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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

KEDAH

Raja Bersiong

 
 

RAJA BERSIONG

The ancient Malay book Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa narrates how during the time of the early kingdoms on the Malay peninsula, there was a Raja or King named Ong Maha Perita Doria in the state of Iangkasuka (today?s Kedah).

 

He was an ill tempered and cruel king who terrified everybody. Ills realm was believed to be at Kota Aur near the foot of sacred Mount Jerai, near Gurun district. One day, his food was not ready when the Raja was already hungry. And a hungry Raja is an angry king. He furiously scolded the palace cook. In his haste to prepare the royal meal, the cook accidentally cut his finger and blood trickled into the ingredients. Alas, he was too scared to waste time washing the blood. When the King ate the food, it was amazingly tastier. He was so fond of it that he summoned the cook demanding to know his secret.

 
 

Fearing for his life, the cook admitted the incident. Thereafter, the King decreed that all his meals must have blood in it. The King became addicted to human blood and after a while. his incisors grew longer and became distinctly like fangs! He became known as Raja Bersiong or the Fanged King.   As his greed for blood continued to intensify, he ordered his guards to capture villagers for their blood. Local legend recounts they were kept in Gua Penjara or Prison Cave near today?s Pantal Merdeka beach town, before being brought to the royal kitchen.

 

Eventually the people rebelled and Raja Bersiong?s palace was stormed, but he escaped. He hid in the surrounding jungle. Although many tried to kill him, none could. In the end a pawang or shaman managed to turn the Fanged King into a wild boar. Until today, the wild boars reign the jungle with fangs in their mouths. Raja Bersiong?s dominion was near Mount Jerai, a then sacred mountain, where many Hindu-Buddhist chandi or temples were built that have now been excavated and preserved at the.   Lembah Bujang Archeological Museum. Recent findings also revealed the existence of the ?Temple of the Ninth Water Pool? believed to be Raja Bersiong?s favourite pool. Locals also believe his tomb is situated in Kampung Seberang Tok Soh, Pinang Tunggal in the district of Kuala Muda.

 
 
 

Raja Bersiong

KEDAH

MALAYSIAN LEGENDS