Sunday, June 10, 2012

Hang Tuah vs Hang Jebat in Bukit Tinggi / Padang

Hang Tuah's illustrious career as an admiral or laksamana includes tales of his absolute and unfaltering loyalty to his Sultan, some of which are chronicled in Sejarah Melayu.  Hang Tuah became the Sultan's constant aide, accompanying the King on official visits to foreign countries.

The story began on one such visit to Bukit Tinggi, Indonesia, there was a Taming Sari, a famous Majapahit warrior, challenged Hang Tuah to a duel.

After a brutal fight, Hang Tuah emerged as winner and the ruler of Majapahit awarded Hang Tuah with the Taming Sari’s kris or weapon.
The Taming Sari kris was named after its original owner, and was purported to be magical, empowering its owner with invincibility. It is said to be the source of Hang Tuah’s alleged supernatural abilities. The above photo were taken at one of the historical "Minang" village named Komplek Objek Wisata Perkampungan Minangkabau. Nice place to visit and there are many old photos and artifacts. More photos view...
Next ... Part 3 - Where the word "Minangkabau" is originated?

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