Halloween isn’t just about fun Halloween themed parties and terrifying movies (even though that’s a huge part of it!), it’s also the best time to do some exploring! Despite Singapore only being 51 years old, our tiny island is already full of scary stories and urban legends. While most of these places have been redeveloped or fenced up. We’ve complied the top 5 creepy places which are oddly picturesque and can still be explored!
Disclaimer: Some of these places are open to the public while some are not. Be careful when it comes to exploring!
1. Tanglin Hill Brunei Hostel
Located at the end of Tanglin Hill, this abandoned hostel would seem out of place amidst the high end private residential area. Several sources have stated that the Tanglin Hill Brunei Hostel was once a hostel for talented Bruneians studying in Singapore. While we can’t say for sure if the building will be torn down for future redevelopment, what we do know is it’s seriously creepy.
Spook factor: It’s a dilapidated building in the middle of what seems like a forest. Seems like a good start to a horror film!
2. Keppel Hill Reservoir
Here in Singapore we have several reservoirs, some of which are have a pretty dark past. But Keppel Hill Reservoir is in a league of its own. Once a reservoir that served the Tanjong Pagar Dock, the recently discovered reservoir has been abandoned for a few decades. If you’re a fan of nature and a horror movie buff, this is the perfect place to explore. Note that due to its location, you’re in for a bit of a trek!
Spook factor: The eerie silence of what may look like a moat, you can just picture a grisly creature pulling you from underneath the surface.
3. Fort Serapong
First built to protect Singapore’s then bustling port, Fort Serapong is located within Sentosa. But unlike Fort Siloso which has been well maintained, Fort Serapong is off the beaten track which makes it a lot less accessible. Be extra careful when exploring Fort Serapong, due to the rusty metal present and overgrown flora you might just trip and fall if you aren’t careful!
Spook factor: While not as creepy as the other spots, Fort Serapong is more like a historical spot. But seeing how it’s pretty far from any other main roads and walkways, there’s an eerie silence that overwhelms this spot.
4. Lim Chu Kang Jetty
Lim Chu Kang Jetty may not be creepy at first sight, I mean how creepy can a jetty be right? Very, according to some sources who have made their way to this quiet spot. If you’re exploring the are you might catch a glimpse of an old white structure. Also known as The Cashin House, it’s now gated so you won’t be able to go exploring inside but just making your way around Lim Chu Kang Jetty you can feel the hairs stand on the back of your neck!
Spook Factor: Creepy house that no one has lived in? Check. Quiet jetty where no one can hear you scream? Double check.
5. St John Island
St John Island is known for a spot where couples take their wedding photos and a short getaway spot from the hustle and bustle of Singapore. On the beach with loads of other visitors around, this place is the perfect place to kickback and relax after a long week. But if you go exploring deep into St John Island the vibe is completely different. St John Island is full of history and urban legends, so if you stumble upon a chess board or a gated up old house remember to be extra careful!
Unfortunately a lot of other creepy places like Old Changi Hospital, Neo Tiew Estate and The ‘Coloured’ Houses have either been fenced up and wired with CCTV or they’ve been redeveloped so it’s best not to go exploring there (unless you want to experience getting arrested for trespassing)!
Those were our top 5 places to take pictures with a creepy and eerie vibes. So put on your trekking shoes, grab some adventurous/curious friends and head on down to these spots to get some really amazing Halloween themed pictures!
(feature image: Evolve Daily)