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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

PAHANG

The Dragon Of Lake Chini

 
 

THE DRAGON OF

LAKE CHINI

 

The true enchantment of Lake Chini lies in the secrets lurking beneath its surface. One legend relates to an ancient mighty Khmer city, as magnificent as the Angkor Watt in Cambodia which reputedly lies on the bottom of the lake. Interestingly. linguists claim to have established remarkable resemblance between Thai and Orang Asli Jakun (Aborigines of Jakun tribe) languages. For example in Thai, the word ?Chini? means gibbons, and until today the lake?s forest is still home to many of these long-limbed carefree primates. Still, the most celebrated of (Chini?s legends is the lake?s numinous sentinel the iron-scaled and mighty Naga Sen Gumum (Sen Gumum Dragon).

 

Long time ago, the first Jakun people settled in Chini were skilled hunters and expert farmers. One day, as the Jakun settlers were clearing more area for cultivation, an old woman emerged from the forest declaring the recently cleared area was hers and that (the Jakun men were greedy because they have taken more than they should. In claiming her rights, the mysterious old woman planted her walking stick into the ground and warned the men never to remove it. Swiftly and humbly they apologized, and the elderly woman allowed them to continue working so long as they did not infringe on her area again.

 
 

Days later, the dogs started to bark angrily at a mossy-colored log-like shape near the forbidden area. The Jakun men went to check out the excitement. One of the men hurled his stick at the log and it started to move and bleed. All of them stood in shock, as deep red blood kept gushing out. As they watched, the sky above darkened, lightning pierced the land and deafening thunders stifled their horrified screams. In panic, one of the men knocked over the old woman?s walking stick and a fountain of water shot sky high.

 

For years the Water gushed, forming the lakes, which now has become the dwelling of Naga Seri Gumum that was transformed from the magical log.   Located 100 kilometers away from Kuantan, Lake Chini is a humbling place, offering numerous inspirations to its visitors. Its refreshingly lush background is home to exotic equatorial flora and fauna that will astound and educate. From late June to January. the lake?s surface is teeming with stunning pink and white lotuses, yielding a mesmerizing contrast to its verdant setting.

 

There are also more than 200 species of birds recorded around the area, making Lake Chini one of the premier bird watching locations in Peninsular Malaysia. The monsoon season swells the lake, making it the best time for anglers to try their luck a the 144 species of fishes living in the lake. It is also a fantastic time to enjoy the lake in its entirety, via a boat ride for a unique lake safari experience.

 
 
 

The Dragon Of Lake Chini

PAHANG

MALAYSIAN LEGENDS