Halloween season is about to end and there’s still time to get your spook out.
Who wouldn’t love a good horror story especially when they are based on true events? Ghost sightings, eerie feels, creepy backstory, haunted house. Some of you might wonder what’s the most haunted place in Malaysia is. Though the answer can vary every time.
Here we list out 5 of the most haunted places in Malaysia based on what most answers.
1. Highland Tower
This failed foothill development is famous for the collapse of one of the buildings. The disaster in 1993 lost a total of 48 lives. Ever since, little by little the residents moved out resulting in an abandoned building. Leaving nothing but slowly being eaten by Mother Earth.
The notorious structure has been a hotspot for supernatural hunters. Most of them also happened to experience eerie situations during their exploration. A guy who went on a ghost hunting expedition with his friends was lurking alone further from his group. He suddenly bumped into a ‘security guard’ who warned him to think twice. So he went to tell his friend about the encounter which surprised them as there was no ‘security guard’. After that, he had a bad fever which lasted for a week. Could this be the ghost of one of the victims? We would never know.
Plans have been made to demolish the structure but oddly, it has never come to fruition.
2. Caledonia House (99-Door Mansion)
Located on Byram Estate in Penang, this almost two centuries mansion is known to have 99 doors. This is due to an odd arrangement of having five to six doors fitted in each room. The story goes that this haunted house was owned by a wealthy notable British family, Ramsden, in the 1840s. Ramsden was known for managing estates that went through the change of sugar cane to rubber to palm oil. Used to be an administrative office, this mansion consists of 10 rooms, a balcony, a dance hall, a living room and a kitchen.
In June 1948, the grandson of the family John Saint Maur Ramsden was shot twice in the back of the head as he walked up the mansion staircase. Later on, the whole family was slain during the Japanese invasion of Malaya. No one knew who the murderer was and rumor has it that the house servants did not seem to care about the death.
If you step foot inside this territory, it will definitely remind you of all the reasons why this top the most haunted place in Malaysia.
3. Villa Nabila
This famous landmark in Johor is one of the most famous haunted places in Malaysia. There is no doubt why this has become the top list of the topic. This place in Johor Bahru was named after the daughter of the family that lived there, Nabila. No one even knew the origin of the mystery that took place in the house.
Some speculated that the father killed his entire family over a financial issue. Some even said that a group of robbers killed them in their sleep. Nevertheless, the real story was, this place is creepy enough that it even got mentioned in Expedia.
In 2013, a young boy got lost in this haunted house among his group of friends. They happened to go on a ghost hunting expedition on that night. Fortunately, he was found at 2 am a few days later.
The famous first theme park in Malaysia was Mimaland which operated from 1975. Situated in Gombak, this landmark was themed after the Mesozoic era which is also known as the dinosaur period. Additionally, Mimaland also had a lake for boating and fishing activities, a ‘giant maze’, as well as a cross-forest area.
However, things were not going well for this children haven. Starting with the death of a 27 years old Singaporean tourist in 1997. This shocked the nation and resulted in a temporary closure of the park. After improvement was done to the giant slide, Mimaland was reopened. Unfortunately, a minor landslide caused damage to the walls of the same pool in May 1994. This incident caused muddy water to seep into the pool, causing the area to be close to the public. The abandoned environment alone is enough to make it a haunted place in Malaysia.
5. Amber Court
Genting Highlands is one of the places in Malaysia that locals love to visit. Aside from the fresh uphill air and a theme park, it is also the Las Vegas of Malaysia for the casino. However, there is also a famous building for being the top haunted place in Malaysia. Amber Court, which is located further away from the main buildings like the First World Hotel.
Amber Court is an old apartment complex hidden within the Malaysian mountainside. Despite the creepy stories lurking around, it is still in operation. Mainly used as housing for staff who keep the casinos running. There are also a number of houses that are for sale or rent. As low as RM1000, you can get a ‘nice’ three-bedroom complex.
Throughout the years many have reported having paranormal encounters. One of the most popular stories is seeing the apparition of a ghostly woman walking before vanishing into nothingness.
Security guards at the haunted house have also seen and felt unnatural sensations around the building, especially in its lower levels and underground car park. This is likely the reason why security dislikes having to monitor these particular areas of Amber Court.
So, how was it? Do you think you have the guts to explore these haunted places in Malaysia? We warned you.