This is Part 2 of the haunted places in Singapore series. For part 1: 4 Haunted Places In Singapore So Spooky That Even The Ghosts Also Scared – Part 1

Every Singaporean loves a good ghost story. From abandoned buildings to silent cemeteries, it stirs up our innate curiosity and sends our imagination running. But we’re pretty sure there exist the few brave ones who are capable of conquering the fear of the unknown and venturing into them.

But how do you tell a real haunting from the numerous tales that usually begins with “I’ve heard this from a friend of my friend…” apart? Fret not, we’ve explored the spooky corners of the Internet to bring you a handpicked list of four terrifying locations in Singapore!

5. Tekong

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Image Credit: Wikipedia

Ask any Singaporean guy about ghost stories during his time in the army and he’ll gladly (hur hur) sit you down and recount the infamous tales surround Tekong.

One of these tales is the renown story of the death of a recruit from Charlie Company. He was found dead during a route march on a Thursday night, hanging from a tree with his organs neatly positioned next to his corpse. Eventually, his platoon mates reported sightings of the dead recruit around the bunk, with beds being shaken and doors being slammed.

A medium was brought in, who suggested a third door to be built in the bunk for the dead soldier’s spirit to leave the place peacefully. The same story was also rumoured to be the reason why no training is conducted during Thursday nights.

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Image Credit: The Smart Local

Other stories include a white figure with long black hair at a specific Jacob’s Ladder, banging locker doors at night when pork is stored inside, and occupied toilet cubicles with no one inside.

Another common favourite amongst the recruits is the visiting grandmother and grandson that will roam around the bunks, looking for those who are unfortunate enough to be awake at the dead of the night. What’s worse is that the grandson would go up to those who are pretending to sleep, point at them and proclaim that “this one not yet sleep!”

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Image Credit: Toggle

People speculate the harmlessness of the duo, saying that the lonely boy is simply looking for a playmate. No one, however, wishes to test the theory, as there exists another version where those who accepted the boy’s offer would be found dead somewhere in the jungle.

6. The Three Houses

The three houses consist of the red house, a chalet at Pasir Ris, the white house, the Matilda House at Punggol, and the green house, the Hillview Mansion. They were notorious for being the locations of endless horror stories of visitors and onlookers.

Image Credit: Asia Paranormal Investigators
Image Credit: Asia Paranormal Investigators

The red house was well known for the pair of haunted stone lions situated at its front gates. Popular belief was that offerings, usually a cigarette or some fruits, were needed to appease the guardians of the house before you could enter the place. White shadows in the compound or a weeping doll on a rocking chair moving by itself are common sightings.

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Image Credit: Tumblr

The Matilda house holds a more vicious history, with evil spirits ready to set themselves upon trespassers the moment they enter. Rumour has is that the house was set to be destroyed earlier, but the project was abandoned after the mysterious death of three workers,. Many have reported sightings of a lady with long hair sitting on top of nearby trees, glaring back at onlookers.

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Image Credit: The Influencer Media

The Hillview mansion is a tragic story set in the 1960s where the chairman of  Cycle & Carriage Assembly Plant, decided to build the house for his wife (or mistress). The lady in question, while surveying the construction, accidentally fell to her death, leaving the heartbroken chairman to abandon the project, leaving the house unfinished. Rumours include the existence of the lady’s ghost haunting the mansion in bid to look for her lover.

Unfortunately, the ghostly reputation that the three houses built themselves over the years was not enough to deter their demolishment. The Hillview mansion was torn down in 2006 and the Matilda house converted into a clubhouse. We’re guessing that it would only be a matter of time before redevelopment plans are set for the Red House.

7. Bukit Brown Cemetery

A popular haunt for pontianaks who would perch themselves amongst the branches of the forests near the cemetery, Bukit Brown Cemetery has been a top spot for youngsters looking for encounters with the paranormal.

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Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Originally named as Mount Pleasant by George Henry Brown, a ship owner who bought the land to grow coffee beans, the land later fell into the hands of Hokkien clans and was converted into a burial ground. The cemetery was opened to the public in 1922 but was closed in 1973.

With the moon or your flashlights as the only sources of light, just the trip to Bukit Brown itself is unnerving.

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Image Credit: BukitBrown.com

With its surrounding forestations, Bukit Brown Cemetery reflects an otherworldly feel. It would be a serene place if not for the alleged reports of evil laughter ringing echoing throughout the night or abrupt breezes blowing through the cemetery. Visitors also claim to see an old lady in a red cheongsam, fanning herself while sitting atop a tombstone.

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Image Credit: Jo Naylor

If these spooky tales aren’t enough to deter you from venturing into these haunted places, we’d say to go ahead and make the thrilling visits. But embark on these adventures at your own risk and remember, we did warn you.

Do you know other spooky Singapore haunts that we should know about?

This is Part 2 of the haunted places in Singapore series. For part 1: 4 Haunted Places In Singapore So Spooky That Even The Ghosts Also Scared – Part 1

 
 
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