The imposing Gate House or the Main Gate Tower Block ofKuala Lumpur’s Pudu Jail can be seen ifone passes through Jalan Hang Tuah.
There is nothing romantic or appealing to this bastion of law and punishment. Thousands ofprisoners have passed through the 116 year old prison, and hundreds have been executed within the walls, for crime such as murder, kidnapping, drugs and firearms possession.
The structure was built by the BritishColonial masters in 1895, on the sight of a former Chinese cemetery in order to provide a location to house the growing numbers of Chinese Triad Society gangsters, who were fighting among themselves to gain control of the lucrative tin mining industry.
There were chaos, fighting and murders were common. There was also...
In 1891 Pudu Jailwas built in stages on a 10 hectare sight in the jungles of Pudu. It was completed in 1895 with 600 cells, and it was supposed to be one of the most modern prison at that time. Officers and warders were brought in from Britain while assistant warders came from India and Punjab.
The tin mines prospered elevating the simple attap settlement into a frontier town known as Kuala Lumpur.
Pudu Jail has more than its fair share of all sorts of tales, in its 116 years of existence. It was there, during the First World War, and the Second World War. It was built by the British, but taken over by the Japanese for 3 years eight month during the Japanese occupation, 1941-1945.
The Japanese buried many dead soldiers, who died in detention as prisoners of war there when they won the Second World War.
Japanese, prisoners of war there. It is indeed a giant graveyard with Chinese, Japanese, and British restless spirits roaming all over Malaysian prisons especially Pudu...
Only sometime they are not as silent. Some warders and prisoners with psychics eyes and minds are likely to see hear, smell or feel the ghosts.
They are likely to hear noises that are chilling to the bone, smell burning joss sticks, or camphor powder or incense “kumian”. Sometimes they were pushed, shoved scratched or slapped by unseen forces.
Most probably, the Ghosts of Pudu Jail are still there somewhere, although the prison have been demolished in2010 to make way for a new shopping complex, business centre, apartments, and condominiums.
Workers at the s construction site have been praying and offering food and fruits to appease the devils, not to haunt them while they are working there.
So far no one knows how far this is going to work, but certainly the ghosts of Pudu Jail, are looking forward to their new abode and most probably start to haunt the workers and future residents, who have taken over their...
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