The spooky lift in Miri
Natalie Cheng, executive director of Parkson Holdings
As a child, Natalie Cheng recalls how her parents Tan Sri William Cheng and Puan Sri Chelsea Cheng warned her not to play with the ouija board, but she was so curious that she consulted a school friend who had tried it before.
"One of my high school classmates said that she had tried it on a piece of paper while alone one night," Cheng shares. "She said she could feel something putting pressure on her hand, and she hasn't played it since."
My spookiest experience...
"It happened a few years ago during a business trip to Miri with my colleagues. We arrived pretty late at night so we were the only ones checking in at the time. One of my colleagues went up to his room first but came right back to the lobby to say that he wanted to change rooms as he felt that his room was haunted.
After the hotel gave him a different room, we all went up in the same lift and my other colleague started teasing him for being fussy. Then she uttered, 'Wouldn't it be funny if the lift opened by itself on Level 4?' As soon as she said it, the lift stopped on the fourth floor and opened, revealing a dark and empty function room!
We went quiet immediately and waited uneasily for the lift to close again. Needless to say, when we reached our floor, we made a quick dash to our rooms."