It the time of the year for holiday planning again! If you are currently booking your hotel for an upcoming trip within Asia, we advise you to go through our list of Probably 16 The Most Haunted Hotels In Asia before you send your credit card information over – you never know who is receiving the information on the other side. Jokes aside, we did not single out these hotels on our own. These are the information gathered through numerous websites and guest reviews on the world wide web. But of course if you are looking for a good scare or the boosting rights that you have ‘survived’ one of the most haunted hotels in Asia, go ahead my friend. God bless.
1. Raintr33 Hotel, Singapore
The hotel is situated right beside the former shabby and deserted Changi hospital building occupied by the Japanese Army during World War II. It was believed that the Japanese utilised this area to torment and persecute Prisoners of Wars. From then on, there were reports that there are strange noises, whispers and screams heard on the halls.
2. First World Hotel, Genting Highlands, Malaysia
Genting Highlands, the famed hill resort in Malaysia, is also known as one of the most haunted hotels in Malaysia. Numerous paranormal incidents have been reported at the hotel.Given that it is a casino resort, a lot of gambling-related suicides have happened over the years.
Some guests claimed that they can hear eerie sounds in the middle of the night as well as sightings of unsettled spirits. Locals even claim that some hotel rooms are never rented out even if the hotel is fully booked because occupants fall sick after their stay. There were also reports that the lift never stopped on the 21st floor. The lift would either skip the 21st floor or would not even reach the 21st floor.
3. Tambun Inn, Ipoh, Malaysia
Although Tambun Inn is one of the favourite hotels in Ipoh, Malaysia, creatures of the night allegedly wander around the hotel with tourists as well. Many accounts of events have been documented ghosts. Some of these accounts have mentioned the light in and out; spooky sounds, whispers and screams heard disturbing the inn. There was also a report of a ghost of an elderly woman was discovered near the pension.
4. Corus Paradise Hotel, Port Dickson, Malaysia
This hotel looks spooky and haunted right from the first look. On the hotel’s official website, you will see a total of four grand blocks; however, when you personally get there, there is only one block that’s completely functional. It is worthy to note that the other three blocks were actually deserted with no lights and peeling paints. What is more, many guests often complained about loathsome odor or smell and also some very weird water marks on the wall in some rooms.
5. Hotel Pelabuhan Ratu, Indonesia
It was believed that Nyai Loro Kidul, who is known as the Goddess of the South Seas, has enduringly kept room 308 for herself. Legend has it that Nyai Loro Kidul lures fishermen to her love nest at the bottom of the ocean. She whisks away anyone who dares to venture into the sea wearing green. Swimmers are warned not to wear green and not to swim in the ocean. If drowning occurs, the locals attributed the cause to this malevolent Goddess.
6. Sijori Resort, Batam, Indonesia
The hotel is huge and aged. Located on a hill, the hotel’s location is remote and far from anywhere else. Almost all their rooms are located on the steep hill. If you come back late, it is an eerie trek up to your room as there are not many lights guide your path. Guests say that the lamps sometimes flicker on and off for no apparent reason.
7. First Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
First Hotel Bangkok is situated near the popular MBK Shopping Mall. According to online resources and interviews, there were numerous ghostly sightings at this hotel. It was told that a big fire engulfed parts of the hotel in the 80’s. The body of a Singaporean singer by the name of Shi Ni was found charred beyond recognition in the hotel’s nightclub.
8. Asia Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
With one glance, you would probably deemed Asia Hotel to be another spooky hotel in Bangkok. The overall hotel is dimly lit and rooms are old and musty. A typical story involves guests waking up just in time to see ghostly figures sitting on the sofa staring at them, only to vanish into thin air.
9. Baiyoke Sky Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
The Baiyoke Sky Hotel is Bangkok’s tallest hotel at 88 storeys in the year 2011. Three billboard installers died when they fell from a suspended platform at the 69th floor of Baiyoke Tower II.
10. Grand Hyatt, Taipei, Taiwan
Ghost stories about the Grand Hyatt Taipei are rooted in the hotel’s dark history. Apparently the hotel was built on a World War II execution ground and cemetery. Hotel guests have professedly seen spirits roaming in the hallways while others have noticed the sound of weird noises from vacant rooms.
Paranormal activities and rumors regarding the hotel have so negatively affected the business that management decided to consult Feng Shui experts. Chinese calligraphy and scrolls have since been installed in strategic places within the hotel in the hopes of warding off restless spirits. Many visitors swears that they saw a ghost at the top floor, and refuses to ever stay there again.
11. Langham Place, Hong Kong
Located in a popular shopping area of Mong Kok, many guests of Langham Place claimed to hear creepy tapping noises in the room late at night. Even during the day, some guests have mentioned that they felt like they were being ‘watched’.
12. Akasaka Weekly Mansion, Tokyo, Japan
Noppera-b is a scary spirit who actually looks normal until a person approaches. When it turns to acknowledge you, it exposes a white face completely blank of features. One of the most haunted places in Tokyo is rumoured to be the Akasaka Weekly Mansion.
13. The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, India
The Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai known for the shocking 26/11 terrorist attack, is said to be haunted by the spirit of its own architect named W. A. Chambers who happened to be the hotel’s chief engineer. Chambers travelled to France shortly before the hotel’s completion. He later returned to India only to find out that it was built in the opposite direction. He was so heartbroken that he took his life. Hotel staff and guests claim that his ghost roams the old wing of the hotel obviously still lamenting his design gone bad.
14. The Savoy Hotel, Mussoorie, India
The Savoy, is a historic luxury hotel located in the hill station, Mussoorie, in Uttarakhand state of India, The Savoy Hotel, the inspiration of Agatha Christie’s novel was the Mysterious Affair at Styles. The hotel offers not only a luxury but a constant supply of pure terror. His former owner, Lady Ormsby , who died allegedly from poisoning, is said to be the haunting this opulent hotel. Scary creature of the night were see to dwell aimlessly the halls of this former hotel.
15. Diplomat Hotel, Baguio City, Philippines
The Diplomat Hotel on Dominican Hill, Baguio City, Philippines is famous for being haunted by headless apparitions amongst other things. There were some visitors of the hotel claiming to saw headless figures carrying a platter with their severed damaged head on it, walking along the corridors wailing for justices. This abandoned hotel was the heaven for the paranormal and ghost hunters. Thankfully, you can no longer book a room in this hotel.
16. Buma Inn, Beijing, China
The Chinese people take paranormal things seriously. Anyone would be, if the tale includes scary paranormal creatures of the night, the Berserker. Buma Inn in Beijing is haunted by an angry ghost which seeks revenge. It was said that a guest died because the chef poisoned his food. The chef subsequently stabbed himself. But the terror was far from over. Till today, the restless spirit of murdered still walks the halls of the hotel in search of the chef, who poisoned him.
That’s our list of Probably The Most Haunted 16 Hotels In Asia, do let us know your personal experience if you have stayed in anyone of them before.