Whether you want to party with the undead or mingle with creatures of the night on a ghost tour, here's how to celebrate Halloween in Singapore.
There’s something strange in the neighbourhood… Halloween (31 October) is just around the corner and we know the best ways to celebrate it in Singapore! We’ve compiled a list of costume shops, themed events and fun activities so you can creep it real – horror movie marathon, anyone?
Your epic guide to Halloween in Singapore
1. Party with the beautiful and the damned
Step into the world of Beautiful Creatures for a spellbinding party with “sirens” skulking in corners for photo ops. Start your night with one-for-one cocktails ($35++) at Yin Bar – take your pick from a line-up of 27 tipples and enjoy live performances in between sips. As the witching hour approaches, head to Yang Club for an all-nighter padded with electro house, future bass and big room beats by resident DJs Sherpa, Big M and Kidd Royale alongside guest DJ Uberjak’d. The best dressed (or most outrageously costumed) reveller goes home with prizes like a bottle of Moet champagne.
Beautiful Creatures, 28 & 29 October, $50, includes two premium house pours; Yin Bar and Yang Club, Riverhouse, #01-02, 3A River Valley Road, Singapore 179020
2. Fly your freak flag
Halloween at Zouk? Iconic. Let loose your freaky inner self at The Strange Emporium, a sensational showcase you don’t want to miss out on. Better yet, dress up in your zaniest costume and grab your wildest friends to jive the night away with tunes spun by DJs Hong and Jeremy Boon featuring MC Sonorus.
Halloween: The Strange Emporium, 29 October, 10pm – late, tickets from $60; Zouk, #01-05 to #02-06, 3C River Valley Road, Singapore 179022
3. It’s just another manic Monday
Yeah, we wish it was Sunday. But we have just the thing to chase away your Monday blues: a dazzling disco at rooftop bar Smoke & Mirrors. Dance like the weekend’s just around the corner to hip hop and nu disco tunes by DJ Malcolm X, and enjoy spectacular performances by magician Darren Tien. Throw on a costume for maximum fun and cheers to special Halloween bites and cocktails.
Manic Monday – Halloween Disco, 31 October, 6pm – late; Smoke & Mirrors, #06-01, National Gallery Singapore, 1 St. Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957
4. Immerse yourself in chills and thrills
Live out your Halloween dreams at bizarre theme park Haw Par Villa, which transforms into a dreamy (or nightmarish, depending on how you look at it) candle-lit space for a concert. Sway to familiar melodies performed by Vocalise String Quartet. Think hits like ‘Thriller’ by Michael Jackson, and the theme songs to flicks like The Addams Family and Harry Potter.
Candlelight Halloween: A Chilling Evening, 29 October, 7pm & 9pm, $45, includes admission to Hell’s Museum; Haw Par Villa, 262 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore 118628
5. Fall into the upside down
Obsessed with Stranger Things? 28 HongKong Street is hosting a rager for its 11th anniversary as a nod to Eleven. Step into a parallel universe and get your face paint on. It’s all about throwback hits with tracks from the 80s inspired by the TV series’ sci-fi theme. Another reason to celebrate: the joint’s #55 spot on this year’s World’s 50 Best Bars list. Sip on five exclusive cocktails and nibble on bites to keep you going full speed ahead all night long.
Stranger Things Halloween Party, 29 October; 28 HongKong Street, Singapore 059667
6. Dine on devilishly delicious dishes
Afternoon tea at Tablescape gets a Halloween twist with nibbles like caramel and pumpkin cake pops, DIY chocolate cupcakes with sprinkles, velvet cheese mousse and foie gras tartlet. All adorned with spooky decor like mummy wraps, spiderwebs and bats, of course. Our favourite type of treat!
Halloween afternoon tea set, now till 31 October, available for dine-in, takeaway and delivery, $78 for two; order online or at Tablescape, Level 3, Grand Park City Hall, 10 Coleman Street, Singapore 179809
7. Freak out at the horrors of Halloween
Get psyched, ‘cos Halloween Horror Nights returns to Universal Studios Singapore for its terrifying 10th edition. Brace yourself for the event’s three haunted houses, two scare zones, a laser tag challenge, macabre dining experiences and a behind-the-scenes tour. If you can’t pass up a fa-boo-lous haunted house, this year’s themes include the nightmarish Killustrator: The Final Chapter, a zombie apocalypse in Operation: Dead Force, and a mysterious mansion full of enigmatic secrets in Hospitality of Horror.
For more hair-raising surprises, head to the scare zones: The Dark Zodiac and The Hunt for Pontianak. Next, up the thrill factor with puzzles and laser tag. Escape the Breakout ($38) takes you into a dangerous criminal facility where you’ll have to escape from vicious villains. Finally, take a peek behind the scenes with the Monsters & Manifestations tour ($38), where you’ll feast your eyes on special effects, take ghostly pics and watch a petrifying performance.
Halloween Horror Nights, selected nights until 5 November, tickets from $68; Universal Studios Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
8. Step into a weird and wonderful world
You know we’re back into the swing of epic parties when Ce La Vi goes all out for Halloween. Mingle with mysterious and magnificent creatures of the night at the sky-high club lounge’s two parties over the weekend. On Friday, you’ll be treated to spectacular acts and fabulous lip sync performances by local drag queens while you dance to the backdrop of disco-infused cosmic pop and funk by DJ act The Illustrious Blacks. Come Saturday, theatrical troupe Cirque Le Soir takes the spotlight with eccentric acts like freakish fire-eaters and curious contortionists.
Slassy x The Illustrious Blacks, 28 October, 10pm – late; Cirque Le Soir, 29 October, 10pm – late; tickets from $48; Ce La Vi, Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Tower 3, 1 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018971
9. Midnight madness at Marquee
Throw on your finest threads and make your way to Marquee for a glamorous Halloween soiree. You’ll want to show up in costume ‘cos the first 100 guests to do so will get free entry before 11pm, while the best-dressed party-goers will win amazing prizes. Who’s ready to party like 2020 never happened?
Marquee Halloween: Marqueeverse, 29 October, 10pm – late, tickets from $40; Marquee Singapore, #B1-67, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018972
10. Trick or treat?
For a sweet and spooky experience, head to the pastel-hued Museum of Ice Cream to go trick-or-treating. All ages are welcome to get in costume and enjoy unlimited desserts while exploring the interactive installations. Meet an enigmatic ice cream fortune teller, boogie to Halloween hits at the sprinkle pool, and try creations like Graveyard Sundae and Haunted Milkshake by a mad scientist at the Apothecary Lab.
Museum of I Scream, until 30 October, tickets from $40; Museum of Ice Cream, 100 Loewen Road, Singapore 248837
11. Enter a haunted house (if you dare)
Harrowing Halloween returns with bigger and bolder scares at Singapore Discovery Centre this year. Take off from Terminal 6: Departure Hall for devilishly delicious food and drinks before you set foot in Haunted House (Flight 013) to face your fears. Other highlights include fun activities at the transit lounge and a display of superstitions at Block 444.
Plus, check out a creepy crawly exhibition titled Does it Bug You? at the concourse and feast your eyes on horror short films created by Temasek Polytechnic students. Don’t forget to join the interactive After Dark tour to learn about a “hungry ghost” at the permanent exhibits gallery!
Harrowing Halloween, selected dates until 30 October, 7pm – 11pm, tickets from $20; Singapore Discovery Centre, 510 Upper Jurong Road, Singapore 638365
12. Spooky season meets… sci-fi
Shimmy into your best sci-fi outfit and hit up OverEasy Fullerton for a Halloween party by the waterfront. You’ll want to get creative with the costume, ‘cos the best-dressed male and female merrymakers will win flights to Bali for two each! Before you dance the night away to hits by Dj KiDG, fuel up with alcohol bundles (from $298 for three to four pax) of beers, spirits and snacks.
Guilty Pleasures: Halloween Sci-High Edition, 29 October, 8pm – late; OverEasy Fullerton, #01-06, One Fullerton, 1 Fullerton Road, Singapore 049213
13. Clown around on a cruise
Set sail on Genting Dream with themed cruises, which include Clowning Around in October. The majestic vessel transforms into a spooky ship this month – we’re talking about a proper house of horror complete with Halloween-themed rooms and activities like a horror maze and clown crafts.
Clowning Around Halloween Cruise, 16 October – 2 November; book tickets online
14. A night of spooks
Amplify your eerie experience this Halloween at SuperPark Singapore’s SuperSpook event. Get lost in the Haunted Maze, where you’ll stumble upon Uncle Sup’s store and uncover ghastly secrets. For a little Heartland Horror, head to the playground and you just might bump into a ghost or two. But beware, you can’t escape The Butcher and his razor sharp knives. Psst: little ones can enjoy a kid-friendly experience with a pumpkin-themed bouncy castle and fun games.
SuperSpook 2022, 21 – 23 & 28 – 30 October, tickets from $45; SuperPark Singapore, #02-477, Suntec City Tower 1, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038983
15. Ghouls just want to have fun
Craneum returns for a petrifying experience this Halloween with screenings, readings, dinners, comedy horror and loads more. The full deets aren’t out yet, so watch this space for more updates.
Craneum, 28 – 30 October, $37.74; Crane, multiple locations including Joo Chiat, Kim Yam Road and Arab Street
16. Hop on board a ghost ship
Fancy a Halloween-themed cruise? Royal Albatross transforms into a ghost ship during the spooky season to tell the tale of death on the shores of Pulau Blakang Mati. Enter the haunted captain’s cabin, sip on the ghost captain’s brew and perk up your ears for the sounds of lost souls in the sea. Don’t forget to dress up for your five- or seven-course Halloween dining experience, as the winner will receive a mystery prize!
Ghost Ship Cruise, 28 – 31 October, $225; Royal Albatross, book online
17. Halloween, but make it family-friendly
From trick or treating experiences to meet and greets, it’s all about fun for the fam at Universal Studios Singapore’s Trick or Thrills. Say hi to the Sweet & Sour Squad, hang out with Minion Monsters, Gru’s girls and Madagascar characters, rock out with the Trolls, and explore the Sesame Street Fortress of Fun. Plus, fuel up on Halloween goodies all over the theme park – it’ll be love at first bite!
Trick or Thrills, selected dates from now till 6 November; Universal Studios Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
18. A chilling concert to remember
Send a tingle down your spine as pipe organist Loraine Muthiah plays the music of the night. The gothic, ghoulish and gloomy musical experience presents masterpieces by the likes of J.S. Bach, Louis Vierne, Henri Mulet, Calvin Hampton and more. You’ll want to pluck up your courage for this one.
Halloween Night, 29 to 30 October, $5; Victoria Concert Hall, 11 Empress Place, Singapore 179558
19. Dive in for a devilishly good time
Take a plunge in the Deep Boo Sea at S.E.A. Aquarium for a Halloween to remember. Round up the fam and join Count Mobula for an underwater adventure, where you’ll uncover spooky secrets about marine animals, go trick or treating, try your hand at fun activities and wave hi to “skeleton divers” as they swim past.
Deep Boo Sea, from now till 8 November; S.E.A. Aquarium, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
20. Dress to impress
Whether you’re going for spooky or sexy, hilarious or heroic, Halloween is that one time of the year when you can don a wig and play dress-up – no judgment! For a top-to-toe transformation, here are some of the best shops in Singapore to rent or buy costumes so you can copy your favourite celeb, superhero, ghoul, or cuddly mascot. Go crazy with meme-worthy costume ideas!
21. Scare yourself silly
Everyone knows Singapore has a rep for being haunted – we’ve all heard too many stories, reports and urban legends. That’s why we compiled a list of ghost tours and haunted places in Singapore, so you can mingle with things that go bump in the night. If you love all things freaky but you’re too chicken to check them out, get acquainted with our killer Halloween playlist or horror movie binge-watch list. You know Asians do horror films best!
Now, who’s ready to conjure up some freaky fun for Halloween in Singapore?