Pattaya Halloween celebrations a howling good time

Friday, 09 November 2012 From Issue Vol. XX No. 45 By  Vittaya Yoondorn

Pattaya put on its scariest face as tourists and residents alike haunted hotels, restaurants and nightlife districts to celebrate Halloween.

On Walking Street, business owners decorated with ghost figures, dark curtains, haunted posters and employees in full makeup. The more elaborate shops created that spooky feeling with music and lights, plus the occasional ghoul popping out of a dark corner.

Revelers filled the street in costumes of their own, giving the city a festive feeling that permeated the walls of luxury resorts and shopping malls.

Pattaya put on its scariest face as tourists and residents alike haunted hotels, restaurants and nightlife districts to celebrate Halloween.  Shown here, mistresses of good and evil both scare and entice creatures of the night on Walking Street. Pattaya put on its scariest face as tourists and residents alike haunted hotels, restaurants and nightlife districts to celebrate Halloween.  Shown here, mistresses of good and evil both scare and entice creatures of the night on Walking Street.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in the Royal Garden Plaza threw a unique Halloween party filled with monsters from its Haunted Adventure attraction. The amusement center ran a costume contest for guests with the prize-winning ghouls receiving 50,000 baht in Royal Garden gift certificates.

Khomsanthepithak Chumnannak took the grand prize for his getup as a dead man killed by shards of mirrors. Wattana Kanchanodilok took second prize as a beauty contestant covered in bruises and injuries while Dangwang Srisa-ad took third place and Belgian Fabian Calvetti getting the consolation prize.

Elena (right), winner of the Zulu Bar costume contest dances alongside Jimmy Clarkson, 2nd runner up.Elena (right), winner of the Zulu Bar costume contest dances alongside Jimmy Clarkson, 2nd runner up.

Down the road, the Hard Rock Cafe threw its own Halloween bash with costume contests and musical monsters.

The Beach Road pub was decorated as a haunted house with creatures young and old shuffling through its halls. Atmospheric rock subbed for spooky tunes and the evening reached its climax with a performance by the Hard Rock’s employees dressed up in full makeup as rock band Kiss.

In Naklua, the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort offered its own Halloween happening at its Zulu Bar.

The “Funky Halloween” party saw the upscale hotel decorated with skulls, coffins and eyeballs with ghosts and goblins serving food and drinks.

The hotel put on a “funky, funny ghost” show, sexy dances by female monsters and a bartender drink-mixing performance.

Ten guests capped the evening, participating in a costume show. The winning costume was a bride who suffered a gory accident on the way down the aisle. The bloodied bride won a two-day pass at Centara’s on-site spa.

Look out young woman, zombies are loose on Walking Street!Look out young woman, zombies are loose on Walking Street!

If you see this creature, run for your life!If you see this creature, run for your life!

Royal Garden General Manager Somporn Naksuetrong tries to ward off a young soul reaper.Royal Garden General Manager Somporn Naksuetrong tries to ward off a young soul reaper.

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort gets scary on Halloween night at its Zulu Bar.Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort gets scary on Halloween night at its Zulu Bar.

A beauty and the beasts on Walking Street.A beauty and the beasts on Walking Street.

Youngsters scare the adults at Hard Rock Cafe.Youngsters scare the adults at Hard Rock Cafe.

George Carlos Smith (center), general manager of Hard Rock, Pattaya, introduces “Kiss”, the headline band for the spooky evening.George Carlos Smith (center), general manager of Hard Rock, Pattaya, introduces “Kiss”, the headline band for the spooky evening.

It ‘twas a scary night on Walking Street, much scarier than usual.It ‘twas a scary night on Walking Street, much scarier than usual.

Even ghosts try to dance Gangnam Style at Ripley’s Believe it or Not!Even ghosts try to dance Gangnam Style at Ripley’s Believe it or Not!

Staff at the Hard Rock certainly outdo themselves on Halloween.Staff at the Hard Rock certainly outdo themselves on Halloween.

Scary and sexy.Scary and sexy.

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