Malaysia My Destination : Info about Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
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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
 
 
  My Second Home Program
Health & Medical Tourism
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  Cruise Holiday
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  UNESCO Heritage Sites
 
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Island Holiday
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Nature & Adventure
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Scuba Diving
Bird Watching / Birding
Exotic Equestrian Escape
Great Fishing
Sailing / Yachting / Boating
 
 
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

SABAH (BORNEO)

The Dragons Gem

 
 

The Kinabalu

Dragon's Gem

 

The majestic Mount Kinabalu. rising from the mist with its rugged terrain and rich biodiversity has always been a significant feature in the lives and legends of the early KadazanDusun. The most famous legend to emerge from this community is of the Kinabalu dragon that possessed a Butiza or Luminous jewel that he used as a toy. It is said that on moonlit nights people could see this bright gem being tossed again and again on the dragons forked tongue. The story of the dragon spread beyond the seas as far as China. The Chinese Emperor hearing of the precious gem wanted it f& himself.

 

He decided to send his sons, Wong Wang Kong and Wong Song Ping to get it. When the brothers reached Borneo and came to Mount Kinabalu, they came to realise the difficulty of the task. Frustrated by their futile attempts Wong Wang Kong gave up but Wong Song Ping persevered on. He made a colourful Chinese lantern that glowed like a fabulous gem when lit. He then made a giant kite and waited for the moment the dragon would look for food and leave the jewel unguarded. When the time came he mounted the kite with help of his men. The kite rose up till it reached the mouth of the dragon cave and he quickly switched the gem with the lantern.

 
 

 

When the dragon returned, he realised he had been tricked. Quickly he swam toward the departing ships. The men thought they would perish hut Wong Song Ping had another bright idea. He ordered his men to heat up canon balls until it was red hot and launched them at the dragon.   Longing for its gleaming toy, the dragon caught and swallowed one of the glowing balls. Seared by the heat and heavy with the iron within him, the dragon sank below the waters. The brothers continued on to China. When they reached their homeland ?Long Wang Kong, who was consumed with jealousy seized the jewel from his younger brother and presented the gem to their father.

 

He told of their successful mission omitting Wong Song Ping?s heroic efforts to get the stone. Angry and disappointed by his brother?s actions, Wong Song Ping tell China. He set sail and allowed the monsoon to take him away. He finally reached the coast of Brunei where he anchored. The Sultan of Brunei heard of his arrival and sent his brother to receive him. Today, Mount Kinabalu is one of the most popular mountains to climb in the world. Located less than 10 kilometres from Ranau and 90 kilometres from Kota Kinabalu it receives over 100,000 visitors annually. Visitors to Mount Kinabalu should also visit the Poring Hot Springs located nearby. First developed by the Japanese during World War II. the hot spring water contains sulphur, which is believed to have curative properties.

 
 
 

The Dragons Gem

SABAH (BORNEO)

MALAYSIAN LEGENDS