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Menara Hino haunted

Tuesday, December 19th, 2006

Anyone that stays in Malaysia, particularly Kuala Lumpur particularly Petaling Jaya and more exact near to Jalan 222 or road 222 will notice that there are a lot of office buildings and factories around that area.

One particular building that my friend used to work in at that area was a building called Menara Hino. Menara Hino was a typically normal office buidling except that when as soon as you step into this office building, Menara Hino gives you the chills especially when the night falls.

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Ghostly Touch at Home

Thursday, December 7th, 2006

One fine day, I was sleeping at my boyfriend’s place. It was a very tiring day so I thought of taking a nap while my boyfriend went out to meet up with his friend for a couple of hours. Initially, I was watching a movie on his laptop but after an hour or so, I was getting a little drowsy and decided it was time for a nap.

I proceeded to switch off the computer and headed for the bed. Just for some brief description of how the bedroom looked like, well, it was a simple triangular room. With the bed at one corner and the door at the other, I had to get up to get a clearer look if anyone was at the door.

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Malaysia Urban Legends – Types of Malay Ghosts

Monday, December 4th, 2006

There are many kinds of beliefs in this world about the types of ghosts. One of the more popular types of ghosts in our local culture are the Malay ghosts. Of course, there are also the Chinese ghosts, English ghosts and even Indian ghosts depending on your religion, race and beliefs. For example, a vampire is an English ghost version whereas Malays simply knows them as “pontianak” and Chinese as “Kiong Xi”.

Malays believe that ghosts are usually only active at night especially during the full moon where it is belief to be the most powerful time for the underworld. Of course, be it fact or just simply another Malaysian Urban Legend, we’ll never know. Below are a lists of the types of Malay Ghosts

  1. Pontianak – also known as the vampire where it is belief that they are usually ladies dressed in white seeking for revenge. The pontianak is said to be the spirit of a woman died of childbirth. Most of the time, they can look very beautiful but if you look closely, she would have razor sharp teeth. They usually comes out after the sun sets searching for men or pregnant women (apparently, it is said that she could not bear the thought of other women being able to enjoy motherhood) to suck blood. Sometimes, they even eat the flesh of babies ripped out from their mother’s womb.
  2. Toyol – these are actually ghostly kids that people adopt for the objective of stealing other people’s money. It is believed that this spirit is kept and preserved in a jar in a form of a foetus. Because the toyol is kept by people to do bidding, you have to feed it with blood everyday. Continue reading Malaysia Urban Legends – Types of Malay Ghosts »

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