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Haunted Houses in Singapore

Updated on April 5, 2013

Haunting in Singapore

It has been known that Singaporeans are a superstitious lot, and with particularly good reason. The city state is full of supernatural tales, most of them spread through by word of mouth, passed down from family, relatives and friends. Local authors like the famed masked Russell Lee has even made a living compiling these ghostly tales and publishing a much-popular series that has broke into the local bestselling list several times. While it is strange for a much developed country to have so many supernatural haunting spots, the high number of believers who are willing to swear that the spots are haunted makes it even stranger. Do these tales actually have an element of truth in them or is it really all a figment of one’s imagination? We take a look and explore some of the most haunted, hallowed grounds in Singapore.

Haunted Places

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haunted houses

Changi Hospital

Mention a haunted place in Singapore and eight times out of ten, the Old Changi Hospital will be muttered by the believers. Built in the 1930s by the British as a military outpost, it was then converted into a military hospital when the Japanese occupied Singapore in the 1940s. After the war, it was re-converted into a public hospital until 1997 when it was vacated for the current Changi Hospital. Since then, the Old Changi Hospital has been empty, its hallways, once bustling with nurses and doctors going about their duties now desolated, graffiti strewn along the walls.

Ghost Sighting by Singapore Soldiers

Even though the hospital has been vacated, the odd thing is, security guards and the police force frequently patrol the area at night to keep trespassers away. While groups of brave souls usually sneak in at night, they usually leave with a supernatural story to tell their grandchildren or at best, send a chill down their spine and hair standing at the back of their neck. A word for the brave; if you do wish to visit the grounds, do so with at least two other friends. Always have someone watching your back while the restless souls are watching yours.

Even though the hospital has been vacated, the odd thing is, security guards and the police force frequently patrol the area at night to keep trespassers away. While groups of brave souls usually sneak in at night, they usually leave with a supernatural story to tell their grandchildren or at best, send a chill down their spine and hair standing at the back of their neck. A word for the brave; if you do wish to visit the grounds, do so with at least two other friends. Always have someone watching your back while the restless souls are watching yours.

Matilda House

Take a drive around the small developing town of Punggol and you will notice a small house in the middle of a large flat piece of land. While this might be normal in other countries, in Singapore, where land is scarce and the government makes use of even the tiniest amount of land available, the presence of a house in the middle of nowhere is considered abnormal. Called the Matilda House, upon closer inspection, you will notice that it has been fenced up and it looks terribly rundown.

Ghost in the lift at Raffles Hospital

The official word from the land development authority in Singapore is that the lease on the house is still with its owner and he refuses to sell it to the government. However, word on the street is the demolishers have tried several times to tear the house down but failing each time due to unexplained circumstances. Brave and daring souls who have climbed the fence at night have reported weird sightings and strange uneasy sensations while they are in the Matilda House. Could a lease issue be the only reason why the house is still up, even in its dilapidated state? Or could there be spirit encounters that have foiled the demolishment of the house?

Headless Apparitions

Even though the SMRT trains in Singapore are known worldwide as being efficient, world class and reliable, the train stations in Singapore, specifically the underground ones are known to be haunted by the locals. There have allegedly been sightings of a headless apparition wandering around Bishan, Braddell and Newton MRT stations in the wee hours of night. Those on board the last train home have also encountered eerie loud shrieks and laughter on the train towards these stations. It is said that the headless apparition is a restless spirit from the Japanese Occupation in Singapore.

Despite its highly modernistic ways, a huge amount of locals in Singapore truly believe in the apparitions, spirits and ghosts that wander about the land where they call home. If you are a skeptic, why not take a trip down the above places and experience them yourself? While you might not encounter a supernatural being, I assure you these places will leave you with plenty of chills down your spine. Happy haunting!

Do You Believe in Ghosts?

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      rajni 5 years ago

      i to is not scared of ghost

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      gaurav singh 5 years ago

      Iam not scard of ghost

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      kareena kaur 5 years ago

      i cry when i see ghost as a expereant!

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      kareena 5 years ago

      i am scared as i live ther

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      gha gha 5 years ago

      the most haunted place is jalan katak rendang

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      Melody-love 5 years ago

      It is so scarry to have ghost

      everywhere!!!

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      cktan 5 years ago

      The formless are afraid of the 'ling kuang' emitted from our forehead, left and right shoulder. Therefore, it is advisable to leave your forehead exposed, not covered by fringe. You need the energy and aspiration of 'Zhong Kwei', the renowned ghost buster to encoach on their territory. If you ever were to be in trouble with incurrable aliment,like waking up in the middle of the night punctually or not able to sleep, crying for no apparent reasons, etc... you have to seek the help of Tibetan High Lama to negotiate a solution for you.

      GOOD LUCK !!!....but, do not under estimate the negative forces of the formless; especially, when your LUCK cycle is on the downside. And if you are 'T-KI'(argumentative & not taking advise), you will bear the consequences for the rest of your life. Do not joke away your precious human life. There are more meaningful vocation. An ordained path would enable you to liberate the formless and all sentient being. Unless, you can liberate them, there is no meaning in confronting them "face to face" to your own peril. They need help, NOT confrontation.

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      Blood hania apocalypse 6 years ago

      Im from singapore. I'm a leader of newly organize team known as hania apocalypse. I need to gather more detail of the haunted places anywhere in the world to investigate more abt the existence. I do believe in ghost but i need to know more abt them. Our mission is to confront them face to face. So far we had encounter them but when we get close to it. They disappear.

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      Nur Nilam Sari 6 years ago

      The video is not to scary for me.I like the last video.I want the scary video 1.

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      rebecca 6 years ago

      dont scare people can!!!

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      jermaine lee hui xin 6 years ago

      hi im singaporean but i didnt c a ghost bfor but singapore has sum rlly scary plcs wich r haunted

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      becca 6 years ago

      soooooooo fake!!!!!!!!there are ghost everywhere!!!!!!!!

      by the way,is rulang haunted????

      I often see a boy by the fronted door during examination.

      at third floor class 3f,second floor class 4f this year and last year!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Kamy 6 years ago

      Chance upon this site while searching for details about Matilda house.

      I mean like, why some people just love experiencing those super natural things when their life are perfectly normal. There are some people out there who are really down on luck and gets 'disturbed' by those things almost the whole of their life. Can you imagine how they want to get rid of them and some of you are trying ways to see them?

      Come on, it's not really very very cool to experience them at all, think about it, they can't even reincarnate. So isn't it better to have lesser of them around?

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      Syikin 6 years ago

      Im a singaporean, and indeed the place is spooky as shit. Never seen a ghost before, but just walking around the place gives us goosebumps. Check out Alexandra Hospital Tunnels too.

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      quinton9cherry 7 years ago

      Very very interesting. I swear i've seen a ghost in new york but nobody believes me. I was hanging out at a park at night with my friends. This park is next to a lake and a crop field. While I was hanging out on the swings, I saw a lady in a wedding dress running across the crop field. It was sooo crazzy

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      watareuscaredof? 7 years ago

      wow it seems so real

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      samantea 7 years ago

      hey ive been to singapore and ive actually never seen a gosht i guiest im just lucky is it true tell the truth or i hear that the truth comes out sooner or later peace:)

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      theherbivorehippi 7 years ago from Holly, MI

      hmmm...lol...I think I want to take a visit to Singapore now to check these out! Intriguing!

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      Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Well, I enjoyed it! Love the second video :D