Where To Go This Weekend – 29 Oct 2010

Where To Go and What To Do In Singapore This Weekend?

This weekend sure see many activities relating to Halloween.  imageDo you have any Halloween plans this weekend?    If not, consider some of the  activities that I have recommended for you and your family to participate.   To get into the mood of Halloween, why not start with a milder kind of horror?  Come down to the Marina Library to enjoy and hear some “scary” stories from Asia?  


Hopefully you will like the recommendations and have fun! The BEST part is:  MOST activities are FREE! Red heart


Horror Stories for Halloween

For: Whole Family Thumbs-upEditor’s Choice

The National Library of Singapore organized several sessions of horror imagestory-telling time for the young and old.   This will sure kick-start your mood before getting to a Halloween party later in the evening.   However, not to worry, these horror stories will not be too scary and will be suitable for younger age.  All sessions will be FREE and held at the Marine Parade Library.

Venue:  Programme Zone, Marine Parade Public Library
Admission: FREE!!!

See the different timing of these scary story-telling time:

1. Malay horror & Fantasy Book Talk

I love stories about pontianak and hantus.   Your child will get to know the famous hantus and momoks, and why the bomoh often appears in  such stories. Be thrilled by the legends of the pontianak and learn more about the scary and fantastical Malay cultural tales found in books new and old!

Date: 30 Oct 2010 (Saturday)

Time: 1.30pm– 2pm

2. Chinese Horror & Fantasy Book Talk

Hear the stories & know the characters in Chinese Horror and Fantasy Fiction.  Many stories from the famous horror story collection of Liao Zai(聊斋) will be told and children will learn about the moral of the stories such as being kind, distinction between right and wrong, righteous and honest.   Stories will be told in Chinese.

Date: 30 Oct 2010 (Saturday)

Time: 2pm– 3pm


3. Japanese Horror & Fantasy

The Singapore Polytechnic Japanese Culture Club will share some traditional and famous horror/fantasy Japanese stories and culture.  This session is suitable for anyone who is curious about the mysterious & scary in Japanese books/media.

Date: 30 Oct 2010 (Saturday)

Time: 12.30pm – 1pm



Scarenival! Horror & Fantasy Festival

For: Whole Family Thumbs-upEditor’s Choice

Libraries do not need to as boring and serious place as we used to think of.  imageThis Halloween, you can experience the library on this horrifically fun day where colorful drama performances and fantastical characters greet you.   You can scare yourself in our Haunted House (loan receipt of 6 items) and listen to spooky tales and horror book talks by professional storytellers & librarians. (see the event above).

Be surprised by Cosplay characters & costume displays courtesy of http://myotakuhouse.com and get a chance to write your Trick or Treat wishes on Otaku House’s glow-in-the-dark platform figurines: the DIY Qee series (on a first-come-first-served basis). Teens and fantasy fans of all ages can also attend an interactive manga and gaming talk by Manga Castle.

Marvel at the talents of professional makeup artists from Make Up For Ever Academy (www.makeupforever.com.sg) in a live demonstration and a talk about having a career in the Makeup industry, aimed at teens & their parents.

Step it up with a thrilling dance performance by FLY BEATZ, champions of ‘Talentquest 2008’ and semi-finalists for ‘Singapore’s best dance crew’ for 2009 & 2010.

Kids can join us in creeping out your friends by taking part in our horror storytelling contest and stand to win prizes. Play ghastly games including the Wii, engage in craft activities, and enjoy free caricature drawings, manicure, face painting and simple makeovers at various booths.*

Come dressed in your most gorgeous garbs to win treats including book vouchers & tubs from Scoopz ice cream. Participants will receive a Scoopz ‘Buy One Get One Free’ voucher.

40 kids can enjoy a night stroll to Awfully Chocolate and Mooshi Bakes for a free supper snack (registration required. Terms and conditions apply)

During this mischievous event filled with lively activities for all ages, exchange a library loan receipt of 12 items to enjoy free Andersen’s of Denmark ice cream and an additional ‘$1 off’ voucher (while stocks last)!

Date: 30 Oct 2010 (Saturday)

Venue:  Marine Parade Public Library

Time: 10am – 8.30pm

Admission: FREE!!!


Deepavali & Halloween Special: Basket-Decorating Workshop (a planting cum art & craft workshop)

For: Children (K1 – P6)

image This is the workshop that be suitable for both the Halloween and Deepavali by decorating your own basket with your personalized “Festival of Lights” lamp & Halloween pumpkin pot!  Your child will learn the art of decorating their lamp & pumpkin pot with plant materials. Not only does their master pieces make wonderful Deepavali & Halloween presents for family and friends, they make great home decorations for celebrating the two festivals too!

Date:  30 Oct 2010 (Saturday)

Time: 10am – 11.30am

Venue: Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden

Registration: call 64719961 or email: nparks_sbg_edu@nparks.gov.sg. Online registration is available on www.sbg.org.sg (under “Education”).

Admission: $30.00 per child (materials are included)


Free Movie Screenings

For: Horror Movie


Do you love horror movie? For the coming two Saturdays,there will be FREE screening of two box office hits by movie director Ahmad Idham.  Bring your families and friends and experience an unforgettable night by our waterfront with the hugely popular Malay horror flicks the Curse of Nyiang Rapik and Jangan Pandang Belakang (Don’t Look Back)  with Subtitles in English.

Date:  30 Oct 2010 (Saturday)

Time: 10.30pm

Venue: Esplanade, Outdoor Theatre

Admission: FREE!!!


See more of the horror-filled, fun and thrilling activities of Halloween:    6 More Halloween Fun!


Wishing You A Scary, Fun, Happy & Relaxing Weekend!!! Happy Halloween!!!!






Photo:  andreak, Express Monorail, Bert23 www.aerosolplanet.compeasapBrandy Shaul   Source:   NLB, Singapore ExpoSuntec,  Esplanade, National Park

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