Author: Alex Tan
Thrill-seeking travelers would find no shortage of haunted places to visit around Asia. After all, a whole sub-genre of movies called Asian Horror wouldn’t be so popular if cultures across the continent didn’t have their own ghostly legends.
Here are nine places in Asia that are said to be haunted.
Old Changi Hospital – once a military hospital in Singapore before being closed down some years ago, this hospital is the most haunted spot in Asia’s most ghost-ridden city. The morgue is a particular hot spot for ghost sightings of the headless and feetless kind. Recently, plans have been drawn out to convert the area into a spa resort. Will it still maintain its most haunted status by then?
Lipe Island, Thailand - located in the Andaman Sea, Lipe is inhabited by the Chao-Le, an ethnic group that are nicknamed the “Gypsies of the Sea.” The Chao-Le still cling to animist beliefs, and say their island is full of rowdy spirits which they call ha-too. Tourists also claim feeling the presence of invisible forces during their visit there. Residents are said to be able to appease these spirits with offerings of cupcakes and cold strawberry softdrinks.
Tao Dan Public Park - in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, this park is said to be haunted by the ghost of a young man who is looking for his lover. Years ago, a couple was attacked in the area, with a man killed while his girlfriend repeatedly raped.
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