Hello everyone! This is my second ghost story and the topic is school toilets! Whenever people start talking about school toilets, it always gives me goosebumps. I hate going to school toilets as they are always so small, dark, wet and dirty.
Back in the 80s and 90s, girls’ toilets in Singapore had two types of toilet bowls. One type was for squatting and the other type is the more common seated toilet. Even now, in some shopping malls, you will still find one or two squatting toilets inside the girl’s toilets in Singapore. There are still many people who like to use them as they are more hygienic than using a shared toilet seat. Nevertheless, back to the story.
This happened to me in 1996. I was preparing for my O-level examination and some schools provide extra tuition for any children who wished to take it. I decided to spend a few evenings polishing up my Maths, Science and English Language. Also, I only paid $4 each for the subjects for one month. It was cheaper than going to a tuition centre or hiring a tutor.
The school that provided the tuition was just a bus stop away from my home. Luckily, it was not my secondary school. Otherwise, I don’t how I would have survived the rest of the year.
One of the rumours about that school was that they found a coffin buried in their playground. It was built on an old cemetery and they probably didn’t clear the area properly when they started building the school. When the school expanded, they dug and found a coffin buried in the field. This incident was documented in the newspapers.
I went to the school at 6.30pm and my lesson didn’t start until 7pm. I only saw the school worker ‘uncle’ when I came into the school. While sitting there waiting in the classroom, I suddenly felt a bad stomachache. I hate using public toilets even now. But when the enemy is at the gates, you’ve got no choice. You have to go!
So I went into the ground floor girl’s toilet as my classroom was not far from it. There were five cubicles and I choose the middle one. It was one of those squatting toilets. Back in my time, there were more squatting toilets than seated toilets. I quickly went inside and tried to finish my business quickly. Within a minute or two, I heard the start of our Singapore national anthem – Majulah Singapura music. It was not very loud but loud enough to startle me. Then a voice (not from the song) started singing. I immediately finished and reached out for the door. The moment the door opened, there was no music or singing voice at all. I felt like I was in another world when I was inside the cubicle. It was silent when I came out of the cubicle. I quickly wet my hands without looking into the full mirror and ran out. I think ‘they’ wanted me to leave their toilet as it was late. I never went back again.