Feeling really adventurous? Why not visit some of Singapore’s scariest haunted locations? The EL team hasn’t been able to verify any peculiar sightings first hand, but there are plenty of experiences of other intrepid visitors on record. We do NOT recommend you visit these spots alone!
Old Changi Hospital
Old Changi Hospital is said to be haunted by the souls of those who were killed by Japanese troops in the Second World War. The building was reportedly used as a torture chamber, rather than to treat the wounded, and there are stories of shadows being seen here and screams heard in the halls of the old hospital. The long-abandoned building still stands and ghost ‘tours’ are occasionally arranged, assuring its reputation as one of Singapore’s scariest places.
Bedok Reservoir is believed to be haunted by the restless souls of those who took their own life. This infamous reservoir has had a reputation as a suicide location; in particular, multiple deaths were reported across 2011 and 2012. Joggers have heard ghostly wailing at night. Others have felt an invisible force pulling them towards the water as they walk around the reservoir. In fact, an inter-religious blessing ceremony was once held in the area to try and rid it of its evil energy.
The Amber Tower
The Amber Tower is at East Coast Park, one of Singapore’s most visited locations, yet is has a grim tale to tell. Almost 30 years ago, a couple were walking at night at this very spot when they were attacked by a gang. The male was knocked out, and his female companion was brutally assaulted and stabbed to death. The murderers were never caught. There have been numerous reports of a female figure near this tower at night. Others claim to have heard screams for help.
Woodneuk House is well known for scary sightings, moving shadows, ghost scents, spirits, loud noises and moving objects. Once occupied by the Sultan of Johor, the abandoned house is now covered in vegetation and decay. This home is not marked on the map of Singapore, which makes it out of bounds and truly mysterious.
St John’s Island
St John’s Island was formerly a quarantine island for those with infectious diseases, a penal settlement and later a prisoner-of-war camp. Mass executions were carried out here in the Second World War. A giant chessboard sits on the island, where it is said Japanese captors played chess using POWs. When a human ‘piece’ was defeated, they were beheaded on the spot. People have reported hearing crying and screaming at night. Others have seen ghostly figures walking around at night. Yet more stories exist of visitors hearing sports being played or balls bouncing, but seeing nobody in the spot where the sounds were coming from.
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