Weekend guide (28-30 September): Halloween Horror Nights, The Great Food Festival, timepiece festival and more

Here is Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore’s list of interesting activities happening this weekend, including the return of Halloween Horror Nights, the second instalment of The Great Food Festival, and Singapore’s premier timepiece festival.

Halloween Horror Nights

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Asian horror will be taking centre stage in this year’s Halloween Horror Nights. The event will feature several haunted houses, with well-known ghosts from Asian folklore such as Oiwa and the Pontianak, as well as monsters from the cult horror-sci-fi TV series Stranger Things. 

Visitors can also look forward to zombie laser tag, where teams of eight will work together to fend off zombies in infested areas with the use of laser tag gear. It will feature an arena double the size of the one last year. Zombie laser tag will cost each participant an additional $38.

When: 27 September – 31 October, 7.30pm to 1.30am on Peak Nights, 7.30pm to 12.30am on Non-peak Nights (check the Peak and Non-peak Nights here)
Where: Universal Studios Sentosa
Price: $58 to $68 (purchase tickets here)

The Great Food Festival

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With a line-up over 20 celebrity and veteran chefs, this year’s festival will present unique culinary experiences for visitors. International and local chefs will team up to cook signature dishes for visitors in Star Chef Arena. There will also be The Cellar, where visitors can learn about the finest meat and cheese, as well as attend wine masterclasses. Other highlights include Feast of Kings, where visitors can indulge in a medieval-style banquet, and Rollin’ Sweet Times, where dessert chefs will host masterclasses for visitors hoping to learn more about baking.

When: 27-30 September, 11am to 11pm
Where: Resorts World Sentosa
Price: $30 to $288 (purchase tickets here)

Faces of Time

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Over 600 timepieces – worth an estimated $5 million – will up for sale or auction during this timepiece festival. There, visitors can look forward to seeing limited-edition and rare timepieces from brands such as Rolex, Tag Heuer, Omega, Frank Muller and Audemars Piguet. There will also be some vintage and discontinued timepieces, such as the Ulysee Nardin Complication circa 1950s and the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 116520, up for bidding as well. Visitors can also learn investing tips and insights on watch craftsmanship from a local seasoned horologist at the festival.

When: 28-30 September, 10.30am to 10pm
Where: Crescent 2, Suntec Convention Centre Level 2
Price: Free

One Kind of Science Musical

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Learn simple scientific concepts about kindness through creative drama and play in this original children’s musical. The musical, which aims to spread the message that kindness is a state of being, features song-and-dance sequences from the famous five KidStop founders, along with Singa and the Kindness Cubbies. The audience can look forward to fun and educational post-show activities as well.

When: 28 September – 6 October, 10.30am, (additional shows at 2.30pm on 29 September, 4 & 6 October)
Where: Singapore Science Centre’s Annexe Hall 1
Price: $25 (purchase tickets here)

Sunflower Surprise

(PHOTO: Gardens by the Bay)

Incorporating the tale of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, this floral event presents more than 10,000 sunflowers of various shapes and sizes, with over 40 types of special sunflowers on display. The display features unusual sunflower varieties such as “Russian Mammoth”, “Teddy Bear”, “Moulin Rouge” and “Strawberry Blonde”.

When: 31 August – 21 October, 9am to 9pm
Where: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
Price: Admission fees apply

Archifest

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With over 50 events set to take place, this festival invites visitors to delve into architectural issues by engaging in uninhibited dialogue, creative collaborations and a constant exchange of ideas. Celebrating architecture and the built environment, the festival places the idea of facilitating agency and citizen participation through architecture at the forefront.

When: 28 September – 10 October, 9am to 9pm
Where: Marina Bay Sands’ Event Plaza
Price: Free

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