POPCulture Online recived a special invitation to bear witness to the inauguration of Minister Jonah Goodwill to office. A man famous for his good works and known for his great policy, it was an honor for POPCulture Online and we sent down two of our team. Ken Koh reports from the event.
Other then myself and Alex Tan, there were also many other media invited to witness the inauguration of Minister Jonah Goodwill to office.
Being such an important event, there were many security posted to keep watch. Better safe then sorry I guess.
The good minister Jonah Goodwill entered to many flashes of the camera being the popular figure that he is. Many of course want a nice photo of him for keepsake.
Being the great man that he is, minister Jonah Goodwill even allowed for a photo opportunity with members of the media. Being such an influential figure, many queued up to get a photo with him.
Alex of course queued up for his turn as well as it is not often you get a photo opportunity with a great man like minister Jonah Goodwill.
We were all then ushered to main event hall to witness the inauguration ceremony.
As with all inauguration ceremonies, members of the media were given time for a question and answer question as this would be an important event to report on.
Unfortunately there was this trouble maker who accused the good Minister Jonah Goodwill of being an Imposter. How dare this person even think that the great man on stage can be an imposter.
Like a man on a mission, adrenaline pumped through the troublemaker as he broke free from security and charged to the stage. The troublemaker somehow made his way onto stage but as he go close to Minister Jonah Goodwill, like out of a horror show, the troublemaker burst into flames and the room broke into chaos.
Being a typical Singaporean living in the social media world, I just had to take a photo before I realised I should be running for my life.
Just as I turned to flee, I heard a loud noise and boom… the good minister Jonah Goodwill had turned into a Demon! I ran and ran and upon reaching the nearest exit, I realised that I was alone and Alex was nowhere to be seen. To be continued…
‘Demoncracy’ to reign over Universal Studios Singapore as Halloween Horror Nights 4 descends
This October, Universal Studios Singapore is set to bring your scariest nightmares to life once again. The fourth installment of Halloween Horror Nights will deliver the most number of event nights, and the most number of haunted houses and scare zones this year since launching in Singapore in 2011. With the Minister of Evil taking office for Halloween Horror Nights 4, evil will be unleashed upon guests with Singapore’s first 3-D horror house experience.
As the iconic character for Halloween Horror Nights 4, the demonic Minister of Evil will bring with him an uprising and new social order. From city centres to schools and army barracks, demons will be awakened, clowns and fairy tales will turn loony, and urban legends will come alive. Guests will have nowhere to hide as the Minister of Evil unleashes ‘Demoncracy’ upon the park.
Ms Andrea Teo, Vice President of Entertainment at Resorts World Sentosa, said: “We are thrilled that fans come back year after year to experience this immersive Halloween event, which is fast becoming a key event on Singapore’s entertainment calendar. With the creative team constantly challenged to enhance the horror quotient, this year we bring you a smorgasbord of scares. First up, Singapore’s first 3-D haunted house. With 3-D glasses on, guests will be transported into a psychedelic experience.”
With four haunted houses and four immersive scare zones this year, the Minister of Evil has something sinister for everyone. The haunted houses will be located across New York zone and Lost World zone. Coulrophobia strikes as guests enter the world of a loony killer clown at Jack’s 3-Dementia; bullying in school takes a nasty twist when the victim returns to torment any who walk through the corridors at Jing’s Revenge; soldiers are put through sadistic training at Mati Camp and to top things off, evil aliens designed to extinguish the human race are born in test tubes at The L.A.B (Laboratory of Alien Breeding).
“This year, we wanted to bring the horror factor closer to guests – even emotionally. So we have created fictional worlds for the haunted houses, based on the many stories we have heard while growing up. With more nights, more haunted houses and scare zones, this year’s edition of Halloween Horror Nights is a must see, must experience event” added Ms Teo, who is also the Executive Producer of Halloween Horror Nights 4.
A new show will also be debuting at Pantages Hollywood Theater for the period of Halloween. Jack’s Nightmare Circus will feature aerial acrobats, contortionists and other freaky friends.
Back stories of the haunted houses and details of the scare zones will be unveiled over the next few weeks on the event website at www.halloweenhorrornights.com.sg. Fans will not only gain exclusive sneak peeks into the event experience, but also stand to win horrific prizes on our social media platforms.
Halloween Horror Nights 4 runs for 13 nights over five weekends, from 3 – 5 October, 10 – 11 October, 17 – 18 October, 22 – 25 October, 31 October and 1 November 2014, from 7.30pm to 1.30am each evening. The theme park will close earlier at 6.00pm on event nights.
Selected rides and attractions will be open during the event, including TRANSFORMERS The Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle and Shrek 4-D Adventure for guests looking to extend their day experience.
Early-bird special tickets, priced at S$60 (usual price S$68), will be available from 25 July onwards. To enhance the experience of the event, guests can choose to skip the queues with the premiere R.I.P Tour, escorted by a personal guide. Limited Early-bird R.I.P Tour packages are available at S$158 (usual price S$198), as well. The Frequent Fear Pass will also be making a comeback this year. Frequent Fear Passholders can revisit the event as many times as they like, on 7 of the 13 event nights (3 – 5, 10, 17, 22, 23 October) at a price of S$118.
Special pricing is also available for Resorts World Sentosa hotel guests, corporate and bulk purchases, Universal Studios Singapore Annual Passholders and daytime theme park guests. RWS INVITES members enjoy an exclusive ticket price of S$50, as well as a priority admission into the park.
Halloween Horror Nights is a separately ticketed event and is not included with regular day admission to the theme park. Daytime guests who desire to “Stay & Scream” at Halloween Horror Nights 4 on the same evening may choose to upgrade their admission tickets at an additional S$50.
For the convenience of outbound guests, RWS 8 shuttle bus services will be extended to 3.30am on event nights. Night Rider services continue to operate during weekends.
Halloween Horror Nights may be too intense for young children and is not recommended for children below the age of 13. No costumes, masks or face painting are allowed.
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