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Haunted building? Empty tower attracts curious visitors

  • Nina A. Loasana

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, October 7 2019   /  01:23 am
Urban legend: Saidah Tower, an abandoned 30-story building located in East Jakarta. Since its closure in 2007, the tower has gained a reputation as being one of the most haunted buildings in Jakarta.(JP/Nina Loasana)(JP/Nina Loasana)

Urban legend: Saidah Tower, an abandoned 30-story building located in East Jakarta. Since its closure in 2007, the tower has gained a reputation as being one of the most haunted buildings in Jakarta.(JP/Nina Loasana)Since its closure in 2007, Saidah Tower, an abandoned 28-story building located in Cawang, East Jakarta, has been attracting a lot of curious minds.The building stands tall with dark grey Roman-style architecture surrounded by a zinc fence, barring people from going inside.Its walls have started decaying, the paint is faded and a lot of its windows are broken. As years passed, the dilapidated building started gaining an infamous reputation as one the most haunted places in the capital city, luring many horror fans to view its empty rooms.Dede, a 41-year-old man who has been living right behind the tower for the last two years, said he had seen a lot of people going to the tow...