Thursday, September 20, 2012

Bukit Merah Resort Eerie Incident

Bukit Merah stand for “Red Hill” in the Malay language and is situated in the state of Perak. Suria Apartments Bukit Merah is in the Kerian District and with is close proximity to Water Park, Orang Utan (baboons-translated) Island and Eco Park. It is an ideal location for total relaxation and of course, the theme park which is an added attraction for kids.

A View of Suria Apartments Bukit Merah in Perak

This particular incident occurred when Robin Sng, his parents, uncle and aunty, cousins had their vacation in Suria Apartments Bukit Merah in Perak. All of them are Singaporeans and they were having the school holidays (Robin and cousins).

A typical  Living Room in Suria Apartments

During the first night Robin was playing with his toy car together his cousins and the curtains were closed in the living room, when they noticed there was something beneath the curtains. Suddenly a black and furry thing jumped out from the curtain and immediately in a flash the thing darted into the bedroom. Robin and his cousins did not know what it was and when they told their parents, Robin’s parents and his uncle and aunty looked for it in the bedroom but found nothing. Eventually they finally concluded that it must have been a mouse or a rat. On the 2nd day in Bukit Merah, they spent virtually all their time at the theme park and then Robin and cousins had their showers before having their dinners. While eating their dinner and chit-chatting, they heard a mournful wailing coming from the closed curtains. Before anybody could say anything, the wailing sound turned into a cackling laughter and it sounded like a woman’s voice.
My uncle hurriedly switch on the TV and turned on the volume to high to prevent Robin and his cousins from asking too many questions and being scared. However, his cousins did ask about the wailing and the laughter but his uncle casually said it must be a customer.
When they finally left on the 3rd day, Robin’s mother and aunty when back to check that nothing was left behind in the apartments, when they saw a “mummy” (wrapped corpse) sitting in the living room. Frightened and terrified they both left in their van. Robin was only told about these incident years later…shiver!

Note : the “mummy” looks like a hantu pocong according to Malay myths.
A pocong is an Indonesian/Malaysian ghost that is said to be the soul of a dead person trapped in their suit. The pocong suit (shroud, in Indonesia/Malaysia also known as kain kafan) is used by Muslims to cover the body of the dead person. They cover the dead body with white fabric and tie the clothing over the head, under the feet, and on the neck. According to the native beliefs, the soul of a dead person will stay on the earth for 40 days after the death. When the ties aren't released after 40 days, the body is said to jump out from the grave to warn people that the soul need the bonds to be released. After the ties are released, the soul will leave the earth and never show up anymore. Because of the tie under the feet, the ghost can't walk. This causes the pocong to hop.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Local Resort Ghost

Local Resort Ghost
This account if from Shalina and she work at a local resort (she refused to name the resort afraid of tarnishing the resort – or maybe afraid of losing her job…ha!ha!) Anyway she work in the night shift (or the ‘graveyard shift) in the luxurious hotel resort.

View of a Resort at Night

It was about 2.20am and she noticed a teenager who was seated at the swimming pool. Shalina decided to talk to the teenager and maybe find out if anything is wrong. The young Australian girl is named Anna and she revealed that she is fed up of her parents. Anna said that she was planning to go to Queensland (I think it is a state in Australia) to spend her time with her boyfriend. Shalina understand about young love and but she said Malaysia is not that bad…and local people are pretty cool, right? Besides Anna will be back in Australia after the trip to Malaysia. Anna smiled and after some “girly” chit-chat, Shalina decided to walk Anna to her suite.
When they were talking together, they noticed at the darken portion of the swimming pool was a woman dressed in white. The woman was too far away and too dark when she suddenly moved in the direction. Both Anna and Shalina were shocked when the woman slowly floated away…
Shalina (and Anna) was freaked out but told that there things are a common place. For Hotels and resorts they do not know where the land was from or who inhabited it before it was developed. As a former manager of this industry commented that all hotels and resorts believe in ghosts and spirits but some will or cannot acknowledge the presence of “these things”.