The Monopolised Challenge Competition!

The Monopolised Challenge Competition!

Game enough to compete with your fellow colleagues in this exciting tournament?

Recruit your teammates and get ready to go around Sentosa to “buy” as many properties (gain points) as possible!

At the end of each month, we will tabulate the team scores, the team with the highest scores will  take home the grand prize!

S$100/team, max of 5 members per team ($20/pax)

Any time, any date in the month! Just come together with your colleagues and participate!

Once you made the payment, you will receive a QR code to receive the app for the challenge!

We also have the corporate category where if you represent an organisation, we will compile the scores and announce the winning organisation for the month!

1st place – S$1000

2nd place – S$500

3rd place – S$300

Musings of the FAcilitator

Musings of the FAcilitator

Since the turn of 2022, we’ve tightened the sails and steadied the helm to cruise through a challenging but rewarding year, with organisations yearning to shake off the rust of COVID-19 times.

In the last 2 quarters, we have delivered 199 number of programmes for MNCs, SMEs, Government Agencies and Non-profit Organisations.

Reviewing the data and experiences, we observed four focus areas of teams who have walked through our doors in 2022:

Referencing Bruce Tuckman’s Team Development Model, there are five stages in a relationship – Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing and Adjourning. The model states that everyone will start from the Forming stage when there is a new relationship. From there, teams move progressively towards the Performing stage where they are then able to execute with synergy.

The Covid Babies

 The turbulent covid times threw the workforce into disarray with huge turnover, redefining of workplace roles, and murky confusion matching skills and productivity. New hires coming into the scene went straight into working from home and though they were comfortable, a good portion could still feel the jitters.

Many organisations saw themselves back to the Forming stage with these new members joining in, with the challenge being to claw their way out of the Forming stage and cruise into the Storming stage. The lack of physical interaction meant that teams were unable to have face-to-face conflict resolution opportunities.

This phenomenon has created two scenarios, 1) everyone stays at the Forming stage and remains ineffective as a team and 2) teams having a pseudo Norming false preset that they are all working together well.

The lack of physical interactions had eliminated the Storming stage and left teams stagnant.

The silver lining is that some leaders have recognised this phenomenon in the early stage and  they started creating small group gatherings virtually and/or physically. They created mentorship programmes for onboarding processes that allowed the new hires to feel welcomed and created a sense of belonging.

Since Apr 2022, we saw an influx in teams coming for physical teambuilding, it was evident that many organisations needed to break away from the Forming stage to become effective and efficient

To combat a lowered sense of belonging and purpose, organisations have started to return to physical teambuilding.

Being a teambuilding provider, our role is not to make the team members feel the sense of belonging or give them their purpose. We have customised and curated programmes to get teams to acknowledge what is lacking and formulate action plans. The outcome of the programme is for the teams to acknowledge the gaps and to have them derive their own action plans to move forward as a team.

Through the interventions, we have noticed that leaders have acknowledged this phenomenon and made arrangements for the individuals to have the sense of belonging to the Organisation, such as arranging team dinners, having team retreats and arranging for face to face sessions to build their purpose to align with that of the Organisation again.

The observation of the team moving back to the Forming stage, they are forgiving for mistakes and each other’s different perspectives.


Seniors are more patient and willing to help out the juniors. Interestingly some juniors could have been with the organisation for nearly three years now, and getting this excellent treatment makes the working atmosphere pleasing.

Yet, this forgiving nature could be temporary since everyone is still in the Forming stage. The actual test happens during a Storming stage when people become comfortable working with each other and start sharing their opinions and emotions.

One of the interventions we did in FOCUS Adventure was to quicken the process from Forming to Storming at least by the end of the programme to ensure that teams do not stay in the pseudo-norming stage where everyone thinks that they are performing well as a team, when in fact the lack of storm creates silent frustrations which might build, and explode with time.

Finally, we have seen how the new employee has been bold and willing to build bridges with the seniors. In the olden days, juniors would not take the step to take this action but silently followed instructions. This created the phenomenon of the “Monkey Experiment”, where sometimes people don’t know why they are doing what they are doing. But today’s new hires are well aware and came prepared with the “Why” question.

This “Why” question they asked is not to put down their seniors in the organisation but to build bridges, to understand the seniors and the organisation better.

Some teams welcome this movement as it gets everyone to move into a new dimension and start thinking differently. But there is also the team dominated by the seniors, who still have the older mentality of “listen to instructions first before giving ideas”.

Of course there is debate as there is no right or wrong, the answer depends on the situation that we are in. What matters is to see the other perspective and to remember that at the end of the day, to build bridges between individuals.


This year has been exciting, with teams back physically. The question now will then be, is this new phenomenon helpful and effective?


"Thanks SDC’s HR team and FOCUS Adventure team for this great team building event.."
Tuem Heng Seng
Sentosa Development Corporation, Deputy Director 
"Kudos to focus adventure for organising the fantastic team bonding event and making it fun and enjoyable for people of all age groups. "
Hoo Cheong Siong
Manager, SDC PDD
"Very good and effective programme. Highly recommended for team bonding. "
Lam Yue Kwai
Sentosa Development Corporation , Project Development
"Berwin is quite talented and charismatic. Keeps pace and energy levels high. "
Paul Lee
IMDA, Principal Consultant
"The icebreaker was very innovative!"
Nanda Wang
IMDA, Assistant Manager

JULY 2022

"Enjoy the outdoor activities. Good selection of activities. Will be good to have more time ( additional 1 hour) for the outdoor activities "
Chow Kok Ming
Deputy Managing Director , Linde Gas Singapore Pte Ltd
"Great time, achieved goals set together as a team."
"Program was awesome and helpful for bonding amongst the team."
"FAcilitators were very efficient in conveying the objectives of the course"
"Thank you Sasi , Bryan and Heng zhi, it has been a great session and everything was great"
Angie Oi Poh Kim
Senior Manager , NUHS
"Thank you for the effort put into this! I have learnt useful applications that I can apply to even outside of work(: appreciate it really!"
Sarah Foo
Medical Technologist, NUH
"The activities were fun and inspiration! The FAcilitators are professional and deserve 6 stars!"
Su jie
Case Management Officer, NUH
"Awesome FAcilitator!! Never bored. Good session, maybe discussions can be shorter. Other than that, all amazing! "
Nurul Shazirah
Medical Social Worker, NUH
"Overall fun, objective clearly met and message well instilled through each activity."
Ng Shi Han
Senior Assistant Manager, ERM & Internal Control, NUH
"Great just nice where am session was intensive, walking and sweating. Then afternoon indoor session."
Regional Sales Manager, Habasit Far East Pte Ltd
"Bryan is a superb FAcilitator. He was able to build on our points and add on his insights."
Amanda Moey
"Sasi, Yumi and team contributed greatly towards the success of our teambuilding programme. Thank you for all your support from start to end. We had a lot of fun and have also taken back some learnings that we can all apply back in the workplace. "
"Sasi, Yumi and team contributed greatly towards the success of our teambuilding programme. Thank you for all your support from start to end. We had a lot of fun and have also taken back some learnings that we can all apply back in the workplace. "
"It was a wonderful session! It pushed us to bond better and go beyond our boundaries!"
Vignesh Ayyapan
MBA student, NTU
"It was too hot but the tower activity was amazing! Now I think that the level of the scariness and the difficulty was perfect in order to strengthen bond."
"Enjoyed the day and the activities were fun and interactive"
"Berwin was down to earth, personable and able to lead effectively"
Miriam Gondowidjojo
Business Planning Manager, Standard Chartered
"Excellent presentation and enjoyed a lot. Thanks to FOCUS team"
Sr. Rotating Engineer, Linde Gas
"Programmes are carefully planned, nicely executed. All participants were having fun, enjoyed the process and learn something from the activities."
Jason Lim
Branch Manager, Gebruder Weiss Pte. Ltd
"One of the more creative team buildings I’ve experienced."
"Thank you for the great work! The Facilitation is really excellent and FAcilitators are all very warm and friendly. I am very impressed that there is video at the end and certificate and photo are printed and given. Keep up the good work :)"
Felicia Gwee
Team Manager, Ingeus
"Would definitely recommend. FAcilitators were excellent."
Amrit Raj Singh
Student , SMU MBA
"For a short programme, objectives were met in an enjoyable manner. It's not easy to warm up a big crowd in a short time. Enjoyable surely!
Student , SMU

JUNE 2022

"Another brilliant team building event executed. Thank you Yumi and Sasi! Well done! "
Janice Teo
People manager ,Yondr Singapore Pte Ltd
"Excellent Program"
QAQC Engineer, Geonamic
"Thanks Well Organised Programme"! "
Gilbert Chuah
GM, Geonamics
"The Race was Fun and Enjoyable."
"Exciting and Well Organised."
Mrs Raj
Teacher, Telok Kurau Pri
"The activities are suited for all ages. Simple yet meaningful and brought out the essence of teamwork and engagement! Kudos to the team!"
Wan Nurin Zahian
"Thank you for the fun and meaningful activities."
Elisha Jaafar
Teacher, Eunos Primary school
"I enjoyed the team bonding activities so much. Thank you."
Aznizah Aris
Teacher, MOE
"The FAcilitators were able to engage us in the activities."
Belinda Hoe
Telok kurau primary school

 Best Teambuilding Provider

For 7 consecutive years from 2015 to 2021, FOCUS Adventure has been awarded the Best Teambuilding Vendor of the Year by Human Resources. During the pandemic, we are proud that the Team has continued to deliver high standards to be recognized by the industry.

Selamat Hari Raya! 26 March 2020

Selamat Hari Raya! 26 March 2020

Selamat Hari Raya from the CSR team! Even though we are all unable to go out to meet our relatives and friends during this time, Hari Raya is still worth celebrating. It is not easy for the malaysians who are stuck in Singapore as most of them cannot afford to go back home due to the current situation that requires 14 days quanrantine in both Singapore and Malaysia. As such, they are unable to celebrate Hari Raya with their families. To lift their moods during this period, we have managed to raise over $900 to do something for them and food was prepared by Free food for all (FFFA).

The CSR team along with some amazing volunteers helped with this event. We started early to prepare and also ensured that social distancing markings were up. They were really happy and surprised by our lunch arrangement! Following that, we continued donating the food to low income families residing in rental flats. It was not easy for our volunteers but we really appreciate everybody who helped in making a difference to those who are less priviledged. The mission is never over and we will continue to fight on! We successfully delivered 350 packets of food to those who really need it by the end of the day. Thank you to everyone who made this possible!

More Care packs coming up. More smiles to make! 19th June 2020

More Care packs coming up. More smiles to make! 19th June 2020

Today marks the first day of Phase 2 in Singapore where most businesses are able to resume. Friends and families can meet as long as the numbers are kept to a maximum of 5. However, the CSR team had a bigger mission that kept us busy and our hearts fuller! After weeks of planning, approvals and packing, it was finally D-Day – we could finally start distributing care packs to the low income families staying in rental flats!

The fund was raised by FOCUS Adventure in collaboration with our sister company CAMP CHALLENGE. The care packs consist of some daily necessities like rice, instant noodles, oats etc. Most of the receivers were pretty shy and taken aback but once they understood your intention, they were happy and glad to receiving the items.

COVID-19 has truly affected many people but we would still do our best to help one another. We do hope that these care packs are useful and we would like to thank everyone who put their effort in making this possible!

Educating on Sustainability through Exposure!

Educating on Sustainability through Exposure!

With COVID-19 still causing inconvenience for many, we continue our mission in the name of sustainability! This activity was derived from having our own internal sessions in hopes to preserving our environment. Thereafter, we decided “hey lets invite everyone else in on the fun! To be away from work and stressful environment, we practice the idea of mindfulness to enjoy the serenity of the environment and provide a platform for all ages.

Although people tend to preach about conserving the environment the impact only comes when you actually come see it for yourselves! Every session that we attempt would only contribute to perhaps 0.0001% of protecting the Earth BUT if we all contribute and work together eventually that small percentage would continue to grow especially into good habits to our next generation.

Hence this is where we create the opportunity to spread the knowledge to all who are willing to learn and to enjoy! So wait no further, come join the family and our mission to sustainability!

6 March 2020 Recce trip to St John Island – Exploration and Adventure awaits!

6 March 2020 Recce trip to St John Island – Exploration and Adventure awaits!

It was a fulfilling trip to St John Island, along with our partners from various government statutory boards and schools. Hiking around the island gave us a chance to learn and understand the different types of endangered plants and life in St John Island. The more important underlying message was about raising the awareness of taking care of the environment. Sustainability is everyone’s duty towards us and Mother Earth and hence, the CSR team aims to develop and run sustainability-based programme! The possibilities of outdoor adventure learning on the island is limitless, from going there by sea (kayaks, dragon boat etc) to nature walks and even a sustainability-themed environment excursion for both kids and adults! If you are interested to find out more, feel free to contact us at