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Join us for a night of chills, thrills and beer at KPO this Halloween. On October 31 from 7pm onwards, Time Out Singapore is teaming up with Connor’s Stout to bring you a spine-tingling party you won’t soon forget. We’re giving the former Killiney Post Office a spooky makeover shrouded in mist, mystery and ghoulish fun. Tempt fate by having your fortune read. Put your luck to the test and play Trick or Treat with us to win special prizes. Don your gothic best – Count Dracula, Bellatrix Lestrange or just throw on a Ghostface mask – and get your first pint on the house while stocks last. The most outstanding costumes of the night also stand to win $100 KPO vouchers and exclusive merch so come dressed to impress.
Get ready for spooky surprises and top-drawer beats at the city's hotter-than-hell nightclub. Wear your scariest face for the ultimate monsters ball as Cé La Vi teams up with London's award-winning Cirque Le Soir for the most insane Halloween party. For one night only, revellers can leave the real world behind and step into a fantasy realm curated by the wonderfully dastardly minds of the famed burlesque nightclub. Expect fire breathers, bold contortionists and exotic dancers supported by the spectacular progressive house and dance remixes of DJs Andrew Tang and MinGs.
This Halloween weekend, the gates of the Fright Safari open for those who dare enter. Enter the grounds at Zouk and Phuture and follow the thumping beats as they lead you further into the safari where the underground labs sit at Capital and RedTail. Prepare to come face-to-face with strange creatures, sinister park rangers, and if you're unlucky, the mad scientists seeking their next victim to experiment on. Don't miss Italian DJ and producer Giuseppe Ottaviani taking over the decks on Saturday to dish out some trance.
Grab your shopping basket – Bar Rouge is turning into a grim store filled with the finest, organic and raw food for the Rouge Ripper. The Rouge Ripper is also set to send shivers down your spine as he puts his freshest cut meats on display in the cold room. But beware – the Abominable Monster is also on the prowl and you might just end up being his next catch. Terrorising the space with killer tunes are resident DJs Kenneth Francis, Styluxtakut, Rattle and Fadille.
Get Juiced? More like Get Spooked as the cashless club transports you to the Island of the Dolls based on an island in Mexico that's home to hundreds of dolls with severed limbs and decapitated heads. Legend has it that the caretaker of the island hung the dolls on trees around the island as a way to ward off the spirit of a little girl that drowned on the island years ago. If good ol' Annabelle can't scare you, then you're in for a treat – or trick. Serving up some monster mash-ups are Get Juiced resident DJs alongside guests DJ Tinc, Diamondback, Seph Ryans x San, 808Gong and more.
Brace yourself for a night of bizarre entertainment – à la the notorious Coney Island freak show – from an alluring magician and creepy clown dolls to provocative drag queens and sensual burlesque dancers. A Halloween party like no other, the Carnival of the Absurd embodies Lulu’s sensuousness eclectic character and adult humour in this multi-sensory experience.
Are dolls really that scary? There's only one way to find out. Knock on Bang Bang's Dollhouse and be greeted by a myriad of bedeviled marionettes and figurines. With inspirations from Mexico City's infamous Island of the Dolls to American supernatural horror film Amityville Dollhouse, the nightmarish dancefloor is guaranteed to be haunted by the likes of Annabelle and Chucky.
Rise up from the dead – Collective Minds transforming Tuff Club into a graveyard, crime scene, and other deathly settings for its very first Halloween bash. Celebrating the lives of passed icons like Prince, Michael Jackson, Aaliyah, Tupac, Biggie, Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse and more, DJs such as Rah, Senja and AKA Sounds are spinning an ethereal mix of tunes we've loved but never lost. Prepare to come in your best dead celeb impression or you won't be allowed in the cool club at all.
Unleash your inner scream queen at Kinki Restaurant + Bar this Halloween. Sink your fangs into a satisfying meal at the contemporary Japanese restaurant on level two decked with bear accents of the carnival theme. Then when you're all fueled up, brace yourself for the rooftop nightmare – you never what's lurking in every corner. But if nothing scares you, then continue the fright night with the groovy tunes of Eatmepoptart's weelikeme, KiDG, and Hedger.
Guess who comes out to play when the sun goes down? Dracula is leaving Transylvania for Pinball Wizard's very first Halloween bash. Come dress as your favourite vampire, from the strange-looking Nosferatu to the funny-looking Count Dracula (of Sesame Street fame), and challenge for the title of Pinball Wizard on the iconic Dracula pinball machine. Be sure to show off your fangs – the best dressed might just be rewarded with a bloody good treat.
Now, here's a place you can clown around – funny or scary, you decide. Don your craziest outfit and prepare to be served both tricks and treats at Nineteen80 during the Halloween weekend. Dance like It to beats courtesy of DJ Ollie'des, Andrew Chow, Fadille.
Don your fiercest outfit and let us hear you roar at Cé La Vi's Halloween shindig. This special Run CLV sesh gets a neon makeover on October 31, so come dress to glow as you unleash your inner party animal to energetic hip-hop beats.
Journey through hell with craft brewery Heart of Darkness as it transforms its taproom into a haunted house with an all dark beer tap takeover. But that's not all – get ready to be dragged to hell – aka Tanjong Pagar – as it teams up with popular bars in the neighbourhood including Nineteen80, Monarchy, Jekyll & Hyde, Junior and more for a week-long bloc party. Expect special Heart of Darkness Halloween shots, an assortment of Heart of Darkness beers on tap, and innovative cocktails shaken with craft beers from Heart of Darkness at the selected bars. And if you're feeling famished, Park Bench Deli is whipping up a special Heart of Darkness sandwich served alongside the Futile Purpose Cucumber Pilsner.
Wander through a haunted mansion terrorised by zombies at the two-storey Chinese heritage house along the river, Yin Bar & Lounge and Yang International Nightclub at The Riverhouse – just make sure you don't get bitten along the way to the top. From dusk till dawn, drop deadly moves to a mix of trap, EDM, and Top 40 hits. Daredevils can also try the Yin Bar & Lounge's exclusive Halloween cocktail, The Killah (pronounced as 'tequila'). Plus, the best-dressed reveller stand a chance to win a bottle of Padre Azul Blanco, an Austrian-inspired, Mexican-crafted super-premium tequila (worth $200) which features 100% blue agave known for its vanilla and caramel flavours – yum.
Enjoy some Halloween-exclusive tipples while soaking up the picturesque views from atop the National Gallery Singapore. Sip on Head Bartender Jorge A. Conde’s El Patrón, which consists of Black Tears Cuban Spiced Rum, Crème De Cacao, Italian Vermouth, and Salt and Citric Solution, alongside a selection of cocktails specially shaken by top bartenders throughout the region. Serving up party tunes is the Soul Vibes crew. Did we also mention an attractive prize for best dressed?
Sink your fangs at these events
Universal Studios Singapore’s annual scare-fest returns for another year of terror. Brace yourself for five haunted houses, two scare zones and two nightmarish shows come dusk. The main star is The Curse of the Naga, an original haunted house created by the team behind Thai horror films Shutter and 4bia. And what’s Halloween without killer clowns, creepy dolls and a death metal procession of the macabre?
If the video game Left 4 Dead, film Zombieland and TV series The Walking Dead have prepped you on defeating the undead, then sign up for Asia's first-ever zombie survival game and kick some butt IRL. This Halloween weekend, the National Stadium is turning into a post-apocalyptic Nerf battleground where you can battle against other 'survivors' and ‘zombie-fied’ players, and track your progress in real-time.
Not your average Halloween – prepare to have your wigs snatched as RuPaul’s Drag Race alumni Nina West and Thorgy Thor bring their frightening yet fierce show to Singapore. The duo is mixing the dark art of Halloween with the eleganza extravaganza of drag that will have you shook and spooked.
Put your brave face on as you face your darkest fears at The Cathay from October 16 to 20 and Cineleisure from October 23 to 27. Made of nightmares, both malls are set to be riddled with the blood-curdling tales from Asian folklore and horror films – think iconic antagonists from The Ring, Shutter, and Dark Water, as well as the Pontianak and Chinese vampires. And while you navigate through the haunted house, scream if you need to but whatever you do, don't look back.
Calling all gals, guys, and ghouls – Deliveroo Food Market invites all for a trick-or-treat this spooky season. With every order placed, customers are in for a complimentary surprise when they collect their meals in the automated cubbies. Whether it's a sweet treat or a scary surprise, only the spooks in the kitchen get to decide. If you're in for some horror flicks, grab some snacks at Deliveroo Food Market and enjoy two hair-raising movie screenings: A Quiet Place (October 25) and Ouija: Origin of Evil (October 31). With limited spaces available, register for your complimentary tickets now.
Nothing gives us the heebie-jeebies like Asian supernatural beliefs. Taking inspiration from the famous 18th-century Chinese book Strange Tales, this year's annual Asian Civilisation Museum spookfest presents a slew of family-friendly activities, chilling performances and paranormal talks. Or amp up the scare-o-meter with an adults-only immersive experiential storytelling in the dark. But before you leave, be sure to make your own scary souvenir to take home, or have your fortunes drawn by local illustrators.