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  Johor :
  Laksamana Bentan
  Buaya Sangkut
  Princess Of Gunung Ledang
 
  Kedah :
  Gua Cerita / Story Cave
  Lake Of Pregnant Maiden
  Legendary Brawl
  Mahsuri
  Raja Bersiong
  Seven Wells
 
  Kelantan :
  Princess Saadong
 
  Pahang :
  The Dragon Of Lake Chini
  Kota Gelanggi Cave
  The Sleeping Dragon
 
  Penang / Pulau Pinang :
  The Giant Footprint
  The Magical Cannon
  The Singing Sea Captain
 
  Perak :
  Royalty Rituals
 
  Selangor :
  The Jugra Lighthouse
  The Melawati Hill
 
  Terengganu :
  Pulau Perhentian Island
  The Princess Hill
  The Turtle Stone
 
  Sabah :
  Monsopiad The Warrior
  The Dragons Gem
  The Stone That Stump
 
  Labuan :
  The Corpse Island
 
  Sarawak :
  Santubong Princess
 
 
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Kuala Lumpur : Malaysia Capital - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Putrajaya : Federal Territory - Malaysia
Selangor : Central Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Terengganu : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Kelantan : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Pahang : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Johor / Johore : Southern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Malacca / Melaka : Southern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Negeri Sembilan / The Nine State : Southern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Kedah (Langkawi) : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Penang / Pulau Pinang : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Perak : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Perlis : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Sabah : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Labuan (Federal Territory) : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Sarawak : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
 
 
 
MALAYSIAN LEGENDS

LABUAN (BORNEO)

The Corpse Island

 
 

The Story Of

Corpse Island

 

Centuries ago, two young people fell passionately in love. Unfortunately, both of their parents strongly opposed of their relationship and their wedding plans. Unable to bear the thought of being separated from each other, the couple were determined to elope. Unfortunately, before they could do so, they were caught and exiled from their village. Embittered and angered at the injustice, the couple swore that something dreadful would happen to them if they should ever return. After persevering hardships in the world outside their village, the couple finally prospered and their love for each other still did not fade.   As they became more matured, they began longing for their family in the village they left so long ago. Finally, failing to remember the curse, they set off for their village. As they were nearing their old village?s coast the sky instantly grew dark and a forceful windstorm brought about huge waves that rocked and finally tossed their sampan or small boat.

 
 

The couple?s bodies were flung into the sea and were transformed into two small islands by a sea sprite who took pity on them because their love for each other was so strong. Even now, centuries later, these islands known as Pulau Maya( or Corpse Islands, still retains the form of a man and a woman lying peacefully, side by side. Located south of the main island, Pulau Mayat or Corpse Islands are now known as Pulau Rusukan Besar. literally translated to Big Rib Island, supposedly the remains of the husband, and Pulau Rusukan Kecil (Small Rib Island), allegedly the remains of the wife.

 

Besides the legendary Corpse Islands, Labuan also offers numerous holiday destinations that will surely amuse and enchant any visitor. Some of Labuan?s must-see places are the Labuan Bird Park in Tanjung Kubong, the home to exotic collections of Borneo birds; Bebuluh and Patau-Patau Water Villages where wooden houses, shops and mosques are built on high stilts over water and are interconnected via various walkways; and the Peace Park at Layang-Layangan, situated close to Surrender Point. the place where the 32nd Japanese Southern Army surrendered to the 9th Australian Imperial Forces on 9 September 1945. Adventure seekers must experience all four of Labuan?s wreck diving sites or go deep-sea angling.

 
 
 

The Corpse Island

LABUAN (BORNEO)

MALAYSIAN LEGENDS