At the end of Tanglin Hill lies an abandoned Brunei Hostel, untouched and uninhabited for more than 25 years. Although dilapidated and in a state of ruin, the unguarded old Brunei Hostel draws in many looking for spooky late-night adventures – or rather, encounters.
Scores of photographers, graffiti artists and explorers have had their go touring this compound. Even the Singapore Paranormal Investigators arrange tours around the building after dark!
In the early 1950s, Brunei was a very poor nation. They had a shortage of teachers and many students were sent overseas in an effort to educate the young. Singapore was one of those destinations. In 1958, this four-storey hostel was erected to house the Brunei students until 1983, when the foreign study programme ended.
Explorers of the old Brunei Hostel have reported strange encounters, weird feelings and experiences in scattered forms, but nothing close to anything violent or sinister. It’s probably an abandoned place more steeped in history and memories than any paranormal activity.