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Do you go home early during the seventh month to avoid bumping into… things? Have you ever heard a voice in your ear and turned around to find there's no one there? Do you believe in the unseen? Are you pantang?
This Halloween, join the cast and crew of Pantang as they bring you on a journey into the realm of spirits and other unseen things, based on first-hand accounts and interviews. You’ll find the locale of our stories somewhat familiar, but because the stories happened to people we know and aren’t from a book, they’ll make you lao jio (wet your pants) in fresh and surprising ways…
Here are some of the strange and spooky stories from the show:
- A young couple moves into a flat built on the location of a fatal plane crash and encounters a tragedy of their own.
- A soldier on guard duty finds a photograph of a beautiful young girl on the ground and falls into a baffling trance.
- We interview a man born with the “third eye” who tells us all about the invisible world of spirits around us.
Pantang presents these stories using narratives, shadow-play, multimedia projections, puppetry and re-enactments. But most of all, Pantang is about good old- fashioned story telling. If you would like to have a good scare this Halloween and celebrate our rich local tradition of ghost stories at the same time, come watch Pantang.
Some people, they don't believe… but Pantang will make believers of us all.
For more information, please contact Sophie Khoo at 9833 4721 or email@example.com.
Venue: Goodman Arts Centre Black Box
Duration: 90 minutes (no intermission)
Dates and times of performance: 25 to 28 October, 8p.m.; and 26 to 28 October, 3p.m.
Ticket prices: Evening $32; Matinee $28; Restricted view seats: $22.
Discount tickets at $25 for students and NSFs with a valid pass are available for Matinee shows; Discount tickets at $29.50 for students and $29.50 for NSFs with a valid pass are available for evenings shows. >> READ MORE
The new TRUE SINGAPORE GHOST STORIES BOOK #22 will be launched on the 15th June, 2012, Friday! It will be launched at the same time in Singapore and Malaysia. In Malaysia, the book will take a bit of time to reach outlying areas.
In True Singapore Ghost Stories Book 22, Russell Lee investigates the oldest and most mysterious treasures in the world, the Sacred Regalia of Japan. The three items of the regalia – the sword, mirror and jewel – are real. According to legend, their possession gives a man the right to be emperor of Japan. Russell Lee interviews Jonathan Holburt, author of Shadow Emperor, to uncover the facts. Shadow Emperor is a novel about the regalia, and Jonathan has done extensive research on the subject. Read the details in TSGS #22! >> READ MORE
A man claims that he saw an imp manipulating a roulette game at the Resorts World Sentosa casino.
He believes that the casino is using imps to cheat patrons at the gambling tables.
The man has since been blacklisted and banned from the casino.
Mr Chen (58, driver) had visited the casino in early November.
He had lost $1,000 on the roulette game when he supposedly saw an imp on the roulette wheel controlling the dice.
Mr Chen claims that he has the ability to see ghostly entities.
He said, "I can see it because I have Yin-yang eyes, so I demanded that the casino return me my money." >> READ MORE
4pm: Actors get dressed and ready for hair and make-up.
6pm: Universal Studios Singapore (USS) begins ushering daytime visitors out, and the theme park is turned over for the evening event which starts in two hours.
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7pm: The park has a downtime for one hour. Meanwhile, ‘scare-zones’ are set up.
8pm: USS re-opens for Halloween Horror Nights.
It is the first time USS is organising a Halloween event since it opened in March last year - and the amusement park is pulling out all the logistical and manpower stops to make it a success. >> READ MORE
Even as the faithful offer prayers, put on the most spectacular getai shows, and organise lavish spreads to appease wandering souls during the Hungry Ghost Festival, many go through the rites of this Chinese tradition without knowing why the rituals are carried out.
But these rituals can be linked back to early Chinese civilisations, such as the Han Dynasty, a period when Chinese culture and society flourished as emperors created terracotta warriors modelled after their own armies to attend and protect them in the afterlife. >> READ MORE
The man - known as “Ah Wu” - was handcuffed and taken away in a police car.
A man went crazy and tried to bite people after getting his hair cut in a hair salon. He was eventually subdued by five policemen and Civil Defence personnel.
The man - who is in his 50s - visited a hair salon in Blk 12, Telok Blangah yesterday afternoon.
He fell asleep in the barber’s chair and was unable to wake up. The salon staff feared that something had happened to him and called for an ambulance. >> READ MORE
Come this 1st August 2011, Spears Productions will be releasing their upcoming movie, Wujud Atau Tidak (Exist Or Not) straight to the DVD. Its a film by Mr Hirmie A Rahman and Zack Smoke. For info, this is the first horror DVD that is supported by SFOGSzeRo.com. Below are the synopsis of the movie. >> READ MORE
FOR more than 40 years, the grave remained undisturbed at the foot of a block of residential flats.
It was discovered on Monday when excavating works were carried out for HDB's lift upgrading programme. The tombstone indicated that the deceased, Madam Sim Seok Inn, died in 1971 at the age of 83.
Some clothes were found buried near the coffin. Some residents of Block 711, Yishun Avenue 5, were a little alarmed by the discovery of the tomb.
Mr Zali H M, 57, feels that while it was nothing to worry about, he would still try to avoid the area.
"I will walk away from the lift. Maybe walk around it," said the retiree. >> READ MORE
In Japan, you can find all sorts of innovations - including rooftop graves.
A STOMP reader who sent in a video of a rooftop graveyard in Tokyo was impressed with the good use of land space in this respect.
In this building, a temple is situated on the fourth level and a graveyard is on the fifth floor. The first and second floors are rented out to other businesses and the third flood is an apartment.
GraveSituations suggested that this could be implememted in Singapore as well due to the limited land space.
The reader said: "Here in Singapore, we already have rooftop gardens, rooftop pubs and rooftop swimming pools." >> READ MORE
STOMPer Jasmine and her friends apparently encountered a number of strange occurrences during their 2-day stay in a hotel on Sentosa.
Besides the ghostly figure that appeared in this photo, one of her friends reported hearing strange noises from the toilet. Another even claimed that he was awakened by something pushing his leg.
The STOMPer described their experience:
"My friends and I stayed for 2 nights at one of the hotels on Sentosa late last month.
"I took a couple of photos of the hotel room including the bathroom. To our horror, we saw a ghostly figure in photo we took of the bathroom >> READ MORE