Believe in ghosts? Then you might want to hear about the most haunted places in Singapore from local ghost hunter Noel Boyd. Plus, he’s got a story or two about about the scary things that have taken place in those locations. Scroll the gallery to learn more, and check out the video at the bottom for part 2 of our Hungry Ghost Festival Special.
1. Bukit Batok Nature Reserve
“Many people feel uneasy at this park even in the daytime. When I brought my team there to film, my cameraman was reduced to tears because of how uncomfortable he felt. I truly felt like we were being watched from a close distance. It was unnerving even for a seasoned ghost hunter like myself.”
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2. Istana Woodneuk
“This place was rumoured to be used by occultists. During one of my visits, I suddenly felt an overwhelming sense of anger. I smashed an expensive camera to the ground even though I couldn’t remember after what made me so angry.
My team and I also recorded strange music, voices and rattling chains. I also came across burnt books and there were pentagrams drawn on the walls and floors. There was negative energy all over. With the nightmares I’ve gotten after visiting this place, I’ve no intentions of ever going back again.”
3. Labrador Nature Reserve
“I find that there are many ghost soldiers here. There are also a number of tunnels that were used during the war and I once captured a shadow moving along the wall of a tunnel with an infrared camera. I even managed to capture a face that appeared in between frames.”
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4. Kampong Wak Hassan
“Among ghosthunters, this place is notorious for evil spirits as it’s rumoured to be a ‘dumping ground’ for shamans and mediums. They apparently release the spirits here because it’s secluded and near the sea. Also, I hear that pontianaks have been spotted in the vicinity. There was never a dull moment during my visits.”
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5. Pulau Ubin
“To me, this is the most haunted place in Singapore. Once, I was filming in a secluded area, and just as we were about to roll the camera, I heard a woman singing. It was the most beautiful voice I had ever heard. I asked my crew if they could hear her and though they could, they found the singing horrible.
When we asked the locals where the singing could have come from, they told us they heard it coming from that location, but there were no residents living there so it couldn’t have been a living person. Right after that incident, I’d have recurring dreams and would wake up at 3.01am every night. I’d also suffer from a high fever that’d last an hour each time.”
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6. Pasir Ris Park
“To get to the birdwatching tower there you have to walk through a swamp that’s engulfed in darkness. Once, my cameraman and I both heard eerie laughter. The first was a male’s, and the second, a female’s. We were both extremely freaked out! Both were recorded on camera.”
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7. Fort Canning Park
“This is another park that’s known among ghosthunters for ghost soldiers. I’ve seen people convince the entities around to turn their flashlights on and off on instruction. It was a sight to behold! I took photos here and found that many of them had abnormal streaks of light.”
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