Whether you want to party up in the spooky streets with your ‘best dressed’ costume or boogie down at home with a killer playlist, we’ve got the perfect guide to celebrating Halloween this year.
There’s something strange in the neighbourhood… Now that we’re adjusting to the new normal, Halloween (31 October) in Singapore is going to be an intimate one this year. Sorry, no spooktastic jamborees this October. But hold up, that shouldn’t stop you from celebrating the festivities in a safe, Covid-free manner. We’ve compiled a list of wacky Halloween costume ideas, themed dining events and fun home activities – horror movie marathon, anyone?
How to celebrate Halloween in Singapore
First things first: The costume
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, but remember to be sensitive and not to offend.
Scare yourself silly
Whether you believe it or not, everyone knows Singapore has a rep for being haunted. We’re all for science and facts but when you’ve heard too many stories, reports and urban legends surrounding particular areas, it’s hard not to shake it off. As a treat, we’ve compiled some of the most haunted places in Singapore, from derelict buildings to old hospitals. If you love all things spooky but you’re too chicken to check them out, get acquainted with our killer Halloween playlist, terrifying novels or horror movie binge-watch list. You know Asians do horror best!
Halloween happenings around Singapore
Peperoni Pizzeria brings back a fave
Casual Italian resto Peperoni Pizzeria is back with its Haunted Pizza. The toppings? There’s butternut pumpkin, pepperoni, black olives and honey ham over a butternut puree base. Go for the mega XXL size at $55.
Peperoni Pizzeria Haunted Pizza, available from 12 Oct – 31 Oct, order online
A Money Heist themed Halloween
The Alkaff Mansion is bringing on the spooks with a themed Halloween dining experience surrounding the popular Spanish TV series. The service crew will be clad in those iconic red jumpsuits and Dali masks while you (aka the hostages) will be treated to unique concoctions. Think Palermo’s Bloody Eyeball Cocktail ($15) and Bella Ciao Spider Roquefort Cream ($12).
The Alkaff Mansion, 30 Oct – 1 Nov, 10 Telok Blangah Green, Singapore 109178
Halloween at Resorts World Sentosa
Celebrate Halloween in style with Resorts World Sentosa as it brings the spook to various attractions, hotels and restaurants. Places such as Universal Studios Singapore, S.E.A. Aquarium, Malaysian Food Street and Equarius Hotel are offering exciting Halloween-themed deals, meals and activities. Great for all ages! Psst… stay tuned for our full Halloween guide.
Halloween at Resorts World Sentosa, until 1 Nov, various locations.
A Spook-tacular Halloween sale
We’ve only grazed the tip of the iceberg for all the upcoming deals. After a spectacular 10.10 sale, Shopee is extending its offers for Halloween. Enjoy costumes for kids, adults and fur babies, Halloween themed decor and home accessories, and cocktail bundles at slashed prices (no pun intended).
Shopee’s Spook-tacular Halloween Sale, online
Pizza in an Ouija board box
Forget conjuring up dinner at home and order PizzaExpress and Deliveroo’s limited edition Eensy Weensy Spider Pizza – perfect for you and your ghoul friends. The pizza even comes in an Ouija board box.
Eensy Weensy Spider Pizza, 27 Oct – 31 Oct, available at Scotts Square, Tanjong Katong and Holland Village locations or order online
The Summerhouse’s Garden Domes go rogue
Little Red Riding Hood takes over The Summerhouse! Enjoy a four-course French feast and a cocktail at $85. Dishes include foie gras and pork terrine, guinea fowl consomme with mushroom and leek dumpling, and a choice of duck coq au vin or venison bourguignon. Visit the restaurant on 31 October for some trick-or-treating fun.
The Summerhouse, 30 Oct – 1 Nov, 3 Park Lane, Singapore 798387
Themed treats at Pazzion Cafe
Pazzion Cafe says hello from the other side with terrorising (but delish) Halloween themed treats. Indulge in the Fab-Boo-Lous Berry Waffles ($16), a spooky take on the cafe’s signature with seasonal berries, dark chocolate ice cream and a literal dosage of maple syrup (it comes in a syringe). Or sip on the Witches’ Latte ($6.50), a Spanish latte with homemade pumpkin puree.
Pazzion Cafe, 16 Oct – 31 Oct, #B1-243, Jewel Changi Airport, 78 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819666
And the best pumpkin goes to…
If your kids are bummed out about staying home, they can soak in the spooky spirit with Hard Rock Cafe’s pumpkin decorating contest. Selected entries can win up to $200 in food and beverage vouchers. On 31 October and 1 November from 12pm to 5pm, kids can dine for free with every adult main course order. Trick or treat is available all day!
Hard Rock Cafe Singapore, 31 Oct – 1 Nov, #02-01, HPL House, 50 Cuscaden Road, Singapore 249724
Who else is ready to conjure up some fun at these Halloween events in Singapore? Remember to stay safe!