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  Princess Saadong
 
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  The Dragon Of Lake Chini
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  Penang / Pulau Pinang :
  The Giant Footprint
  The Magical Cannon
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  Perak :
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  Selangor :
  The Jugra Lighthouse
  The Melawati Hill
 
  Terengganu :
  Pulau Perhentian Island
  The Princess Hill
  The Turtle Stone
 
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  Monsopiad The Warrior
  The Dragons Gem
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  The Corpse Island
 
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Kuala Lumpur : Malaysia Capital - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
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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
 
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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
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Labuan (Federal Territory) : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Sarawak : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
 
 
 
MALAYSIAN LEGENDS

TERENGGANU

The Princess Hill

 
 

The

Kind Princess

At Bukit Puteri

 

The name Bukit Puteri or Princess Hill, located at the mouth of Terengganu River, has many fascinating origins. Many claim the hill was named after a Bunian (forest elf) Princess that used to reside there.   Local legend recounts in the past. villagers would visit the elfin princess to borrow her gold and silver plates and pots in order to hold engagement and marriage feasts or kenduri. Unfortunately, many never returned her precious pots and plates and some even broke them.

 

Disgusted with their carelessness and greed, the elfin Princess left for Bukit Bintang in Besut district, north of Kuala Terenganu.   Others say that Princess Hill is named after the seven benevolent elfin princesses that lived on the hill. They are the same elfin princesses summoned in the haunting ancient melody, Ulek Mayang. Believed to possess immense supernatural powers, their assistance was constantly sought after by the locals. Till today, locals maintain upon reaching the top, visitors can inhale the lingering sweet-scent of the princesses.

 
 

Some say the hill?s name was bestowed by a Johor Chieftain, Tuk Raja Menteri who came to install Sultan Zainal Abidin I. the younger brother of former Sultan of Johor, as the first Sultan of Terengganu in early 1 8th century. It is also believed that the Bukit Puteri fort, atop the hill, built by Baginda or King Umar in 1830 to defend the state, was cemented with honey, egg whites and chalk. The fort can still be seen till today. Besides holding a magnificent view of the capital city and the South China Sea, the fort also bears several significant relics. Among them are a huge copper bell called Genta, only to be pealed by boys of royal household; a royal flagpole of 18 metres in height and various ancient cannons named according to their characters and guardian spirits.

 

Among them are the Seri Jamlor cannon and the Meriam Beranak or Family Cannons consisting of the Seri Johor and the Seri Bueh cannons. There is also a crevice nearby known as Gua Puteri or Princess Cave, which was used to store gunpowder and iron bullets. Still, according to local Legend. it is also the place the Bunian Princess kept her gold and silver pots and plates.   The Princess Hill is among the local?s favourite spots for a gentle walk with a breathtaking view. Opens to the public daily from 9am to 5pm.

 
 
 

The Princess Hill

TERENGGANU

MALAYSIAN LEGENDS