It’s that time of year again when we actually embrace the spooky, ghostly and not-so-holy instead of keeping them at arms’ length with talismans and holy water. Halloween 2019 is just around the corner and if you don’t have an exorcism or black mass to get to, here are five themed events to check out.
Get ready for a night of fun as the forces of good and evil come together at MONTI’s The Spooktacular Hour Chapter II : Heroes Vs Villains on 26 October Saturday, 10.30pm to 3am.
The first 50 guests in costumes to arrive at MONTI get complimentary Kryptonite shots, an incapacitating incentive for those who turn up on time and in style. The fashionably-late shouldn’t fret as there’s still the All-You-Can-Swallow-for-10-Seconds challenge, for only S$10 nett.
Grab your squad and come dressed as your favourite superheroes or villains for a chance to win a bottle on the house.
No Halloween merrymaking is complete without some truly maniacal tracks. Damning MONTI’s dance floor, Singaporean open format DJ Red and DJ Leon will be spinning the hottest of ’90s hip-hop classics, reggae and Top 40s.
Don’t sleep on this Halloween party if you’re up for a good time.
Address: MONTI at 1-Pavilion
82 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049327
Ticket Price: Free
heart of darkness
Descend into a night of madness and trickery at Heart of Darkness, as the brewery launches its inaugural scare event, Nightmare in Tanjong Pagar.
The taproom at Heart of Darkness will be transformed into a haunted house with a selection of six to seven dark taps to choose from. Other beers will be available for purchase as well. For the first time ever, Heart of Darkness will also embark on a collaboration with popular bars in the neighbourhood, including NINETEEN80, Monarchy and Jekyll & Hyde.
On 26 and 27 October, NINETEEN80 will be serving specially-conjured Heart of Darkness Halloween shots in a flight of six for S$60.00. From 31 October to 2 November, Monarchy, Jekyll & Hyde, Junior “The PocketBar”, SG Taps, AngKor Wat, Freehouse, and 3rd Culture Brewing Co. will feature an assortment of Heart of Darkness beers on tap. For sandwich lovers, Park Bench Deli will also be concocting a devilish Heart of Darkness sandwich, served alongside the Futile Purpose Cucumber Pilsner. Dragging a bunch of friends along for your night of ghastly adventure is recommended because, after all, aren’t good things meant to be shared?
In case you need some motivation, 100 door prizes worth over S$1,500 are up for grabs at Heart of Darkness. Guests stand a chance to win a Heart of Darkness T-shirt through a social media contest. All participants have to do is post photos of yourselves at all 10 participating bars, hashtag “NightmareInTanjongPagar” and tag the bars on Instagram, between 26 October and 2 November 2019.
Full details and the addresses of participating bars can be found here.
Heights aren’t a problem for the ghoulish and creepy. Bar Rogue, Asia’s highest dusk-to-dawn club, unveils Rouge Grossery Store. And it is inviting both the feeble and the brave to enjoy an eerie night out at its fully transformed grim store, home to the sinister Rouge Ripper.
Taking place on 25 & 26 October, it aims to send a chill down the spines of their guests as they enter Bar Rouge’s ‘cold room’. Because her is where the Rouge Ripper presents his freshest cut meats on display. Packed with the finest, organic and raw foods for the Rouge Ripper, the Rouge Grossery Store offers party-goers the chance to have a hammering good time as he looks for his next victim to add to his supply of fresh meat.
Guests who are dressed to theme will receive complimentary admission. When the clock strikes 1am on both nights, the best dressed attendee for the day will be able to walk away with a 1.5-litre bottle of Grey Goose Magnum (prize for 25 October) and a one-night stay at Swissôtel The Stamford with breakfast for two and a bottle of 700ml Grey Goose (Prize for 26 October).
Over the two nights starting from 10pm and ending at 6am, the living, the dead and those in-between will all be treated to special performances. Local resident DJs Kenneth Francis, Styluxtakut, Rattle and Fadille will be present to keep the tracks spinning all night long.
Turn up if you’ve got the guts, the Rogue Ripper certainly won’t mind.
Address: 2 Stamford Road, #71-01, Singapore 178882
Cover Charge: Complimentary entry for guests dressed to theme. After 10:30pm $25 inclusive of 1 drink
Universal Studios Singapore’s Halloween Horror Nights 9
When it comes to Halloween events in Singapore, this is the event that most Singaporeans will be familiar with. For the uninitiated, Singapore’s premier scare event – Universal Studios Singapore’s Halloween Horror Nights at Resorts World Sentosa is currently in its ninth instalment. This year, Halloween Horror Nights takes place from 27 September to 31 October and if you haven’t checked it out yet, there’s still a week and then some to do so. Bringing to life all-new scares and immersive experiences for horror fans, the ninth instalment of Halloween Horror Nights will feature all-new frights across 16 event nights. Fans will be able to experience five haunted houses, two scare zones and two killer shows.
Taking centre stage this year is Curse of the Naga, an original haunted house from the directors of blockbuster Thai horror films Shutter and 4bia. Local fans can step into The Chalet Hauntings which will feature the most extensive collection of Southeast Asian ghosts – from the bewitching Langsuir to the mischievous Toyol – in a single house. Along with haunted houses themed after twisted clowns and creepy dolls, as well as a never-before-seen morbid death metal procession, Halloween Horror Nights 9 is set to raise the horror metre like never before.
Tickets start from S$55 online for Mastercard users and $60 for regular users. Click here to get your tickets now, if you haven’t already.
CÉ LA VI
Renowned lifestyle destination CÉ LA VI takes Halloween to frightening new heights with two unforgettable parties. On Saturday, 26 October, enter the ultimate immersive experience as Cirque Le Soir and CÉ LA VI join forces to present the devilish Dirty Circus; and on Halloween day itself, get ready to party and glow in a Neon Jungle.
Now in its fifth consecutive year, London’s award-winning Cirque Le Soir is back and ready to take wild theatrical oddities to a new level at CÉ LA VI. Leave reality behind and step into the Dirty Circus, filled with fire breathers, exotic dancers and eccentric contortionists. The night will feature electrifying beats courtesy of DJs Andrew Tang & MinGs, further elevating the party with Progressive House and Dance remixes.
Since opening in 2009, the circus-themed nightclub, Cirque Le Soir, has been crowned with multiple international accolades including Best Night at the London Club and Bar Awards for three years in a row.
If the Dirty Circus doesn’t sound like your kind of thing, fret not. On Thursday, 31 October, the Club Lounge will be transformed into a Neon Jungle, where guests can get their glow on with vibrant neon paint and glowing headbands. DJ Shai & Titus will be bringing their magical touch to the sets, spinning Hip Hop beats to keep the party going. Guests can enjoy complimentary entry throughout the night.
Get ready for two ghastly and wild nights like no other this Halloween! Get your pre-sale tickets to the Dirty Circus here.
Time: 10pm till late
Dress code: Costume/fancy dress
Cover charge: Pre-sale – S$28 includes one premium pour. At-the-Door – S$38 includes a glass of premium pour. Guests arriving in costume before 12 midnight will enjoy complimentary entry.
Minimum age: 18 years old
Time: 10pm till late
Dress code: Neon
Cover charge: Complimentary entry
Minimum age: 18 years old.