It's official, Halloween in Singapore is cancelled this year. Even though we don't have a culture of trick-or-treating door to door, there's one event during the spooky season most of us look forward to – Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Singapore. It's the biggest and most anticipated Halloween event in town each year, drawing in huge crowds over its month-long run.
In a Facebook post, USS revealed that it was a difficult decision to make, but with how 2020 has been going, the news doesn't come as a surprise. With social gathering rules still in place and operators being required to prevent crowds or long queues, it would make holding the event this year almost impossible. Despite the setback, the theme park promises to bring thrills to visitors as they continue to focus on other experiences in the park. Check out our piece on what it's like to visit Universal Studios Singapore during Phase 2.
In the past years, the premier Halloween event has seen plenty of ghouls and ghosts like the pontianak-themed kampung horror house, a Stranger Things dedicated attraction and the annual zombie laser tag segment of the event. We can only hope the situation improves sooner than later but for now, you can read our interview with the Halloween Horror Nights director or you could explore some real-life haunted places in Singapore – only if you dare (and keep to the group-of-five rule).