If fear is the natural survival response to danger, then creepy, spirit-infested places aren’t exactly places we should even consider going to. But somehow, they always manage to make us curious enough to give it a try. In fact, Studies have shown that the feeling of being scared can be enjoyable and even fun at times!
So without further ado, here’s Evolve Daily’s list of the 5 Most Haunted Places In Singapore to help you get your spook on:
1) The Pasir Ris Red House
Since the 90’s, the Pasir Ris Red House has become one of the most popular haunted sites for thrill-seeking youths looking to experience the supernatural. The building has been nominated by many local paranormal groups to be one of the most haunted places in Singapore.
Everyone who grew up during the 90’s in Singapore has heard stories of the infamous Red House. Some of the most famous stories include a rocking armchair with a doll sitting on it in one of the rooms and a pair of stone lions guarding the gates, that would turn to stare at trespassers.
Where: 191 Jalan Loyang Besar
Nearest MRT Station: Pasir Ris (EW1)
2) Old Changi Hospital
Among the famous stretch of chalets along Changi lies perhaps the most popular place for paranormal enthusiasts in Singapore: Old Changi Hospital. During World War II, Japanese forces occupied the British military owned hospital and used it as a healthcare facility for prisoners of war (POWs).
It was rumored that the Japanese used the hospital as a place to torture POWs instead of treating them. Visitors to the building after it’s official closure in the 90’s claim to have heard screams coming from inside its walls. Others have also reported seeing shadows and apparitions lurking along the corridors and wards at night.
Where: 30 Netheravon Road
Nearest MRT Station: Pasir Ris (EW1)
3) Neo Tiew Estate
The Neo Tiew Estate is an abandoned HDB estate located deep within the recesses of Lim Chu Kang. Currently used as a training site for the Singapore Armed Forces, the estate is also part of the Kranji heritage trail.
One look at the Neo Tiew Estate will send shivers down your spine. It is said that vengeful banana tree spirits, or pontianaks, haunt the estate. There have been numerous reports and sightings from nearby residents of ghastly female figures wandering around the apartments of the building.
Where: Lim Chu Kang Rural Centre
Nearest MRT Station: Kranji (NS7)
4) Haw Par Villa
Haw Par Villa is without a doubt the most visually disturbing of any of the places on this list. With its rather graphic depiction of the 10 Courts of Hell and other various aspects of Chinese Mythology, Haw Par Villa is one haunted place that needs no ghost stories to back up its level of spookiness.
Locals claim that Haw Par Villa itself houses one of the gates of hell. The attraction’s security guards claim that the place comes alive at night and have also reported hearing screams coming from inside the “10 Courts of Hell” exhibition area.
If you’re looking for a hair-raising, eerie experience, then Haw Par Villa is definitely a place you’ve got to check out.
Where: 262 Pasir Panjang Road
Nearest MRT Station: Haw Par Villa (CC25)
5) Changi Beach
Changi isn’t just one of the famous haunted hotspots in Singapore. At one point, it was even considered to be one of the most haunted places in the world! This is largely due to events that took place on the beach almost 70 years ago.
During World War II, Changi Beach was used as the site for the infamous Sook Ching massacre. Thousands of Chinese who were suspected of being part of anti-Japanese activities were tortured, killed, and buried on this very beach.
Visitors to beach have reported hearing sounds of screaming and weeping during the night and also claimed to return home with marks and scars on their bodies. There have even been stories of burial holes and headless bodies of Chinese soldiers being found on the beach — Spooky!
Where: Nicoll Drive
Nearest MRT Station: Changi Airport (CG2)
So, would you dare pay a visit to any of these haunted hotspots in Singapore? And if you’ve had your fill of spooky places, don’t forget to get that endorphin rush with some intense, fun training at Evolve MMA!