What’s so un-fun about Halloween in Lan Kwai Fong?



Lines! (Or ‘queues’, for you British English speakers.)

Here’s the scenario:

You get all dressed up and head out to Lan Kwai Fong (the epicenter of Hong Kong’s Halloween celebration,) but instead of being able to join the party, you have to walk slowly through check points for thirty minutes to an hour, with throngs of people not even in costume!

Do you know how we spell that at Hong Kong Hustle? L A M E!

Last year we talked about the long, long lines, this year, we’re talking about two parties that are outside of the lockdown area, so you can have a good time immediately, and completely avoid the circuitous march.

Alive Not Dead’s “Dead Not Alive” Halloween Party


How can you get in the proper Halloween mood with un-costumed people standing around? Forget about it! This is a costumes-mandatory party and that’s the way it should be.

The venue is Zuma, the swank Japanese restaurant located (above Gucci) in The Landmark shopping center.

The pluses: cool atmosphere, large space, two levels, and a big outdoor balcony for people who want to smoke. The entertainment for the night features three diverse d.j.s including Pimpin’ Ain’t Easy’s Kid Fresh, D.J. Re:Flex and New York’s N.K.S.. Last year’s party by the same gang (the celebrity-centric social network Alive Not Dead,) was a blast! Word on the street is that they already have over one hundred “artists” attending, and that there’s a chance the place may get completely filled!

This year they’re selling tickets to avoid the crush. We highly recommend buying tickets ahead of time to skip the hassle on Halloween night. You can purchase tickets online directly from alivenotdead using credit cards or PayPal.

Go here and scroll down until you see a small window that says ‘Buy Now’. Enter the number of tickets you want into the window and press the ‘Buy Now’ button. It will take you to a secure PayPal page where you can enter in your payment details.

Dead Not Alive by alivenotdead.com

Saturday, October 31st, 2009
Level 5 and 6, The Landmark
15 Queens Road Central
Central, Hong Kong

Tickets are $200 HKD and include one Belvedere IX drink
Party starts at 11pm.

Dragon-i, “Doctors & Nurses Halloween Party”

Dragon-i is winner of this year’s coolest invitation award!


Actually, no one else even came close. D.I.’s Halloween invitation to members is a perfect fit for their “Doctors & Nurses” theme. They sent out a first-aid box filled with medicine, including a packet of capsules with the party info printed on the back, a jar of prescription pills, and a bottle of cough syrup. (Jeez, I’m happy they left out the hypodermic needle!)

The pluses: located above the Lan Kwai Fong Halloween lockdown area, easy theme to get costumes for, sexy atmosphere, and a guaranteed large turnout.

Doctors & Nurses Halloween Party
Saturday, October 31st, 2009
Upper ground floor, The Centrium, 60 Wyndham Street
Central, Hong Kong
$400 cover charge for non-members

Plan C: It’s possible to avoid the long lines of Lan Kwai Fong completely if you arrive later in the night.


After a certain time, the police will remove the blockades, or the number of people entering will dwindle. This means that places like Volar will remain a good late-night option. (They have also been known to have excellent Halloween decorations!)

Check out photos from Halloween 2008, 2007, 2006 and 2005!

[photopress:Halloween_Hong_Kong_2009.jpg,full,pp_image] “Woof! Woof! Happy Halloween!”

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