True Singapore Ghost Stories

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True Singapore Ghost Stories
Author Russell Lee
Original title The Almost Complete Collection of True Singapore Ghost Stories
Country Singapore
Language English
Genre Horror, Drama, Comedy, Non-Fiction
Publisher Angsana Books, Flame Of The Forest Publishing (flameoftheforest.com)
Publication date
1989 (Earliest, Book 1)
2015 (Most recent, Book 24)
Pages Roughly 160

The Almost Complete Collection of True Singapore Ghost Stories (also True Singapore Ghost Stories or TSGS) is one of the bestselling series in Singapore. With over a million copies sold,[citation needed] the series has become a household name since its inception in 1989. Russell Lee, the Singaporean author, compiles reports, stories and interviews about the supernatural. Light and entertaining, each book, which comprises about 50 stories, appeals to both children and mature readers.

Most of the stories take place in Asia but some take place in other parts of the world. Lee also includes articles about the paranormal, featuring detailed investigations into the occult, witchcraft, vampires and other similar topics. Lee stresses[citation needed] that the articles are for reading pleasure, not for research.

So far, 25 books have been released. Each book has a specific theme. Also, a specific artwork is shown in front of every book such as a werewolf.

Russell Lee's latest book is Book 24, which features a collection of stories, and an investigative section on the blood moon prophecy. Some of Japan's most terrifying urban legend creatures such as the Kuchisake-onna and the Aka Manto are also showcased in the book. The books can usually be found in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and some other neighboring countries.

Author[edit]

Russell Lee is the author of the series. He has been writing about the supernatural since 1989, for about 25 years. Some of his claims are controversial but he writes as one having a great deal of authority.

Books[edit]

S/N Book Year Published
1 True Singapore Ghost Stories Book 1 1989
2 True Singapore Ghost Stories Book 2 1992
3 True Singapore Ghost Stories Book 3 1994
4 True Singapore Ghost Stories Book 4 1994
5 True Singapore Ghost Stories Book 5 1995
6 True Singapore Ghost Stories Book 6 1995
7 True Singapore Ghost Stories Book 7 1995
8 True Singapore Ghost Stories Book 8 1996
9 True Singapore Ghost Stories Book 9 1997
10 True Singapore Ghost Stories Book 10 1999
11 True Singapore Ghost Stories Book 11 2003
12 True Singapore Ghost Stories Book 12 2004
13 True Singapore Ghost Stories Book 13 2005
14 True Singapore Ghost Stories Book 14 2006
15 True Singapore Ghost Stories Book 15 2006
16 True Singapore Ghost Stories Book 16 2007
17 True Singapore Ghost Stories Book 17 2007
18 True Singapore Ghost Stories Book 18 2008
19 True Singapore Ghost Stories Book 19 2009
20 True Singapore Ghost Stories Book 20 2010
21 True Singapore Ghost Stories Book 21 2011
22 True Singapore Ghost Stories Book 22 2012
23 True Singapore Ghost Stories Book 23 2013
24 True Singapore Ghost Stories 25th Year Special Edition 2014
25 True Singapore Ghost Stories Book 24 2015

Television Series[edit]

True Singapore Ghost Stories is now a 13-part TV series, produced by I-Media Entertainment in Singapore. The TV series is also available on VCD and DVD.[1]

USS Collaboration[edit]

In 2015, Russell Lee and Universal Studios Singapore collaborated in the production of Halloween Horror Nights, at Resorts World Sentosa. Stories and characters from the True Singapore Ghost Stories series were used in the month-long event. It was like Hollywood meeting True Singapore Ghost Stories.

Recognition[edit]

According to the Singapore Book of Records, the True Singapore Ghost Stories is the best-selling local series by a team of writers, and the all-time best-selling local book series, in Singapore. [2]

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