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Horror fans flock to Ghost Museum in Penang for a chilling good time


A visitor dressed up as an Onryo (a Japanese spirit) posing with an exhibit at the Ghost Museum in George Town.

A visitor dressed up as an Onryo (a Japanese spirit) posing with an exhibit at the Ghost Museum in George Town.

GET ready to be spooked at Penang’s Ghost Museum touted to be the first of its kind in the country.

Located in a double-storey pre-war shophouse in Malay Street off Carnarvon Street, the museum started its operations in July last year and it has since become one of the must-visit attractions in town.

Public relations executive Pauline Oon said other than local ‘ghosts’, the museum also exhibits those from China, Japan, Egypt and Europe.

“As the visitors walk through each section, they can also read about the ghosts on the information boards.

“Horror enthusiasts will also be given the opportunity to have their photographs taken with the ghosts,” she said when met at the museum on Friday.

Among the monsters featured were the Orang Minyak (literally means oily man in Malay), pontianak (female vampire), Tuyul (known as Toyol), Pocong (a living corpse in a burial shroud), Chinese vampires (jiangshi), mummies and Onryo (a Japanese spirit).

A family enjoying the dine or be dined with Dracula set up where artificial limbs are served for meal at Ghost Museum.
A family having fun posing for photos at the dinner table where ‘severed limbs’ are in the menu.

Oon added that they also set up a cursed local village, house of Onryo, haunted pirate mine and Pharaoh’s burial chamber.

She pointed out that curious visitors would also have the chance to dine with Dracula and severed limbs are in the menu.

“We receive between 200 and 300 visitors on weekdays and more than 300 visitors on weekends and on public or school holidays.

“Visitors are allowed to take their own photographs and videos inside the museum.

“We also have a professional photographer on stand-by and visitors can buy the photographs taken by him later,” she said, adding that the museum was highly recommended on Tripadvisor.

The Ghost Museum is sponso-ring 2,000 free entry vouchers to new ePaper bundle subscribers of The Star.

The museum is open daily from 10am to 7pm.

For details, call 04-2612352 or visit the Ghost Museum Penang Facebook page.

   

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