Singapore Discovery Centre prepares for A Harrowing Halloween this October
For the first time ever, the Singapore Discovery Centre is set to celebrate Halloween in all its harrowing glory, with a full range of adrenaline-pumping, spine-chilling activities around the centre.
Harrowing Halloween is set to bring on the thrills and spills in the Get-Out! Haunted House, as visitors put their fear to the test. With nine different zones, visitors must find their way out of the winding corridors of the hospital ward with unsettling experiment labs, to escape from the Mad Doctor. Each step takes one further and further into the depths of the tormented residents’ lives, with plenty of jump scares to keep you on your toes.
As Singapore Discovery Centre continues to innovate and refresh its mix of offerings, the Black Lake Facility (Singapore’s largest 2-storey escape room experience) is also available to take part in. Black Lake Facility is the largest multi-storey escape room attraction in Singapore, covering 13 rooms across 4 themed chapters intertwined in one story. Unravel the story and get drawn into the mysteries behind the Black Lake Facility to find out the fate of five brave soldiers who were on a top-secret military reconnaissance mission. This multi-sensory attraction makes use of smart technology such as motion sensors, touch sensors and UV lighting in its puzzle pieces giving you an out-of-the-world escape room experience.
Meanwhile, the Black Lake Laser Battlefield is the first in Singapore to feature the HELIOS2 laser tag system, which allows for better accuracy, comfort, reliability and ease of use during game play. The game will also be the first in Singapore to include cutting-edge revolutionary projections. Participants can experience a battlefield with interactive changeable combat simulations, and experience different “worlds” (i.e post-apocalyptic, sci-fi) and/or different environment (i.e space/jungle/urban) during their gameplay in the arena. The interactive projection mapping will also enhance the gaming experience where players can pass by or shoot at walls to interact with the environment projected on them, as the players encounter aliens, monsters, and zombies – to create a more adrenaline-pumping and dynamic gameplay.
Away from the Haunted House and other thrilling activities, visitors can also enjoy an all new Halloween flick at the iWERKS Theatre, where a screening of Escape Room 2: Tournament of Champions awaits. The sequel to 2019’s blockbuster hit Escape Room, Escape Room: Tournament of Champions sees six people unwittingly locked in a new series of escape rooms, slowly uncovering what they have in common to survive and discovering they’ve all played the game before. For something that will get your adrenaline pumping, head to the XD Theatre for a 4D simulation ride, featuring patented technology by Triotech to keep you on the edge of your seat.
Other fun activities await at SDC – guests can grab their own temporary tattoos and make lucky charms at the lobby. Be sure to grab a complimentary glowstick at the lobby to light the path in the darkness of the Get Out! Haunted House
Venture into a world of darkness with the Singapore Story Guides for the Permanent Exhibits Gallery: After Dark Tour, and discover spices and rituals commonly practised by the different cultural groups for paranormal purposes and uncover lesser-known stories about buildings and locations in Singapore with dark heritage.
And when all is said and done, take a break, and head to the Lights on the Lake display at the Concourse to get some lights for some photo moments for some peace and calm.
More importantly, the Harrowing Halloween sees SDC working closely with Singapore Polytechnic’s School of Architecture and the Built Environment, with the GetOut! Haunted House a largely student-led ground-up initiative, from conceptualisation, planning of logistics, to execution of the activities.
This constitutes part of the Integrated Project module for the Diploma in Integrated Events & Project Management course. Underscoring its “Youth for Youth” approach to co-creating programs, Singapore Discovery Centre has harnessed the enthusiasm and creativity of the students from Singapore Polytechnic to create a truly intriguing and engaging Halloween experience for youths. As part of the longstanding partnership, Singapore Polytechnic students had previously co-organised various public programmes and activities for Singapore Discovery Centre’s visitors.
Through this initiative, Singapore Discovery Centre aims to provide students with the opportunity for real-world application of the theories which they have learnt in their course of studies, and an authentic holistic learning experience with various aspects like procurement of logistics, budget planning, publicity, content development, facilitation skills and manpower management. Through youth-centric programming and activities, Singapore Discovery Centre hopes to strengthen its positioning as a lifestyle attraction that shares the Singapore Story and would in turn, inspire everyone, including Singapore youths, to contribute to the nation’s future.
So what’re you waiting for? Make a date with the SDC, and get your scare on and your blood pumping with A Harrowing Halloween this spooky season!
A Harrowing Halloween runs from 29th October to 13th November 2021 at the Singapore Discovery Centre. Entry to Harrowing Halloween is ticketed, with limited slots available per day, in line with Safe Management Measures. Tickets may be purchased here.