A three-room flat on the seventh storey of this block is the site of one of the most horrific murders in Singapore’s history.
In 1981, medium Adrian Lim, 39, conducted rituals involving blood, drugs and sex in this flat, killing a nine-year-old girl and 10-year-old boy with the help of his wife and his mistress. The trio were said to have also drunk the blood of their victims.
News reports say the girl was drugged, sexually assaulted, strangled and her body dumped in a large bag at the foot of a block. The boy was reportedly drowned and his body was found near a hedge.
A trail of blood led to Lim’s flat, which contained crucifixes, blood- stained Hindu and Taoist idols, and a book on witchcraft. Another report said there were also pills and hypodermic syringes, and a newspaper article on human sacrifice.
The trio were found guilty of the murders and hanged on Nov 25, 1988.
In 1987, a Catholic family bought the flat for $28,600 and moved in. They were aware of its dark history, but considered it lucky as they struck 4-D the month they moved in.
One of the family members, Mr Desmond Tan, said in an interview in 1993: “My mum said this house was lucky. Basically, we don’t believe in ghosts or things like that.”
Property records show the unit changed hands again in 2005. When this reporter visited, no one came to the door.
Mr James Ng, 67, who lives next door, says the current owner had rented the unit out to foreigners in recent years, but it is now vacant.
The retired shipping clerk, who was living there at the time of the murders, says: “Even though we share a wall with the unit, we are not affected by what happened there. What is over is over. Life goes on.”