“It’s Halloween night, not a soul in sight. I hear footsteps; what’s that coming?” A whole bunch of scary fun, that’s what! While it may not be a massively celebrated occasion here in Malaysia, the trend definitely has caught on in recent years. While trick or treating remains a rare find, and often only certain gated and guarded communities will host it, there are other fun things for adults (and kids) to do during this spooky season.
Expect a frisson of excitement as you celebrate this Halloween in the presence of blood, gore, zombies, witches, werewolves, vampires, skeletons, ghastly ghouls, and even (Lego) monsters! With so much happening, we have taken it upon ourselves to break it down for you and list out some of the places worthy of spending the day at. Do you want in?
Nights of Fright 8 at Sunway Lagoon, Selangor
Our spooky advice to you this Halloween is to never wander alone — especially if you’re planning to check out Sunway Lagoon’s Nights of Fright 8 this October. Strictly for those aged 13 years and above, visitors should be ready to indulge in some eerie activities, which the park has put together after a two-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The haunted house here is definitely not for the faint-hearted. Choose from not one but eight haunted houses to enter at your own peril. There is also a haunted theatre, two scare zones, 11 thrilling rides, and three show stages.
Happening only every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night in October, expect to be run over by zombies on the loose, chased by hungry werewolves and haunted by wax figures based on your favourite horror movie characters.
Tickets can be purchased from RM118, or why not enhance your blood-curdling experience by opting for the Howl-o-ween Package at RM239, Fangtastic Package at RM839, and the Full Moon Package at RM939 with accommodation, tickets, meal vouchers, and more thrown in. Before braving this event, we suggest checking out these survival tips.
Address: 3 Jalan PJS 11/11, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor
Contact: +603-5639 0000
Halloween Brick-or-Treat Monster Party at LEGOLAND Malaysia, Johor
Exciting news for parents heading to LEGOLAND Malaysia this Halloween! From 7 October to 6 November 2022, every Friday to Sunday, kids decked out in their best costumes can enter the park for free, so long as an adult accompanies them with a full-priced ticket.
Though this Halloween, you’ll not find any ghosts or goblins here, as they’ve made way for Lego monsters instead! Boogie on down at the Monsters Dance Party, participate in a scavenger hunt, and get up close with LEGO’s Halloween characters like Lord Vampyre, Frankenstein, Witch, and Wizard.
Experience thrilling live shows and get recruited as part of the official Monster Squad! There will also be a costume contest and a special two-hour Halloween party every Friday and Saturday. While you’re there, be sure to catch the fantastic new 4D movie, The Great Monster Chase.
Address: 7, Persiaran Medini Utara 3, 79100 Nusajaya, Johor
Contact: +607 597 8888
Genting Spookadilly Halloween 2022 at Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park, Pahang
Their website says, “Resorts World Genting witches everyone a boo-tiful and happy Halloween – now’s the chance to let the ghoul times roll and have a skele-ton of fun!” A good play on words, but what are they really offering this Halloween? Read on!
Happening from 21 to 31 October at the Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park, all sorts of spooky fun awaits you and your loved ones, where tickets range from RM35 to RM105 and kids below 90cm enter for free! Get the kiddos to complete the candy trail, chuck them in the Mirror Maze, or take the spookiest storytelling workshop.
Whatever it is, be mesmerised by the dozens of frightfully entertaining live shows, all happening at The Midnight Manor this Halloween. Stand a chance to win one year’s worth of free entry to the indoor theme park by dressing up in your best Halloween costume and striking your most frightful pose!
Address: Genting SkyWorlds, Genting Highlands, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang
Contact: +603 2718 1118
Screamfest: Rise of the Zombies at Lost World of Tambun, Perak
Prepare yourself for the undead this Halloween as zombies invade the Lost World of Tambun from 21 to 31 October. This famed park nestled in the heart of Ipoh, Perak, has all sorts of spooky activities lined up for visitors at Screamfest: Rise of the Zombies. Included in the itinerary are six live shows and performances, six scare experiences, entry to the dark and mythical forest, as well as a stroll down Tarantula Valley.
Be spooked by live shows, performances, entry into a dark, mythical forest, and a walk down Tarantula Alley. Tickets start at RM90 for those 13 years old and above and include access to the Hot Springs and Night Park activities.
Address: 1 Persiaran Lagun Sunway 1, Sunway City Ipoh, 31150 Ipoh, Perak
Contact: +605 542 8888
Halloween Hantu Ball 2 at The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, Kuala Lumpur
Come check out the 62-strong klpac Symphonic Band all decked out in their favourite costumes while performing freaky and eerie tunes from well-known movies and musicals. The audience is invited to come in their best Halloween getup for the performance, which runs from 28 to 30 October at The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac).
Some expected features include Dance of the Knights from Romeo and Juliet, Unquiet Spirits, Oodles of Noodles, Funeral March of a Marionette, Tanz der Vampire (Dance of the Vampires), Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, Danse Diabolique, and The Night Before Christmas.
Address: Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Sentul, 51100 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 4047 9000
Witch, please! Bazaar at Kedai KL, Kuala Lumpur
Looking for something easier on the heart? Why not check out your favourite artisanal marketplace, Kedai KL, which brings you local designers, artists, and entrepreneurs showcasing their best Halloween-related products? Happening from 29 to 30 October, shop till you drop from 11am all the way through 6pm!
Address: Block B, MAHSA Avenue, Jalan Ilmu, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 7965 2555
Halloween Spooktacular at Dewan Filharmonik, Kuala Lumpur
Join our Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra for a night of tunes that will haunt you (in a good way)! Conducted by Naohusa Furusawa, delight yourself in classical favourites. From Andrew Lloyd Webber’s eternal Phantom of the Opera to John Williams’ haunting ‘Devil’s Dance’, the night’s selection in store will surely send shivers down your spine!
Address: Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS, Level Two, Tower Two, PETRONAS Twin Towers, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 2331 7007