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The best supernatural trails in Singapore

Want to know more about spooky areas in Singapore? Hop on a trail and get to know the stories

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It's one thing to have haunted spots in Singapore, and it's another thing to want to explore and learn more about the stories and histories behind the places. Lucky for the curious cats out there, it's easy to jump on a trail or tour of some these places. Best to have a camera on you for in case you capture anything on film... 

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Bukit Brown Cemetery

If exploring tombs is your kind of thing, get on a Bukit Brown walking tour by All Things Bukit Brown is a loose group of volunteers, promoting the heritage, habitat and history of Bukit Brown Cemetery.

Spooky stories Of course a cemetery more than 90 years old would have some tales to tell. There are many stories about pontianaks haunting the place and sightings of wandering spirits, perhaps of those who are buried there so if you're up to meet some spooky characters... 

old changi hospital
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Changi Beach

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Although it's known for being a sleepy town in the corner of Singapore, Changi has a rich history that goes way back to the days of World War II. Hop on an informative tour with the award-winning group, Journeys

Spooky stories Where do we begin? Changi's home to Singapore's most haunted place – Old Changi Hospital. The place might be a hotel now but it had been abandoned for a long time and known to be haunted those who died there when it was a wartime hospital. Just down the road is Changi Beach where the Sook Ching massacre happened. 

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Haw Par Villa

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Opened in 1937, this weird and wonderful park was named after its owners, Aw Boon Haw and Aw Boon Par, the brothers who made their fortune from the acclaimed cure-all ointment Tiger Balm (it’s also known as Tiger Balm Gardens). The park also holds Twilight Tours every Friday night to amp up the scare factor. 

Spooky stories While not exactly paranormal, the highlight is the Ten Courts of Hell (responsible for childhood nightmares for generations of Singaporeans) where small-scale tableaux show human sinners being punished in a variety of hideous and bloodthirsty ways – in extremely gory and graphic detail. It’s a safe bet that you will never see anything like it anywhere else.

Fort Canning Park
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Fort Canning Park

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Explore the many nooks and crannies of Fort Canning Park and its many colonial-era relics, learn more about the paramount roles it played in the defence of the island and even before the British arrived, when it served as the residence of Malay royalty with guided tours by Battlebox

Spooky stories Many have said that they felt like they were being 'watched' in the park and there's also the huge creepy tree in Fort Canning Green that exudes spooky vibes, especially if you're hanging out in the park around dusk. 

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Bedok Reservoir
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Bedok Reservoir

 

Popular with joggers and water sports enthusiasts, Bedok Reservoir is an 88-hectare park in the east. The reservoir is a converted sand quarry but it also hold some dark secrets. While there are no official tours, you can explore the public park easily on your own. 

Spooky stories With so many mysterious deaths surrounding this body of water, there will be strange stories. One of the more chilling ones is the drowning of a mother and young child – and they were dressed in red. Best to keep the jogging in the morning.

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