Kelinik Kesihatan Cheras- Bitter & Sweet Memories
A true life account of a person’s experiences at the Polyclinic Cheras who was originally named Lady Templer Hospital.
The famous Lady Templer Hospital had a plaque proudly stating that “Foundation stone laid by the Duchess of Kent, 1952, Oct”. It was later transform in the 1980s into Kelinik Kesihatan Cheras with its 50 odd-rooms in a 3-storey blocks. Unfortunately it is also regarded as one the most haunted building in Malaysia.
Partial View of Lady Templer Hospital (by theearlymalaydoctors.blogspot.com)
Over the years that have been countless stories that the elevator doors opened suddenly, the lights were turned on and off, ceilings were broken and scattered on the floors, of strong smell of anti-septic etc. People have described the run-down building looks like a “rumah mayat” (translation – morgue or funeral home). Some have even described them as “Peng Kuai” (translation – sick ghost). According to Nathan, all these “cari pasal” ghosthunters do not appreciate the patients, staff and the visitors who lived there.
In those days in the 1960s, Nathan who had to go numerous times with her sickly mother and also spent a lot of his time with her at the hospital. Yes, Nathan was initially terrified of standing there and felt the small hair of your neck or arms stood rigid, of sudden feeling the presence of something there and of feeling of unbelievable cold breeze and the smell of cigarettes or cigars in the room. His mother who can sense his fear and apprehension would softly say, not to be afraid as they mean no harm.
Over the years, while looking after his mother, he has seen so many encounters like children sudden sad and cry, apparitions of normal hospital staff walking as if busy with their work and one apparition (a male) who seem to be confused about where he is going…so he simply walked into the wall!
Nathan feels that “Some people are loitering around the hospital and they do not realized that they have passed on”. Unfortunately, there are life are death until the spirits leave these earthly area or realm. Nathan’s mother passed away from her illness in the 1990s.