This is an entry dated last year, and posted only now, as there was a whole barrage of pictures that we had taken and things we had found durinf this day time expedition. Enjoy!
Expedition 7 (Part II) -26th September 2009.
This expedition takes us on a day time journey into 4 different places: Old Punggol, Still Road Abandoned House, Old Changi Hospital and a follow up of the Yan Kit Abandoned Swimming Complex. It is amazing how day time allows us to take on and see different things that we might not have come across at night. And it is equally spooky how things we see in day time can be too! The following images tracks our Expedition 7 investigation. This is the story of our investigation:
Old Punggol Road
Our first stop takes us to the North East, often forgotten deserted part of Singapore: Old Punggol Road. At Old Punggol, you can still find alot of untapped forests, trees and jungles amidst the new HDB blocks of flats and semi-completed upcoming HDB blocks..Punggol is also one of Singapore's oldest known neighbourhoods in historical records, it is known to have existed as long as 200 years ago, even before Sir Stamford Raffles arrived in Singapore. Back then, it was occupied by fishermen who caught fish for their livelihood and built their villages near the sea. Today, the government is seemingly bringing the glory of Punggol back. With the soon to be completed Coney Island and Punggol waterway replicating the gondola from Venice, Punggol is certainly the new up and coming exciting feature of Singapore living.
But don't be fooled by all the nice future plans, for Punggol is a part of Singapore where a darker and horrible past lies, still vivid to many senior citizens. A stone's throw away from the more 'popular' Matilda's House that shares an equally intriguing story, Punggol Point and Beach is one of the infamous sites of the Sook Chin Massacre during the Japanese Occupation.
According to historical records, some 300-400 Chinese were shot at Punngol Point by the infamous Kempei shooting squad. These Chinese were a group of 1000 men who were detained by the Japs during a door to door search of anti-Japanese citizens in the Upper Serangoon area. Today, stories of spooks at Punggol Beach are varied. Ocassionally you can also still spot joss sticks and offering to the restless spirits killed during WWII. There are also reports of strange urns being found at Punggol, as well as an old abandoned house on the stretch of road before Punggol Beach. While Punggol Beach is a place visited by many and explored by alot of paranormal groups, SGhostClub decides to do a day time investigation to see if we are able to find the abandoned house instead.
Driving along the stretch of long road leading to Punggol Beach, we tried to look out for the abandoned house. We had last seen this house almost 5 years ago when we passed by there enroute to the Punggol Campsite, where we are having a camp for a group of our students from Yuan Ching Sec. Today, Agent MaxX, a former Yuan Ching student who have since graduated and now in RP, recalls how the bus passed by that abandoned house and how Mr T exclaimed to the class this house and drew the intrigue of Agent MaxX. And taa daa, today, we have formed our own paranormal group and conduct our own investigations. We stopped, alighted and walked around until I noticed something wierd in the ground. 'Wait!! What's that??!' I pointed.We were stunned. Its a body, a decomposing carass of something. What is it? For a moment, I thought it was the skin of a snake, but on closer inspection, I noticed legs and feets. It was a decomposing monitor lizard! From the length of the lizard, it must be a full grown adult lizard, its length was almost half a metre long! It seems to have died rather violently as we are not able to find its head. Perhaps the ghost of this lizard is now haunting this stretch of road.
Other than this unusual find, we were not able to find the abandoned house. Construction was seen deeper into the forested area, it seems that there is some development happening, and hence the lost of the abandoned house as well. Nothing here! Disappointed, we decided to explore another East side famous haunt.
Still Road Abandoned House
Our next day tour takes us to Marine Parade, where exists an abandoned house that no body seems to know who owns it or what lies in the history of the place. The Still Road abandoned house lies in full view of everyone, near to the busy Parkway Parade, just a stone's throw away. It is certainly no secret. But what past lies in this house, and who does it belong to?
After some tough thorough research, SGhostClub managed to dig out some information regarding this abandoned house. Our find revealed that this house, located at 25 and 26 Still Road, is actually a hotel and not a house! And what a rich history it had. Formerly known as the Grand Hotel, it was build in 1917 by Moona Kader Sultan, a wealthy Indian cattle merchant. It was apparently a grand hotel (well, so apt according to the name) spanning 4 huge complexes, but it was later split up due to the construction of Still Road. Today, only a part of the old complex remains. Remnants of the other complexes are long gone, and the sad state of the current building is all it stands of the Grand Hotel, not so grand already.
Agent MaxX walking back to our car and donning SGhostClub's new dri-fit polo T shirt! It looks pretty nice and smart on him indeed!
Old Changi Hospital Daytime
The glitter of vandalism and spray paints makes Old Changi Hospital distasteful. While some of the vandalism is purely an act of mischief, there are the more sinister ones that points to some cult or Satan worship in the forms of words or diagrams. Whether they are purely in a joking manner, somehow, you never know what you potentially create by spraying those Satanic shapes. This all adds to the intriguing and potentially dangerous aspect of any exploration!
Our first find at the entrance of OCH and where the security guard table stood: Chinese Hell papers. Most of the parts are burnt but some remain, on the old dusty road that greeted us. Its almost saying Welcome to Hell.
Indeed the entrance area does look like it is the entrance to HELL, made more real by the many vandalism pictures of skulls and words that say HELL is HERE.
More pictures of scary looking monsters and Hellish creatures continue to greet us as we stepped into the front porch of OCH. The colourful shades and variety of names of people who are here are everywhere to see.
We decided to walk to the side of the hospital today instead, because the main entrance is a place that we had often walk many times in the past, so we decided to do a different route. At the side of the hospital, it is like a replica of the hospital look from the front, except for one shed that is located to the right of the side hospital. We decided to walk towards that shed...
Walking closer to the shed, we noticed how trees seem to be growing from the road, it is as if the road was overtaken by the foilage and there was nothing it could do. The tree was pretty strange. It was not very tall at all, and yet it stood solidarity there, almost quietly and trying not to make its presence felt.
Walking nearer to the shed, we were greeted by our second find. What seemed like an aluminium tray that is filled with some kind of brownish half burnt solid. We were not too sure what they were, but it certainly looks recent, out of place and certainly deliberately placed there for some sort of purpose. Our initial instincts were that it could be some kind of ritual being performed. But no signs of joss sticks or hell money though...
A closer look of what lies beside the aluminium tray reveals something bizarre. We found many packets of whatever we found half burnt in the tray. It looks like it was packets of kopi powder, but they certainly didn smell like kopi. It also raised suspicion whether these were packets of drugs and whether there was a major drug party here. Stories of drug users using such premises for their drug use is definitely well heard of, but never have I encountered the possibility of finding drugs all over the floor. We were unable to ascertain what the contents we found were, but it certainly raised eyebrows.
Is there a reason why this place needs to be blessed? Well, it could just be a symbol of peace, since whoever that places the flags here obviously knows there is alot of restless spirits, and with all the Satanic diagrams and negative energy here, this gesture is like trying to balance things out and provide some positive energy. Very thoughtful indeed!
According to another soruce, the "coloured flags were also used to help appease the local gods and spirits of the mountains, valleys, lakes and streams. These elemental beings, when provoked were thought to cause natural disasters and disease. Balancing the outer elements and propitiating the elemental spirits with rituals and offerings was the Bonpo way of pacifying nature and invoking the blessings of the gods." Perhaps some spirits were provoked and this flags (that looked quite new actually) were placed to appease the angry spirits.
From the side view, the place is really in a state of sorry dispair. Each ceiling seem like it is collapsing and there is real danger, not the paranormal kind, but the physical kind, for us as we stepped around.
Looks like it was some sort of manual for some communication stuff. Printed 1981. Looks like it could have been a book left here for some while, as in this age of communication and telecom, people will not be reading this as it would have been seriously obselete. So it could really be a sign that this is left here for some while already...