The usual Halloween parties will not be happening for a second year in a row, but that doesn’t mean all the fun is out the window. If you’re looking for events to put your bravery to the test, then try these upcoming Halloween experiences which are bound to send chills down your spine.
Brace yourself for the all-new Murder at Old Changi Hospital, an interactive escape room experience that invites audiences to solve a frightening murder mystery at Singapore’s most haunted hospital. Created by Sight Lines Entertainment and award-winning playwright Chong Tze Chien for the Halloween season, this virtual affair will present 360-degree video footage as well as flashbacks to immersive viewers and offer clues to the alleged murder of a young canteen worker, and the disappearance of four Commandos associated with the victim in 1996. Through Nov 7
Universal Studios Singapore (USS) may not be going ahead with its typical haunted houses and scare zones this year, but you can still check out the new Trick or Thrills experience to find the first-ever Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights Exhibition. Here, fans of the annual HHN will get to revisit some of the scariest haunted houses, scare zones and shows in the last nine years. The showcase will display horrific props, gruesome installations and deadly facts about what went into creating various editions of the blockbuster event.
But besides the exhibition, guests of the park can go trick or treating with the return of Trail of Treats at USS. Just collect delectable treats from Candy Ambassadors armed with a variety of yummy confectionery. Through Nov 7
Craving a feast? Perhaps Parkroyal Collection Pickering’s Sublime Halloween Buffet will intrigue. Returning for its fifth instalment, check out a slew of bewitching dishes sure to tantalise your tastebuds. Stop by the dungeon’s carving station to satiate your carnivorous cravings with Roadkill Roasted Baby Lamb and Red Wine Vinegar Glazed Pork Rib, then pair those with some Jack-O-Lantern Salad and Graveyard Cheese Platter. If you’ve got an appetite for scaries, choose the Eyeball Salad with Roasted Tomato and Sweet Pepper Gazpacho and Freddy Brain’s Foie Gras with ‘Bloody’ Raspberry Sauce. Yum! Oct 29-31
You don’t need a fancy party or a crazy rager to get into the spirit of Halloween (no pun intended). At Swissotel Merchant Court’s alfresco Ellenborough Market Cafe, get to indulge in a brand new Menace Menu when Halloween evening arrives. Sip on punchy cocktails like the El Diablo, before chowing down on some delicious dishes which have been given a spooky twist. No spoiler alerts here, just head down to check out the cool new menu. Readers can quote SG Magazine for a whopping 20 percent off their meal too. Oct 31
Celebrate the official relaunch of Haw Par Villa this Halloween weekend with a wide array of programmes happening down at Hell’s Museum. Besides Halloween-themed picnics by Glamping Society, the theme park will also host some tours, dance workshops and painting activities to welcome visitors. And because wellness is important even in death, guests can look forward to yoga and breathwork sessions within the arena. Oct 29-31
Scare-seekers can take it to the Singapore Discovery Centre to be thrilled at Get Out! Haunted House, held throughout October and November. Simply look forward to traversing a creepy haunted hospital set up with unsettling experiment labs, a mirror maze and even a light tunnel. And after you escape the hospital and its resident Mad Doctor, catch Escape Room 2 at the iWerks Theatre and visit the Permanent Exhibits Gallery to learn about rituals, paranormal activities and more. Alternative haunts are also located on the SDC premises; just try your hand at some crafts or get (temporarily) tatted up at the Concourse.
Howl’oween Doggy Day Out
Now here’s a Halloween event that you can bring your pet to this end-October. Happening at Mexican restaurant Chimichanga Holland Village, the Howl’oween Doggy Day Out gives you a chance to have a whirl and bond with your fur baby. Dress your pup up in the best costume possible, then post a picture of your pet and tag the restaurant when you do. Don’t forget to give the event sponsors a follow on Instagram too, to stand a chance at winning tons of goodies like grooming tools, treats and even cash vouchers. Oct 30