Singapore isn’t known for celebrating Halloween, at least not until you’ve hit the legal drinking age. Then, Halloween becomes a whole other (less innocent) ball game. It’s a little more than a week ’til the witching season, and while you’re still debating whether going as Harley Quinn, the Joker, or Pikachu will win you most original costume of the year, a legion of Halloween events are popping up across the city.
Lest you be overwhelmed by choices, here’s a breakdown of the hottest Halloween parties in Singapore to ready your face paint for.
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Zouk revisits the tradition of American murder mystery dinners with The Scream Diner, except with more blood and booze. Set up like a gory crime scene, each club within Zouk is a part of the diner gone sinister, so expect torture chambers, sacrifice rooms, and costumes to die for. There will also be exclusive food and drinks sold at The Scream Diner, alongside $15,000 worth of prizes for the best dressed individuals.
Details: 29 October, Zouk, 17 Jiak Kim St. Entry price is $33/$38.
The annual Halloween happenings at The White Rabbit have relocated to OverEasy. Themed around Battle Royale, you’re invited to dress up as any of your favourite hero or heroines, from Wonder Woman to the Punisher. The all-American diner is transformed into a fight club (no fisticuffs please), with DJs KFC and KiDG playing all night. The best-dressed badass will stand to win a stay at Amala Villas Ubud, Bali.
Details: 29 October, OverEasy Orchard, #01-01 Liat Towers. Free.
Award-winning boutique club, Cirque Le Soir, returns to Singapore for a night of debauchery at CÉ LA VI. Think Moulin Rouge come to life (sans the tragedy), with fire breathers, burlesque-style stripteases, mysterious costumed men bringing the drama at one of Singapore’s hottest rooftop bars.
Details: 29 October, CÉ LA VI, Marina Bay Sands Tower 3. Entry price is $48.
W Singapore will be hosting the first-ever night pool party for Halloween. To the theme of “Get Your Freak On”, expect drinks, games like a walkthrough cemetery maze, themed food and music by The Shapeshifters to while your night away. There will also be a live Capoeira perform ance at the end of the night. The best dressed winner will receive a stay in W Hong Kong. Prep your setting spray, and make sure it’s waterproof.
Details: Wet Deck, W Singapore. Entry prices are $45 with 3 drinks and $69 for free flow between 4 to 7 p.m.
Ready your best Chuckys and Annabelles for a night in the House of Dolls at VLV. Clarke Quay’s latest concept club will be shirking its refinery for creepy revelry. DJ XR will be spinning the entire night, and the best dressed person stands to win $3,888 worth of prizes. Here’s the pinch: the prize will be announced any time throughout the night on social media, so if you leave, you lose. More reason to party, we say.
Details: VLV, 3A River Valley Road. Entry price is $30.