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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

PAHANG

The Sleeping Dragon

 
 

THE ISLE OF THE

SLEEPING DRAGON

Tioman Island, located 32 kilometers of the eastern peninsula?s coast, is more than a charming sun-drenched retreat. It possesses an enchanting local legend that claims the island as the manifestation of a forlorn

dragon princess.

 

Locals believed, a long time ago. South China Sea was home to a family of mighty dragons. The dragon princess had just gotten married and the newlyweds decided to explore the southern part of the sea. As the dragon couple frolicked and swam gleefully southward, the dragon princess realized she had lost her silk bridal shawl. She sought the permission of her husband to recover the shawl. The dragon prince was reluctant to let her go because turning back on an intended journey was a bad omen. But, she did lose her precious bridal shawl and she promised him that she would return soon. Swiftly she traced back her route, northbound. Unfortunately, it took her sometime before she found her silk bridal shawl. Ecstatic, she swam speedily towards her awaiting prince. Alas, when she reached the spot, her prince was gone.

 
 

Surprised, the princess continued to swim all over in search of her husband. Exhausted and lonely, she stopped. As tears of sorrow fell, she held her silk bridal shawl tightly and pledged to wait fr her beloved husband at the very spot. Centuries had past but she waited unrelentingly until she grew weak. A sprite took pity on her and cast a sleeping spell where she now remains, frozen in eternity as a beautiful island with a unique landscape. The granite twin peaks of Tioman Island, popularly known as Chula Naga (Dragon?s Horns), seem to verify this touching tale and the ragged mountain terrain at the back of these twin peaks portrays the profile of a sleeping dragon.

 

Tioman Island is perhaps the best sanctuary to retreat and rejuvenate. It has now become the island getaway for nearby city slickers and holidaying families from all over.   Enjoy the cool refreshing breeze and the soothing waves or take a stroll and enjoy the sunset along some of the famous beaches near the following villages: Tekek, Air Batang. Genting, Salang, and Juara. These wonderful golden beaches subside to clear blue waters complete with colourful corals, ideal for swimming. snorkeling and diving. Other interesting sites in Tioman include waterfalls nestled in the verdant hill at Mukut.

 
 
 

The Sleeping Dragon

PAHANG

MALAYSIAN LEGENDS