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photoblog image Presbytarian Church, Penang Road

Presbytarian Church, Penang Road

My understanding is that this serene looking church came up in 1875 but prior to that, there was a Presbytarian presence of sorts. This church is linked to a shocking murder of its Indian (or Singaporean of Indian ethnicity) caretaker. He was reported missing in 1984. Later it was revealed that he was clubbed to death, his body chopped into pieces and cooked with rice and spices and this was then deposited in various black trash bags, probably to pass off the gruesome remains as food gone bad. Due to the absence of a body, there was insufficient evidence and till date, this is treated as an unsolved case.

Presbytarian Church, Penang Road

My understanding is that this serene looking church came up in 1875 but prior to that, there was a Presbytarian presence of sorts. This church is linked to a shocking murder of its Indian (or Singaporean of Indian ethnicity) caretaker. He was reported missing in 1984. Later it was revealed that he was clubbed to death, his body chopped into pieces and cooked with rice and spices and this was then deposited in various black trash bags, probably to pass off the gruesome remains as food gone bad. Due to the absence of a body, there was insufficient evidence and till date, this is treated as an unsolved case.

comments (5)

  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 13 Dec 2010, 07:47
Nice building that is, a style we don't know that well here in Holland
  • Fokkio
  • The Netherlands
  • 14 Dec 2010, 06:48
Thanks for your comment on my photoblog. You have a nice set of pictures here too. I will take a look more often. Have a nice day.
Ayush Basu: Glad you liked them smile
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 14 Dec 2010, 12:07
The church is too beautiful to be remembered by a story like that Ayush. It breaks my heart.
Ayush Basu: I think so too. If you are ever in Singapore, why not make it a point on your itenerary?
What a horrible thing to have associated with this peaceful looking Church, Ayush. Sorry to hear they still have not solved the case.
Being a church photographer whenever possible I find this one so different from English ones Avush but very attractive all the same. It has a somewhat horrific reputation though.
Ayush Basu: I guess I know what you mean; it does not quite have the scale or architecture of St. Paul's (London) or York Minster nevertheless it is a nice place, both inside and the immediate vicinity. I doubt many people know about its reputation, I myself came to know only after recently reading about it in a book.

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