My answer to a colleague's challenge for this old dog (that's me) to blog. I hope I've proven that 'every old dog could do a good blog'.
21 November 2009
Old Singapore Quiz (14) - Old Blanket or Old Building?
The above photo looks like part of my old homemade blanket. However it is not. (In the olden days, thrifty mothers would save scraps of cloth left over from making clothes for their children. They would then use these mismatched scraps to sew blankets for the family.)
Where did these patterns come from?
Clue 1: This is an old building and not an old blanket.
Clue 2: This is not a rock climbing facility.
Clue 3: "These patterns came from Victor's camera" is true but not the correct answer.
Clue 4: Like all of Icemoon's quizes, this is an easy one.
Update on 24 Nov 09
Thank you for all your answers. It seems like this quiz is not so easy after all as nobody has got the right answer so far. Hence I will accede to Chun See's request for more clues.
But first, I am quite sure that most of you have seen this building before. If I show you the entire building, you would certainly have no problem identifying it. This seems to teach us a philosophical lesson, i.e. sometimes in life, when you look at a problem too closely, you might miss the wood for the trees and cannot solve the problem. You may need to take a step back and view the problem from a different perspective.
Okay, here are another 4 clues:
Clue 5: Like Whiteaways used to be, this building is located in town.
Clue 6: But unlike Whiteaways, this building is still in existence today. In fact, it has been conserved.
Clue 7: The 4 photos in the montage are all taken from the outside of the building. In fact, the 4 patterns are all visible from just one photo which I will show you when I reveal the answer in a few days' time.
Clue 8: One photo in the montage is deliberately shown upside down. It should be clear which one.
There, it should be much easier now. Happy guessing.
Update on 26 Nov 09
There are still no correct guesses. Alright, one last clue - a photo taken from the inside of the building. This should give the game away. If not, I will reveal the answers by this weekend.