking for more information about this product or about other urban games for your next team building, please have a look right here!

Welcome to our Mystery Man challenge!

Join our exciting Interactive City Hunt!

During this 3-hour activity, you and your team will be completing series of quizzes, riddles & funny challenges. Lots of fun guaranteed.

This one is our Mystery Man challenge!

More info on our website right here: https://ubi-quest.com/corporate/ 

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#hochiminhcity #corporateevents

Interactive City Hunt by Ubiquest

Recherchons des Vietnamiens Francophones

Bonjour,

Si rejoindre une équipe jeune et dynamique vous intéresse et si participer à des jeux originaux et amusants vous stimule…

Si en plus, vous êtes francophone et recherchez des missions à mi-temps…

Alors merci de nous envoyer votre CV et lettre de motivation en français à l’adresse suivante:

operation3@ubi-quest.com

Nous recrutons toute l’année!

 

 

“Saigon Quest” Urban Game for Ecco

5 keys for a successful SAIGON QUEST

1- A bunch of energetic participants

2- One “xe lam” per team taking & driving the players around

3- 4 special challenges to fulfill – mixing physical, strategic and funny assignments ️⏳

4-  A hidden box to locate somewhere in the city ️️

5- A great team spirit & time management  

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That’s what we need for a successful Saigon Quest and ECCO company had it all!

On the 11th of April,  ECCO participants had a great time racing through the city & using their cooperation skills to complete the assigned challenges!

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

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… 🙂

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 andfunny challenges all over the BCR of HCMCGoal 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: NESCAFÉ (NESTLÉ)
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 (NESTLÉ)
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 (NESTLÉ): 811 POINTS
RENAISSANCE HOTELS: 780 POINTS
KUEHNE-NAGEL: 751 POINTS
MILO (NESTLÉ): 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-end 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 ️⏳

4-  A hidden box to locate somewhere in the city ️️

5- A great team spirit & time management  

                                      *   *   *    *   *   *    *   *   *    *   *   *    *   *   *

 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!

Our last Interactive Urban Hunt

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 interactivescavenger 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.

✅ 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!