In Sarawak, there is an interesting legend that is connected to the Malay people here and how they are forbidden to consume a certain catfish species known as patin.
Bau may be known most for its Wind and Fairy caves, but there are smaller cave systems that will pique one’s curiosity. There is cave in Bau considered by the locals to be the scariest, namely ‘Gua Hantu’ (Malay for Ghost Cave).
Every place has its tale. For Sebauh, a small town of over 20,000 people, it is the tale behind the floating temple. The temple, known as Natok Kon Sebauh, sits on an island directly opposite the town and is the only temple of its kind in Sarawak.
There is a tale that strikes terror into the hearts of those who hear it. It is a tale of Bujang Senag a giant white back crocodile in Sarawak, that is said to have terrorised the waters of Batang Lupar.
Sarawakians are no stranger to tales of giant beasts. Local legends speak of the Nabau, a monstrous snake with the diameter of a fuel drum. That’s probably about five times bigger than the Amazon’s 500-pound Green Anaconda, the world’s largest snake. Impossible? We can’t say that we know for sure.
The legend of Puteri Santubong has been verbally passed down from one generation to the next. Therefore, it is not surprising that there are several versions of this famous lore that exist today.