Night Safari Halloween Horrors Tour Review

by Zhiqiang & Tingyi on October 12, 2009 · 40 Comments

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/

The results for the PassportChop.com’s Oct 2010 Night Safari Halloween Horrors tickets contest is out! Congrats to Ming Hui for the most creative entry – it was a close fight between the “love your life” comment and yours but you edged out the competition with your unconventional approach to the Night Safari Halloween Horrors – instead of planning to scare yourselves with this visit; instead you adopted a rather morbid lifestyle approach to this event at the Night Safari.

Congrats again and enjoy your time at the Night Safari Halloween Horrors. For a preview of what Night Safari Halloween Horrors package is like, check out our experience in 2009 below and our recent visit to 2010 Night Safari Halloween Horrors.

Night Safari Halloween Horrors

Having explored the dark realm of abandoned villages, hospitals and cemeteries during the Hungry Ghost Festival, we decided to take on a similar morbid challenge for the Halloween season and there is no better place to do it than by embarking on the Night Safari Halloween Horrors tour.

Every October, the Singapore Night Safari opens up to visitors, a hidden section of its safari (the Gate of the Neverland) where creatures of darkness roams and hunts for food. Visitors can explore this section from the safety of a guided train ride.  This special train ride, available only during this October Halloween period, takes a detour from the normal animal sightseeing ride to bring you into the depth of the Neverland.

Just a warning before you continue reading, some of the pictures can be quite gruesome.  So if you are up for it, read on…

Night Safari Halloween Horrors Tour Review

Even before embarking on the Train of Horror to the Neverland, you will encounter some of the lost souls wandering around the foodcourts, souvenir shops and ticketing counters.  Some of them looked like characters from bedtime stories gone wrong (see pictures below) e.g. Tinman from Wizard of Oz with his exposed heart (which I had to molest :-)), Cinderella with a serious head injury (apparently someone had struck her head with her own glass slipper).

There are 2 other characters in this picture.  Do you recognize them from any of the fairy tales or bedtimes stories you heard?  Let me know in the comment box.  :-)

Halloween Horrors Night Safari Fairy Tale Story

Night Safari Train of Horrors & Gate of Neverland

Having survived the gauntlet of gruesome characters outside, we proceeded for our Night Safari Train of Horrors.  The queue was scary, in terms of the number of people queuing up (waiting time: >25 minutes) and also the scary creatures lurking amongst the queue.  Be on the alert because you never know who might be sitting beside you while you are queuing.  :-)

Long Queues Night Safari Halloween Horror Train

You will still get to see nocturnal animals going about their daily business during this special Train of Horrors ride.  For the first 45 minutes, you will see elephants, giraffes, tapirs and a variety of birds and animals, albeit with a twist in the guide’s commentary.  She will tell you in gruesome details on the various way how these animals could injure or kill when provoked e.g. trample, pierce, crush.  No flash photography is allowed here (could blind the animals) – you will be reprimanded by the guide or worse, what she said about the animals killing you could come true!

For a preview of her eerie commentary, check out this video (not much to see but plenty to listen to – check out the flock of flamingos towards the end of the video)

Listen to the guide’s eerie laughter as we enter the Gate of the Neverland in the video below:

After the 45-minute ride, this Train of Horror takes a detour from the normal train route to the Gate of the Neverland.  Here you can take all the flash photography and scream all you want – you will very likely do the latter as shadowy figures creep up the train and sit beside you!

Witness “victims” from previous train rides hanging on the trees and even the murder of a mermaid by the fishmonger (notice the giant hanging fish body?).  You have been warned!  This experience is not for the faint-hearted!

Train of Horror Gate of Neverland
After the horrifying train ride, look out for more eerie characters hanging around the Night Safari compound.  If you are hungry, go for the various food outlets around the safari – avoid the Dim Sum cart that roams the area unless you are into human head siew mai!

Halloween Horrors Characters Night Safari

Watch out for vampires and mummies lying in wait, ready to pounce on you while you pose for some photos! :-)

Night Safari Halloween Scary

Night Safari Bridge of No Return

Besides the Train of Horror ride, you can also get up close and personal with more eerie characters by going on the Forest of Giants Trail where you will also find the Bridge of No Return – a short suspension bridge where the chinese vampires roam.

Halloween Horrors Night Safari Bridge of No Return

To register for this horrifying tour, check out: http://www.halloweenhorrors.com.sg/ for booking information and availability.  Halloween Horrors activities are available only during October Friday and Saturday nights.

Night Safari Adult and Child ticket prices for the “Return of Halloween Horrors” are S$22 and S$11 respectively.  To embark on the Train of Terror to the Gate of Neverland, top up another $13 and $7 respectively. 

It is highly recommended to book your tickets online to avoid long queues at the Night Safari ticketing booth.  Go as early as possible to save some time queuing for the train ride.

To conclude…

Anyone Hungry for some Dim Sum?

Dim Sum Halloween Horrors Night Safari

This Night Safari Halloween Horrors experience was sponsored by the Singapore Night Safari and facilitated by OMY.

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1 Raphael Foo October 18, 2010 at 6:31 pm

Deep down, i’m a kid, we’re all kids. And the best thing about halloween is the feeling of hopelessness. How does a kid fight monsters? They’re invincible. Knowing that evil exists in the world is not good enough. I want to see it. Most of the time we don’t get too see it around us, we don’t get to experience the full force of evil. But there comes a time once a year, when halloween comes, and when you get scared shitless, even for the few seconds before you console yourself that this is all man made, is the time that you feel the hopelessness and intense fear. And that’s why i want to have my seconds of fear at the night safari, because when you put all of the individual scares together, i might leave the night safari just convinced that evil has left together with me.

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2 Julia October 18, 2010 at 7:34 pm

I want to go to the night safari halloween night so that I can dress up as a Bunny and hop around. Just like how the Ulu Pandan bear scavage the rubbish bin.

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3 nurain October 18, 2010 at 9:22 pm

Since halloween is the only time where innocuous thrills and fantasy that go with that special time of the year, i am really keen to explore night safari and get wicked with the ghost and tourmented souls there! This will be my first time celebrating halloween and i am sure if i am given the chance to win this tickets, this wont be the last time i’ll celebrate halloween! Let this be a challenge for me so that i can put a test on myself in overcoming my fears.. If i come out alive(heh!), i can proudly tell my friends im not a scardey cat anymore. :P (since they aways teased me about that) And of course… What is halloween without going all lengths to dress up? Let’s just see what im able to come up with if i win the tickets ;)

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4 Genie Tay October 18, 2010 at 10:34 pm

Halo,
Looking forward to experience it since it known to be the greatest one in Singapore!

Spo0o0o0o0o0kyyyyyyyyyy ! AHHHH AH AH!

Happy Halloween!

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5 Jherlyn October 19, 2010 at 12:12 am

I know I will be freaked out for sure the moment things start to get more exciting. Unlike everyone else who thrives on blood and gore, I am terrified of them all. People who watch horror shows with me get freaked out not by the happenings in the show but by me because I scream my lungs out and jump out of my skin even when there’s nothing scary. So if I win the tickets, you won’t need to play the recordings of people screaming their lungs out. I can be your best amplifier. Conserve energy. Let me scream to my heart’s content instead.

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6 Umema Basrai October 19, 2010 at 9:26 am

I have always watched people celebrating Halloween on TV and have wanted to have a go. Would love to get a chance to mingle with horrors that await at the Night Safari so please let me know.

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7 NG HEE YONG October 19, 2010 at 10:18 am

hi, I was there last year impromptu as I had friends visiting from Germany, and as with for all my overseas visitors, I always feel that the night safari is a must-go. Anyway, when we were there last year, we did not realise then that the popular halloween party was on that night. we can see, just queueing at the entrance that people are having fun. unfortunately, my visitors had their 4-year daughter with them and were unable to wait too long in the queue and we had to give the visit a miss, though we did enjoy the walk outside, with the “soul-less zombies” floating amongst us. i had promised my 11-year son that we will be back this year… and the timing is perfect, we plan to be there after this year end examinations and this is a reward for him “if” he does well in his exam. He, in fact, we are looking forward to the party. i am going to get my nephews and nieces along, the more the marrier!

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8 Lily MH October 19, 2010 at 12:09 pm

For these 4 years I stayed in Singapore, I had never celebrate Halloween even once, I know how lame is that. As a foreign student, I’ve been dreaming about experiencing the heart-pumping Halloween events in Singapore since there is no such event in my home country. I was (am) always so excited welcoming this festive moment, having to see myself frightened yet excited. Unfortunately my exams always fall on end of October which had me just to sit in my room facing my thick lecture notes and enjoyed a minute of envious entertainment by clicking away friends exciting-Halloween-pictures posted on face book. After a long-four-years of waiting, I finally graduated and without a shadow of doubt, I ensure myself to jump into this horror experience no matter what. Though ghost is my biggest fear and I know this will scare my pants off, but I am more than willing to be scared at the Night Safari Halloween Horror and have no voice left for job interview. Thus winning these ticket will be a perfect complement for my first Halloween experience and I couldn’t be happier to experience this heart dropping moment.
Thanks a lot.

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9 Mervyn Sng October 19, 2010 at 7:19 pm

While MRT trains have the Dim Sum Dollies chiming “Love your ride”, I want to sit the Train of Horrors which I’m sure will make me “love your life” as I hope my head does not become Siew Mai for the Dim Sum cart. I have never celebrated Halloween before so I’m hoping I can relive those childhood memories in a morbid way. (Cinderella pierced by her own slipper, A Joker (Batman) lookalike Snow White poisoned by the Queen’s apple, Aladdin’s Genie trying to hoodwink another mortal to take his place in the lamp). I am dying (pun intended) to undergo this frightening experience and unleash the inner nocturnal beast in me at the same time.

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10 Ming Hui October 19, 2010 at 11:27 pm

With the theme of Night Safari Halloween Horrors going Asian this year, this is the best place to source for traditional Chinese wedding ideas – be it the costumes of the bride/groom, matchmaker and the various decorations associated with such weddings. The best thing is that I can check out these ideas from the comfort of my Night Safari Train of Terror (I wonder why they call them “Terror” – seems like there are always helpful beings coming by to share their ideas).

For my new house’s renovation ideas, there is always the famous Gui Mansion at Singapore Zoo which had attracted thousands of viewers daily – it must have been due to the excellent house decor. Wonder who’s the interior designer – perhaps the best way to find out is through a tour of this mansion – furthermore, the occupants seem to be very enthusiastic about visitors – admittedly they are not very conversant but they have their own ways of expressing themselves (through arrghh-ing :-) ).

After a long night of shopping around Night Safari and Singapore Zoo, I can go to my favorite food stall – the Dim Sum cart which had adopted a very “hands-on” approach to food delivery.

Hope that i can win this pair of Night Safari Halloween Horrors to do a site recce to get more ideas for Chinese wedding and house decor. Thank you!

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11 Zhiqiang & Tingyi October 20, 2010 at 12:20 am

PassportChop.com’s Oct 2010 Night Safari Halloween Horrors tickets contest had ended. We are currently taking a look at all the comments to decide on the most creative entry.

The most creative entry will win a pair of Oct 2010 Night Safari Halloween Horrors ticket (valid for one-time usage during 22 or 23 Oct 2010). The winner will be announced here on 20 Oct 2010 (Wed).

Thanks all for your active participation.

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12 Zhiqiang & Tingyi October 20, 2010 at 12:23 am

In the meantime, check out our experience at Night Safari Halloween Horrors 2010 last weekend: http://www.passportchop.com/asia/singapore/night-safari-halloween-horrors-tour-2010/

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13 Zhiqiang & Tingyi October 20, 2010 at 8:13 am

The results for the PassportChop.com’s Oct 2010 Night Safari Halloween Horrors tickets contest is out! Congrats to Ming Hui for the most creative entry – it was a close fight between the “love your life” comment and yours but you edged out the competition with your unconventional approach to the Night Safari Halloween Horrors – instead of planning to scare yourselves with this visit; instead you adopted a rather morbid lifestyle approach to this event at the Night Safari.

Congrats again and enjoy your time at the Night Safari Halloween Horrors. For those who didn’t win, you can still enjoy over 50% off your Night Safari Halloween Horrors 2010 tickets if you take advantage of this offer from BigDeal.sg’s $38.80 for Halloween Horrors Peak Day Ticket worth $65 (valid for one-time usage during 22/23 Oct 2010) SOLD OUT

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14 Ming Hui October 20, 2010 at 9:15 pm

Thank you! I am soooo… looking forward to this weekend’s Halloween fun.

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15 Luxury Safaris December 23, 2010 at 6:17 pm

Great article, some of the costumes are really good. I particularily like the guy with his head chopped off!

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