Following the success of 2020’s interactive horror-mystery theatrical gameplay Murder at Mandai Camp, Sight Lines Entertainment presents the Halloween escape experience of 2021 – Murder at Old Changi Hospital. Written by award-winning playwright Chong Tze Chien, Augmented reality (AR) interactions and spatial audio surround sound will draw you into the unsolved murder plaguing the infamous site. Plunged straight into the action, you and your friends will take on the role of Singapore’s most talented paranormal investigators, tasked with decoding puzzles and deciphering 360-degrees video footage and flashbacks, to solve the terrifying mystery.
Murder at Old Changi Hospital continues Derrick Chew (Executive Producer, Sight Lines Entertainment) and Chong’s mission to embrace technology, pioneering their own brand of “media-tainment” combining theatre, film, technology and gaming. Their virtual escape room experiences – each more extensive than the last – has brought art lovers and new audiences a new brand of digital entertainment.
Audience-participants are drawn into the eerie halls of Changi Hospital, past and present, as Singapore’s most talented paranormal investigators. Tasked by fellow paranormal investigator (Bright Ong) to uncover the events leading up to the alleged murder of a young canteen worker, Farah Aiyah (played by Munah Bagharib) and the disappearance of the four Commandos associated with the victim in 1996. 25 years on, distant cries continue to bedevil the abandoned hospital, leaving the mystery to be solved by viewers.
Set within Changi Hospital, viewers will brave the chilling narrative, piecing together physical evidence and puzzles, as well as video footage and flashbacks in 360-degree video format, to solve the cold case. Along with tech partner The Doodle People, they will bring the suspense through the screens and into homes with AR interactions and immersive Spatial Audio surround sound.
The hunt unfolds in a non-linear format, with its flow completely determined by viewers. No two playthroughs will be the same as the choose-your-own-adventure mechanic allows for freedom of exploration with every choice determining what can and cannot be viewed.
An achievement system within the game is key to solving the case. Only players who have identified all the necessary evidence and identify the culprit within 90 minutes can truly solve the case.
Enter the world of paranormal investigation in person with the ultimate Halloween VIP Experience. Gather your friends and immerse yourself (S$200/group, up to 5pax) into the role of talented paranormal investigators, tasked with hunting down the truth – who murdered Farah Aiayh? Battle against the time limit and face vengeful spirits while trawling case files and breaking codes to solve the cold case plaguing Singapore’s most haunted hospital – and live to tell the tale.
Available only from 29-31 October 2021, the 2 and ½ hour experience will be available at 1.00pm, 4.00pm and 8.00pm. The package includes dining vouchers for Munah’s Bundle (3-5pax) at Chix Hot Chicken.
Audiences who successfully identify the culprit will stand a chance to win the Grand Prize, a 2D1N Luxurious Stay at Shangri-La Singapore’s Valley Wing (valued at S$1,500++).
Set within a capacious one-bedroom suite, the lavish package includes butler service, bespoke turn-down menu and well-appointed creature comforts. To further pamper the audience members who solve the cold case, the stay comes with breakfast for two in the exclusive Summit Room, daily afternoon tea and evening canapes at The Valley Wing Lounge and Unlimited all-day champagne at The Champagne Bar.
The last day of entry for the Grand Prize is 7 November 2021, 11.59pm. The winner of the Grand Prize will be announced after 7 November 2021.
A collaboration with Singapore’s first Nashville-style fried chicken, Chix Hot Chicken, completes the experience at home with two bundles; a Murder at Old Changi Hospital Bundle (for 1-2 pax, S$21.99) and Munah’s Bundle (for 3-5 pax, S$51.99). Curated by the leading lady of the finale, Munah Bagharib, the latter features her menu favourites.
Both bundles feature restaurant favourites – Dirty Taters topped with cheddar and gouda cheese, fried chicken bits and their housemade comeback sauce, Hot Wings with four spice levels to choose from, and Good Ol’ Waffles served with butter and maple syrup. Munah’s Bundle satisfies larger groups of three to five with the addition of her go-tos, the cheesy Pepper Jack burger and the Buffalo hotdog.
The special bundles are available via chixhotchicken.com, daily from 12.00pm to 8.00pm. Delivery fee ranges from S$5 to S$9, depending on distance.
A returning cast of veteran actor Erwin Shah Ismail and multidisciplinary performance-maker Bright Ong, is joined by Munah Bagharib and young talents Joshua Lim, Jon Cancio, Andre Chong and Wayne Lim.
As part of Sight Lines Entertainment to support the local performing arts scene, the production has continued to engage and nurture the next generation of performers and theatre practitioners. Emerging stars Chong and Lim, SOTA and LASALLE College of the Arts alumnus respectively, continue to be part of the many young talents gracing the entertainment company’s new brand of productions.
Tickets for Murder at Old Changi Hospital are available for purchase from S$45/entry, with options for clue and time extension add-ons via TheFutureStage.com from 20 September 2021.
The virtual escape room experience will screen for approximately 90 minutes from 8 October till 7 November 2021, every Friday to Sunday at 8.30pm and 10.00pm. Tickets are priced from an accessible S$45 per entry (for group access via one device; excluding booking fee), with options for clue and time extension add-ons. Clues can also be activated for additional costs at specific points in the experience.
To up the ante for true thrillseekers, the team is happy to announce The Secret Agent VIP Experience, a LIVE Theatre Escape Game Experience for the Halloween weekend. From 29 to 31 October 2021, the 2 and ½ hour experience will combine a real-life escape room experience with the virtual gameplay. It will be available at three time slots – 1.00pm, 4.00pm and 8.00pm – at S$200/group (up to 5pax).
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