These ghost tours take you out into the dead of night to explore Singapore's most otherworldly corners.
Sorry, Annabelle, you’ve got nothing on the pontianaks and cannibal ghosts from Asia. The ghost stories you’ll hear on this side of the world are just a tad more harrowing (think Thai horror movies). And the Lion City is no exception. Restless spirits from World War II wander our island, and hungry ghosts come out to play during the seventh month of the Chinese lunar calendar. If you’re looking to explore a different side of the city – specifically one that’ll give you the heebie jeebies – sign up for these hair-raising ghost tours in Singapore.
Best tours with chilling ghost stories in Singapore
1. Walk with Hantu: Changi
Everyone knows about Old Changi Hospital. But have you heard the ghostly stories that surround the estate? This walking tour starts from the ferry terminal and traverses through the streets of Changi Point, ending near the gates of the abandoned hospital. Along the way, your two hosts will share horror stories, urban legends, real confessions, and even their own supernatural encounters. Tour participants are also encouraged to share their stories and memories about the area, making the experience more intimate. Psst: best to book this tour before the hospital gets torn down.
Walk with Hantu: Changi, book online
2. Creepy Tales of Singapore Tour
This ghost tour picks you up in front of the gates of hell (Haw Par Villa itself) and takes you around four haunted spots in Singapore. Headed by guides Stanley and Jasmine of the award-winning Oriental Travel & Tours, you can expect enthusiastic sharings of tales from World War II. This includes recent real-life ghost stories and paranormal encounters. It’s perfect for history buffs!
Our experience led us to storied locations like Bukit Brown Cemetery, and war outposts along Kent Ridge Park. Armed with ghost hunting devices like EMF sensors, we treaded through paranormal hotspots and sussed out spirits lurking in the dark. In fact, one of our storytelling sessions was interrupted by a not-so-friendly female spirit. A word of caution: if you do chance upon a ghost on this tour, it’s best not to let it know you’re aware of its presence. Otherwise, it just might follow you home…
Creepy Tales of Singapore Tour, book online
3. Singapore Famous Murder and Ghost Story Tour
You’ll find we have our fair share of grisly crimes and murders, despite us being known as one of the safest countries in the world. On this ghost tour in Singapore, you’ll be taken back in time to the 1981 Toa Payoh ritual murders, to walk in the trail of the murderer and his victims. If that’s not enough to spook you, you’ll also have the opportunity to visit Old Changi Hospital – the most haunted place in Singapore.
Singapore Famous Murder and Ghost Story Tour, book online
4. Spooky Singapore: The Ghosts of Forbidden Hill Fort Canning
Keen to encounter the ghosts of forgotten Singapore? You’ve come to the right place. This tour is led by spiritual and heritage guides. Apart from creepy ghost stories, it’ll also take you through the history, mysteries and legends of Fort Canning. Visit the mysterious shrine of Iskandar Shah, one of the last kings of old Singapura; learn about the spirits of the Hill that even Japanese soldiers were wary of during World War II; and take part in modes of mediumship that’ll deepen your understanding of the afterlife. This is one ghost tour you can’t miss.
Spooky Singapore: The Ghosts of Forbidden Hill Fort Canning, book online
5. Haw Par Villa Walking Tour
If you really want to encounter spirits, there’s no better place to do so than in hell itself. At this park, you’ll find the 10 Courts of Hell, as well as a multitude of demons that find pleasure in torturing the souls of wayward humans. It’s not so creepy if you visit during the day, but trust us, it’s a whole ‘nother story when the sun goes down. After this ghost tour in Singapore, we’re sure you’ll be seeing Haw Par Villa in a new light.
Haw Par Villa Walking Tour, book online
6. Chinatown Murders Game Tour
Okay, so this isn’t really a ghost tour. But we couldn’t resist throwing in this fun whodunnit outdoor escape room. It’s perfect if you’re not a fan of scary tours. Assemble a team of two to five players (or play with strangers), and chase down a bloodthirsty criminal that has the whole country gripped in fear. We love that the tour guides are friendly and super knowledgeable about the area’s history. They’re also great at staying in character throughout your experience. At each pit stop, they’ll regale you with fascinating tales and give you a fresh perspective on Chinatown.
Chinatown Murders Game Tour, book online
Get spooked by creepy ghost stories when you embark on these chilling ghost tours in Singapore!
[This article was originally published in 2022 by and updated in 2023 by Sufyan Saad.]