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Preview: Murder at Old Changi Hospital by Sight Lines Entertainment

Following the success of 2020’s interactive horror-mystery theatrical gameplay Murder at Mandai Camp, Sight Lines Entertainment returns with a brand new digital murder mystery just in time for Halloween. From Mandai Camp, the team goes East as they tackle one of the most haunted places in Singapore urban legend – Old Changi Hospital.

Written by award-winning playwright Chong Tze Chien, Murder at Changi Hospital is set in the eerie halls of Changi Hospital, past and present, as Singapore’s most talented paranormal investigators. Tasked by a fellow paranormal investigator to uncover the events leading up to the alleged murder of a young canteen worker, Farah Aiyah, 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.

Munah Bagharib

The cast of Murder at Old Changi Hospital includes returning actors Erwin Shah Ismail and Bright Ong, along with Munah Bagharib, 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.

Playing the role of paranormal investigators, audiences 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. 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.

Joshua Lim

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 to present their new brand of digital entertainment. Collaborating 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.will be tasked with decoding puzzles and deciphering 360-degrees video footage and flashbacks, to solve the mystery.

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. And in the same vein as previous experiences, a grand prize awaits audience members with the correct guess. Players 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++). The last day of entry for the Grand Prize is 7th November 2021, 11.59pm, and the winner of the Grand Prize will be announced after 7th November 2021.

Munah’s Bundle

Plus, no experience is complete without some snacks to keep you going. This time, Sight Lines has collaborated with Singapore’s first Nashville-style fried chicken, Chix Hot Chicken. For this experience, they will offer two specially curated bundles; 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 Munah Bagharib herself.

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 Pepperjack 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.

Murder at Old Changi Hospital runs online from 8th October to 7th November 2021, every Friday to Sunday at 8.30pm and 10pm. Tickets available here Each experience will run for approximately 90 minutes, and each ticket allows for group access via one device with options for clue and time extension add-ons. Clues can also be activated for additional costs at specific points in the experience.

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