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Postby aukepalmhof » Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:08 pm

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Indonesia issued in 1998 five stamps for the folk tales “Malin Kundang” three stamps shows us part of vessels which play a roll in the tale the other two shows not a part or a vessel.

Malin Kundang, Si Tanggang also called Nakhoda Manis, is a Southeast Asian folktale about retribution on an ungrateful son. A sailor from a poor family, the protagonist sneaks onto a trading ship, eventually becoming rich, marrying a princess, and acquiring his own galleon. On his return to his home village, he is ashamed of his humble origins and refuses to recognise his elderly mother. She curses him, and when he sets sail, he and his ship are turned to stone, as given on the last stamp.

In Indonesia, the story is called Malin Kundang, and the legend is based in West Sumatra. Air Manis, a beach near Padang, has a rock formation called Batu Malin Kundang that is said to be the remains of his ship.
Another Indonesian folk story which is alike but take the different location is the legend of Sampuraga. The legend is based in Central Borneo. Belantikan Hulu, a remote area along the river Lamandau, Indonesia, has a rock formation called Bukit Sampuraga which is believed to be the ruins of his ship.

In Brunei, the local variant of the story is called Nakhoda Manis and is associated with a prow-like rock, Jong Batu, in the Brunei River

Malaysia and Singapore
In Malaysia and Singapore, the story is known as Si Tenggang or Si Tanggang’’ One particularly unique Malaysian variant is Cerita Megat Sajobang in which the main character, Tenggang or Tanggang, is an orang asli (tribal aborigine) who assimilates himself into Malay society and refuses to receive his loincloth-wearing parents.
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