6 Hotels In Asia That Are Really Haunted
Full disclosure: It gave us chills putting together this story. But hey, when it comes to the scary and supernatural, Asia has it pretty down pat. Just look at the horror movies we’ve got going on (or not).
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These hotels have really built a reputation for themselves for scaring the sh*t out of poor unsuspecting guests. Whether you decide to test your bravery inside one of their rooms, or just don’t believe in ghosts, here are the most haunted hotels in Asia you may or may not want to check out on your next holiday.
Additional reporting: Cheryl Lim
Feature image: Ramiltibayan
First World Hotel, Genting Highlands, Malaysia
Located conveniently right beside the casino, First World Hotel has a bad reputation for being a great place to commit suicide after a bad bet leaves you high and dry. Guests have reported sightings of apparitions lurking in the corridors, while others have claimed to have been disturbed at night by wails and cries for help.
First Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
Strategically situated near the popular MBK Shopping Mall, a fire broke out in First Hotel Bangkok in 1988, during which 13 perished and 36 were injured. About 400 people were in the nine-story hotel when the fire broke out before dawn. Ever since the incident, there were numerous ghostly sightings at the hotel. It was said that the body of a Singaporean singer, Shi Ni, was found charred beyond recognition in their nightclub.
Corus Paradise Hotel, Port Dickson, Malaysia
On their website, you’ll see four blocks available but apparently, but actually, only one is functional. Previous hotel guests have declared that the other blocks were abandoned and derelict with no lights and worn-out paint. They’ve also complained about apungent odour and weird water marks on the walls. Guess it’s not so much of a paradise anymore.
Raintr33 Hotel, Singapore
Raintr33 Hotel is located at the old commando barracks near the deserted Changi Hospital that was occupied by the Japanese army during World War II. It was believed that they had utilised the area to torment and persecute POWs. Eerie noises, whispers and screams were also often heard in the hallways.
Asia Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
Asia Hotel in Bangkok is known as one of the most haunted hotels in Thailand. Many guests have reported encountering ghostly apparitions during their stay in the dimly lit and musty hotel – some included being touched while sleeping and hearing strange noises from the rooms.
Diplomat Hotel, Baguio City, Philippines
The former Diplomat Hotel sits on a hill with a panoramic view overlooking Baguio City. With its history dating back to 1911, it was first when it was constructed as a rest house and a seminary, Diplomat Hotel is considered as one of the most haunted places in the Philippines. During the World War II, nuns and priests were beheaded there, thus the reports of seeing headless ghostly figures at night. In 2013, it was declared as a historical site and can be rented for weddings and other events…if you dare.
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