Singapore, 28 September 2012 ― Sentosa Spooktacular is set to scare the living daylights out of thrill-seekers as it officially unveils four newly-crowned ambassadors for Sentosa’s annual marquee Halloween event; the Pontianak, the Chinese Ghost Bride, the Dead Soldier and the Chinese Vampire. These iconic ghouls of the Asian folklore will front the cohort of 200 ghosts, who were successfully recruited for Sentosa Spooktacular 2012, making it Singapore’s largest Asian horror fest.
These new hires will populate Fort Siloso and its five new Horror Trails, a venue used for the first time in Singapore’s Halloween history. Urban legends and its rich historical background has given Fort Siloso its rift reputation as a haunting ground for paranormal sightings, distinctively setting Sentosa Spooktacular apart from other Halloween events this October 19 and 20, and 26 to 28, from 7pm to 11pm.
With Fort Siloso as Sentosa Spooktacular 2012’s designated venue, its horror trails challenge fans and patrons to walk the fine line between myth and reality as these 200 spirits will meet with daredevil visitors at Sentosa Spooktacular’s Horror Trails: Ouija Board, Camp Berhantu, Deadly Doll Studio, The Land of Lost Souls as well as The Last Sequel, to retell their hair-raising accounts of bloody murders, painful tortures and tragic deaths.
For the first time in this year’s fright fest, Sentosa Spooktacular kicks it up a notch by transforming Fort Siloso into a full-scale Netherworld, starting right at the entrance of Fort Siloso. The Netherworld − playground of Sentosa Spooktacular’s ghosts and ghouls, beckons with scenes of Singapore set in the 1950s. There will be several types of activity booths for this immersive horror experience, ranging from push-cart stalls selling devilishly delicious snacks such as dim sum and beverages, getai singers, to Spook stores as well as tikam tikam ─ all manned by original spirits of the once-existing hawkers back in the day.