Published On: November 16, 2020- Last Updated: January 29, 2024- 4 min read-

Abandoned places in Singapore

Beyond the hustle and bustle of city life in Singapore, there is a twilight zone of ghost towns, decaying mansions, and wartime relics.

Before they were left to nature’s devices, these forgotten places were buzzing with life. Here are 7 abandoned places in Singapore that you may have never heard of.

Bukit Timah Railway Station

Bukit Timah Railway Station was owned by the Malaysian government from its opening in 1903 until its turnover to the Singapore government in 2011. Ever since September 2011, the railway station has been opened to the public.

The station has been preserved the way it was, and it did not undergo any further development.

Get to the station either by the nearest MRT station: Bukit Batok with another 30 minutes bus ride or take a bus to the McDonald in King Albert Park.

Abandoned places in Singapore

Old Changi Hospital

The Old Changi Hospital is no stranger to any Singaporean, whether young or old. Growing up, we have all heard of the stories about the encounters with the supernatural in the hospital.

Today, the abandoned building still stands, and occasional ghost tours are being held there.

The hospital first opened its door in 1935 before it was left in the hands of the Japanese military police, where they used to hold more than 50,000 Allied prisoners-of-war and as a torture chamber during the Japanese Occupation.

Bukit Timah Railway Station

Istana Woodneuk

The Istana Woodneuk is known as the most expensive haunted mansion in Singapore.

Enter at your own risk, because you either get into trouble with the law for trespassing or you might have a not-so-friendly encounter with the supernatural.

The location of the house is not charted on the Singapore map, which makes it out of bounds and spookier.

Bukit Timah Railway Station

Chee Guan Chiang House

This art deco house was first constructed by the famous local architect Ho Kwong Yew back in 1938.

As its name suggests, the project was commissioned by Chee Guan Chiang, the son of Malacca-based banking tycoon Chee Swee Cheng.

However, the house wasn’t occupied for long. Due to a legal battle, the house was left empty after the 1970s after serving tourists and foreign borders as an accommodation.

Abandoned places in Singapore

Cashin House

Cashin House, or simply known as The Pier, was built in 1906 by an Irish merchant, Henry Cashin.

The Cashin family was also known for the Matilda House which is one of the oldest houses in Singapore. During the war, the Cashin House fell into the hands of the Japanese Imperial Army.

After the war, the Cashin House was reclaimed by the Cashin family and turned into a weekend resort.

Since the passing of Howard Cashin in 2009, the Cashin House has since been left abandoned at its original location.

Abandoned places in Singapore

Marsiling WWII Tunnel & Naval Base

This military underground tunnel was built by the British as a storage facility to supply oil for the British Royal Air Force.

After Singapore gained independence in 1965, the area was left abandoned ever since.

If you want to explore the underground tunnel, be prepared for a lot of bashing in order to navigate in the jungle.

Abandoned places in Singapore

Keppel Hill Reservoir

This is a hidden gem in Mount Faber Forest back in 1905 when it was used as a private reservoir before transforming into a swimming hole in the 1940s.

Keppel Hill Reservoir was so hidden that it was left out in the Singapore maps and only recently rediscovered in 2014.

If you are keen on checking it out, start your trek on Keppel Hill Road before slipping into a path that would require you to bash through some super tall ferns and wild grass.

If you decide to be adventurous and explore any of the above-listed abandoned places in Singapore, do be cautious as some of them are out of bounds to the public and you might get into trouble with the law if you are not careful.

Abandoned places in Singapore

There you have it, Singapore abandoned places.

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