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  Pahang :
  The Dragon Of Lake Chini
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  Penang / Pulau Pinang :
  The Giant Footprint
  The Magical Cannon
  The Singing Sea Captain
 
  Perak :
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  The Jugra Lighthouse
  The Melawati Hill
 
  Terengganu :
  Pulau Perhentian Island
  The Princess Hill
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  Monsopiad The Warrior
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MALAYSIAN LEGENDS

PENANG / PULAU PINANG

The Singing Sea Captain

 
 

The Adventures Of

Singing Sea Captain

 

In the early days, Malay seafarers were renowned fbr their adventures on the high seas. Great sailors, these virile young men sailed through uncharted territories to build their empires. One such man was Nakhoda Ragam, a naichoda or sea captain famed for his sea exploits around the Malay Archipelago. Well-known for his musical abilities Nakhoda Ragam was often seen playing his set of musical instruments on his ship hence the nickname ?Singing Captain?. It is believed Nakhoda Ragam was the first person to give Penang its name while trading in the Straits of Malacca from Lingga to Kedah. As there was no higher or larger isolated island in his travels, he named it Pulau ke Satu, directly translated as Single Island. lie also gave names to other bays, rivers and points on the island. Once, at the southwestern end of the island, his kendi or water-pot fell into the sea and was immediately transformed into an island by a genie, which is now known as Pulau Kendi. On leaving Pulau Kendi, Nakhoda Ragam pulled into a bay on the southern coastline of Penang.

 
 

At the mouth of? the river that flows into the bay, he released a tame bird called Bayan. which led to the origins of Bayan Lepas. Similarly, while passing Pulau Betong on the western coast of Penang, he encountered a heavy gale. At one point, the storm grew fiercer and his wife?s face turned place with fear. From then on the place was referred to as Pucat Muka. which means ?pale faced?. Today visitors can visit the places Nakhoda Ragam named as he traveled around Penang. Pulau Kendi is a beautiful uninhabited island famous for its pristine natural surroundings. Bayan Lepas has emerged as a successful and thriving industrial town in Penang. Nevertheless, hidden within Bayan Lepas is Pantai Jerejak a beautiful stretch of beach along the fairly new highway known as Lebuhraya Kampung Jawa. Here visitors can enjoy shady trees, powdery white sand and a view of Penang Bridge, one of the longest bridges in the world. As for Pulau Belong, it is a quaint fishing village that should not be missed.

 
 
 

The Singing Sea Captain

PENANG / PULAU PINANG

MALAYSIAN LEGENDS