As an Asian country, Halloween is not a quite popular festival/ celebration. If you do ask me, I do believe that ghosts or spirits do exist and each of them has different characteristic and personality. Well, as Malaysia is somehow a westernized country, some of us do celebrate the Halloween for fun but you will not see like how people had fun in movies during the Halloween. There will be no one (or lovely kids) knocking your door and say ‘trick or treats’ and you get a full basket of sweets. You will not see real pumpkins craved into jack-o’-lanterns. No.
What citizens of Kota Kinabalu City are having was just creating events like dressed up games or competition; get a chance to get something for free. Not to intense but we do want to have fun too! Now here’s some events that you might interested in when you’re in Kota Kinabalu.
Halloween or Hallowe’en (a contraction of its original title “All Hallows’ Evening”), also known as All Hallows’ Eve, is a yearly holiday observed around the world on October 31, the eve before the Western Christian feast of All Hallows. According to some scholars, All Hallows’ Eve initially incorporated traditions from pagan harvest festivals and festivals honoring the dead, particularly theCeltic Samhain; other scholars maintain that the feast originated entirely independently of Samhain. Typical festive Halloween activities include trick-or-treating (also known as “guising”), attending costume parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories, and watching horror films. – Wikipedia
ONE: The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf (Damai) is giving out “Bloody Berry”!
In this month, The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf had made a great success in their “Don’t get choked. Go chocolate this October”. It’s a buy 1 free 1 promotion by choosing between Ice Blended – Pure Double Chocolate, Double Chocolate, Chocolate Banana and White Chocolate Dream. This coming end of October, The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf (Damai) is giving out “Bloody Berry”! For the First 100 customers who dressed up in COSTUME, from 8pm to 10pm on 31st October 2012 are entitled to get this free unique drink.
TWO: Dressed up to watch Silent Hill Revelation 3D and get free ACER Iconia Tab
The ticket you need to get is the 09:15 PM 25th October (this Thursday) show at GSC Suria Sabah. Remember to show up 1 hour before showtime at our Breeze counter with your ticket and Halloween costume to receive your free GSC movie pass and lucky draw slip to win an ACER Iconia Tab A200.
Rules: Show up in FULL Halloween costume
There will be a picture taking session for the public with your favourite Silent Hill characters.
THREE: The Devil’s Night Out at Chocolate Factory, KK Times Square
Details will be out soon.
FOUR: Get your Kawaii on at Shenanigan’s, Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
This Thursday’s (25th October 2012) Ladies Night at Shenanigan’s is Harajuku Halloween!
*Ladies in a group of 5 get a bottle of sparkling wine.
*A Harajuku-Halloween party scene
*Fantastic prizes including bottles, room and food and beverage vouchers for best dressed party-goers
*Lucky draws when you buy promotion bottles
*Party with resident band DIGNITY
*Other fantastic drink promotions
and others? More to come.
Here’s some idea for you for the dress up game.