Changi Village Off The Beaten Path

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    Changi Hospital

    by StayNuts Written Aug 14, 2008

    Built in 1930's, together with an A/E opposite the road and several blocks of commando barracks cum Changi prison nearby, the Old Changi Hospital (OCH) is situated at Netheravon Road in Changi villages. It has quite a long and rich history for being the former hospital of today's modern Changi General Hospital in Simei and Toa Payoh Hospital equipped with world-class facilities.

    During the assault of the Japanese aggression from Malaya in February 1942, Changi was targeted as one of the first attack points. In a day or two, it was occupied by the Japanese army moving from Puala Ubin. Soon after that OCH was converted to a military hospital where all the wounded soldiers and civilians were attended to. After the Japanese Occupation ended, it was converted back to its original self, as a public hospital and later with a Military ward on the third level.

    However, stories about the building being haunted started in the early 40's. The Hospital itself had 70+ years of rich history when it survived from the dreadful World War II that took place from 1942 to 1945, witnessing the fall of Singapore and the brutal tortures towards the prisoners of war (POW) that happened there. Therefore, seeing spirits of all races and of different nationals wandering around in the compound would be a common sight.

    If you are thinking of visiting the hospital in the hope of bumping into a spirit of any nature, go with 2 or 3 friends. If you go beyond that, you will never see it as they are all hiding behind the window pane or the back of the door WATCHING at you. But of course, you can go there alone, however you will never find yourself ALONE.

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    Haunted Hospital

    by signedbytheo Written Jan 18, 2006

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    Built in 1930's, together with an A/E opposite the road and several blocks of commando barracks cum Changi prison nearby, the Old Changi Hospital (OCH) is situated at Netheravon Road in Changi villages. It has quite a long and rich history for being the former hospital of today's modern Changi General Hospital in Simei and Toa Payoh Hospital equipped with world-class facilities.

    During the assault of the Japanese aggression from Malaya in February 1942, Changi was targeted as one of the first attack points. In a day or two, it was occupied by the Japanese army moving from Puala Ubin. Soon after that OCH was converted to a military hospital where all the wounded soldiers and civilians were attended to. After the Japanese Occupation ended, it was converted back to its original self, as a public hospital and later with a Military ward on the third level.

    However, stories about the building being haunted started in the early 40's. The Hospital itself had 70+ years of rich history when it survived from the dreadful World War II that took place from 1942 to 1945, witnessing the fall of Singapore and the brutal tortures towards the prisoners of war (POW) that happened there. Therefore, seeing spirits of all races and of different nationals wandering around in the compound would be a common sight.

    If you are thinking of visiting the hospital in the hope of bumping into a spirit of any nature, go with 2 or 3 friends. If you go beyond that, you will never see it as they are all hiding behind the window pane or the back of the door WATCHING at you. But of course, you can go there alone, however you will never find yourself ALONE.

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    Haunted Hospital

    by studiopaparazzi Written Dec 17, 2005

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    Built in 1930's, together with an A/E opposite the road and several blocks of commando barracks cum Changi prison nearby, the Old Changi Hospital (OCH) is situated at Netheravon Road in Changi villages. It has quite a long and rich history for being the former hospital of today's modern Changi General Hospital in Simei and Toa Payoh Hospital equipped with world-class facilities.

    During the assault of the Japanese aggression from Malaya in February 1942, Changi was targeted as one of the first attack points. In a day or two, it was occupied by the Japanese army moving from Puala Ubin. Soon after that OCH was converted to a military hospital where all the wounded soldiers and civilians were attended to. After the Japanese Occupation ended, it was converted back to its original self, as a public hospital and later with a Military ward on the third level.

    However, stories about the building being haunted started in the early 40's. The Hospital itself had 70+ years of rich history when it survived from the dreadful World War II that took place from 1942 to 1945, witnessing the fall of Singapore and the brutal tortures towards the prisoners of war (POW) that happened there. Therefore, seeing spirits of all races and of different nationals wandering around in the compound would be a common sight.

    If you are thinking of visiting the hospital in the hope of bumping into a spirit of any nature, go with 2 or 3 friends. If you go beyond that, you will never see it as they are all hiding behind the window pane or the back of the door WATCHING at you. But of course, you can go there alone, however you will never find yourself ALONE.

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    Loyang Tua Pek Kong Temple

    by victorwkf Written Feb 25, 2005

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    Loyang Tua Pek Kong Temple, Singapore

    This famous Buddhist temple is located along Loyang Way next to the sea, on the way to Changi Village. Many locals visit this temple, especially during the weekends. You need a vehicle to reach this temple or you can take a taxi. The address is 62G, Loyang Way, Singapore 508772.

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  • Pulau Ubin

    by gracekkh2004 Written May 18, 2004

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    Changi Village is a convenient jump-off point for the northern island of Pulau Ubin. As soon as there is a quota of 12 passengers, a bumboat takes you across to the island where you can find quiet beaches, a kampong atmosphere and popular seafood restaurants. The tranquil rural flavour of Pulau Ubin is as far removed from the cosmopolitan bustle of Singapore central as it is possible to get. The island is small enough to cycle around and this is still the best way to explore its fish farms, holy temples, coconut palms and deserted beaches.

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    Netheravon Road area

    by victorwkf Updated Jan 21, 2004

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    Netheravon Road, Singapore

    If you are at Changi, you should not just visit Changi Village but also explore the Netheravon Road area which has lots of British colonial buildings, beach fronts, holiday chalets, club houses etc. This area is worth a visit, especially if you are driving.

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    Changi River

    by victorwkf Written Jan 21, 2004

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    Changi River, Singapore

    The Changi River flows next to the Changi Village and many boats are moored here. The Changi Boat Jetty is also located along this river.

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    Ships

    by victorwkf Written Jan 21, 2004

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    You can see huge ships moving along the Changi coastline which is actually the Straits of Johor which seperates Singapore from Malaysia.

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    The new Changi Boat Jetty?

    by victorwkf Written Jan 21, 2004

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    When I was in Changi recently in Jan 2004, I saw construction going on next to the existing Changi Boat Jetty. Could it be a new and modern boat jetty? Hopefully so.

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    The Changi Coastline

    by victorwkf Written Jan 21, 2004

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    Changi coastline, Singapore

    The Changi Coastline is a mixture of beaches and rocky areas. The most famous beach is the Changi Beach which has a beach park.

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    Pulau Ubin island

    by victorwkf Written Jan 21, 2004

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    Scene from Pulau Ubin, Singapore

    This beautiful, tranquil and laid back island can be reached via a short boat ride from the Changi boat jetty. More information on Pulau Ubin can be found in my VT Pulau Ubin page.

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