Raffles Hotel Singapore debuts a first-of-its-kind virtual interactive play, The Curious Case of the Missing Peranakan Treasure. Launching April 1, the whodunit tale will be accessible to people around the world as well as to super sleuth guests at the property.
The play follows a detective tasked with investigating the missing Peranakan treasure of the fictional “Treasures of the Straits” exhibition at Raffles Hotel Singapore. The interactive virtual format allows the audience to explore the property’s grounds while piecing together clues to solve the mystery. Filmed entirely on the property with 360-degree virtual reality cameras, the play creates a unique, immersive experience complete with augmented reality choice-based functions.
“Through this immersive virtual experience, our guests will be able to appreciate the Grand Dame in a new light, watch as history and mystery collide, and revel in the hotel’s culture and heritage – no matter where they are,” said Christian Westbeld, general manager, Raffles Hotel Singapore.
As an added bonus, participants who succeed in solving the mystery will receive prizes including e-vouchers at Raffles Boutique. They will also be entered for a grand prize of a one-night stay in the Palm Court suite with breakfast for two.
The property has two offers to accompany the play: Daycation and Staycation offers. The theatrical experience can be streamed on-demand April 1–June 30. Tickets are available. Purchase yours by March 15 for a 15 percent discount.
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