12 Things You’d Better Not Do This Hungry Ghost Festival In Singapore

17 August 2020


The Hungry Ghost Festival – the 7th month in the Chinese calendar – marks the opening of the Gates of Hell, allowing restless spirits to roam the Earth.

Think of it as a Chinese Halloween, if you will.  And if it makes you feel any better, it’s not a bad festival meant to spook you out – the Chinese also believe that it’s also a time for the souls of the undead to visit their living relatives.

Need a little more spook in your life? Check out this video of ghost hunter Noel Boyd and his exploration of the former Kampong Wak Hassan.


Then, check out the gallery below to protect yourself during this Hungry Ghost Month by understanding the beliefs and practices behind it.


By Pinky Chng, August 2017 / Additional reporting from AsiaOne, Updated, August 2019 / Updated by Jashleen Kaur, August 2020

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