Old Changi Hospital

Old Changi Hospital, situated on the small Barrack Hill along Netheravon Road, was a fascinating place with a long history, going all the way back to the mid-thirties as a small British military hospital called Royal Air Force Hospital.

The hospital was captured by the Japanese forces during World War II, and was used as a healthcare facility for the prisoners-of-war detained at the Changi military base nearby.

After the war, the British regained possession of the hospital. It was handed over to the Commonwealth forces in 1971 when the British started withdrawing their troops from an independent Singapore. The hospital was renamed as Anzuk Hospital, where the name Anzuk referred to the Australian, New Zealand and United Kingdom armed forces.

As the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) started to take shape in the early seventies, the Commonwealth forces withdrew gradually. In 1975, Singapore government took over the hospital and converted it to SAF Hospital, which provided medical, surgical and dental healthcare to the servicemen.

Just one year later, SAF Hospital was passed to the Ministry of Health (MOH), which opened it to the public. Combining with nearby Changi Chalet Hospital, the new healthcare center of the eastern side of Singapore, equipped with x-ray devices and emergency services, was now capable of taking care of 150 hospitalised patients.

As the hospital was situated on a hill, the healthcare personnel as well as the patients found it difficult to access various blocks (Block 24, 37 and 161) using the steep flights of stairs. Thus MOH decided to source for another better location. In 1997, the staffs of Changi Hospital were shifted to their new workplace in Simei. Combining with Toa Payoh Hospital, the new site was called Changi General Hospital.

For many years, Old Changi Hospital remained vacant and unattended. Shortly after its abandonment, it became one of the favourite spots in Singapore for ghost sighting. Haunted stories about the hospital spread like wild fire, but the sources were never confirmed.

In 2006, Singapore Land Authority (SLA) invited private investments to develop the hospital. Real estate company Bestway Properties won the contract to turn the historical site into a lifestyle haven of resorts, spas and restaurants. However, the plans never materialised, probably due to the 2008 financial crisis, and the site was returned to SLA in 2010. The forgotten hospital was vacated once more.

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Published: 17 May 2011

Updated: 04 October 2013

100 Responses to Old Changi Hospital

  1. nu'man says:

    Hey brothers and sisters,

    This place is being protected by Motion censors, its located at the front entrance and at the top of the stairs which is located at the main gate. If you enter, you will trigger the motion censor and Aetos officer will come and catch you.

    So i suggest you guys better not go in. :)

    Peace.

    • Emmy says:

      Some stuff does exist even if we cant see them. I know that young people laugh at such stuff and find it adventurous and exciting to go to this kind of places. I was one of them. I was a young teenager and I have been to this well known hospital more times than i could count. My frens and i went in big groups, and even so, one could not shake off the uneasy feeling when we were in there. Back then, the stairs was still accessible and there were no motion censors. There were security guards and the big dogs keeping watch. Once, we went too near them and the security dogs went barking like mad. I was not sure if the dogs actually chased us, all i knew was that my frens in front of me started screaming like mad and turn around and ran, I follow suit and heard the loud and fierce barking sounds. suddenly all of us were running like hell. my heart was pounding and im like: omg omg dun let the dog catch me and bite my leg off. other than this episode, we manage to access the highest point through the stairs that you people were talking about. Besides that, I remember looking for all the horrible rooms that were mentioned. lets just say that, ive been to many haunted place in Singapore including red house etc, but och sure is one hella of a creepy place even when we go in big groups (or maybe im just chicken, scared, lol) i’d say I went to och at least about 3-4 times in a year. During that period of time, strange things started happening in my house. I had a dog that went barking and howling at empty space, TV getting switched on when no one was touching the controller, feeling someone sat on my bed and I thought it was my mom, but no one was around, and me having sleep paralysis and hallucination about something laughing and choking me. Trust me when I say that, those moments was terrifying and the excitement and adventures was not worth in exchange of what “followed” me home. Its just a matter of luck, if we get into any trouble when we go to such places. My advice is really, dun mess with such things, even if u dun believe simply coz u nv encounter such things before.

    • Lucas says:

      is there any way to enter without being detected ,,….

      • Linda says:

        Lucas, I really recommend that you go through the correct procedures. They have detectors in place that let them know when someone goes in. Besides, it is just more respectful to follow their procedures. We did that and were treated wonderfully. Contact the Singapore Tourism board and they will put you in touch with the right people. Good luck! :)

  2. Gail Coleshill says:

    I was born May 20th 1950 in Changi Hospital. I would love to know what is going to happen to it now

    • Gail, I was born May 19th, 1952 in Changi Hospital. I would really love to visit it! :)

      • Gail Coleshill says:

        So would I. Maybe as we are both Taurus we will make it one day. Still trying to persuade my husband to take me to Australia via my birthplace

      • Linda says:

        Gail, I got to go last month! It was so awesome. I wrote to the Singapore Tourism Board and they put me in touch with the officer in charge of the hospital. He arranged an escort for us. They were so nice, and the whole visit was really special. Not at ALL creepy. :) I want to go back again some day. Hope you can go as well!

      • Gail Coleshill says:

        Can’t see Linda’s message on the site Gail Gail Coleshill 6 Ashland Court, Crewkerne, Somerset TA18 7AP 01460 75341

        ________________________________

  3. Anthony Yates says:

    Is there any way to get authorized access? I’m visiting Singapore in June and would love to photograph this building? Thanks

    • Lucas says:

      You need to contact the tourism department of Singapore , and it will be an escorted tour with photographs permissable but not at all places , only places specified by them.

  4. Linda Rosengren says:

    Gail, my parents lived in Australia for 17 years and we visited them in Sydney, Perth and Melbourne. Perth was our favorite! What country do you live in now? I’m in Canada.

  5. trish hunter (curnow) says:

    i was born here in 1971 i came home 2 england a few months old but i would still love to go back there and often look at old photos :)

    • Sally Cornell says:

      I was born there in 1971 also and returned to Scotland at 8 months old. I live in Canada now. I would live to visit Changi some day.
      Sally

  6. Gail Coleshill says:

    Linda, I live in the UK now. I came back here when I was three years old so only have flashes of memory like Father Christmas arriving in a rowing boat. Can that be true? Trish, I have joined SingaporeVR on Facebook for brilliant panoramic pics of Singapore today

    • Linda Rosengren says:

      Gail, sorry, didn’t see this until now. We left S’pore when I was only 6 months old, so I have no memories at all from when we lived there. Lots of photos though. :)

  7. Lin says:

    I suggest you bunch who are located outside of Singapore to make a trip down real soon. Unfortunately (or fortunately), the relevant authorities have been actively sourcing for developers to “rejuvenate” this place. In 2007, there were plans to convert the hospital into a spa-hotel-resort. But for unknown reasons, the plans never took off.

    Besides just being a normal functioning hospital, OCH was more importantly the site where traumatic tortures occurred during WW2. Since then, it has never been able to revert back normally to its “clean reputation”, and urban myths about ghosts have always plagued the building (yes, even throughout the years that you guys were born. But I supposed the local people are much more superstitious, unecessarily superstitious, than all your parents!).

    I would like to believe that even tho this building stands probably as the “eeriest” building in Singapore, this eerieness is beautiful as it stands testimony to the trauma that happened, and then its subsequent abandonment and natural destruction. It’s in a lovely derelict state now. Better commemerate it fast before it becomes any typical hotel-spa resort!

  8. Aussie67 says:

    Thanks BUT how do I get access? Ive heard its now fenced off and there are security sensors everywhere?? is that the case? Who do I talk to to get approved access?? Thanks :)

  9. Aussie67 says:

    Thanks, its worth a try, some people/groups are currently getting in, I’m visiting late June and would love to visit it one night. many thanks

  10. Carni Dafoe says:

    I visited in 2009 and entered the building, it was full of broken glass and broken fittings. It really was dangerous to go in. If you follow the main road through Changi Village and keep walking, past the gated entrance to the SAF Changi Chalets, on your left you will see the set of stairs leading steeply up to the main entrance to the lower block (as pictured in the first and second photos on this page) At least you can view it from the street. I can give more details on google maps if needed.

  11. ongjunhan says:

    It is haunted

  12. ken says:

    While night comes , don’t look back when u are inside .. heard whispers beside u and behave normally ..

  13. reshu says:

    last night me and my 2 frnds went to that hospital… but when we were about to reach main gate one of my frnd heard some whisper …so he ran away..and then after wards we 2 also left that place….have any one of u felt or heard anything over there???

  14. xlash says:

    The fences can be cut off went in but there is a really bad filin so I got out,to be safe.

  15. hanisah says:

    i think i am going there but i dont know when….

  16. Paul Sanderson says:

    Hi all. i was born in old Changi hospital on 18th April 1964. In February 2013 I will arrive on Queen Mary 2 for my first visit to singapore where I’m staying for 5 days and would love to visit the old hospital. If anyone knows where the maternity ward was in the hospital (I believe it was 4th or 5th floor) can they let me know? I realise it may be dangerouse to visit and would not like to get into any trouble but my Father died recently and I am desperate to visit.
    Many thanks- and wishes to all others who were born there too!
    Paul

    • Linda Rosengren says:

      Paul, I was born there in 1952 and have some pictures taken on the maternity floor. They match the architecture of the 2nd floor in the picture on this link. http://hongray28.webs.com/oldchangihospital.htm
      However, if they moved the maternity ward before 1964, I wouldn’t know that. We left S’pore when I was 6 months old. Hope you get to visit. I would love to do that too. There are some great images on the web though. :)

      • Paul Sanderson says:

        Hi Linda and those who have replied- many thanks! Sorry for the delay in my response I am not on the net very often. I am very keen to see where I was born, but would only go there in the day with permission- so I’ll try with the authorities first. I would love to see some photos of when the hospital was operational, as it is sad to see it run down :(. My parents visited again in 1995 when it was still open, and were allowed to visit the intensive care ward which used to be the maternity ward when I was born. If I do get any photos I’ll share them, but my Mum isn’t coming on the trip with me next Jan 13, so I am hoping to identify the right ward if I am allowed to go in. he memory isn’t clear on which floor. Mum says she was moved from a lower floor after I was born- which could be the second floor as you say Linda. Anyhow- it is really cool to communicate with you all as I don’t know Singapore at all but have always longed to visit. We had an amah called Te Chua in 1964 who looked after me and wanted Mum to leave me there. If by any chance Te could get a message I would love to meet her next Jan 13. My Parents are Barbara and Peter Sanderson, (Dad passed away in Feb 12) and we lived at Jalan Rabu on Thompson Garden Estate. Dad was in the RAF. Before I was born they lived at Jalan Ketumbit. Any messages much welcome! Kind regards all, Paul

    • Gail Coleshill says:

      Hallo Paul
      I suggest you contact the Singapore Land Authority and ask for permission to visit. You can say you are visiting on behalf of all we who were born there. I have loads of photos of Singapore – but not of the hospital. We lived in a thatched house
      which is apparently under the runway of the airport now.
      Gail

      • Linda Rosengren says:

        We lived in Paya Lebar. I think that house was thatched too, Gail! :) And I agree…If you get to visit, Paul, it would be great to do it on behalf of us all, and definitely with permission from the proper authority. Are either of you on facebook? That would be a great way to share pictures.

    • Gina says:

      I doubt there’s a way you can get pass the authority to get in the hospital. most people sneak in there to visit the hospital. if you ever visit OCH there’s a stairs and somewhere you have to climb through to the top level, there’s where you get the most brilliant view. good luck! try visiting in the afternoon/evening. that was what i did, less spooky feeling.

    • Ian Robson says:

      Hello Paul , my name is Ian Harvey Robson & I was born just a couple of months before you on 8th February 1964 . My Dad was a chef called Harvey & my Mum was a skinny little thing called called Evelyn and they we’re both geordies . My Dad has passed away now but I’ll have to ask if Mum remembers your surname . I can’t believe I’ve stumbled upon this site and also to find so many other people who feel the same way as me . I actually feel like I’ve lost a piece of my childhood & I don’t know anyone who can relate to my wanting to see Changi . I was only 18 months old when my father was posted back to the UK so I’ve no memories of the place . The long running family joke is that on the flight home my parents stashed me up in the luggage compartment . One of the best afternoons I’ve ever had was when I introduced my Mum to Google earth on my 42″ monitor . She was amazed as she’s never even used a computer in her life . We had a great time visiting all the different RAF stations we’ve lived at but I kept the best till last and when we finally got to Changi I switched to street view . Her face was a picture as we went for a virtual stroll down the street to the house we had lived in .
      So how did your visit go ? I’d love to hear about it .
      Take care mate , Ian

  17. teeyongteng says:

    OMG! DONT VISIT IT!ITSIS VERY VERY HAUNTED.yes,iam a singaporean and i know what will happens when u went in.IF ITS AT NIGHT,AND YOU GOIN,YOU WONT STAND ACHANCE TO COME OUT.but in the day,behave just very very very normally as if you dont know about its past of the hostpital.VISIT AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. Today’s news just reported that SLA has put Old Changi Hospital for lease again. The response is poor due to the high rental and cost for renovation and maintenance. They will announce the result of the bidding in October 2012.

    • Paul Sanderson says:

      Thanks for the update here. I am keen to know the outcome of any ease bids, so may be able to contact the right party when I come over in Feb 13. Please can you update us again after the October bid results.
      Linda / Gail – I would be please to represent us all when I visit (if I can gain proper access). My dream would to be if they renovated the building for use again to have a small plaque from al those who were born there. I know it is unlikely to happen, but you never know!
      Regards,
      Paul

  19. Linda Rosengren says:

    Great idea, Paul! Hope you get to go. :)

  20. elroygoh02 says:

    I made a trip down there and saw that the grafitti was removed. Who did it?

  21. Gail Coleshill says:

    I thought it was a good idea to link up on Facebook – until I saw how many Linda Rosengrens there were! Maybe you should contact me – I could only find one Gail Coleshill. I have a few Singapore photos which I will digitalise and try to put up. Hope to get an update on the hospital after the bidding stops in October.

  22. Devil says:

    yea passby there recently and saw a big signage up for lease, few years back some foreigners bid to run a spa hotel but for unknown reasons never materialise, 2 years back saw SLA clearing up the area and now all fence up, wonder why nobody consider turn this into a horror theme park cum hotel ???

  23. Wendy says:

    Hi everyone :)
    Im visiting Singapore in November but just for 3 days before going onto Penang, but really want to visit the hospital as i was born there as well in May 1962. I have always wanted to go back and see where i was born, so im really hoping i will be able to see the building even if i cant go inside…..dont really fancy breaking a leg or anything else in a derelict building.
    The family name is Simmons, dad was posted to Penang initially but ended up at Changi would be great if theres anybody on here that knew him and mum (Pete & Pat)

    Wendy :o)

    • Linda Rosengren says:

      Wendy, I hope you do get to visit the hospital. Dad and Mom and I (6 months old) left S’pore at the end of 1952, so a bit before your time. There are some great websites where you can see pictures and even video footage of the inside of the building. I was fascinated by them! Just google Old Changi Hospital and look for the links with photos. Let us know if you get to go!!

      • wendy says:

        thanx Linda,
        Have seen loads of photos of the hospital…….even the so called spooky ones! But all very interesting but really cant wait to see for myself….hopefully. Will definatly let you know anything i get to see.
        thanx for the reply :o)

  24. Linda Rosengren says:

    I haven’t watched the “spooky” ones. So much drama and hype. My favorite was a 360 degree pan of the hallway where the maternity floor used to be (according to the architecture in the photos we have from the time of my birth). I can’t seem to find that link anymore though. Good luck!

  25. Jacqueline V. Littler says:

    I lived in a house at the base of Changi Hospital for three years from ’57 to ’60. My friend lived in a house in Halton Road. Which was above the one where I lived(Upavon Rd). We used to go up and down to each others’ houses in complete darkness. I was also a patient in the hospital twice, as was my little brother. We never saw or heard of anything remotely spooky! We used to go and watch the open-air film shows on a huge screen in the car park and all the patients would crowd onto the various balconies to watch! It is so sad to see this building, which commands the most marvelous views across to the sea, being allowed to crumble slowly away. It has been vandalised over the years by people who think they are going to have a “haunting” experience.. The Singapore Government should spend a bit of money on it – or pull it down. It does not desrve to be left like this.

  26. Melvin Hansa says:

    I visited the place several times a couple of years back and I am confident to say that I am pretty familiar with the interior layout of the place. I knew where the operating theatres, elevator engine room, the famous devil’s room and the mortuary are located. Old Changi hospital is certainly creepy but I will not go as far as saying it is haunted.

    Recalling from memories, I found the famous devil’s room being the strangest thing in the entire hospital. It is an odd looking room which entrance is from a corner of the corridor. I have never seen any entrance placement quite as strange as this. All the patient wards on this floor are layout on one side of the corridor in a parallel/adjacent manner but the devil’s room was diagonal. The entrance was in a direct corner thus making a corridor a weird hexagonal shape instead of a proper rectangle. It is like the rectangular corridor has only 3 sharp corners and a gaping hole at the place where the 4th corner should have been. It just felt strange and incomplete.

    Unfortunately, I was told that the mortuary was no more. My friends and I gave up searching for it so we went down to the main entrance and asked the security guards there. Instead of asking us to leave, he brought us to the place where the mortuary supposedly were and told us that it was already demolished. It might the security guard way of asking us to leave politely but it was just too much effort on the security guard part to be it. Anyway, it was great fun time.

    • financialuae says:

      Wasn’t the mortuary slightly away from the hospital, up a hill? We lived on the base for a few year ’74/75 as my dad was RAMC and I recall we first had a house on top of the hill and you had to pass the mortuary to get there, which terrified our Chinese amah.

      • Patrick Wong says:

        The mortuary is located at the bottom of the hospital next to where a carpark is now. If i remember cirrectly, there is either a fence or barrier there preventing access. This barrier is in front of the building with the hospital’s name.

        On the left of where this fence/barrier is where the mortuary is (should be demolished around 2000). We went in there before with an Indian security guard bring us around, including to the old barrack buildings on top of the hill. The mortuary is a small squarish building with 3 freezers stacked on top of each other. The interior walls had those while square tiles.

      • InfernusGuy says:

        The mortuary was turned into a seafood restaurant.But there is a tunnel which leads the restaurant itself to the hospital

  27. Marty says:

    Hi all
    My cousin & I were born in BMH Singapore within a few months of each other in 1963
    There seems to be some confusion as to which location however.
    Dean & I both thought this building, now abandoned and in decay up near the airport but my father just said no, the Alexandra – which is a fully operational community hospital way over in the south-west of the city.
    Can you help clarify? Which one of the two was the BMH?

  28. Ong Pei Xuan says:

    Well, if those that have been before may you all write more about it so that I can know more info about it as I always want too:)

  29. Ramesh Alias Raimie says:

    Well just today after I waited so long when I can visit this place and today I saw it.When I really eager to visit this place when they filmed haunted changi in 2010 and also I saw many videos made by teenagers in the YouTube. I took a walk from changi village to nethervon road than I met this hospital. But I am very upset because when I see from YouTube even though people take from outside the hospital the hospital can see clearly and today when I saw most of trees and bushes covered the whole buildings and staircase even worse only can see the name CHANGI HOSPITAL clearly which is written at the building. But one day I will come one more time and try to view from other entrance which can see clearly.

  30. Ramesh Alias Raimie says:

    Last Sunday afternoon around 2pm I revisit the Hospital. But this time I walked in Sealand road and turn right to Halton road then I can see clearly the Hospital.But sorry friends you can’t take the staircase climb up and view because even this staircase very worse situation because it was fully covered with grass.The only way to view this Hospital this is the best route.And more thing now this is very worst compared the videos in YouTube lastly shown in 2011, the place right now covered with a lot of growing trees and grasses and I think comming very soon even you can’t view the Old Hospital. People wants to visit this place do so within this year.

  31. Nick says:

    I knew a fella, who went to old OCH in the afternoon a few years ago when it was closed and dilapidated. Back then it was not fenced up and he went in, passed some spookie wards, climbed the stairs to the top level, went into the attic and up to the highest point of the place, which was about 3 m by 3 m. From there he could see the whole of Changi…. . Thereafter he made his way down and out of the place,,,,, It was sheer madness!

  32. xlash says:

    some graffity artist might know how to get in there , but intermediate pakour skills will help .

  33. xlash says:

    For people who wants to “trespass places to take photo : Barb wire cannot penetrate towel . Hope that this will help u guys :)

  34. unknown user says:

    I’m waiting

    Come inside

  35. TROLL says:

    I watched it on HD5 and I could not sleep from 3am-6am =_=

  36. Chrissy Hayes says:

    Does anyone know how many RAF babies were born there?

    • Christine Dawkins says:

      Hi, my name is Christine and I was born in Changi Hospital in 1959. My father was in the RAF and he was based there during that time. I would love to go back and see it all.

  37. Unknown says:

    I am waiting in Old Changi Commando Barracks…. QUICK, COME IN!

  38. Susan Dalton says:

    I was born in BMH Changi in Dec 62. Last Dec I went to Singapore for the first time since I left to celebrate my 50th Birthday. Unfortunately did not see the hospital but I am going back sometime this year so I will have a look. Not necessarily from the inside!

  39. Yang Tan says:

    Well, not to sound cliched, but my friends and I had an unusual(supernatural?) encounter while visiting Changi Hospital at night a few years ago. There were 5 of us, and we parked our car at the bottom of the hill and hiked up to the main building at about 11pm on a Saturday night.

    We spent about 5 minutes looking around the periphery of the building, and then started walking into the building, which was partially lighted inside by the streetlamps below. As soon as we stepped into the building, we heard a very loud hacking voice about a foot to the right side of us. It sounded so real and loud that we all looked at each other in puzzlement for about 2 or 3 seconds to make sure we had all heard it. Our next reaction was to immediately turn right around and run straight down the hill back to our car, half-laughing and screaming all the way.

    Apparently, our friend at the extreme left of the group did not hear the sound, and continued making his way into the building. He was pretty pissed that we all suddenly turned around and ran away, leaving him alone inside!

  40. Linda says:

    I know. I’ve seen that online. It holds no fear for me though, just excitement at the thought of visiting my birthplace!

  41. Cason T. K. says:

    You can actually enter the building from the side (Can’t really remember which side). When in there few years back. Actually inside the building was not creepy or whatsoever at all. If you really love old buildings, its an art. Go in and feel the atmosphere inside the wards, its really different.

  42. Ramesh Alias Raimie says:

    This is another true and unforgettable incident in March 2013. I have visited this Hospital for three times and even took video just outside the Hospital, but things get very very worst happened for three weeks in my own house.During around 3 am I was disturbed by something waking me up by sitting on my chest, pressing my chest untill I cannot breath properly,whispering through my hear and hugging me.My father said that he saw a Chinese man and Women. And also said they looked young and their clothes and hairstyle like old type during Japanese occupation.Latter I learnt these people are the tortured victim by the cruel Japanese Soldiers in World War 2.After I done my prayers these spirits never disturb me again. For my advice please don’t photograph or taking video at this place.

    • InfernoGuy says:

      Hmm i think u should not go there even though i am a kid i know about this.If u nvr listen to me bad things were to happened to you.Don’t go there everytime.And if u ride bus number 29 and saw the hospital just be quiet and do say anything also when riding in a car.

  43. Jakjackc says:

    i just online view picture of old changi hospital only..

  44. Linda says:

    Gail, I tried to reply on an earlier post. Maybe that’s why you couldn’t see my comment. Here it is again: I got to go last month! It was so awesome. I wrote to the Singapore Tourism Board and they put me in touch with the officer in charge of the hospital. He arranged an escort for us. They were so nice, and the whole visit was really special. Not at ALL creepy. :) I want to go back again some day. Hope you can go as well!

    • Gail Coleshill says:

      Linda, How thrilling for you. I am so glad that you made it and it sounds as if it is not so difficult to get permission to visit. I am still hopeful of getting there some day. We are at least talking about it! Did you get any news about what the Singapore Land Authority plans to do with the hospital – if anything?

      • Laine says:

        Hi Linda and Gail, I too was born at Changi in 1967 and my parents returned to the uk in 1970. We have been fortunate to return to Singapore a few times now but I wished I had read you post about getting in touch with someone to have a visit at the hospital, gutted, maybe next time :). Linda – did you enjoy your stay in Singapore ?. Gail – you must put a visit down on you list of things to do. regards Elaine

  45. Linda says:

    No, I didn’t hear anything about that. We thought it would make a fabulous hotel! :) I sure hope you do get to go.

  46. LalaXD says:

    Is the OCH still at halton road my parents told me that the place has turned into a restaurant.

    • Linda says:

      Hi Lala. Yes it is still on Halton Road and no, it has not been turned into a restaurant. It is empty and quite run down, but you can see what a beautiful place it must have been.

  47. Lee Kian Yu says:

    I doubt there”ll be any redevelopement there. The placr is so “dirty’.Will anyone dare.

  48. Todd says:

    The reason why it’s not being developed is the fact the place is extremely haunted. No one developer will risk it.

  49. Karl Scott says:

    Timeline
    1926 : Plans were drawn up for a British military base in Changi.
    1927 : Clearing of land and construction began.
    1935 : A hospital was built in the British military base in Changi and named RAF Hospital.
    1942 : The British surrendered to the Japanese. The hospital became part of a prison camp.
    1945 : The Japanese Occupation ended and the site reverted to being a British military base.
    1971 : Control of the hospital was given to armed forces from Australia, New Zealand and United Kingdom (ANZUK). It was renamed ANZUK Hospital.
    1973 : The thousandth baby was born in ANZUK Hospital.
    1975 : The hospital was given to the Singapore state, which renamed it Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Hospital.
    1976 : SAF Hospital was handed over to the Ministry of Health, which combined it with Changi Chalet Hospital to form Changi Hospital.
    1997 : Changi Hospital combined with Toa Payoh Hospital to form Changi General Hospital in Simei. Old Changi Hospital was vacated.
    2006 : A tender for commercial lease for Old Changi Hospital was awarded to Bestway Properties.
    2010 : The three-year lease ran out without any development at the site. The site was returned to the state.

  50. AINI says:

    why does it look like haunted most people said inside the changi hospital have ghost as malay people said POCONG!

  51. Laine says:

    I was born here in 1967 and my family moved back to the UK in 1970. I visited Singapore in 2006 and got to walk around the hospital and grounds, snapping away with my camera, we returned again last year (2013) but found it was all fenced off.

  52. Mark says:

    i remember visiting a friend there once. Also checked myself into outpatient emergency services for an asthmatic attack one night. The whole place next to the army camp where i served NS. Haunted or not, the place is haunted with fond memories of my youth.

  53. Lou Moan says:

    I was born here, August 1966. Would love to go back to visit but suspect it might be gone by the time I’m able to do that. As for the ghosts……..well, maybe!

  54. Laine says:

    Hi all, I have just had a brainwave, does anyone know if it is possible to obtain our old hospital records from here. Thank you in advance for any feed back.

  55. F.B says:

    Hi,

    I just happen to passed by this place on the 31/7/2014, and i was shocked cause the road to the very top, looks very bright cause they already had the street lamp along the way, and also, the very entrance, which is going to the very top, This place has a new name now, Rain3 Hotel and also i cant find the details in google too. So im not surprise if there will be any stories coming up to be heard when once the hotel is fully done. Yes, i wish to drive/walk all the way to the very top and quite steep road there, but since im hungry, i decide not. to. :) To think back, seriously, will there be anyone or whoever wants to stay there? We locals or maybe the pioneers knows the history of this place well. Lol. But still, i miss “adventure” to this place during night time. I agreed much to some of the commentators saying that “if u heard a whisper, just continue .. ” well i experienced that too. :)

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