Rain can’t scare away Halloween in Pattaya

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Early rain gave everyone a scare, but once the sun went down, it was ghouls and goblins, not flood waters, that filled the streets for another colorful Halloween in Pattaya.

Visiting revelers competed with bar employees on Walking Street for who could craft the scariest makeup. Bars ran promotions to bring out crowds, who gave the entertainment zone a festive launch to high season.

Witches and devils on the loose at Siam@Siam.Witches and devils on the loose at [email protected]

Throughout Pattaya, hotels, shops and restaurants decorated their shops with pumpkins and ghosts, and dressed up their employees to fit the fright night theme.

Halloween is the biggest day of the year at Ripley’s World in Royal Garden Plaza. Horrors of Halloween: Island of Haunted Dolls setting the vibe for the evening, with a collection of “haunted dolls” from different Southeast Asian cultures spread out across two floors of its Ripley’s Haunted Adventure.

Ripley’s Deputy Managing Director Somporn Naksuetrong hosted both a costume contest and “haunted doll” competition for more than 200,000 baht in prizes.

Shark energy drink sponsored the event at Ripley’s World in Royal Garden Plaza.Shark energy drink sponsored the event at Ripley’s World in Royal Garden Plaza.

Winners in the costume contest were Fahprathan Pholaaharn, No. 11, as Headless Ghost. Runners-up were Somyos Naksukee as “Return of the Living Dead,” Narin Pattanasan as a “ladyboy ghost,” and Nattapong Bumrungdee as Medusa.

The Hard Rock Cafe also threw its own monster mash, with 12 Hard Rock Hotel guests competing in costume contests for kids and adults.

Dracula, vampire, skeletons, wizards, witches, and Thai ghosts at Hard Rock Cafe competed for 3,000 baht food and beverage vouchers for children under 15, while adults competed for vouchers worth 5,000 baht.

The youth winner, 15-year-old Daniel, dressed up as a pirate while the adult winner was a zombie from “The Walking Dead.”

Ripley’s World in Royal Garden Plaza offered makeup services for the scary night.Ripley’s World in Royal Garden Plaza offered makeup services for the scary night.

Dead, pretty, or pretty dead on Walking Street?Dead, pretty, or pretty dead on Walking Street?

These two horrors had fun during Halloween at Garden International School.These two horrors had fun during Halloween at Garden International School.

The devil made her do it.The devil made her do it.

Maria Gequillana (back row, 4th right), Royal Cliff Hotels Group’s PR and Marketing Communications Manager, and Ralph Monica Angeles (back row, 4th left), Funtasea Kids World and The Verge:  Games, Pool and Lounge Manager, stand for a photo with the Royal Cliff pirate team and guests in charming costumes at the spooktacular Pirates@ the Cliff Halloween Party at Breezeo - Be Yourself Dining.Maria Gequillana (back row, 4th right), Royal Cliff Hotels Group’s PR and Marketing Communications Manager, and Ralph Monica Angeles (back row, 4th left), Funtasea Kids World and The Verge:  Games, Pool and Lounge Manager, stand for a photo with the Royal Cliff pirate team and guests in charming costumes at the spooktacular [email protected] the Cliff Halloween Party at Breezeo – Be Yourself Dining.

Contestants vie for prizes at the Hard Rock Cafe.Contestants vie for prizes at the Hard Rock Cafe.

Costumes with a message - these devil disciples parade down Walking Street with a full coffin as a reminder to not drink and drive.Costumes with a message – these devil disciples parade down Walking Street with a full coffin as a reminder to not drink and drive.