Malaysia My Destination : Info about Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
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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
 
 
  My Second Home Program
Health & Medical Tourism
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Island Holiday
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Nature & Adventure
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Scuba Diving
Bird Watching / Birding
Exotic Equestrian Escape
Great Fishing
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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

TERENGGANU

The Turtle Stone / Batu Penyu

 
 

The Tragic Tale Of

'A Turtle Stone'

 

Legend has it, there once lived a loving turtle couple that would always roam and play together. One day, while they were together near the mystical sea garden called Banjaran Sari, they got lost and decided to ask a local puffer fish about where they were. She told them that they were in the waters of Rantau Abang. She also told them about an incredibly beautiful location nearby where the sand was soil and pure but such area was off limits to the fishes because they could not go on land. 

 

Curiosity got the helter of both turtles who decided to go and explore the forbidden area. When they finally reached the shore they were reminded once again by a crab of the danger of the forbidden area. The female turtle was afraid and wanted to leave. However, the male was adamant. He told the female that she could stay behind and wait for him if she was too scared to continue. Then the male turtle went off to explore the bay further.   While exploring, he saw a beautiful pond with crystal clear water. Tired and parched, he decided to drink from the pond. Immediately he started to feel heavier and could not move his legs, eventually he was turned into stone.

 
 

Apparently, he had sipped from a cursed pond. A seagull brought the sad news to the female turtle. Heartbroken, the female turtle went back into the ocean, alone. It is said that no matter where she went she would always return to the beach of? that very bay to lay eggs and visit her altered beloved. Every time she lays her eggs. she would weep and deeply grieve over her tragic fate. Soon, many turtles started coming to the beach of? Rantau Abang to lay eggs.

 

They too would cry as they lay their eggs remembering their unfortunate ancestor. The area is now known as Batu Penyu or Turtle Stone.   Located 56 kilometres south of Kuala Terengganu. Batu Penyu is in a village called Bukit Che Hawa in Rantau Abang area. Besides these unique and wonderful turtles. Rantau Abang is known for its sun-drenched. soil sands? beaches such as Teluk I3idara and Tanjong Jara that are perfect for picnicking. sunbathing. swimming and unwinding.

 
 
 

The Turtle Stone / Batu Penyu

TERENGGANU

MALAYSIAN LEGENDS