Over the Easter holidays I spent 16 days in Far East, most of which I spent in Malaysia with a little time in Singapore. I had done a fair amount of research on Asian escape rooms before I went contacting Escman league (MY) and S-capegoats (SG). The thing I was looking forward to most was just how cheap escape rooms are in Asia, perfect for playing loads of games. I was impressed with how escape rooms in Asia were integrated into the normal Asian shopping experience, nearly all of them were housed in shopping malls. This is in stark contrast to nearly all European rooms. The other big difference is the hint mechanism. All of the 12 games I played used a person coming in the room as their hint delivery system. Needless to say I was not a fan and fortunately we didn’t need to use hints very often. The thing Asian rooms had in common with European ones was the wide gulf between the mediocre and the great.