Halloween is heavily associated with kids’ parties, dressing up, and sinful sweets, but that doesn’t mean there’s no fun at all for grown-ups and teens. In fact, if you ask me, being 18 and above opens the gates to the real thrills of “Allhallows Eve” because no one has to worry about scaring you too much.
If you’re an older boy or girl spending Halloween in Singapore this year, the following is what you can look forward to this Halloween week! Just a note before I begin. I’ve already featured some of these events and celebrations earlier this month and most have already begun. This is thus also a round-up post of sorts for this year’s Oct 31.
- Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 11
- Spooktober Fest at CQ @ Clarke Quay
- The Chinese Ten Courts of Hell is Open for Visits this Halloween
- Crack the Case: Mind Hunter
- Rest.In.Peace Centre Horror Experience
- Spook-Tecular Halloween at Cook & Brew
- A Chinese Funeral-Themed Halloween with The Dragon Chamber
- A Night To Die For at Zouk Singapore
- Scaretacular Wax Museum at Tampines 1
- Host a Killer Party at Home with foodpanda
Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 11
A terrifying evening at Universal Studios Singapore is likely the first annual Halloween event most Singaporeans would think of, and so this warrants first mention.
With 5 haunted houses, 3 “terrifying” scare zones, and 2 “hair-raising” shows, there are certainly reasons aplenty to scream about for this year’s celebration. For Netflix and K-Horror fans, the highlight would surely be the All Of Us Are Dead horror house too, where zombies are all waiting to enjoy you as dessert.
Ongoing on select evenings till Nov 4, 2023! Event hours on peak nights up to a ghastly 1.30 am.
Spooktober Fest at CQ @ Clarke Quay
CQ @ Clarke Quay celebrates Allhallows Eve this year with one full day of activities on Oct 28.
In the daylight, you can treat yourself to wholesome, nice activities like a HIIT workout and a dance-off. Families can also participate in a scavenger hunt to win attractive prizes.
Come nightfall, the naughtiness starts with pulsating music by popular local band, O.K Ready!, and the resident DJ of Cuba Libre, DJ Boi Kay. Happening at the Fountain Square would also be the highly anticipated Best Halloween Costume Competition. Dress up as your favourite spook and you can win horribly attractive prizes.
The Chinese Ten Courts of Hell is Open for Visits this Halloween
Creepy Haw Par Villa and its Hell’s Museum have long, long been location-perfect for any scary celebration; visit at sundown and you’ll know. From Oct 27 to 29, daredevils who wanna the full hellish experience can visit the Hell’s Museum as late as 11 pm, with the park warning that the visit is not for the faint of heart or pregnant ladies.
This hellish tour is aptly titled Haw-Ror Villa 2.
Crack the Case: Mind Hunter
Sight Lines’ Crack the Case: Mind Hunter begins on Nov 10, 2023, and so it’s not exactly a Halloween thing. That said, if you’re looking for thrills after Halloween or if you’re unable to celebrate on the actual day, this immersive theatre experience is the perfect adventure to head to.
After all, what’s more chilling than a murder mystery involving a psychopath? One that you can walk into to experience firsthand.
Here’s what I’ve heard too. There are different multisensory zones. There are possibly different “routes” through the story too, because anyone’s participation in any such gruesome investigation will have a different viewpoint.
Sounds intriguing enough? Visit the official site to know more!
Rest.In.Peace Centre Horror Experience
You might have already read about it. Peace Centre at Sophia Road will be thoroughly redeveloped come early 2024. As farewell, multiple scare zones have been set up on the fourth floor. You can visit all for SGD 28 per person if you buy from Klook.
You know, I last visited Peace Centre in Aug 2022—was looking for the loo before visiting the Subway pop-up museum—and it was such a weird, time-traveling experience. Not saying the complex is dilapidated or what but everything about the place is just so yesteryear, dim, and quiet. A peculiar relic frozen in time at the heart of a country obsessed with ultramodern new developments.
How would Peace Centre be with an entire floor zoned into different fright zones, each with a distressing story? By the way, the decorations are by community and student teams from various schools. I’m sure you know how overboard young people can get when invited to go scary.
The details: Rest.In.Peace Centre Horror Experience will be conducted on Oct 27, 28, and 29 from 3 pm to 9 pm. (Tickets are still available for all three days as of this time of writing) It is meant for those 13 and above. There is also a secret code hunt with fabulous prizes.
Because you are there to be horrified and not to horrify others, facial make-up and masks are not allowed at this event.
Spook-Tecular Halloween at Cook & Brew
This one is the elegant celebration to head to if your idea of Halloween fun is themed food and classy drinks.
From Oct 23 to 31, Cook & Brew at The Westin Singapore is collaborating with Four Pillars Gin to create three creepy cocktails. Their bar and lounge area will also be transmogrified into a horror scene with giant spiders, cobwebs, skulls, and the like! A gourmet creepy platter and bar snacks will furthermore be available for all revelers to sink their (human) fangs into.
A Chinese Funeral-Themed Halloween with The Dragon Chamber
In tandem with the season of spooks, the folks at The Dragon Chamber have unearthed a sordid past unbeknownst to their diners. In continuation of its Shanghai-inspired series with Peddlers Gin, The Dragon Chamber presents Shanghai Underground: Long Live the Dai Lo – a vibe dining event that re-enacts a Chinese funeral this Halloween with themed decor, inspired drinks, and best-dressed giveaways.
The speakeasy will feature a gang-horror-themed abode where patrons can pay respects to The Dragon Chamber’s former leader between meals and booze – just as one would expect at a Chinese funeral.
Centred around dining in the earlier hours from 5 pm – 10 pm and a special supper menu from 10 pm onwards, diners can also dine alongside the solemn company of a coffin centrepiece complete with funeral fittings for photo opportunities. Available as festive drinks will be limited edition Halloween tipples like the Black Heart / 黑心 flaunting a Peddlers gin, Amaro Montenegro and grapefruit base topped off with a white chrysanthemum flower obeying true traditions, and shots of Blood for Blood 血债血偿 – a combination of Peddlers salted plum gin with coffee liqueur.
There will furthermore be a Best Dressed competition for a shot at scoring the grand prize of a 2D1N stay at the panoramic Duxton Room at the recently opened Mondrian Singapore Duxton, with runner-up prizes that include bottles of Peddlers Gin as well as SGD 100 worth of drink-and-dine vouchers for return visits.
Happening on Oct 28 from 5 pm onwards! Location details for Dragon Chamber are here. All wicked Halloween-inspired drinks will be available from Oct 24 to 31.
A Night To Die For at Zouk Singapore
Zouk Singapore will be embracing murder this Halloween 2023 weekend. Wait, that doesn’t sound right, does it? But it’s indeed what’s happening at the Zouk Mainroom on Oct 28, from 10 pm to 4 am.
Titled A Night To Die For: Prom-ting A Murder, there’d be three rooms for partiers to indulge in a crime-solving journey full of twists and turns. Put on your detective hat and solve the grisly murder, and you can win attractive prizes including the grand prize of 1 pair of 2-Day GA ZoukOut tickets worth SGD 596.
Naturally, there are prizes for the best dressed too.
Scaretacular Wax Museum at Tampines 1
The Halloween 2023 thrills of the Malls of Frasers Property have been happening since early October and most of them are geared toward family fun. But hey, that doesn’t mean there’s no scary stuff for older folks at all.
Foremost on their list of scary activities is the Wax Museum at Tampines 1, a grim facility that’s been working hard to spook all who dare to enter all the way to Oct 29. Navigate the maze of corridors where the line between nightmare and reality blurs as you try to find your way out! This activity is open only from Friday to Sunday, 7 pm to 11 pm, and is at the Rooftop (last entry at 10 pm).
Spend SGD 50 at the mall and you can redeem an event pass too; a maximum of 2 event passes per person. (Or purchase an event pass for SGD 10 on event days) As an indication of the scariness, the Wax Museum is only open to participants aged 12 years and older. If you’re underage, the creeps will emerge from the museum to shoo you away.
Host a Killer Party at Home with foodpanda
Singapore households don’t celebrate Halloween the way the Americans do, with ghastly home decorations and trick-or-treating, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do so if you wanna.
With foodpanda, it’s that easy to whip up a celebration too. The foodpanda app has curated a selection of spook-tacular sweets and deals for those planning a howling good time at home. Sweet offers for trick-or-treating include Cadbury Halloween chocolates (SGD 15.20), Chupa Chups Scary Mix Gummies (SGD 2.85) from pandamart, Zombie Eyeballs (SGD 9.90) from M&S Food. Party spreads include Pizza Hut Special Bundle for four to five pax (from SGD 47) and Popeyes Party Meal for two (SGD 26.50).
For those hosting adult parties, be spoilt for choice with an assortment of spirits, beers, and wines available from Alcohol Stop, including a Craft Beer Bundle of 12 bottles (SGD 67.10) and Robert Mondavi Private Selection Pinot Noir (SGD 54.85).
There are also limited edition Scooby-Doo-themed Halloween doughnuts from Krispy Kreme (SGD 4.60 and SGD 4.80). Best of all, foodpanda customers can enjoy savings with SGD 1.99 deliveries and SGD 3 off delivery fees at selected restaurants. How’s that for a scarily good deal?