Survival of the fittest: There’s a zombie apocalypse coming your way in Oct

Photo: Zedtown
Photo: Zedtown

Surprisingly enough, we’ve survived zombie apocalypses before, though they’ve been rather mild ones (like The Cathay’s escape room and, uh, the unintentionally hilarious, clawing chaos of the Adidas Yeezy Boost sneakers drop this year.)

But this latest infiltration of the undead will occur on a much larger scale, at one of the biggest venues in the country: The National Stadium. Coming from Australia, Zedtown is touted as the “largest real world zombie survival experience” on the globe, and it’s writhing its way to Singapore for an epic throwdown on Oct 26. Just in time for Halloween.

The Nerf war was first born in 2012, and has since played out across Australia and the US, making the Battle of Singapore its 34th instalment and (supposedly) the first of its kind in Asia.

Photo: Zedtown
Photo: Zedtown

Its premise is simple: The nation is in a state of emergency, as the living dead have almost taken over the entire island. Our sole remaining hope lies in a fancy, fortified condo, where only the Very Important People are free from the corpse-like creatures. Count Mah Nee is their leader, and he has declared a call for all the remaining survivors to fight each other and the zombies for a shot at entering the Final Resort.

Besides the National Stadium, the surrounding Stadium Roar and 100Plus Promenade will be part of the playing field as well, and participants can monitor their progress in real-time with constant updates and missions from game directors.

Photo: Zedtown
Photo: Zedtown

The invasion will take place twice, with a day and a night session, so you have two attempts to save Singapore. Interested players can either sign up to be zombie annihilators or the infected beings, and the first 100 ticket holders at Zouk that same night can get free entry to the club’s fright fest.

Passes start from $60 for the general public, and they include three hours of game play, access to the game app, basic zombie makeup, merch, and 10 Nerf ammo darts. Prices for zombies, on the other hand, start from $40, with the provision of “advanced” zombie makeup and merch.

 

FIND IT:
Zedtown Asia: Battle of Singapore is on Oct 26, noon and 6pm at the National Stadium.

Tickets for general public: $60/day, $65/night; Tickets for Alpha Zombie: $40/day, $45/night; VIP tickets: $120/day, $125/night.
MRT: Stadium


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