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Halloween 2014: The best parties and events in Singapore

By: Cherylene Chan

Ready for some terrifying thrills in Singapore this Halloween? Hop down to these rollicking parties and gatherings happening round the island (we will update this as news rolls out, so stay tuned!). And if you haven’t picked out a costume yet, check out these fancy dress stores!

Nightmare material galore


Sentosa Spooktacular
Dare you brave a Thai-inspired horror fest this year? By night, Sentosa’s Fort Siloso turns into a haunted village based off Thai film ‘Ladda Land’, and swarms with cursed souls looking for vengeance.
11 October-1 November. 7pm-1am. $56.60 (advance till 30 September), $66.60 (standard). Fort Siloso, Sentosa Island. spooktacular.com.sg

Halloween Horror Nights 4
A demonic looking Minister of Evil lets havoc loose at Universal Studio’s fright night! Shriek your way through scare zones and haunted houses – including a ghoulish military camp – and dodge the clutches of bogeymen, zombie cowboys and more.
3-5, 10, 11, 17, 17, 22-25, 31 October and 1 November. 7.30pm-1.30am. $68 for a one-night ticket. Universal Studios, Resorts World Sentosa. halloweenhorrornights.com.sg

Throw some freaky shapes at this massive two-night Halloween music festival, where bigwigs in the electronic music scene like Hot Chip, 2ManyDJs and Morgan Page will be letting all manners of sonic mayhem loose.
31 October-1 November, 8pm till late. $108 for a one-night ticket, $188 for a two-night ticket. Tickets are available online. Infinite Studios, 21 Media Circle. whatthefreq.com

Beary Scary Night
Organised by the same folks who gave us Camp Symmetry festival last year, the mini music festival will have indie disco producer Blackbird Blackbird, Swedish rock band The Royal Concept and post-rockers Mono taking the stage.
1 November. 5pm-9.30pm. $55 (part I or II), $80 (part I & II), tickets available on Event Clique. TAB, 442 Orchard Road. facebook.com/SymmetryEnt

Safari Boo
River Safari holds its first family-friendly Halloween bash with educational games about wildlife, a parade of weird and wonderful characters, and an exciting show with snakes and creepy crawlies. Best of all, kiddos aged 12 and under get in free before 6pm.
22, 25, 26 October, 1 and 2 November. Timing and ticket prices to be announced. River Safari, 80 Mandai Lake Road. riversafari.com.sg

No prizes for guessing who's the queen of these blokes' hearts


The White Rabbit crew never fails to inject an extra dose of fun to Halloween each year, thanks to inspired themes and ace prizes for the best dressed. This time, they’re opening the file on all things sleuthing with a garden soiree where everyone’s encouraged to dress as their favourite mystery buster. Expect to see cleverly costumed folks (we’d give anything to see BBC’s Sherlock or the Scooby-Doo gang! Zoinks!) cramming into the photobooth, and come in your most convincing ensemble for a chance to win goodies from Wanderlust Hotel, Luxenomad, California Fitness and more.
25 October. 9pm till late. The White Rabbit, 39C Harding Road. Free entry. thewhiterabbit.com.sg

Hollywood Horror Night
Freddy Kruger, Chucky, and lots more horror movie villains will be trooping in to terrorise party-goers at 1-Altititude and Altimate. Boogie with them to hip hop and chart-topping club tunes and enjoy sipping on Freddy’s Nightmare Martini, their specially concocted spooky cocktail.
25 and 31 October. 5.30pm (1-Altitude) and 10pm (Altimate) till late. 1-Altitude and Altimate, 1 Raffles Place. $30 (entry to either club) and $45 (entry to both clubs). 1-altitude.com

Asian Civilisations Museum After Dark
The Asian supernatural comes to life with tours, activities and performances inspired by objects and exhibits in the galleries, as well as Asian folklore.
25 October. From 7pm. Free entry. acm.org.sg

Halloween at Clarke Quay
Find haunted bars, freakishly outrageous themed parties, wandering ghouls and spine tingling concoctions, as Clarke Quay hosts another Halloween. Come in costume for free club entry, discount drinks and prizes.
31 October. 10pm till late. Clarke Quay Central Fountain Square. Free. clarkequay.com.sg

Zombies have more fun, if you ask us


Run For Your Lives
The fame of the original zombie run in the US has spread across Asia, with all sorts of people vying to run through a zombie-infested route laced with demanding obstacles.
25 October. West Coast Park. From 12-8pm. runforyourlives.asia/sg

Doors to ‘Hell’oween
Escape from a shadowy maze of terror, where ghosts and demons await at nearly every corner.
29-30 October, from 5-11pm; and 31 October-2 November, from 1-11pm. D’marquee at Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Close. $30 (earlybird until 15 October), $35 (standard). ticketbooth.com.sg

Race The Dead
Brace yourself for a 3.2km dash where zombies and other ghastly beings lurk at every corner and turn. Each wave of runners will be split into two teams – whichever team has the most survivors will get a surprise reward.
31 October. Start times from 5-11pm. Sentosa Island. Registration essential. racethedead.sg

SEAA Wonders: Spooky Seas
A month-long celebration that places the spotlight on terrifying looking but often misunderstood sea creatures, including the Largetooth Sawfish – S.E.A Aquarium’s newest resident. The aquarium itself will also be setting a Halloween scene with decor and spooky costumed characters, like a Mermaid Witch and a Seahorse Dracula. Families can learn more about the marine animals, as well as enjoy activities like trick or treating and character meet and greets.
1 to 31 October.10am-7pm. S.E.A Aquarium, Resorts World Sentosa. $38 (adult), $28 (child). rwsentosa.com

Only for stomachs of steel


Dinner To Die For at Saint Pierre
A deliciously macabre evening with a nine-course menu of suggestive dishes inspired by the psychopath and cannibal, Hannibal Lecter. Paired with Italian wines.
31 October. 7.39pm. St Pierre, #01-15 Quayside Isle, 31 Ocean Way. saintpierre.com.sg

Go-Go Bambini’s Ultimate Halloween
A spooktastic night of Trick or Treat, Treasure Hunt, glitter tattoo, food and indoor play for little ones.
31st October. 5pm –7pm. Dempsey Hill. Limited tickets. gogobambini.com

Halloween 2014: Saving Africa’s Lions
Wouldn’t mind getting scared out of your skin for a good cause? The Wallich whiskey bar hosts a dinner screening of ‘The Conjuring’ (guaranteed goosebumps) and a costume party from 10pm, with drink deals all night. A portion of ticket fees will go towards Lion Alert in Africa.
25 October. From 7pm. The Wallich, Anson House, 72 Anson Road. $33 (party only); $63 (dinner & party). facebook.com/TheWallich      

Fright Night
Don a costume for a night of food, fun and fright at the American Club.
31 October. 7-10pm. 10 Claymore Hill. For members and guests. Reservations call 6737 3411 or email concierge@amclub.org.sg

You do not want to mess with this undead bride 

Marriage of the Spirits
Get drawn into the spirit realm in this mystically themed theatric dinner, which will spin a tale around the Chinese custom of ghost marriages. Organised by new pop-up dinner specialists Andsoforth, this interactive ‘wedding feast’ will feature an eight-course Chinese dinner, as well as elaborate sets and well-trained actors to blur the lines of reality. Each guest will be assigned a character upon registration, and will be expected to dress up in a costume to suit. 31 October, 7pm-10pm. Secret location, to be revealed upon confirmation of booking. $125. Tickets available online.

Forest Adventure Halloween Night
The Forest Adventure course turns their normally sunny treasure hunt, Snigglehunt, into a night of shocks and squeals where spooky creatures play “trick or treat” in the tree canopy.
25 October. From 6.45pm. Bedok Reservoir Road. $40 for the Kids Course; $50 for the Grand Course. forestadventure.com.sg

Halloween Kids Cooking Soiree
Before they head out trick-or-treating, the kids can learn how to make gruesome looking yet yummy treats like mummified sausages, graveyard cupcakes and severed finger butter biscuits.
25 October. 4.30-6pm (9-13 years), 10-11.30am (4-8 years). $55 per child. Expat Kitchen, 9 Norris Road. Register online. expat-kitchen.com