Malaysians can see a pontianak in Singapore this Halloween

  • Asia & Oceania
  • Thursday, 02 Aug 2018

For the first time, pontianak gets a haunted house at Universal Studios Singapore’s Halloween Horror Nights. — Resorts World Sentosa

Are you ballsy enough to explore some of the most horrifying tales in Asian folklore? Then make your way to Universal Studios Singapore’s Halloween Horror Nights to meet the pontianak and other regional ghosts.

The eighth edition of the annual event will showcase Asian horror in various haunted houses.

For the first time, pontianak – the infamous long-haired female vampiric ghost – gets a haunted house named after her. Tread carefully in a Malay village as you try to survive various hair-raising scenes.

The attraction will delve into the myth of the pontianak; from how she was created, to the banana tree where she resides, and the laundry area where she sniffs out the next victim.

The Haunting of Oiwa haunted house, meanwhile, will unravel the Japanese ghost story of Yotsuya. Step back in time to the chilling Edo-era of Japan and come face-to-face with Lady Oiwa who returns from the dead seeking revenge after being poisoned by her unfaithful husband.

Fans can enter the world of Killuminati – the Chinese secret society of vampires that has existed for centuries – where mystery, controversy and nightmares await. Expect lots of twists in this highly interactive house where visitors will end up in different secret rooms.

For fans of Stranger Things, there will be a special haunted house dedicated to the critically-acclaimed Netflix TV series. Fans will be transported into 12 artfully recreated scenes and storylines.

Apart from the haunted houses, this year’s Halloween Horror Nights will feature three killer live shows and two scare zones.

The special nighttime event will run for 18 nights from Sept 27 to Oct 31. Fans are advised to purchase event tickets from RWS website and at Universal Studios Singapore ticket booths.

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