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In the Halloween spirit: Jakartans explore 'haunted' spots in capital

  • Nina A. Loasana

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Mon, October 28, 2019   /  01:45 pm
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A barrier covers the front of Saidah Tower on Jl. MT Haryono in East Jakarta. The building is one of the places included in the Jakarta Mystical Tour, which bring participants to sites famous for their urban legends.(Kompas.com/Nursita Sari)

As Halloween draws near, Jakartans’ thirst for everything horror seems to be growing bigger.  While most people are choosing to read scary novels, play horror video games or attend costume parties to get in the Halloween spirit, some residents of the capital have been experiencing the thrills firsthand by going on tours to “haunted” places. The Jakarta Mystical Tour, the first of its kind, was organized by tour operator Biang Overlander last Friday, bringing participants to spots in Jakarta associated with urban legends. One tour participant Riyan, an office worker from Salemba, Central Jakarta, said he did not mind joining the tour right after office hours, as he was curious about the supernatural realm. “I came here alone straight from the office. I’m quite tired honestly, but I had to endure it because I am very curious to see all the hau...