Halloween is typically an American holiday trandition. Also known as All Hallows’ Eve, it is a yearly celebration observed on the 31st October on the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows. Recently however, Singapore has embraced the day with open arms. Halloween at Capella Singapore has also begun to take off. After all, who doesn’t like to dress up!
This year, a number of tourist attractions througout Singapore transformed into haunted destinations, perfect for the ghoulish at heart. Universal Studios Singapore presented Halloween Horror Nights 2. Spooktacular, hosted by Sentosa Island, resurrected history by converting Images of Singapore museum into a haunted house plagued with ghastly delights and iconic Asian ghosts. And the Singapore Flyer, which presented FrightFest 2012, created a route where guests had to wander through The Undead Forest populated by scary characters inspired by popular horror movies.
We also celebrated Halloween at Capella Singapore by creating a special experience for the children staying on property. The event was so much fun, that I had to share some of the highlights with you.
The tour began with a bit of trick-or-treating throughout The Club community. Children were escorted by member of the staff who had dressed as iconic Halloween characters, including vampires, pirates, ghost and witches. Many of our residents, who were excited to partake, also dressed up in costume. The children squealed with delight as their baskets were filled with a variety of different sweets and candies.
From there we moved onto the haunted house. Illuminated by candlelight, The Club lounge exuded an eerie vibe, creating the perfect Halloween setting. A collection of Styrofoam eyeballs, wounded hands, fake spider webs and tombstones splashed with fake blood contributed to an even spookier atmosphere for all to enjoy. There were even traditional jack-o’-lanterns, which members of the staff had voluntarily carved.
It was great to be apart of an event that really brought our community together. I look forward to Halloween at Capella Singapore next year and what we will come up with!