Are you ready to be spooked this Halloween in Hong Kong?
Don your scary costume and put on your walking shoes (only if they match the costume though), because here at BloomMe we have decided to list our 3 favourite spook spots. Inspired by our favourite horror movies, you can choose which level of scary you want to experience this year on Halloween. From family friendly scares, to the slightly scarier jumps, to the all out terrifying, there is something for everything to sink their fangs into this Spooktober.
The Addams Family – for families, children, and those who flat out avoid spooks of any kind
Hong Kong Disneyland Halloween Time
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By far a Hong Kong favourite, Disneyland around Halloween takes celebrations to a whole other level.
It may be surprising to learn that many Hong Kongers haven’t even visited Disneyland despite the close proximity and the lure of super cute Mickey Mouse ears (and also the Hong Kong resident discount, read more here).
Halloween, however, should be your exception to your Disney ban as the theme park explodes with spooky fun and activities which are ideal for some good old fashioned scary-fun with friends and families (especially those with young children). All the Mickey and friends performers are dressed in special themed costumes, there’s spooky street parades, a special showing of the music from “The Night Before Christmas”, and a special after dark show “Villains Night Out” with Maleficent, Captain Hook, Jafar, and other favourite villains. Make sure to visit some of the Haunted Houses, where rumour has it people have suffered heart attacks from the spooks, and get your hands on some scary snacks sold from the themed vendors.
Halloween at Disneyland is notorious for crowds, we highly recommend choosing your visit tactically to avoid the rush. Also, don’t be shy about dressing up for your visit, especially at night the whole park comes alive with thousands of costumes worn by guests and staff.
Halloween at Disneyland runs from September 13 – October 31, 2018. Learn more here.
Ghostbusters – for those looking for some mild spooks and lots of giggles
Sai Ying Pun Community Complex – 2 High Street, Sai Ying Pun
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A favourite spot amongst amateur ghost hunters, the 1892 built High Street Haunted house comes alive during Halloween with enthusiastic visitors passing by hoping to catch a glimpse of the horrors within. Perfect for those looking for a mild spook this Halloween, the spot is often populated with visitors and it’s proximity to nearby bars and restaurants means you won’t feel isolated and left alone with the invisible ghosts.
Rumours of hauntings began after the Japanese Occupation of Hong Kong (1941-1945), as the building was used by Japanese soldiers as an execution and torture chamber. The rumours were then further enhanced as the building was used as a mental asylum, before being officially abandoned in the late 1960s and being inhabited by trespassers and drug addicts. Since then, the building has twice caught fire (adding to the spooky level), and despite being renovated and converted to a community in 2001 it is still a little creepy (especially at night).
Ghost sightings at this location include headless poltergeists roaming the halls, ghosts dressed in traditional Chinese clothing suddenly bursting into flames, and your classic textbook ghostly howling and shrieking.
This Halloween, grab some pals, throw on some costumes, and make sure to pass by the High Street Haunted house on your way out for Halloween celebrations. The High Street Haunted House is enough to get the skin prickling and the nerves on edge before you head out for a night of fun frights.
The Exorcist – for people who want to be spooked to their bones
Hong Kong Central Hospital
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Are you ready for a real-life, bone-chilling, all out terrifying spook this Halloween?
After being closed down in 2012 amidst tenancy disputes, the now abandoned Hong Kong Central Hospital has become one of the scariest places in Hong Kong.
Built by the Anglican Church to accommodate doctors fleeing the mainland in 1966, this hospital thrived providing low-cost health care to Hong Kong citizens who could not afford private health care elsewhere. It is noted that around 6,000 abortions alone were performed behind these doors, making it the largest number of birth terminations in the city. However, in 2012, the government announced plans to convert the area into a $800 million gallery/museum (which is yet to happen) and the 80-bed occupancy building was left abandoned.
Today, the building has become a favourite for Urban Explorers and ghost hunters the city over. Roving from room to room is simply terrifying, you’ll spot old medical equipment, old staff photos, creepy equipment used for medical treatments, and some vaguely artistic graffiti that only adds to the spook of the hospital.
Visitors have reported strange sounds coming from the pitch-black corridors, and voices emanating from seemingly empty treatment rooms. If you plan on heading here this Halloween, be prepared for the highest level of fear in Hong Kong and make sure not to touch anything inside the hospital. Be respectful, as always, especially this Halloween.
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Are you ready to be spooked this Halloween in Hong Kong? Don your scary costume and put on your walking shoes (only if they match the costume though), because here at BloomMe we have decided to list our 3 favourite spook spots. Inspired by our favourite horror movies, you can choose which level of scary…