Tourism Malaysia

Spooky travels this Halloween month

This October, why not experience the “darker” side of Malaysia in celebration of the Halloween month? Here’s a compilation of possible things to do and places to visit to get into the mood of the season. While some are fun and entertaining for the whole family, others are strictly for adults who can brave the thrills!

Fun runs: Those who want to get their feet moving can join several fun runs being organised this entire month all over the country. Most have a Halloween theme, so come dressed in your spookiest outfits and put on some fangs for a jolly good time.

  • Boo Night Run at Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS) on 28 Oct. Enjoy a cool 5 km night run in this huge park with some ghostly (but friendly) characters to motivate you along the way. Website:
  • Halloween Fun Run in Kota Kinabalu on 28 Oct. Run along the coastal highway of Likas Bay and don’t forget to put on some ghostly make-up to scare your competitors away! Website:
  • Zombie Urban Run at Metropolitan Square, Kepong, on 28 Oct. This morning run over a distance of 4 km will take participants around the picturesque park and lake. Website:


Theme parks: Malaysia’s theme parks are putting on some serious fangs to frighten the daylights out of visitors.

  • Over at Sunway Lagoon, the “Nights of Frights,” now in its 5th year of celebration, is only for the brave (seriously, only those 12 and above are allowed in). Get ready to feel the fear as you explore their eight haunted houses, five scare zones, 11 thrill rides and four stage shows. Website:
  • For kid-friendly Halloween celebrations, head on over to Legoland where they’re putting together some new shows this October. Catch the Brick-Most-FearShow, where Mr. Lord Vampire, The Green Witch and Frankenstein will share how they brought Frankenstein back to life! Expect lots of friendly Halloween characters doing a dance routine throughout the park, too, and join in the Brick-Ka-Boo parade. Website:
  • Another family-friendly Halloween treat is in store over at Perak’s Lost World of Tambun. Dare you enter the Spooky Halloween House of Dolls with its nightly show of “Dolls Alive” where cute and cuddly toys come “alive”? If not, just stick to the usual trick or treating around the park and collect various candies and goodies. Website:

Night tours: After you’re done exploring Malaysia by day, why not experience Malaysia by night? Night tours of some of Malaysia’s popular tourist attractions will shed new light on your appreciation of what they offer.

  • The Penang War Museum has been listed as one of Asia’s top 10 haunted sites by the National Geographic Channel. If it gives you the creeps in the day time, imagine the goosebumps you’ll get in this two-hour guided tour. Explore this old British defence fortress built in the 1930s, which later served as a prisoner of war camp after the Japanese invasion in 1941, and learn the historical facts along the way. Website:
  • For many years Kellie’s Castle, located in Batu Gajah, Perak, was left in ruins before it was turned into a tourist attraction. Today, after some sprucing up, visitors can learn all about the gift that Scottish planter William Kellie Smith gave his wife in the early 1900s. Numerous tragedies and bad luck struck the family and delayed the construction of the mansion, but all these tales will be revealed as visitors explore the corridors, halls and dungeons of Kellie’s Castle after sunset. Website:

On a lighter note, get to know your ghosts and ghouls at the Penang Ghost Museum in a fun and interactive way. Horror enthusiasts will love comparing Western and Asian ghosts here such as the Dracula, mummy, Orang Minyak (literally means oily man in Malay), pontianak (female vampire), Tuyul (known as Toyol), Pocong (a living corpse in a burial shroud), Chinese vampires (jiangshi), and Onryo (a Japanese spirit). Website:

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Grammy-themed cruise

Grammy-themed cruisesare set to launch subsequent year.Grammy-themed cruises
are set to launch subsequent year.

MUSIC lovers are being wooed to journey a seas with Norwegian Cruise Line, that announced skeleton to launch a Grammy-themed boat subsequent year.

The Grammy Experience will be located on Deck 8 of a latest further to their fleet, a Norwegian Getaway. In further to housing artifacts curated from a Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, a boat will also underline live performances by past Grammy winners and nominees.

Construction on a 4,000-passenger Norwegian Getaway is
currently underway in Germany. It will be a largest boat to homeport year-round in Miami when it sets journey in Feb subsequent year.

Highlights of a ship’s facilities embody an alfresco boardwalk, 3 decks to optimise oceanside viewing, and a seafood grill grown by US Food Network luminary cook Geoffrey Zakarian.

Are we a fan of a music-themed journey idea?

Here’s a sampling while we wait for a Grammy-themed one to set sail.

American stone band, Matchbox Twenty, will be holding to a seas on a Carnival Imagination in December, sailing between Miami and Nassau, charity their fans nightly concerts, QA and print sessions.

Norwegian Pearl is also charity a KISS-themed journey outing for Halloween this year, mouth-watering fans to enclose their best KISS outfit and journey a Caribbean. – AFP RelaxNews

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Masters of Horrorwood during Sunway Lagoon

August 11, 2011 during 2:00 pm

Horror films are really not done for a faint-hearted. Though some of a monsters that make adult a constituent partial of a story are not physically terrible looking, some-more mostly than not it is a mystic illustration of that beast that scares a audience. In a duration between late 1800s and a early 1900s, fear films were mostly formed on classical novel of a gothic/horror genre such as Dracula, Frankenstein, The Phantom of a Opera and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. However, with a flitting of time a clarification of a fear film has changed. What was once deliberate as fear might now be categorised as thrillers, renting a tenure ‘horror’ for cinema that arrangement some-more gore, burst scenes and scares or abnormal content.

Bela Lugosi

Bela Lugosi was best famous for personification Count Dracula in a Broadway prolongation of Dracula

Many might remember a classical monsters like Frankenstein or Nosferatu, also famous as Dracula, that positively became a source of many people’s nightmares in a early days. Back then, fear films relied some-more on contracting shock strategy regulating monsters of all forms to give a viewers a disturb that they find in a fear movie. Many of these monsters became a iconic Universal monsters that we have come to know today. Since a 2000s, a repeated trend is a choice of regulating psychology to shock movie-goers, instead of genuine monsters. Shows like The Others, starring Nicole Kidman and Insidious, starring Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne have proven that one does not need frightful monsters to yield a chills to a audience.


Boris Karloff was best remembered for his description of Frankenstein’s monster

Though a stream fear cinema have developed to turn most some-more than only slasher and gore films, it is those really films that still sojourn a outrageous favourite among fans of fear movie. Films like A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday a 13th and Halloween are so successful that many cinema have parodied scenes from them over a years. There are even Halloween costumes designed after fear total like Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees from Friday a 13th. If aliens, zombies and creepy dolls are your favourite thing, afterwards make certain we conduct on to Sunway Lagoon’s Scream Park to locate their arriving addition, a Horrorwood Studios. Would we like to know some-more about Horrorwood Studios? Then keep your eyes posted for some-more information here on

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