Halloween – my most anticipated holiday of the year! Traditionally it’s a day dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed. In Singapore though it’s a time to party and have loads of fun.
There’s no shortage of Halloween parties across the island, but here’s 5 other ways you can get into the spirit of things:
Get Educated at the Zombie Survival School
What if the Zombie Apocalypse suddenly fell upon us? Do you have the know-how to survive?
Geek Crusade, the people who brought you the Singapore Zombie Walk, now bring you to the ‘classroom’ with Zombie Survival School – your best bet for staying alive when the inevitable happens.
Come Sunday, October 26, Singapore’s very own zombie survival expert (and author of ‘Land of the Meat Munchers’, Nicholas Yong, will launch the first module of Zombie Survival School – Zombie Apocalypse: Can Survive One!
It is a known fact that three in five Singaporeans are unprepared for the zombie apocalypse. That is a shocking statistic that must be corrected for the good of all humanity.
– Nicholas Yong, Zombie Expert
With a series of conducted by certified experts – yes, really – learn about the survival skills, self-defence techniques and the right way to practice first in modules such as ‘Drink or Die’, ‘Supermarket Shopping FTW’ and ‘The Surprisingly Useful Nature of Everyday Items In The Zombie Apocalypse’.
When: Sunday, 26 October 2014 Time: 4.30pm to 6pm Where: Bridge Café, 31 Seah Street Singapore 188387 Price: $20 for the first 15 sign ups. Afterwhich, $25 per ticket. Include admission to the talk, a cup of coffee and a copy of Land of the Meat Munchers.
The newest comic shop in Singapore – Atom Comics celebrates it’s 1st Anniversary with loads of activities and special discounts in-store. With something for everyone, from hardcore comic collectors to those looking to begin collecting, get into the Halloween spirit at Atom.
Visit the store in costume and receive 15% off (members) / 10% off (non-members) your bill.
Atom will also be taking Pre-orders of ‘Walking Dead’ t-shirts at discounted rates. Also, get your hands on some scary, horror comics at 10% off as well.
When: Saturday, 1 November 2014 Time: Standard Operating Hours Where: Atom Comics, 2 Handy Road, #03-02, The Cathay, Singapore 229233
Challenge The Beast
If it’s a challenge you’re after, have a go at the Beast Burger down along Jalan Klapa at The Beast – an American Southern styled kitchen & bourbon bar.
Nicknamed the mother of all burgers, the Beast Burger boasts 1.6 pounds of juicy beef patty, 1 pound of slow cooked pulled pork, 1 pound of southern buttermilk fried chicken and a good serving of slaw, lettuce and tomato all wedged between a custom-made 9 inch bun, served with a bucket of fries.
On Halloween, teams of 5 will have to finish the Beast Burger (together) and 1 Litre of beer (each) with bragging rights and vouchers to be won.
If you’re REALLY up for it, attack the Beast Burger all by yourself and get yourself up on the wall of fame. If you do, colour me impressed.
When: Saturday, 1 November 2014 Time: 8.30pm Where: The Beast,17 Jalan Klapa Singapore 199329
Bring Halloween into your home
If you’d rather stay home, or go to someone else’s, put on the Simpsons Treehouse of Horror aka the Simpsons Halloween specials.
The Simpsons Halloween episodes, have been entertaining us since 1990 with its unique humour. They each consist of three in some horror, supernatural or sci-fi setting and have far more violence and gore than the average episode.
Not convinced? Check out the Simpsons intro directed by Guillermo del Toro and the sheer number of references, from the Pale Man to Blade, he manages to squeeze into the spot is mind blowing.
The guys at the Singapore Pub Crawl are at it again as they host the always-phenomenal Singapore Halloween Pub Crawl!
After enlisting the help of the top watering holes in Singapore, they are all ready to party and serve up drink specials on 3 nights to make it one of the biggest party events of the year.
Get dressed and get ready to PARTY!… Meet & mingle with new friends as you celebrate through the streets and on an open-top bus no less. Join other costumed guests in the bars and finally revel throughout the night in Clarke Quay.
What do you get?
– FREE BEER at REGISTRATION
– Visit 3 Halloween Themed Bars and 1 Mega Club
– Exclusive Drink Specials
– Experience the open top Party Bus
– Freebies for each crawler to be given away
– Free shots galore & no cover charge at the bars and pubs
There is a pax limit to this event and they sell-out year on year. It’s advisable to get your tickets really early… like now.
When:Thursday, 30 October (walking crawl), Friday, 31 October (bus crawl) and Saturday, 1 November 2014 (bus crawl) Time: 7pm till late Meeting Point: The Fat Pigeon Statue @ UOB Plaza, 80 Raffles Place, Singapore 048624, Singapore Price: Tickets are available at http://halloweenpubcrawl.peatix.com (Friday Crawl), http://halloweenpubcrawl2014.peatix.com(Saturday Crawl). Thursday crawl available on site.