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Are you excited for this year Halloween Horror Nights 5? With 4 haunted houses and 3 scare zones, Halloween Horror Nights 5 (HHN5) promised to be one of the best halloween event in Singapore.
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24th July 2014
I've received an invitation to Jonah Goodwill Inaugural Ceremony. It was held at the Pantages Hollywood Theater in Universal Studios. Thank you RWS Invites for this invitation. I bring along my sister since she seems to have a crush on Minister Jonah himself. We reached USS at about 5.30 and we collected our pass and was given a HHN4 Tumbler. The registration was easy, smooth and best of all, no queue.
As we enter the park, we went straight to the Pantages Theater. While waiting for the Minister at the Foyer, a chatty emcee came to greet us and was talking about the excitement for Minister Jonah winning the election. Well, I must admit, I was 1 of the people who voted for Minister Jonah to win the election only to found out the real mystery of him. Anyway, his arrival was fashionably late. He rolled up in front of the Pantages Theater in his Roll Royce accompanied by bodyguards. He have this stern look on him and never did smile, except for those smirk that he have every now and then. After a few photo of him, we were allow to enter the theater. We choose to sit in the center and little did we know that we have actors surrounding us. The atmosphere was nice but somehow gloomy.
It doesn't take long for the emcee to start the ceremony. We were showed clips of Minister Jonah Goodwill journey to winning the election. During the video, we could see Minister Jonah walking down a corridor and suddenly the video goes haywire. Then with a blink of an eye, there he was, standing tall and eerie with his cape on. The host continue by asking if the audience have any questions for the minister. There is a whole lot of questions from them. Then there was this guy who says that the minister is an imposter. As soon as he said that, the atmosphere seems to be chaotic and suddenly there was a man on stage, trying to throw a flammable object to Minister Jonah Goodwill. With just 1 lift of his hand, Minister Jonah zapped the man and he is on fire. Doesn't that tell you something about the minister?
The day I was waiting for. Its the opening night for the Halloween Horror Nights 3 at Universal Studios Singapore. An event not to be missed. I was there during the opening nights on Friday 11 October 2013. I have been reading what others have comment. Majority think that there is a need for the Express ticket in order to enjoy all the haunted house. The Express ticket is $70 during the opening night.
But, I survive the haunted house, all 3 haunted house without an Express ticket. I even manage to enter 1 of the haunted house, twice. This is how I tackle the HHN3.
Enter the park, while it said that the event starts at 7pm, we are allowed to enter the park earlier. Crowd were gathered at the end of Hollywood. Everyone was facing the center stage where all the 3 sisters will be there. Everyone seems to walk past the cage in the middle of the streets. If you prefer the center stage, do move forward, but if you prefer to watch the starting of the Scaremony, do linger around the cage. Cause at 7.05pm this is what happen ...
I prefer to catch the illusions up close.
Once the crowd starts moving, majority of them will move to the right side of the park, heading to Adrift (the closest haunted house to the entrance). I'm sure the waiting time gonna be long for that since almost 95% of the park guests is moving toward it.
So, I instead of moving to the right, I took a left turn and headed towards Possessions House No. 13. The Possessions is located at the end of the Forbidden Forest. Once you enter the Forbidden Forest, avoid taking any picture with the ghost that roam around the forest. Head straight for Possessions. Waiting time was 15 minutes. Join the queue and soon enough, I was already in the haunted house.
Haunted house: Possessions House No. 13
Scare factor: The house is fully detailed. Scare actor really into characters. Look out for the room that close on you. Happy with the interaction from the scare actor right before the entrance to the house.
What to look out for: The room that closes on you as you walk into it. The camera that will take your picture towards the end of the house. The girl in the plied up chair.
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 stars.
Once done with Possessions, I quickly make my way to another haunted house, Songs of Death. To get there, I must once again pass thru the Forbidden forest (above picture). I refrain from taking any pictures with the scare actors but I must say that they are really scary, especially the Pocong and the Pontianak.
The next haunted house is Songs of Death. Located between Forbidden Forest and Convention of Curses. Queue time was 25 minutes. So far so good. I was happy with my plans. Not really liking this haunted house but I do like the entrance of it. When the opera singer was singing on stage, alone she suddenly seems to be in pain. The act was so real. And she keep on saying that we will not come out of the haunted house alive. There was bench that no one seems to be seating on and the whole layout reminds me of an old Chinese Opera settings.
Haunted house: Songs of Death
Scare factor: Nothing much. Its not really that scary.
What to look out for: The opera singer. Be mindful of your steps. There is a lot of steps.
Overall ratings: 3 out of 5 stars
2 haunted house done. Time check, its only 8.30pm. Rush towards the last haunted house, Adrift. Waiting time was 90 minutes (the longest waiting time so far for me). I really hate waiting in line but with my crazy siblings with me, waiting time is so much fun. At this point of time I was proud of myself for not buying the Express pass. By 10.20pm I was already at the entrance of Adrift. I love the effect of this haunted house, I feel like I am really in a ship. Every detail is taken care of. I like how the boiler room is hot, it makes me feel like I'm really in a boiler room.
Haunted House: Adrift
Scare factor: Beware of the butcher inside the kitchen and beware of the boiler room.
What to look for: The tilting room.
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 stars.
By 10.30pm, I am already done with all 3 haunted house. Took a short break to eat cheese fries at Mel's Drive-In. Then I start to roam around all the scare zone and even have time to ride the Transformers, dancing with the aliens at Sci-Fi and even have more than enough time to go for Monster Rock. Done with Monster Rock at 12.25 am, I quickly make my way to Possessions again. Yes, I did go to the haunted house twice.
It was a night that I enjoyed so much. My siblings and I took a picture with the 3 sisters before we exited the park.
I shall be back again soon...
I've been waiting for this. Finally its here. About 2 weeks after Sentosa announce their Halloween event, Universal Studios finally announce the Halloween Horror Nights 3.
But don't put your hope so high...the event is still unwrapping itself. If you were to view the Halloween Horro Nights 3 website, all you will get is a page asking you to submit your email address to join the Scare List.
If you are interested, you can click on Halloween Horror Nights 3
Looking forward to this.
Our favourite playground. Yeah that's what my sis and I named Universal Studios Singapore (USS). We went to USS a couple of time in the year 2012 but we never did went there with dad. So me and sis decided to bring dad to USS to have some fun. Just the old man and his girls. No mum and No brother allowed. 29th November 2012 was the day that we had so much fun with dad. It was his 1st visit to USS and he was excited about it. We had breakfast and then we zoom off to USS. The look on dad's face is something that I remember till now. He was like a boy in a candy shop. Everything amazed him and I could see the joy in his eyes. I know he had fun with us. Just us, his daughters. However, my dad is not a thrill seeker. He avoid all the major roller coaster but we manage to trick him into riding the small roller coaster situated at Far Far Away.
We had so much fun. I mean, we rarely have time for such outing like this. Dad is always busy. But this is something that me and my sister would remember for a long time. A trip filled with lots of laughter and smiles. Most of the time, we were laughing at my dad cause we trick him into getting on rides that he is afraid off.
Since my dad is afraid to take all the thrilling ride, I decided to just catch all the live shows. My dad enjoyed the WaterWorld show. Actually, this is my 1st time watching it too. I have been to USS for a few time but I never manage to catch this show. All 3 of us enjoyed the show especially the pyrotechnique. Based on the blockbuster film, "Waterworld", witness a tidal wave of death-defying stunts, along with thrills and spills from real explosions of fire and water at this sensational live water show.
The seats are divided into 3 categories, the blue seats are the 'Soak' zone, the green seats are the 'Splash' zone and the red seats are the 'Dry' zone. We choose to sit at the 'Splash' zone. Mind you, we really get wet from all the splashing of water by the actors. Before the show starts, there is 3 actors who will interact with the audiences. That is where the splashing starts. If you are visiting USS, I strongly recommend for you to catch this show. Its worth it.
If you ask me, my sis and I will do this with Dad all over again...the fun, the laughter and the craziness is worth it.
We love you dad.
28th - 30th October 2012
Its Halloween!!! And what better way then to experience it at Resort World Sentosa. This time round, I decided to booked a hotel room at RWS and enjoy my Staycation with the family. We do need this time to get away from everything and just enjoy.
My choice of hotel: Festive Hotel
I choose this hotel cause I fell in love with the room. The Deluxe Family King Room is unique. The Deluxe Family King rooms are comfortable options for family units of up to four people. The room come with a living area, king-sized bed, a sofa bed and their special feature, the loft bed for more sleeping space.
We reach the hotel at 11am. During my reservation, I did mention that I would like an early check in. Once I reach the concierge, I was told that the room is not available yet but they will call me once the room is available. Since check in time is at 3pm, I left my luggage at the concierge and go ahead with my plans to roam around Universal studios. Time passed by, there was no call from the hotel, so around 2:50 pm, My mum and I make our way back to Festive hotel while my brother, sister and my sister friend, Elaine continue to have fun at USS. Reach the hotel at 3pm and there you have it, Long queue have already formed. It doesn't even help that there is only 2 customer service officer attending to the crowd. Once it was my turn, they immediately recognise me from the morning conversation. They give me my keys and was told that my luggage was already waiting for me in my room.
Once we step into the room, mum was amazed at how nicely and cozy the room is. She said that she just wanna rest on the bed without doing anything for the whole day. She told me that my little sister will surely love the loft bed. After checking out the room and taking video of it for my review, my mum and I decided to go back to USS. The park closed early on that day since they have a night event later, Halloween Horror Nights 2. By 6 pm we were out of USS. Straight back to the hotel to do some freshen up before going for Halloween Horror Nights 2 later at 7.30pm.
The moment we reach our hotel room, we were greeted with a surprise. The staff have left a birthday cake for my sister since we were there celebrating her birthday. The cake was delicious and it was enough for all 5 of us. Thank you Festive Hotel.
After having our dinner and the cake, we are ready for the most fun part of the day. The moment that we have been waiting for. Halloween Horror Nights 2.
The event was a success. Universal Studios Singapore once again made it a successful event. We had so much fun and not to mention, so much screaming going around. Looking forward to Halloween Horror Night 3 in 2013.
After the whole Halloween event, we say goodbye to Elaine and walk back to the hotel. Laughing and giggling at my little sister who was the most frighten at the event. We quietly creep back into the room since mum is already asleep.
I woke up the earliest, Well what can I say, I am an early bird even when I am not a morning person. I woke up at 6.50am.
I do not plan anything for day 2. I just wanna lay around the pool. At 8pm, we proceed to the pool. If you wondering about breakfast, we did not have any breakfast at the hotel. I guess, the breakfast is non Halal. My brother took the Sentosa Express to Beach Station to get us breakfast from McDonald's.
We swim around the pool, it was nice, and not crowded, I guess its because, it was a Monday and the hotel is not crowded.
After swimming, we decided to have fun at USS again, but mum just wanna stay behind and relax her time away in the comfy king size bed.
In the evening, we went to Hard Rock Cafe hotel to check out their swimming pool. WOW!!! Their swimming pool is amazing. we had so much fun having the pool all to ourselves. I shall made a mental note to swim there again for my next staycation.
Our check out time is at 12noon. I'm already making plans to stay at the other RWS hotels. Thank you so much RWS and Festive hotel for making my stay there an enjoyable one. And thank you for the wonderful birthday cake. The birthday girl really love it.
Here is the Pros and Cons of Festive Hotel:
Date: 22nd October 2011
Venue: Universal Studios Singapore
This is my 1st time going to such event. I must say that I pick the right place to be. I attended this event with lil sis and her friend, Sakinah. Its was a long day for us as we bought the full day tickets. So earlier part of the day, we went around USS. Its the 4th time this year for me and lil sis to be in USS but its the 1st for Sakinah. As usual, great fun,great laughter and great company. As per tradition, the Battlestar is the ride that we took a couple of time. We took pictures, well mostly lil sis and Sakinah took pictures. I'm looking forward to year end. USS will open it Transformers ride. I really hope that its good.
We have to leave the park by 6pm to allow them to turn USS into a scene from horror movie. We were allowed in only at 8pm when the park is open for the event. As soon as we entered the gates, we felt completely like we are in a horror movie. We were greeted by a tall ring master and clowns. I could see the fear in lil sis eyes. She's totally not into clowns.
From Hollywood, we went to New york. This is where the streets have been change into a zombie infested area. Zombie roams around freely. There's a whole lot of screams from part visitors. Lil sis and Sakinah runs around, avoiding being caught by the zombies.
I really think USS goes all the way out to make it as real as possible and yes I must say that it does look real. With the fog that the made, the lighting and characters roaming around with blood all over their body. Even the cleaners have blood all over their body and face. Nothing is spare.
During this event, Battlestar, Mummy and Accelerator rides are open. But the queue is really long. Since we have took the rides in the day, we only took 1 ride of the Battlestar to know what it feels like to ride it at night. We had our dinner at Mel's Drive-In. It was open for the night event. The place is dim and as we dine, zombies came by the window, banging to be let in. 2 of the best attractions are the Dark Alley and the Revenge of the Matriach. No words can describe the fear that lil sis and Sakinah had. They were screaming and running and for sure they were being scared out of their wits.
Revenge of the Matriach is so real. All the actors and the props are beyond what I imagine them to be. The moment we enter the sets, It really does feel like we are in an old abandoned Nyonya house. With the old caretaker welcoming us at the front door. It was already a sight scary enough to make lil sis think twice about going in. We were make to walk thru the house which is fill with gruesome, scary and awesome scene. I was laughing the whole time, looking at lil sis and Sakinah screaming and running away from all the ghosts.
This is the best Halloween event there is in Singapore and I'm looking forward to next year event. It will surely be as awesome as this year event.
Thumbs up Univervsal Studios Singapore. You guys did a great job.
` Thrill - Seeker