6 Ways To Celebrate This Spooktober

With Halloween creeping around the corner, here’s a shout out to all our thrill-seeking friends who have no idea how to celebrate this scariest event of the year. Be ready to unleash your inner ghoul this October with these fun and ghostly events!

1) Trick or Treat @ Woodgrove

Did you know that the good old Halloween tradition of trick or treating actually exists here in Singapore, right in the heartland of Woodlands?

Photo courtesy of @sscorinne and @tanroyroy

Residents at Woodgrove, a landed property estate mainly occupied by American expatriates, welcome visitors annually with open arms and candy. Many of the residents would put up intricate decorations, open up their houses and give out loads of delicious sweets on that one special Halloween night.

Don’t be afraid to grab your family and friends and parade along the streets with many others who would be decked in creepy and impressive Halloween costumes on this fun and lively night. It will definitely be a unique and memorable experience, plus you’ll get to bring home a great loot of candy – including American sweets that you probably can’t find in Singapore!

Date & Time: 31 Oct 2018, 6pm to 8pm (or till candy runs out)

Venue: Woodgrove Estate

Cost: Free

Find out more at: http://www.halloween.sg/singapore-halloween-events/245-halloween-trick-or-treat-woodlands-woodgrove


2) Halloween Horror Nights @ Universal Studios Singapore

A highly anticipated Halloween event each year, Halloween Horror Nights (HHN) is an annual scare-fest organized by Universal Studios Singapore. Said to be larger and scarier than ever, this year, HHN is offering five haunted houses, two scare zones, three live shows and also the Zombie Laser Tag brought back by popular demand.

With each haunted house exclusively themed, you can be sure there will never be a dull moment. From Asian horror classics such as the Pontianak to vampires and demons, brace yourself for a night of infinite fear.

What’s more, this year’s edition will feature a haunted house based on Netflix’s popular original series, Stranger Things. Fans of the series can expect to see recreation of key scenes and be entirely spooked by it. Fancy seeing Eleven in the flesh, anybody?

Date & Time: Select nights till 31 October, 7.30pm to 1.30am on peak nights, 7.30pm to 12.30am on non-peak nights

Venue: Universal Studios Singapore, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269

Cost: From $48 onwards

Find out more at: www.halloweenhorrornights.com.sg


3) ACM After Dark @ Asian Civilisations Museum

Witness the museum come to life at night during the annual Halloween event, ACM After Dark, held at the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM).

Photo courtesy of Asian Civilisations Museum

This Halloween event promises to send shivers down your spine. This year’s theme is based on the four elements: Earth, Fire, Wind and Water. Discover how these spiritual elements are connected to supernatural beliefs and ancient traditions via exhilarating performances, talks about the paranormal and a movie screening. Not to mention, you also get to uncover your own distinctive spiritual element in a spooky trail after experiencing haunting tales along the Singapore river.

Date & Time: 27 October 2018, 7pm to 11pm

Venue: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555

Cost: Free

Find out more at: https://www.acm.org.sg/whats-on/festivals/acm-after-dark-2018


4) For The Easties

The heartland malls in the east of Singapore are also bringing you a series of ‘spooktacular’ (spectacular, we mean) activities!

Photo courtesy of Downtown East

In Pasir Ris, an array of exciting activities awaits you at the Yokai Festival at Downtown East. You can participate in a game of shooting with the Yokai (monsters) at Wild Wild Wet, complete missions at the Jewel of The Town (Amazing Race style), watch an outdoor movie screening of the popular Japanese anime, My Neighbour Totoro, and even shop for exclusive treats at the Underworld Market (a flea market). Plus, you get to snag a last minute costume at the costume fair held on 20th and 21st October.


Photo courtesy of Tampines 1 and Century Square

Over at Tampines 1, get ready to be spooked by a rooftop asylum horror maze, Alice’s Asylum; an activity certainly not for the faint-hearted. Not to worry, there’re also family-friendly activities, such as Halloween-themed baking workshops held at Century Square. There’s so much to look forward to and nothing can stop the fun (and horror) of these Halloween extravaganzas in the East!


Yokai Festival

Date & Time: 20 to 28 October (selected dates)

Venue: Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Close, Singapore 519599

Cost: Free

Find out more at: https://www.downtowneast.com.sg/events/yokai_festival


Alice’s Asylum

Date & Time: Selected dates till 21 October, 6pm to 9pm

Venue: Tampines 1, 10 Tampines Central 1, Singapore 529536

Cost: Free

Find out more at: http://www.tampines1.com.sg/whats-on/halloween-in-the-east-20-aug-to-27-oct/


Halloween Baking Workshop

Date & Time: 21 October, 10am to 3pm

Venue: Century Square, 2 Tampines Central 5, Singapore 529509

Cost: Free

Find out more at: http://www.centurysquare.com.sg/whats-on/halloween-cooking-baking-workshops/


5) Halloween by the Bay

Photo courtesy of Halloween by the Bay

You’ll be surprised to know that there’s even a Halloween run termed the Pumpkin Run, held at Halloween by the Bay. Participants will race a distance of 2.5 to 3km, each holding a pumpkin weighing 2 to 3kg in hand; indeed a bizarre and unforgettable experience for anyone. Just like most runs, participants receive an exclusive run tee and medal for completing the race. For those who hate to sweat, you can take part in the Treasure Hunt Fun Walk instead, and come dressed in your best Halloween outfit and makeup with your families and friends!

Date & Time: 27 October, 6.30pm to 11.30pm

Venue: The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953

Cost: From $36 onwards

Find out more at: https://www.facebook.com/HalloweenbytheBay


6) Scream Asia Film Festival 2018

Photo courtesy of Scream Asia Film Festival

For all film lovers out there, don’t miss your chance to be present at Singapore’s first-ever horror film festival! Co-curated by local filmmaker Eric Khoo and South Korean film programmer Jongsuk Thomas Nam, the 10-day festival opens with the world premiere of Zombiepura – a local horror flick directed by Jacen Tan that will resonate with all who have served the National Service. The line-up of films includes works by international award-winning directors, from countries such as Indonesia, Denmark and even Australia. Furthermore, acclaimed horror filmmakers such as Yeon Sang-ho, Director of Train to Busan, will also be conducting Masterclasses on filmmaking techniques and mediums. Be sure to sign up before it’s too late!

Date & Time: 19 to 28 October

Venue: The Cathay Cineplex, 2 Handy Road, Singapore 229233

Cost: $13 per ticket, $10 per masterclass

Find out more at: https://screamasiafilmfest.com/


What will you do to celebrate the spookiest season of the year? Tell us in the comments, and have fun indulging in the scare-fests till end of October… Or even after that if you wish. 🙂


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