Local haunts to check out in Malaysia


One of the buildings within the Villa Nabila compound in Johor. — Photos: Filepics

A more casual form of dark tourism in Malaysia involves visiting places that are populaly rumoured to be haunted, and boy do we have many of those around the country!

One of the most famous spots is Mimaland, an abandoned theme park in Gombak, Selangor. The theme park was owned by Mimaland Berhad, a member of the Magnum Group of Companies (Magnum Corporation today), and was opened in 1975. It was reportedly known as the biggest water theme park in South-East Asia back then, covering 120ha and comprising, among others, 24 motels, five chalets, a swimming pool, a dinosaur park and a lake.

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