About API

About API

The Asia Paranormal Investigators (API) is a paranormal research based Society (ROS Ref. No. 2081/2007) based in Singapore that strives to systematically analyze any strange occurrences happening in Singapore and around the region.

It was founded in 2005 by Charles Goh.

To know more about API, read about us on the web.

Affiliates Program

API organises regular activities themed on understanding the unique side of Life. Both Affiliation & Partnership are entirely free and you will get to jointly host the following activities for your members. Below is a sample program of 1 of our Affiliate, Nayang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA)

affiliate_card

To be our Affiliate/Partner, simply email to info@api.sg and ask to be our Affiliate / Partner.

Community Effort

Community Effort

API aims to be a meaningful Member to Society. To this extend we have participated or aided in the following:

Make yearly contribution in support to the SINGAPORE AMALGAMATED SERVICES
CO-OPERATIVE ORGANISATION LIMITED (SASCO SENIOR CITIZENS’ HOME), by sponsoring Dinner Tickets during their Annual Funds Raising Dinner.

Strive to be a Community Volunteer through affiliation and partnership with like-minded organisations, through the conduct and sponsor of Tours & Events in aid of Needy and Charitable Organisation like Assisi Home & Hospice, the Students Care Services, Students Redcross Groups (1,2) and the children of Club Rainbow, including the family and volunteers.

Conduct and provide cost-effective or subsidised Tours to the Public, especially Schools, Clubs, Resident Committees and Community Clubs (Youth Executive Committees). These tours are meant to be an interesting and educational way of introducing local Singaporeans to the normally unknown Urban Legends/ Lost Heritage of Singapore.

Organise regular events and programmes, allowing and promoting leadership and team building spirits and capability among the younger members of API.

API’s Research Methodology in digging up the Past to answer the Present, has yield a unlikely benefit.

API ability to ‘wind back Time’ has enable API to assist in locating lost people, bringing people who has lost contact for decades to meet again.

Some examples:-

The Lost Ponggol Zoo

The Lost $100 Million Heiress

The Reunion after 33 years

Methodology

Wednesday, 09 August 2006 06:48
API seeks to unravel the mystical beliefs and confusion surrounding the Paranormal through THREE main thrusts:-

To educate the Public by bringing down Urban Legends striving in the region to just Urban Tales, through the conduct of themed Tours, where Participants will learn of the myths of abandoned places and the ancient practices that still remain in modern Singapore. The facts presented will give new insights, and let the Participants view things in a different light, and visit places unique in ancient practices before they fade away into Time due to the modernization of Singapore .

Many of the urban legends, haunting and ghost stories that abound in Singapore are usually due to misconception, misinformation or simply lack of information. In modern Singapore, the rapidly changing urban landscape means that there will always be places that once had a purpose, but the purpose had been erased by Time and mostly forgotten, only to be replaced by the urban legends that surrounded those places.

Information gathered to debunk Urban Legends are gathered primarily through the following sources:

    Historical research through National Archives, Heritage-related organisation and Newspaper archives;

    Legal search through enquires from government bodies i.e., URA, SLA and Lawnet

    Interviews with locals and people with vested or specific knowledge in that area of interest.

To propagate the Belief that most Paranormal Sightings and Encounters can be explained by the application of Critical Analysis and Analytic Thinking. This is achieved through investigation into Paranormal Occurrences through a series of systematic approaches:-

    Step 1 – Derive all possible causes that might contribute to the creation of that Phenomenon, that might explain why and how the Phenomenon occurred;

    Step 2 – Study into the background of the Eye-witness, in terms of cultural beliefs, educational levels, nature of day job, pastimes, religion, in order to derive a possible association of the Strange Occurrence to the Mental State of the Eye-witness;

    Step 3 – Research into the historical background of the Place under investigation, in order to raise an association of the Phenomenon and the historical significance;

    Step 4 – Interviews with locals and people with vested or specific knowledge in that area of interest

    Step 5 – Deploy environmental-sensitive equipment in order to determine if there are undue or excessive electrical or magnetic energy affecting the area where the Phenomenon occurred; and

    Step 6 – Only when the 5 Steps Options have been exercised, and if the Phenomenon remained unsolved, will the Phenomenon be classified as UNSOLVED.

    TO DATE, API HAVE NOT COME ACROSS ANY PHENOMENON THAT REMAINED UNACCOUNTED FOR.

To organize Club Activities, Public Seminars and Joint Events with Industry Partners, so as to inculcate an understanding that many aspects of the Paranormal, i.e., Spirit Worships, Religion and Cultural Inclinations, the Fear of Ghosts (or the Unknown) are all necessary part of the Human Physiological makeup and wellbeing.

Fear, just like any other emotion, are part of Man’s empathic processes, just like the process of Sorrow, Happiness and Anger. Just as Man can derive great pleasure from beautiful music, Fear can generate much emotional baggage that might translate into believing that something unexplainable have occurred, when in reality, everything existed within that great imaginary mechanism that is the Human Mind.

Many modern day beliefs, movies and television shows, religious practices and alleged paranormal sightings, are a direct result of distorted views caused by a non-understanding of the Human Fear of the Unknown. Thus the organization of any API events, must be to inculcate that understanding that Fear, just like any other human emotions, can be managed, and that most paranormal occurrences can be traced to the rich culture and religious beliefs that developed when Man believed that there are greater beings and other worlds that existed along side Him.

Departments

Coming Soon!

Vision and Mission

Our Vision

To be the main paranormal resource, true encounters reporting and research centre based in Singapore , reaching out to all Asia , connecting the Globe.

Our Mission

We provide objective, factual and historically accurate explanation to today’s myths, urban legends, unusual encounters and unexplained phenomena for our readers and to contribute to the society in a meaningful and positive way.

About Our Tours

API is a research-based organisation and our tours are specially themed educational programs conducted to promote the uniqueness of the Singapore Urban Landscape.

The API Spooky Tour belongs to a variety of themed Trails/Tours, presented in an interesting and unique way by Charles Goh, API Founder , & Raymond Goh, API Webmaster and Historian. Both Charles & Raymond are STB Specialized Tourist Guides.

Participants will learn of the myths of abandoned places and the ancient practices that still remain in modern Singapore. The facts presented will give new insights, let Participants view things in a different light, and visit places unique in ancient practices before they fade away into Time or to the modernization of Singapore.

This is an expedition into the Urban Legends and Lost Heritage Landscape of Singapore. It is not a thrill seeking expedition with Participants going aimlessly exploring abandoned places in search of ghosts or spirits.

Many of the urban legends, hauntings and ghost stories that abound in Singapore are usually due to misconception, misinformation or simply lack of information. In modern Singapore, the rapidly changing urban landscapes means that there will always be places that once had a purpose, but the purpose had been erased by Time and mostly forgotten, only to be replaced by the urban legends that surround that places.

After this Trail with API, you will wake up the next day knowing abit more about certain oddities in Singapore, and thus becoming less befuddled and mystified when you do visit those places 1 day.

Join us into a Night of Adventure, as we journey into the world of Singapore Urban Legends, some that already are, and some….. that will be!

Welcome to API Unusual Tours .
Join us and learn an interesting side of Singapore as you never knew
Going on API Spooky Tours has also been listed as 1 of 20 Unique Things to do in Singapore, as listed in the Singapore Tourist Board visitsingapore.com website.

API tours can also be found in CNN, Reuters, TTG Asia Mag, Timeout Singapore, Singapore CityScoops, numerous magazines etc. We have also been featured on Singapore TV like On the Beat & Frontline and Heartland Getaways.

A full listings of media spotlight on API tours can be found in the API in Media section.

Photos may also be available by viewing each activity boxes in the API Events Page, if the organisations or participants had posted up the photos online.

To join a tour, go to the link provided in the activity box (if any). To book a tour or make any enquiry for your organization, contact API at events@api.sg or call our mobile 9878 8669.

Our API Family