The dreaded day is drawing nearer than ever – when your friends will drag you to haunted houses and trails against your will. Halloween is just round the corner, and even though trick-or-treating and pumpkin carving aren’t exactly commonplace here, there’s plenty of fun to be had in dressing up for costume parties. It’s also a perfect excuse to jio your pals out for a drink!
Since we’re all about everything fun (and spooky) this month, here are 15 spine-chilling happenings around the island to scare the living wits out of you this weekend!
1. Halloween Horror Nights 2015
Universal Studios Singapore’s (USS) Halloween Horror Nights (HHN) is the de-facto annual event for Halloween here. This year’s HHN is very different from the previous years’, with 3 out of 4 haunted houses bearing a localised horror theme. Expect a frightening experience at haunted HDB flats, as well as dilapidated MRT carriages teeming with inhabitants of the netherworld.
Date: 2 – 31st October (Select Nights)
Price: General Admission: $68; Students at $50/$55
2. Scary Scary Night 2015: Halloween at Bugis Street
Bugis Street will transform itself from a hustling and bustling locale by day into a dilapidated, macabre labyrinth by night this Halloween. Experience Bugis Street’s alleys when the shops are closed, and when other “customers” come to patronise. Level 2 will be transformed into 10 scare zones, and that’s not all – Asian ghosts will be dressed up to roam freely so watch out for them!
Late night flea markets are happening on all 4 nights of Scary Scary Night 2015, together with a photo booth, DJ, and a goodie bag redemption.
3. Changi Revisited: The Hendon Horrors
If you have a knack for solving mysteries, or just want to have an immersive and interactive experience this Halloween, check out Changi Revisited: The Hendon Horrors. It’s a great time to channel your inner Sherlock Holmes, as you interrogate suspects and solve the ominous mystery with clues. Changi Revisited is held at the infamous Old Changi Hospital and Changi Barracks, so try to not let your mind run wild when you hear someone calling out to you.
Date: 23 – 30th October
Price: $68 per participant; $62 each for a team of 4
4. Go Away Halloween Trek
Keen to explore Singapore off the beaten track this Halloween? Go on a trek to one of Singapore’s most haunted places – Bukit Brown. The trek is a 3 to 4-hour night adventure which covers the entirety of one of Singapore’s oldest cemeteries. Go Away Halloween Trek costs only $20, and is probably the closest you’ll get to a real paranormal experience this Halloween.
Date: 31st October (Bukit Brown)
Price: $20 per person
5. ACM After Dark 2015
If the usual, westernised Halloween events are too boring for you, Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) has planned out an Asian-themed Halloween. Inspired by the Chinese mythology of the 10 courts of hell, this is practically Haw Par Villa coming to life. Looks like the seventh month just got an extension!
Date: 31st October
6. Last Halloween on Jiak Kim Street – The Witch Hunt with Hong & Lincey
This coming Halloween will be the last one that Zouk will be hosting at Jiak Kim Street, before its relocation to Clarke Quay 2016. Bask in the glory of its last Halloween and rave all night – you might just stand a chance to win a trip to Japan and Hong Kong for donning the ghastliest Halloween costume! Have we mentioned that club entry is free for those who come dressed in full Halloween costumes?
Date: 31st October
Price: $33 for ladies; $38 for guys
7. Halloween 2015 – Paradise Found
If you happen to fancy a garden-themed Halloween, give Paradise Found a go. It’s The White Rabbit’s annual Halloween bash and this time, the dress code is inspired by the biblical paradise Garden of Eden. The White Rabbit at Dempsey nestled amidst lush greenery, so if you’re looking for a party away from the noise of the city, this may be a better alternative.
Besides, some seriously attractive prizes are up for grabs for the most au naturel dresser. A 3D2N stay at IZE Seminyak in Bali, anyone?
Date: 31st October
8. The Haunted Pavilion
If you’re planning to splurge, The Haunted Pavilion is a full-fledged Halloween party event complete with gourmet barbeque that’ll make your money worth it. Enjoy a fashion parade and fire show while indulging in the bar and BBQ food on free flow. There’s even a horror make-up studio for those who aren’t dressed for Halloween!
Date: 31st October – 1st November; 7 – 10pm (Feast of Screams), 10pm – 3am (High Spirits Party)
Price: $288++ per person (Feast of Screams); 188++ per person (High Spirits party)
9. After Dark Presents: A Halloween Special
Think a big, 3-level haunted house within Kilo Lounge. Navigate your way through baby corpses, cursed steps and feel your way to the exit and escape before the fallen prince captures you. With exciting DJ lineups such as Stefano Ritteri and LADY FLiC and free flow of their Bloody Baby Cocktail till midnight, this will be one heck of a Halloween party.
Date: 30th October – 1st November; 10pm till late
Price: $50 per person
10. Spooky Seas The “Pirates Ahoy!” Edition
For those of you who are looking to spend this year’s Halloween with inhabitants of the sea, Resorts World Sentosa has got you covered. Watch pumpkins get carved into lanterns under the sea, solve mysteries, and get to know chilling facts about underwater sea creatures.
Catch skeleton divers swim by, and see how aquarists hand-feed dangerous sea creatures such as sharks and rays. If you still haven’t been to the S.E.A Aquarium, there’s no better time to check this attraction out.
Date: 1st October – 15th November; Varied timings for each activity lineup
Price: $32 for adults; $22 for children 4-12 years & elderly above 60yo