Spooky spots to explore to truly experience Halloween in Singapore


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Grab your torch and get ready for a spine-chilling adventure! There’s no better way to get into the Halloween spirit than visiting Singapore’s most haunted locations. Whether you’re a sceptic or a scaredy-cat, these creepy spots are sure to make your hair stand on end. You’ll encounter restless spirits, witness unexplained phenomena, and explore places with mysterious backstories. Halloween in Singapore can get super spooky, so grab your friends and start exploring — if you dare! 🎃

01 • Experience haunted classrooms at Harrowing Halloween 3

Most would agree that exams are nightmare fuel. For some real spooks, head to Harrowing Halloween 3 at the Singapore Discovery Centre for thrills and chills galore! They’ve designed a haunted school campus for you to explore that’s occupied by the vengeful spirits of students past. Venture into the gloomy corridors and ancient library archives after dark if you dare — you might encounter a ghostly apparition or hear a blood-curdling scream.

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📍Address: Singapore Discovery Centre, 510 Upper Jurong Rd, 638365
📅 Open on: 30 September, 6, 7, 13, 20, 21, 27, 28, 29 October 2023
Opening hours: 7pm -11pm
📞 Phone number: 6792 6188
🌐 Website: defencecollectivesg.com/harrowing-halloween-3

02 • Walk through the Ten Courts of Hell at Haw Par Villa

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Want to experience the spookiest side of Singapore this Halloween? Head to Haw Par Villa to visit the Ten Courts of Hell! This 1930s theme park depicts gruesome scenes from Chinese folklore. Some iconic tales depicted come from Journey to the West and Romance of the Three Kingdoms.

The Courts show what happens to souls after death, with vivid dioramas of punishments for acts like theft or gossiping. Shriek at the sight of souls in the afterlife. It’s delightfully chilling! Haw Par Villa’s macabre madness and retro weirdness make it a must-see oddity. 👻

📍Address: 262 Pasir Panjang Rd, 118628
Opening hours: 9am – 8pm, daily
📞 Phone number: 6773 0103
🌐 Website: hawparvilla.sg

03 • Join a creepy walking tour around Old Changi Hospital

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If you feel extra brave this Halloween season in Singapore, sign up for a bone-chilling Walk With Hantu walking tour of the historic Old Changi Hospital. Established in 1935, this former British military hospital has witnessed many tragic events. During World War II, it was used as a holding ground for prisoners of war.

Now abandoned, its crumbling buildings and overgrown grounds are said to be haunted. Experience paranormal encounters and spooky stories of those who never left. These popular tours run every Saturday night and are sure to give you goosebumps!

Duration: Saturdays, 7:30pm – 10:30pm
📞 Phone number: 9459 4931
📧 Email: eugene@jekyllhydeinc.com
🌐 Website: supernaturalconfessions.com/walking-tours

04 • Hike ghostly trails at MacRitchie Reservoir Park

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Trek through the jungle trails of MacRitchie Reservoir Park for a spooky thrill. During the Japanese Occupation, the Syonan Jinja shrine was built in MacRitchie Reservoir Park to commemorate fallen Japanese soldiers. Near the war’s end, the Japanese burned down the shrine to protect it from the British.

The remaining ruins are inaccessible to the public. But the spirits of Japanese soldiers are said to roam the surrounding paths, guarding the shrine from outsiders. As you wander the boardwalks, you might encounter some ghostly figures. Don’t worry, the scenic views of the reservoir will make it worth facing your fears.

📍Address: MacRitchie Reservoir Park, 298717
Opening hours: 7am – 7pm
🌐 Website: nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/parks-and-nature-reserves/central-catchment-nature-reserve

05 • Immerse yourself at Halloween Horror Nights

(Photo adapted from: Resorts World Sentosa)

For a classic Singaporean Halloween, head to Universal Studios Singapore’s Halloween Horror Nights for a thrilling evening! This popular scare-fest runs on select nights throughout October and features frighteningly fun haunted houses, mazes, and scare zones.

This year, the themes include The Weeknd: After Hours Til Dawn Nightmare and Netflix’s All Of Us Are Dead. You’ll encounter creepy characters and jump scares galore as you navigate these elaborately-themed haunted houses. The atmosphere is perfect for getting your scare on with friends. 🧟

📍Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, 098269
📅 Open on: Select nights from 29 September – 4 November 2023
Opening hours: Peak nights, 7:30pm – 1:30am | Non-peak nights, 7:30pm – 12:30am
🌐 Website: rwsentosa.com/en/promotions/attractions/hhn11

06 • Go ghost-hunting at Singapore’s most haunted sites

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Interested in trying your hand at ghost-hunting? Try the four-hour Creepy Tales of Singapore Tour that takes you to some of Singapore’s most haunted places. Although the locations are kept a secret, you can look forward to locations haunted by World War II spirits. These include a spooky secluded hill, an old coastal gun battery, and a Chinese cemetery with over 100,000 graves.

Throughout the tour, you’ll hear urban legends and horror stories that’ll send shivers down your spine. With ghost-detecting devices in hand, who knows what ghouls you might glimpse? 🔍

📍Meeting point: Haw Par Villa MRT Station Exit A, 270 Pasir Panjang Road, 117396
Duration: Fridays and Sundays, 7:30pm – 11:30pm
🌐 Website: orientaltours.com.sg/tour/creepy-tales-of-singapore

07 • Investigate the paranormal at East Coast Park

(Photo adapted from: The Wacky Duo)

Although East Coast Park is typically known for being family-friendly, rumours say it is home to wandering spirits. As darkness falls, the park takes on an eerie atmosphere. The park’s most famous haunted spot is the Amber Beacon, where a gruesome crime occurred in 1990. Some visitors say they’ve seen a white figure loitering around the beacon, looking to take revenge. The old chalets at East Coast Park are also said to have an eerie atmosphere with wandering spirits. Keep your wits about you, and watch out for supernatural surprises! This spooky spot holds great promise for experiencing a thrilling Halloween in Singapore.

📍Amber Beacon address: 920 East Coast Parkway, 449875
Opening hours: 24 hours, daily
🌐 Website: nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/parks-and-nature-reserves/east-coast-park

08 • Yell your lungs out at Halloween Scream Fest

(Photo adapted from: Downtown East)

For a taste of Halloween in Singapore’s heartlands, visit Pasir Ris! Halloween Scream Fest is back at Downtown East, so prepare your lungs and hop on down! At this interactive horror experience, you’ll wander through spooky sets and scary scenes in a giant haunted house. Actors in creepy costumes will pop out of the shadows to frighten you. When they do, let out your most blood-curdling shriek to scare them right back!

There are free photo-taking and Instagram-worthy scenes inside the haunted house, so grab your camera and friends to capture some hair-raising memories. Tickets are limited, so make sure to book in advance.

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📍Address: Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Close, 519599
📅 Open from: 26-29 October 2023
Opening hours: 10:30am – 10pm
📞 Phone number: 6589 1688
🌐 Website: downtowneast.com.sg/whats-on/events/details/halloween-scream-fest-2023

09 • Listen to spooky stories about the history of Fort Canning Hill

Fort Canning Hill was once a royal residence before it became a military base during World War II. With this long and rich history, it certainly has a few ghostly tales! Sign up for Spooky Singapore: The Ghosts of Forbidden Hill Fort Canning to hear accounts of supernatural sightings and strange events.

Your heritage guide will share stories about those buried in Singapore’s oldest Christian cemetery. At the shrine of Iskandar Shah, the last king of Singapore, a spiritual guide will give you breathing exercises to help the group connect with these royal spirits. And when the sun sets, you can try out different mediumistic tools to contact the spiritual realm.

Contact Jane’s SG Tours for more information about this night tour.

📍Address: Gothic Gate, Fort Canning Park, 70 River Valley Road, 179037
🌐 Website: janestours.sg/tours/spooky-singapore-fort-canning/

(Featured image: Dallas Morning News)

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