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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
 
  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

SARAWAK (BORNEO)

Santubong Princess

 
 

The Legend Of

Puteri Santubong

 

 

 

In the past, local legend recounts of two beautiful mythical sisters. Princess Santubong and Princess Sejinjang, from a magnificent and idyllic mystical kingdom called Kayangan. The princesses were sent to earth to restore peace between the neighbouring villages of Pasir Kuning and Pasir Putih, with a strict condition - they must never quarrel with each other.

 

As decreed by the mighty Kayangan King, Puteri or Princess Santubong, an expert weaver, was to rule over Pasir Kuning and Princess Sejinjang. a skilled rice thresher, was to rule over Pasir Putih.   Princess Santubong?s intricately woven fabrics were an instant success and Princess Sejinjang?s paddy fields were greatly thriving. Both villages soon became famously prosperous. The beauty and talent of both Princesses made them much sought after by handsome suitors from all over.   None won their hearts until they met Putera Mahkota Serapi (Crown Prince Serapi) of? Matang. The Crown Prince fell in love with both of them. but they refused to be joint wives.

 
 

 

Because of him, they had an awful quarrel and exchanged blows. Scjinjang swung her thresher, which hit Santubong?s cheek. As she fell on her back. Princess Santubong threw her weaver at Princess Sejinjang, hitting her directly in the head. Putting an end to the ghastly fight, the great Kayangan King cursed both sisters into mountains. It is said that Mount Santubong resembles a woman lying on her back. The deep crevice at the peak is where the Princess received the blow to the cheek from her sister?s thresher.

 

Located about 35 kilometres north of the state capital Kuching, both mountains, Santubong and Sejinjang, are blessed with stunning and lush rainforest teeming with strikingly diverse flora and fauna that enchant and enlighten. A charming cascading waterfall nestled in Mount Santubong offers an excellent way to rejuvenate at the end of a trek. The mountains and their surrounding area arc popular tourist destinations.   Located at the base of Mount Santubong is the Sarawak Cultural Village, a living museum that showcases Sarawak?s diverse ethnic heritage. It opens daily from 9am - 5.1 5pm, with two exciting cultural show performances a day. Tickets can be purchased at the entrance.

 
 
 

Santubong Princess

SARAWAK (BORNEO)

MALAYSIAN LEGENDS