‘Pay Pals’ crowned QR Race winners, bags BND1,000

Danial Norjidi

Team ‘Pay Pals’, comprising Efra Efendi, 37, and his brother-in-law Syarif Yussop, 26 emerged as first place winners after a tiebreaker, winning a BND1,000 in the QR Race, an outdoor scavenger hunt held by BruPay yesterday.

Second prize of BND500 went to team ‘Cash Me If You Can’, while team Kya He finished in third place, receiving a prize of BND250. Team ‘SOS’ won the lucky draw prize of a portable Bluetooth speaker.

A total of 36 teams took part in the QR Race.

Formerly known as the QR Hunt, the QR Race saw participants compete to win cash prizes while also getting to know BruPay’s merchants and their surroundings.

Participants joined the event in teams of up to four people in one car, and the race saw them travel to various locations and commercial zones around the Brunei-Muara District, where they had to solve various problems by solving location clues, driving to the location of the merchant in the location clue and solving other riddles within that area.

BruPay CEO Haji Sophian bin Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mat Suny and BruPay Sales & Marketing Executive Jason Rumpun in a group photo with first prize winners Efra Efendi and Syarif Yussop of team ‘Pay Pals’. PHOTO: DANIAL NORJIDI

Prizes were awarded to the top three teams with the most points. There were also bonus hunts and games where participants could scan QR codes to redeem instant cash prizes. The winning teams were announced during a prize presentation at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium.

BruPay CEO Haji Sophian bin Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mat Suny said, “This is a follow-up to what we did last year when we held the QR Hunt.

“Now we’re calling it the QR Race. We started off with a smaller group of participants last year, and this year the number of participants has tripled.”

The race was aimed to raise awareness on BruPay as well as to give everyone a little bit of fun.

“So this is one way of us making aware on how to use the app as well as who are the merchants currently actively using BruPay, so this helps to circulate that information out there,” he added.

Noting the positive turnout for the event, he said, “We’re very happy to see age groups from people in their 20s to people in their 60s.”

“We are happy to see that these are also users of the e-wallet so they’re familiar with technology, so it’s a very rewarding feeling for us to see that these are our users and to see that they are happy going around doing the QR Race,” he said.