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Halloween 2020 - Scavenger hunt

Learn about Hong Kong history & culture while having fun

Halloween 2020 – Scavenger hunt’s rules

Halloween 2020 - Scavenger hunt

HONG KONG A LA CARTE (HKALC) has created the Halloween 2020 – Scavenger hunt in order for Hong Kong residents to discover Hong Kong’s history and culture while having fun and performing tasks


Due to social distancing restrictions currently in place, teams consist of 2 to 4 people


Halloween2020 – Scavenger Hunt will take place from 23 October to 1st of November 2020 and will cover Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Peninsula.

Tasks will be published on the website and the last day to submit your answers will be 1st of November 2020 at 23:59

All tasks will be published on 23 October 2020 – in the evening


Register by filling in your team’s details in the registration form and by emailing it to contact@hkalacarte.com

Children under 14 years old will need an adult on their team to participate

Children aged from 14 to 17 years old will need an adult to vouch for their registrations (see below registration form)


HK$ 600 per team


Once your signed registration form is received, HKALC will send an invoice to the adult paying for the team

We accept Credit card payments, ATM and HSBC online banking transfers and cheque deposit

Communication and sending answers back

  • Once the team’s payment is received, HKALC will create a WhatsApp (WA) group dedicated to the team
  • HKALC will communicate tasks, clues and challenges using the WA group
  • Teams will send their answers to their dedicated WA groups mentioning which task they refer to
  • Once answers have been submitted and seen by HKALC, they cannot be changed nor be retracted
  • Only one answer per question will be allowed
  • Answers must be given in English and names of venues must be spelled correctly
  • Answers can be sent in no particular order as long as all the answers are received by 1st of November 2020 before 23:59
  • All of the clues/tasks/challenges that require photos to be taken should showcase all team members unless otherwise mentioned. If a team member is missing, the photo will be voided
  • When an action requires 2 answers, please send them together or back to back to ensure points are allocated correctly (for example when an action requires a name and a photo)
  • All tasks/challenges/clues are straightforward, HKALC will not answer questions
  • All decisions by the judges are final. No exceptions!


1st prize: a staycation for 2 at The Peninsula Hong Kong (1 night in a Deluxe Room + Breakfast + one limousine or Rolls Royce transfer)

2nd prize: a goodies hamper from Classic Deli worth 2,000 HKD

3rd prize: 1 gift coupon from Decathlon worth 500 HKD

The winning teams will be announced on 2 November 2020

The winning teams will be selected according to the quality and correctness of their submissions. In the event of a tiebreak situation remaining after the judging process is complete, the teams which first completed the game, will be deemed the winners

Rules and regulations

  • Team members will need to stay together while playing. They will not be allowed to split up to “divide” tasks
  • Some of the Halloween 2020 – Scavenger hunttasks might lead you to meeting people who do not know and to visiting  places of worship. It is very important to be kind and respectful, and with that said – always be on guard and stay safe, use your healthy judgment when it comes to people you don’t know and animals you might encounter in the wild
  • NO harassing citizens of your town, physically or verbally for items or photographs. It is their right to choose not to help you and you should respect that
  • Teams must be courteous and respectful to their teammates and all the outside people involved in the Halloween 2020 – Scavenger hunt
  • No breaking any laws! The Halloween 2020 – Scavenger huntis for having fun, but you must do so legally! If you break any laws during the duration of the Halloween 2020 – Scavenger hunt, your team will be disqualified. This includes (but is not limited to) – shoplifting, assault, trespassing, blackmail, bribery, forgery, perjury, fraud, etc.!
  • If businesses or private individuals lend you items it’s okay, but please note that it is each team’s responsibility to return any borrowed items to their original owners (if requested)
  • HKALC reserves the right to cancel the Halloween 2020 – Scavenger hunt should:
    • Hong Kong government impose stricter social distancing restrictions banning people from taking part
    • the number of teams enrolled be insufficient to cover our running costs
  • Should the game cancel before its launch, teams will be refunded minus the payment transfer fees incurred by credit card payments (circa 4%)
  • Should the game cancel while it is on-going, we will postpone the rest of the game to another date . Refund will not be possible
  • Should it be impossible for teams to fully complete tasks due to venues being unexpectedly closed to comply with Covid restrictions, points will be awarded depending on how close your answers are to the original requests (location, photo, video, etc)