Petition to bring back Halloween Horrors 2011
As you may already have heard, the Night Safari's popular annual event "Halloween Horrors" has been cancelled by Wildlife Reserves Singapore, with less than 3 weeks till it's opening. Please read on if you wish to find out more: The entire event was planned by a group of students from SP's Diploma in Events and Project Management as their final year project, just like last year. Everything from the theme, costume design, recruitment/audition of actors to the actual planning and exectution of the event was and would have been done by them. Most of the scare actors, about 90% of us, are either poly students or recently graduated poly students. This annual halloween event has been going on since 2007 and is always a huge success in both drawing crowds as well as making huge profits for the Night Safari/Singapore Zoo. It is ridiculous to expect anyone to believe that the actual reason of cancelling such a highly anticipated event so close to its start is to make way for events like a Deepavali festival or other 'family oriented' events. If they were against this from the start they would and should have cancelled it a long time ago, not only now. Not when all the costumes are done, makeup artists have been hired, scare actors auditioned and trained, props and decoration on site been set up, roadshow booth opened at Orchard and even tickets already gone on sale. From what we understand so far, the decision came solely from Wildlife Reserves Singapore's new interim CEO, Isabella Loh. The official reason they gave to the media about having a Deepavali festival or being family oriented is obviously just to cover up for her actual selfish reasons. She has even rejected a request from the students who have been painstakenly planning this event to go down for one last look at their work before everything is taken down. Everyone involved is extremely disappointed by her outrageous and shocking decisions. I seek justice and redress for all those involved in planning and preparing for this event. Please do not let 7 months of hard work and effort go down the drain like that. If you are involved in this event, have been involved in past years' events or simply would like to go to this event then I appeal to you to help get this horrible decision overturned ASAP. Even if the event has to be forsaken, I believe a proper clarification from the person(s) responsible should be made to the public. Please spread the word and do whatever you can to help!