Sunday, January 17, 2010


SHAH ALAM, 10 Jan 2010: Although it must have been more than 10 years since I last sat for the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination, I still do remember clearly that the Maths and Science subjects then had 2 papers. Paper I  was multiple choice while Paper II was fully subjective. And for Paper II, correct answers alone do not guarantee full points. Equally important is the method leading to the answer, which more often than not contributes more weight than the answer itself.

The Fun Hunt People decided to adopt a similar format during the Kembara Asiarasa, which was held within the city of Shah Alam. For this hunt, bringing in the correct treasures will only garner 3 points (for each correct treasure). To score the full 6 points, teams had to provide a full explanation on how they broke the code without missing a beat.

While I felt this format is fair dinkum as it does not reward guess work (which should be the case), it does however put additional burden on the shoulders of the CoC to review in explicit detail all answers provided, and make split second decisions on explanations that may not exactly match what was intended.

With this in mind, I have my reservations that this "innovation" will catch-on.

Kembara Asiarasa Results
(Maximum possible score: 100)

1st: Alexander Hoh, Andre Teh, Gary Gunasegaran, Rosemawarni Abd Rahman (94)
2nd: Muhammad Razif, Darmataksiah Abai, Hanna Hamizah, Sam Rahman (89)
3rd: Chai Koh Khai, Margaret Sha, Woo Ee Wen, Chong Voon Kiat (87)
4th: Ramesh Rajaratnam, Liew Kok Seng, Lim Kong Yew, Chong Foo Seong (85)
5th: Wong Chiang Chuen, Claire Chin, Julie Tan, Goh Teck Koon (85)
6th: Johan Salul, Dr Ben Lau, Kheirul Nazib, Aziz Abd Rahman (83)
7th: Salehuddin Yusof, Mohd Asri, Mazri Muda, Rozaman Ismail (82)
8th: Siva Kumar, Lim Chuan Leng, Pirabarkaran, Navamalar (77)
9th: Simon Matthew, Venkateswaran Nagappan, Eeswaran, Kumaran Nagappa (76)
10th: Yeap Heng Boon, Ho King Mun, Ho Mun Yee, Janet Tan (75)

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