Haunted and Abandoned School: Danau Perdana

Haunted and Abandoned School: Danau Perdana

SK Danau Perdana, Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is a pristine city tainted by a dangerous eyesore that was once a place of learning. The former Danua Perdana School is today closed off, surrounded by a protective fence displaying warnings to those who dare enter. The structural integrity of this abandoned former school is questionable, yet it is the ghostly legends that surround the building which really strike fear into the hearts of many.

Abandoned school in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Looking through a broken window at one of the most haunted buildings in Malaysia, an abandoned school on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur.

The SK Danau Perdana was closed down in 2005 after issues regarding the safety of the building arose. Ever since the school has remained abandoned with its future uncertain. Despite long existing plans to demolish the site and satisfy locals who view the education complex as an ugly stain within the community, the ruin has been left intact. Though the ruin remains, not everyone is upset at its existence. The abandoned school has become a magnet for urban explorers and paranormal investigators alike ever since its closure.

Haunted school ruin in Malaysia.
Exploring an abandoned and haunted school in Malaysia.

Haunted Legends of the abandoned Danau Perdana School

Winding corridors, towering buildings and empty classrooms create a surreal and anxiety-provoking environment for those brave enough to enter this abandoned school. The legends that the buildings are haunted only adds to the terror that the Danau Perdana School evokes.

Inside an abandoned school at night.
Towering, empty classrooms at night time.

The main ghost story that has plagued the school relates to a specific type of spirit known as a Pontianak. This is a spirit from Malay culture that relates to a woman who died during pregnancy or during birth. These ghosts return confused, angry and often display vampire-like tendencies. Those who believe in this type of haunting perceive the Pontianak to be one of the more fearsome entities out there.

Grafitti inside of a former school.
Grafitti covered interiors of a former place of learning, now abandoned and decaying.

The spirit that is said to haunt the school is believed to be a woman who once worked at the establishment as a cleaner. She is thought to have died during her pregnancy. Then, returned to the school to terrorize those who dare enter.

Abandoned school haunted by a Pontianak.
A crumbling ruin stalked by a Malaysian ghost known as a Pontianak.

Visiting Kuala Lumpur’s Abandoned School

The SK Danau Perdana School is an exhilarating place to explore. It is currently closed from the public, being fenced off due to unsafe structures. When I visited there was a large door in the fence that had been left wedged open. The future of how long this building will stick around for remains unclear.

Abandoned school in Kuala Lumpur.
Looking out over a spooky ruin that was closed for safety concerns.

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  • Candace Boulin

    Posted by Candace Boulin on June 15, 2019

    Got the spinning circle and was unable to watch it.


      Posted by Amy on June 16, 2019

      Sorry to hear that, Candace! It is working fine on my end. Here is a link to the video over on Youtube, hoping you have more luck watching it there: https://youtu.be/CWDdH5dgJWA
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  • Pascual Dino herrera

    Posted by Pascual Dino herrera on May 25, 2022

    How did you know about this abandoned school to be haunted


      Posted by Amy on May 29, 2022

      I had heard about it before, I don’t recall. How did you know about it?

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