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  Johor :
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  Kedah :
  Gua Cerita / Story Cave
  Lake Of Pregnant Maiden
  Legendary Brawl
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  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
 
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  Santubong Princess
 
 
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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
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Sarawak : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
 
 
 
MALAYSIAN LEGENDS

KELANTAN

Princess Saadong

 
 

The Legend of
Princess Sa?adong

 

Puteri or Princess Sa?adong is famed for her unrivalled beauty due to her magical origin. She was found by Kelantan?s legendary warrior Queen, Che? Siti Wan Kembang at the edge of a pond. Tapped in pure white bubbles. Childless, the Queen adopted the baby and before long, was teaching her the virtues of a respectable warrior and a beloved ruler. When she came of age, she was betrothed to her cousin, Raja Abdullah and once married, they ruled over the Kola Jelasin (Fort Jelasin) region. But peace was soon shattered as the Siamese King waged war against the region for rejecting his marriage proposal to Princess Sa?adong. Dreadfully defeated by the compelling force of Siamese troops, and refusing to expose her subjects to further atrocities, Princess Sa?adong surrendered. Before making the crossing to Siam, she assured her husband and her subjects that she will return unharmed.

 

After months of arduous journey, the princess finally arrived at the Siamese King?s Palace and he was overjoyed. Unfortunately, when he touched her, he was instantly infected with a terrible skin disease. Many local shamans tried to cure the disease but failed. One night, the King dreamt only Princess Sa?adong had the power to cure him. The Princess agreed to cure the King if he allowed her to return to Kelantan. lie consented, and using the juice from a betel nut that she chewed, the Princess healed the King. As promised, Princess Sa?adong returned to her husband only to find him married to another. Hurt by his betrayal, she (led to Bukit Marak (Marak Hill) and sought refuge in a cave at the mount. Nevertheless, she never abandoned her subjects. Frequently they came to seek her advice and assistance. She was so kind that her subjects constantly took advantage of her.

 
 

The mouth of the Princess? cave Raja Abdullah?s tomb
 
 
 

Many came to borrow her crockery fir various fiasts yet failed to return them. Disappointed with dishonesty in the world she withdrew, according to local legend. into the mystical world. When she departed, all her belongings like her crockery and ship mysteriously turned into stones. Realising their mistakes, the villagers returned her transformed belongings to the only place they knew, at the cave in Bukit Marak. Today, locals claim remnants of Puteri Sa?adong?s possessions can still be fbund in the cave. Visitors to Kelantan can visit several sites that are related to Puteri Sa?adong?s legend. The tomb of her husband, Raja Abdullah, is located at Kampung Padang Halban, 20km south of Kota Bharu. He died in 1671, some believed killed during a fight with Princess Sa?adong. She stabbed him with her golden hairpin.

 

Located 20 kilometers east of Kota Bharu. the cave at Bukit Marak is accessible only to expert cavers and hardcore explorers. It contains remnants of her belongings, chambers deemed to be her bedrooms and even her footsteps. To experience the grandeur of past Kelantanese royalty, pay a visit to Istana Jahar (Jahar Palace) also known as the Museum of Royal Traditions and Customs. Opens Saturdays through Thursdays from 8.30am to 4.45pm. Istana Balai Besar, located at the heart of Kota Bharu, stands proudly surrounded by a fort, made from beautifully crafted local timber, within an area that covers over 1627sq metres.

 
 
 

Princess Saadong

KELANTAN

MALAYSIAN LEGENDS