First World Hotel, Genting Highlands, Malaysia
Located conveniently right beside the casino, First World Hotel has a bad reputation for being a great place to commit suicide after a bad bet leaves you high and dry.
Guests have reported sightings of apparitions lurking in the corridors, while others have claimed to have been disturbed at night by wails and cries for help.
First Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
Strategically situated near the popular MBK Shopping Mall, a fire broke out in First Hotel Bangkok in 1988, during which 13 perished and 36 were injured.
About 400 people were in the nine-storey hotel when the fire broke out before dawn. Ever since the incident, there were numerous ghostly sightings at the hotel. It was said that the body of Singaporean singer, Shi Ni, was found charred beyond recognition in their night club.
Corus Paradise Hotel, Port Dickson, Malaysia
On their website, you’ll see four blocks available but apparently, only one is functional. Previous hotel guests have declared that the other blocks were abandoned and derelict with no lights and worn-out paint.
They’ve also complained about a pungent odour and weird water marks on the walls. Guess it’s not so much of a paradise anymore.
Raintr33 Hotel, Singapore
Raintr33 Hotel is located at the old commando barracks near the deserted Changi Hospital that was occupied by the Japanese army during World War ll.
It was believed that they had utilized the area to torment and persecute POWs.
Eeerie noises, whispers and screams were also often heard in the hallways.
Asia Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
Asia Hotel in Bangkok is known as one of the most haunted hotels in Thailand. Many guests have reported encountering ghostly apparitions during their stay in the dimly lit and musty hotel — some included being touched while sleeping and hearing strange noises from the rooms.
Diplomat Hotel, Baguio City, Philippines
The former Diplomat Hotel sits on a hill with a panoramic view overlooking Baguio City. With its history dating back to the 1911, it was first when it was constructed as a rest house and a seminary, Diplomat Hotel is considered as one of the most haunted places in the Philippines.
During the World War ll, nuns and priests were beheaded there, thus the reports of seeing headless ghostly figures at night.
In 2013, it was declared a historical site and can be rented for weddings and other events… if you dare.
Hotel MyStays Akasaka, Tokyo, Japan
Japan is known for their horror movies and guests of Hotel MyStays Akasaka might understand where local film-makers get their inspiration from.
Building 1 is said to be the most haunted, due to the numerous suicides and sudden deaths that took place there. Guests claim to have woken up in the middle of the night, only to see pale apparitions and even feel icy hands stronking their hair and fondling them in their sleep.
Men have reported feeling female hands touching them, while women have said they felt rough hands holding them down.
Text: Karen Fong and Cheryl Lim/CLEO