Mei Foong just came back from with her family to Seremban, about 2 hours from Kuala Lumpur, after spending a tiring day visiting her in-laws. She was with her 4 year old son and her husband who was driving. As it was already 9 pm, she was hurrying to go back to her home as her son was feeling a bit sick from their journey from Seremban.
She was travelling on a side road near Cheras when their car had to stop abruptly due a maze of cars blocking her way. Actually the parked cars were parked in a haphazard manner near a neighborhood house. Her husband said that they must be having a Chinese wake. A Chinese wake with the hearse on a stand was placed in the courtyard.
There was a row of plastic chairs for people come to pay their respects when a person dies. They are provided with drinks and naturally (like Chinese) they get the opportunity to gamble. Mei Foong abruptly yelled, “Gostang” (meaning to reverse) the car and to look for an alternative route.
They eventually found another side road and it was about 10.30 pm and getting dark. Suddenly with the car headlamps on Mei Foong saw a lady in a red Cheongsam (a formal Chinese dress) walking in the same direction as their car. She screamed at her husband to stop the car. Frustrated he asked her the reason for stopping the car and she replied there was a woman walking by the street.
Her husband then shook his head and claimed that he did not see anybody. She rolled her eyes tiredly and she peered at her rear mirror and saw the woman in her red cheongsam in the darkness. Before she got to say anything, the lady in red cheongsam disappeared! She had a high fever for 3 days after that eerie incident.