The Highland Towers Case

The Highland Towers Case

This article will be taking a closer look at the Highland Towers case of 1993, and the Malaysian spirits the tragedy left in it’s wake…


The Collapse

The Highland Towers were originally built as homes for the Malaysian middle class in the mid 1970’s. The towers blocks were built quite close to one another, at the base of a rather steep hill.

A creek ran straight through the same area as the tower blocks, but the authorities had developed a pipe system that diverted the water away from the towers.

In 1991, an new development started right next to the Highland Towers site. This new construction work involved removing all of the trees and plant life from the nearby hill.

Leaving it open to the elements…

Before long, the exposed hill land, and problems with the pipes diverting water, led to the hill soil becoming totally saturated.

At 1.35 pm, December the 11th, 1993, after 10 continuous days of rain and flooding, the hill’s soil finally gave way and crashed into Block 1 of the Highland Towers.

highland towers collapse

The twelve story building stood no chance – it crashed to the ground breaking into a series of large sections.

A total of 53 people died inside the doomed tower block.


The Taxi Driver’s Tale

In 1994, a local taxi driver notices a young woman signalling at the side of the road…in the pouring rain. He pulls over to let her in.

She get’s into the car and informs the driver that she would like to go to ‘Hillview’.

Something bugs the driver – when she speaks the words ‘Hillview’ a chill runs up his spine.

As they drive along the taxi driver attempts to strike up a conversation with the young woman…but she seems completely distracted…even a little distressed.

highland tower malaysia

On arrival at Hillview, the lady motions for the taxi to pull to the side of the road. The driver immediately recognizes the area – it’s the scene of the recent tragedy – The Highland Towers.

The taxi driver was fully aware that the buildings had been abandoned after the disaster, so he asks the woman what she is wanting to do at this location, in the middle of the night.

The young woman replies that she has left some very important possessions inside the building.

The driver feels the chill inside the car get stronger…and he asks the woman what these important possessions are?

She replies…

“My body and my life, I died here last year.”


The Highland Towers Tragedy

There are numerous paranormal reports linked to the Highland Towers tragedy – most of them coming from local taxi drivers in the area.

Locals to the Hillview area claim to frequently witness ghosts wandering through the trees of the building’s former site.

The Highland Towers Tragedy

It is an area that is popular with brave students – daring one another to walk deeper into the tower block areas…

If you have any thoughts or opinions on the Highland Towers case of 1993, please leave them in the comment section below.

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