Feeling really adventurous? Why not visit some of Singapore’s scariest haunted locations? The EL team hasn’t been able to verify these first hand, but the experiences of other intrepid visitors are reported in multiple publications. We do NOT recommend you visit them alone!
Old Changi Hospital is said to be haunted by the souls of those who were tortured and murdered by the Japanese in the Second World War. The building was apparently used as a torture chamber, rather than to treat the wounded, and there are reports 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 there, 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, and there were multiple deaths reported across 2011 and 2012. Joggers have reported hearing ghostly wailing at night. Others have felt an invisible force pulling them towards the water as they walk around the reservoir. An inter-religious blessing ceremony was held there to try and rid the area of its evil energy.
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 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 sport games being played or balls bouncing, but seeing nobody in the spot where the sounds were coming from.
More Halloween Fun
Halloween Fun Fest – UE Square Shopping Mall
Saturday 27 October, 11am-8pm. Entrance: Free
Dress up in your best costumes and head to Halloween Fun Fest at UE Square Shopping Mall for the inaugural Halloween Fun Fest! Enjoy delicious food, drinks and live music while the little ones stay entertained with the bouncy candy house (great for kids aged three to ten) and fun craft activities (2pm to 6pm, free of charge) including balloon sculpting, crafts and face painting.
Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) After Dark 2018: The Elements
Saturday 27 October, 7-11pm. Entrance: Free
Discover how the four elements, Earth, Wind, Fire and Water, are linked to supernatural beliefs and ancient traditions. You’ll be entertained with haunted tales by the river, exciting performances, a movie screening and fiery activities. Make a souvenir to take home or experience the spooky trail, all in a family-friendly environment. Come in your favourite Halloween outfit, as there are mystery prizes for the best-dressed.
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