Halloween’s coming! From 20-29 Oct, the hottest spots in town are ready to treat you to a night of spooky fun and ghoulish eats. Whether you’re looking to dress up dress up, be scared, or just want to be left alone to eat (rest) in peace, we’ve got the place for you–if you’re not sick of hearing ’Thriller’ for the umteempth time.


 

FREAK OUT

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Cirque The Cathay: Night of Horrors

Feed your coulrophobia with Cathay Mall’s clown-themed Halloween maze. To escape, you have to dodge evil clowns and complete tasks”†–prizes await at the end of your ordeal! To participate, just present a minimum $5 receipt from The Cathay or Cathay Cineleisure Orchard on each event day.   20-23 Oct, The Cathay; 27-30 Oct, Cathay Cineleisure Orchard. Website: thecathay.com.sg/event/cirque-the-cathay

Halloween Horror Nights 6

The haunted-house event for Halloween is back this year with two scare zones and five differently-themed haunted houses Hawker Centre Massacre, Salem Witch House, Old Changi Hospital, Hu Li’s Inn and Bodies of Work, all guaranteed to get the adrenalin pumping. The roller coaster rides at USS will also be open for the night, and no amount of scooby snacks is going to save you from that one. Resort World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway. Book your tickets here: www.halloweenhorrornights.com.sg

PARTY

KPO

For Halloween, join KPO for Beneath The Red Chamber as it  gets transformed into a haunted chamber with cues from all the Asian horror tropes you know and fear from vengeful female ghosts to hell guards. Luckily, liquid courage comes in the form of 1-for-1 draught beer and selected bottles. Tarot cards and palm readers will also be there to clue you in on whether you’ll win the Best Dressed prize of $100 vouchers and bottles. 29 Oct, 1 Killiney Road. Tel: 6733 3648

Kinkilicious x Somersby: A Day-of-the-Dead Halloween Edition ft. ATTAGIRL!

Celebrate the Mexican Day of The Dead with the Halloween edition of Kinkilicious. Party the night away with beats by DuriO and A/K/A SOUNDS, while buckets of 5 Somersby bottles go at $50 nett all night. There will also be a costume contest and make-up artists on site to transform your mug into Día de los Muertos skulls. 29 Oct, from 6pm. 70 Collyer Quay, #02-02 Customs House. Tel: 6533 3471

EAT

Quayside Isle @ Sentosa Cove

With a promise of ’all treats and no tricks’, you can be assured a nice, gastronomic night free of ghosts and ghouls trying to scare you (or hit on you). Dine in at any of the participating restaurants at Quayside Isle and yell “trick or treat!” to receive candy. &MADE Burger Bistro L’Entrecôte Express [CLOSED] will also have a haunted house for your kids while you feast on their Jack O’ Lantern platter ($42++). For a drink, head to Two Chefs Bar for a Frozen Margarita with Eyeballs or Frozen Vampire’s Blood. 30 Oct. 31 Ocean Way, Sentosa Cove. Tel: 6887 3502

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LIME

Get the full-blown Halloween experience as LIME goes all out with a blood fountain (strawberry chocolate fondue), broken limbs (beef tartare) and a ghost ship filled with delicious crustacean (just like in Pirates of the Caribbean!). Their staff will also be dressed in costumes while doling out Purge’s Manicure–a rum, Pimm’s and Prosecco mix that’s sure to get you in some trouble. The three most devilishly dressed groups will also win a bottle of Champagne each. 28-29 Oct. PARKROYAL, 3 Upper Pickering Street, Tel: 6809 8899

Brussels Sprouts [CLOSED]

Sate your bloodlust here with their Halloween menu, featuring veal marrow croquettes dubbed ’Orc Eyes’ and Vampire Wings, deep-fried chicken wings with their special in-house marinade. For something a little more filling, check out their Zombie Ribs (slow-barbequed St. Louis pork ribs) and Witch’s stew, a spicy rendition of sup tulang made with mutton bone, chilli, cumin, coriander  seeds, fenugreek, cinnamon and tomato puree. 24-31 Oct. #01-12 The Pier @ Robertson, 80 Mohamed Sultan Road. Tel: 6887 4344

DRINK

Southbridge The Rooftop Bar

Go on 29 October dressed as one of the seven deadly sins and receive a Halloween shot on the house. Best outfit also wins dining vouchers, so don’t just turn up in your PJs and call it Sloth. Feed your gluttony on the next two days, with candy-inspired Halloween cocktails and their Seven Deadly Sins platter ($48++), with seven dishes. 80 Boat Quay, Level 5. Tel: 6877 6965

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CACHÉ

Looking for a more sophisticated experience? Head down to CACHÉ for one of their Halloween-inspired Japanese cocktails, where you can be almost certain there won’t be people in cheap Pokemon onesies throwing up on themselves. The three new cocktails are named for elements of Japanese folklore, including the ominous-looking but delicious Noroi (’curse’ in Japanese, $20++), a well-balanced potion of white rum, elderflower liqueur, blue Curacao, angostura bitters and prune juice. 27 Club Street Tel: 9678 0027

Panorama: Riverside Lounge

Join in their Freaky Free Flow Friday ($39++) for some alliterative fun and a whole lot of wine. In celebration of Halloween, their usual Friday free flow of wines (one red, white and sparkling each)  and antipasti gets a little spooky with a virtual reality game booth. Survivors of the horror game will  win  a  $10 Pasta Fresca Da Salvatore dining voucher and even more booze! Looks like it’s not ghosts or ghouls you have to worry about by the end of the night. Level 3,  30 Boat Quay. Tel:  6532 6283

FAMILY FUN

Cold Storage’s Spooktacular Carnival

Come down with your loved ones and join in the record-breaking event for the “Most Number of Halloween Pumpkins Painted” (sign up here: goo.gl/UbvwrR) or participate in other contests like ’best-dressed’ and ’scariest roar’ for a chance to win Halloween hampers. There’ll also be face-painting, balloon sculpture and stage shows to fill up your entire day with family fun. 29 Oct, 9am-3pm. Guthrie House, 1 Fifth Ave. Website: www.facebook.com/events/548013738727944/

Super social BBQ @ Timbre

Bring the whole family down for a day of Halloween-themed fun with pumpkin carving, bouncy castles and live music. Nosh on Timbre’s crowd-favourites like roast duck pizza and BBQ items like grilled porterhouse steak. There’ll also be a best-dressed contest on 29 and 30 October, where the winner will walk away with up to $200 worth of Timbre vouchers. Every Sat and Sun for month of October. 9A Lock Road, Gillman Barracks. Tel: 6694 4201

Featured image:  &MADE Burger Bistro L’Entrecôte Express

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