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Gonjiam Psychiatric Hospital, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Gonjiam Psychiatric Hospital, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea Image: 123rf This abandoned psychiatric hospital is famed to be one of the most haunted places in the land of Kimchi and K-pop. It was a fully functioning asylum until 1995 when patients started dying mysteriously and the government eventually ordered the facility to shut down. Investigations were made but there were no actual …

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Penang War Museum, Malaysia

Penang War Museum, Malaysia Image: Heritage Malta The war museum, dubbed Bukit Hantu or Ghost Hill, has a dark and cruel past. The British built this fort to defend the Japanese back in the 1930s. During World War II, Japanese forces have been said to hold public beheadings at this site and terrorised locals. The spirit of one particular Japanese …

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Lawang Sewu, Indonesia

Lawang Sewu, Indonesia Image: Tantular Lawang Sewu is a historic building tied to colonialism in Indonesia. At the end of World War II, the Indonesia army fought Japanese troops right in front of the building. There are also stories of people being tortured within the walls of the premises. Without a doubt, its gruesome history brought about tales of hauntings …

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Clark Hospital, Philippines

Clark Hospital, Philippines Image: Panoramio Clark Hospital was previously a US Army hospital based in the Philippines with a tragic history. During World War II, many people died a brutal death at this place. This hospital also served as an asylum for injured and dying American soldiers at the peak of World War II and the Vietnam War. It is …

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Bhangarh Fort, Rajasthan, India

Bhangarh Fort, Rajasthan, India Image: Famous Places This 17th century fort is nicknamed India’s most haunted location. One of the legends speaks of a forsaken black magic tantric who cursed the people residing within the fort to death and for the fort to be inhabitable. After the curse, enemies invaded the fort and killed everyone within it. Located on the …

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First World Hotel, Genting Highlands

Image: Agoda If you’ve been to Malaysia’s coolest spot, Genting Highlands, for its theme park or (cough) casino, or just to pretend that you’re in a winter country for a while, it’s likely that you would have spent a night or two at First World Hotel. However, many of us know that behind the colourful façade of this hotel lies …

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St. John's Island

Most of us know St John’s Island as the place for a relaxing getaway. Just South East of Sentosa, the island is a big hit with would-be fishermen and nature lovers, with white sandy beaches, clear waters, and vibrant plant life. It has bungalows and a holiday camp for stressed-out city-dwellers. Read more about St John’s Island in our Southern …

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Kopi Hill AKA Bukit Brown Cemetery

Avoid the forests. The ever-present pontianaks have also been sighted amongst the branches. This time, they’ve got some flamboyant company – visitors sometimes spot an old lady in a red cheongsam, fanning herself while sitting atop a tombstone. The Legend: George Henry Brown, who arrived in Singapore by ship in the 19th century, owned this plot of land and used …

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Nee Soon Rubber Estate

Nee Soon Rubber Estate b2ap3_thumbnail_pontianak-alert-lolol.jpg Source Think you’re safe from pontianaks? Think again – these bloody banshees live in rubber trees as well. The Legend: In Singapore’s early days, Sembawang was home to the Nee Soon Rubber estate. That’s right, an entire estate of rubber trees, also known as pontianak magnets. Even though the plantations have since been cleared to …

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Old Tanglin Camp

The Tanglin Barracks were home to military troops in Singapore but was captured by the Japanese during WWII and said to have housed Australian POWs. The camp had blocks including a hospital, psychiatric branch, and a “Dead House” where bodies of deceased soldiers were kept before being dispatched for burial. The Legend: Naturally, with such an interesting background, there are …

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