I won’t name this under Cafe hopping but I did do this on the same day. (Shows how much you can do in one day hahah.) After coming from Lavendar we headed over to Bugis which didn’t take long but what took a while was trying to get there FROM BUGIS. Well you can go out by the exit more towards the Raffles Hospital side. Then walk along Victoria Street (you will see this painting on the right) until you reach Jln Pisang turn right into it.
At the end of the road turn left and then into Kandahar Street. ANDDD after a few bars you will eventually reach this door. Welcome to Trapped, one of the many escape room companies in Singapore.
So a little back-story on why we decided to get here. We were still in Windowsill around 2-2:30pm maybe? And with the afternoon left I decided to have an impromptu escape game session. One of my favourite past-times this year. Luckily for us we found out about Trapped where they have a student discount of $14 (non-peak only)!! Considering that usual prices for escape rooms range from $18-$25 (non-peak), that is a really good price. You can walk in but you may not be guaranteed a room so the best you should do is make a reservation online or call them up too. Payment can then be made on site.
Some dos and don’t of the place.
The main lobby is pretty small.When you walk in you’ll be greeted by the front desk and as seen from the photo above there are some lockers where you can place your belongings. Don’t worry if your bag is too big because their seats double as a storage unit as well but of course it would be safer to lock your valuables up in the lockers or just bring a smaller bag.
Now for the moment of truth. 60 minutes. 3 people. 1 room. Time to get cracking. We chose the “Trapped in Hostel” which (unbeknownst to me until we got there) has the LEAST lighting. And when they mean bad lighting. They mean they will turn off pretty much all the lights in the room leaving maybe some creepy yellow fluorescent lighting in a corner and just hand you two torches. (one torch per pair but they round up) It is really quite hard to see. Umm the ambience is pretty creepy with the music and all. No jump scares for you thrill seekers unfortunately (maybe try out the Friday the 13th room–it’s the scariest apparently) but it is quite a brain teaser. Downside is that the room is quite small and there isn’t a lot of mind-blowing discovery in here. Without revealing too much I would say there was a good mixture of game mechanics and not just numbers and numbers to deal with padlocks. (my pet-peeve whenever I go to an escape room) So good on them! In my opinion it was a pretty challenging room, probably on the moderate side of difficulty. I have to admit we went through several brain stumping moments when we had to resort to hints but otherwise we managed to figure it out. I’m looking forward to trying out the other rooms by them because it is an affordable option for those who don’t have the fund for bigger rooms by companies like Xcape Singapore. (I’ll blog about that another time)
1st Outlet: Kampung Glam Shop Houses, 42 Kandahar Street,
S198896 (Near Arab St)
2nd Outlet: *SCAPE
2 Orchard Link, #02-20/21/22
Mon to Thur: 11am – 11pm
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