Whether if it’s the hustle and bustle of the city or just the casual stroll along the suburban life, we all just want to go through life in the happiest and self-satisfaction way possible. I think we could all agree that it’s never fun going experiences and life lessons alone. It’s always much nicer to share the laughter with someone at some points in our lives.
Now, imagine this, one day you wake up and realize you’re in the scene of the movie “28 Days Later”, where you’re awaked to an abandoned building but lurking around are zombies waiting to eat you. How are you going to handle that? Of course, we have not been strike upon a crowd of zombie apocalypse (THANK GOD!). Let’s talk reality, sooner or later, we have to face to fact that the world is going to end. If you are the only survivor of that ‘apocalypse’, what would you do? There are a number of abandoned buildings or state that have been ostracized by the community. Let’s have a look.
1.Highland Towers, Bukit Antarabangsa
This infamous Highland Towers was home to many families and happy resident until an unfortunate apartment building experienced a horrible tragedy back in 1993 when one of the residential blocks collapsed due to a landslide killing a whopping 48 people within. Ever since then, there have been numerous people who have experienced sounds of crying, wailing, and screaming being heard in the compound. Now, this place is rundown and but stands still inhabited by drug addicts and criminals. This rundown building is said to be one of the most haunted places in Malaysia.
2. The Kowloon Walled City
It’s located just outside Hong Kong, China during British rule. Neither Britain nor China wanted responsibility for it, so it became its own lawless city. Soon, this place became a place for brothels, casinos, opium dens, cocaine parlours, food courts serving dog meat and secret factories ran unmolested by authorities. In the end, this place was left abandoned in 1993, after a mutual agreement was made by British and Chinese authorities after they grew tired of the unsanitary and over-populated place.
3. Wittenoom, Australia
This place was once home to 20,000 people in its mining heyday. However, one day the asbestos mining town effectively shut down after the health risks of asbestos became clear in the 60’s, and 1,000 residents died from it. It forced the resident to leave the place except for the 8 people who still live there today. Speak about keeping your circle small!
4. Wonderland Amusement Park, Beijing, China
This halfway built site in Chenzhuang Village about 20 miles outside of Beijing, was once set to be the biggest amusement park in Asia but somehow due to financial constraints, it was never completed and left completely abandoned. The land has since been put to good use by local farmers who have used it for cultivating.
5. Christ of the Abyss, San Fruttuoso, Italy
You are probably familiar with the famous Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio De Janerio where millions of visitors come here to pray, take pictures and also to pay their respect. However, there’s a statue of Christ located more than 15 meters deep under the sea in Italy. The statue was created by sculptor Guido Galletti, and its arms are raised upwards as a sign of invocation. It has recently been restored to preserve it from corrosion and is a tourist destination for scuba divers around the world.
6. Alcatraz Island, San Fransisco
Home to one of the most notorious gangsters that was prisoned here including Al “Scarface” Capone and murderer Robert “Birdman of Alcatraz” Stroud. This federal prison on the Alcatraz Island or nicknamed “The Rock” because of prisoners who were unable to escape even though there were few attempts was made. Today, this historic place is a site for a popular tourist destination.
7. Hashima Island, Japan
Truly one of the most effective place to mine coal with over 5000 miners once living on the small island. However, after petrol started replacing coal, this island was left to be abandoned. This place is known as Battleship Island or Gunkanjima as it’s history as a site of slave labour. The island attracted global attention due to its unusual location and it’s appearance as the lair of James Bond’s nemesis Raoul Silva played by Javier Bardem in the 2012 film Skyfall.
8. Chateau Miranda, Celles, Belgium
Just sitting and looking at the entrance of this place, gives you an eerie and spooky feeling. Abandoned in 1991, the place is now fit only for wayward teenagers, ghost hunters, and aspiring Satanists. During and after the World War II, Miranda Castle was used as an orphanage and remains in a state of decay.
9. Willard Asylum, Willard, New York
When it’s an abandoned asylum, you know this place is extra creepy with its background in check. More than half of the 50,000 patients that came to the Willard Asylum died within its walls. When the patients died, they were buried in nameless graves and were labelled by their numbers. After famous talk show host in the 70’s expose the deplorable conditions at the asylum, many large institutions declined it sharply. Go visit this place if you dare and be sure to bring a friend with you!
10. Villa Nabila, Johor
The story behind this abandoned house is that a jealous maid took the lives of a wealthy family that once lived there in order to inherit their heirloom. The bodies were buried somewhere in the compound but were never found. The villa is so popular that it inspired a movie to be made. If you’re a curious cat and want to visit this place for yourself, a lady dressed in white might just be there to accompany you. Just saying.
11. Old Changi Hospital, Singapore
Perhaps one of the most famous haunted spots in Singapore, this hospital has been around since 1935. During the World War 2, this was used as a prison camp during the Japanese occupation where a number of tragedies has happened. There were rumours that this place was turned into a hotel but it’s not true. Due to its presence of being a famous haunted location, this place has been inaccessible to the public for some time now. Some trespassers have even said if you were to listen closely, you could hear children crying and screams.
If silence is what you love, then be sure to catch the newest movie called a Quiet Place. Starring on and off screen favourite Hollywood’s married couple, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt who lives in the Twilight Zone with their two kids. In this modern horror thriller, a family must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creature will haunt them if they make any sound. Rotten Tomato rates this movie a solid 8.4 over 10. In theatres near you on April 5th,2018! Be spooked out 🙂