- The hospital was built in 1935 as part of a military base which was soon taken over by the Japanese occupation. The Kempeitai (Japanese Imperial Secret Police) used it as a torture camp and prison for Allied hostages.
- After Word War II, the building remained a hospital till 1997 until the construction of the new Changi General hospital. The abandoned hospital is said to be haunted by Japanese soldiers and victims of wars crimes and executions. Loud bangs and screams have been said to be heard.