One example is the Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival which ended a month before Halloween!
The Chinese Hungary Ghost Festival is a Chinese festival where we believe the Doors of Hell is opened for a period of time, once a year. The ghost from hell would then be free to roam the streets, where believers would offer offerings to them. (Don't expect candies and trick or treat kids)
Many would relate Halloween in Singapore to commercial attractions such as The Haunted House of Universal Studio or other attractions in Singapore banking on the festival.
But do you know that you can celebrate Halloween just like the Americans does in Singapore!
That's right! You can actually participate in door to door Treat or Trick and not having the door slammed in your face.
No, I don't mean being chased by psychotic murderers in Hollywood Movies...
Wood Grove Drive Halloween
Tuck in the Northern Side of "Atas"; singapore slang for prestige, Singapore, lies Woodgrove Drive Community.
In some coincidence, the community that stays in this neighbourhood are mostly expat Americans. Every year, there never fails to be a community spirit of celebration where the community would celebrate Halloween the traditional way.
Houses were decorated with Halloween decorations and residents prepare thousands of candies for the party goers!
The question may come to mind on how many people would actually visit the celebrations? Let's just say you need to practice on your shuffling to make your way through the crowd.
Other than the residents that stays in the community, locals actually don on their best halloween suit and join in the fun as well!
Timing: 6pm - 8pm