I went with my then boyfriend. It was around 9ish, 10 in the evening. The building stood sandwiched at the end of a row of landed houses. It was quite derelict and I felt a tinge of sadness looking at it as this place once was witness to Singapore's glory days as a movie hub but unfortunately, it was left neglected.
There was a metal gate if I remember correctly up front. (This was somewhere in 2007 or so.) We were looking for ways to get into the compound. As I was peeking through some gaps near the gate, at the end of the compound, I could see something stand in front of the wall. It caught my attention because it stood out like a sore thumb as the whole wall was white.
I took another look and could make out a figure in white with long black hair covering the front of the face. I couldn't believe what I saw as I've never seen ghosts before. Plus the place was not well lit and the wall was about some distance away from the gate. I thought I saw wrong as the figure didn't look so 'solid' either so I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me.
I asked my then boyfriend to come and have a look. I didn't tell him about the figure. I just told him to peer through and tell me if he saw anything.
As soon as he did, he panicked and he told me to quickly get on his bike. He said we needed to get out of there! I asked him what he saw but he didn't want to tell me then and insisted on doing so later.
He tried to start the bike but for a good minute it couldn't. He kept telling me whatever it is just don't look at the gate and stay calm.
Thankfully, we managed to flee. He told me what he'd seen and it confirmed what I'd seen as well. It was indeed a Fatimah Rocker. (a.k.a Miss P. I am superstitious about mentioning HER name.)
What was scarier was when he'd peered through the gaps, SHE was already moving very fast towards the gate. Which was why he wanted to get us away from there ASAP!
After this incident, I did do return to the Jalan Ampas Studio. I decided to choose a different a subject for my assignment in the end. But I did come across stories afterwards about the place being haunted. Some night guards had reported hearing sounds related to filming activities and some even saw apparitions which looked like they were from the studio's bygone era.
Last I heard the building is no longer in its former derelict state. It was spruced up and leased out. It became an office for awhile and then recently some hipster joint. Not sure what it is now and whether its past occupants still remain there after hours.
The above photo is how the building was then. It is not mine as I did not take any pics that night since we were just going there to recce. But I want to give you an idea of how the place was as I saw it back in '07 since it has been polished up since.
Story submitted by: Z