The business of Halloween

Going 'Boo!' is booming business as entertainment outlets and event organisers bank on the draw of ghouls, ghosts and zombies, reports RACHEL LOI

WHETHER it's tales about Pulau Tekong's campsites, the Old Changi Hospital or Lim Chu Kang's cemeteries, Singaporeans have always enjoyed a good spooky story.

So it isn't at all surprising for our country, where trick-or-treating has never been a local tradition, that creative entrepreneurs are turning Halloween into a big money-spinner.

Over the years, options for people to be scared into parting with their money in the name of fun have gone beyond ghoul-themed pub-crawls and elaborate costume parties - which are still highly popular in Asian cities such as Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur.

Singapore, on the other hand, is fast following in the footsteps of other cosmopolitan Asian cities such as Hong...

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