The Night Safari will not be holding anymore Halloween Horrors. For the latest Halloween events and parties in Singapore, please check out: http://www.passportchop.com/asia/singapore/2012-halloween-party-events-videos/
Warning: The images in this post is very disturbing – even more so than the ones i posted during Halloween Horrors Night Safari 2009. Do not read on if you don’t like gruesome images or is reading this in the middle of the night alone. Read on at your own risk!
Night Safari’s Halloween Horrors 2010 theme is Spooky Tales of Asia. The characters this year is very different from last year’s Fairytale Gone Wrong. This year, Night Safari had brought to life the mythology, supernatural beliefs and chilling urban legends in Asian cultures.
The fun starts right at the entrance to Night Safari – if you are easily frightened by them, then be on the alert whenever you walk around the area. Their presence will usually be accompanied by screams from other Night Safari guests but sometimes they can get really sneaky and come up right to you without you noticing. Be it tongue to tongue french kiss with the black-white ghost or the small bat-like but not really batman creature, they are “friendly” enough to take pictures with you – just be aware of characters which look like they are not moving and are really quiet, they might just scare you with a loud roar just as you are posing with them. The Dim-sum cart has also made a comeback in this year’s Halloween Horrors Night Safari – watch out for the hand!
Queues for the train of terror are very long but they move quickly – thanks to Night Safari’s excellent organisation – there are 2 queues for 2 trams which leave from the station consecutively. As soon as a tram moves on, there is a tram coming in to take its place. Time spent queuing took about 30 minutes. if you are scared, don’t sit by the sides – get your friends to ham you in the centre like a hamburger. If you sit by the side, just stay alert because you are the ones that are most likely to be approached by something from the dark side.
I won’t spoil the fun for you by revealing all the details but just be aware unlike the 2009 Halloween Horrors Night Safari, there is no dedicated section for the ghosts/zombies/vampires etc. to harass you – they can be anywhere along the tram ride. There are interesting Chinese cultural themes which you could identify with along the ride. Do check out the details the Night Safari Halloween Horrors team put in for these setup.
Check out this video on Night Safari Halloween Horrors 2010 Train of Terror for a preview:
Even more scary stuff awaits you along the Trail of the Undead – just a word of warning: look out for the very well-camouflaged green monsters in the bush/trees. They can come to you from everywhere; grabbing your feet or touching your shoulder.
A new feature of the 2010 Night Safari Halloween Horrors is the Gui Mansion at the Haunted Village in Singapore Zoo. Your Night Safari Halloween Horrors ticket covers this part too. The story of this Gui Mansion is that it once stood here over a century ago and its inhabitants were brutally massacred by a serial killer. Some people have claimed to have seen visions of this mansion in the dead of the night and hear wailing cries for help. All sorts of scary experiences await visitors at this village, like the 1960s village barber who may snip off more than your hair.
However do note that there is something even more scarier here than the characters in the Gui Mansion itself – the queue! We queued for almost 1.5 hours and the experience in Gui Mansion lasted barely 2 minutes. By the time we went in the Gui Mansion, we were too tired to be scared by these characters – the layout and design of the rooms were very detailed down to every drop of “blood” and the house is well partitioned into toilets, kitchen, bedroom etc.
For a preview of the Gui Mansion, check out this video:
Well, if you are keen on visiting the Night Safari Halloween Horrors 2010, go this coming weekend (22 – 23 Oct 2010) as ticket prices will increase again next weekend (29 – 31 Oct 2010 which is the actual Halloween dates). For more info e.g. ticket prices and timings, check out http://www.halloweenhorrors.com.sg