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Malaysian Kites of the State of Kelantan   Leave a comment


Malaysian Kites of the State of Kelantan

 

Malaysian Kites of the State of Kelantan

OPERA PUTERI SAADONG – A Visual Music Opera 莎彤公主傳 ~ Part 5   Leave a comment


OPERA PUTERI SAADONG – A Visual Music Opera 莎彤公主傳 ~ Part 5

The Legend of Puteri Saadong of Kelatan

Basedon a legend back in 1663, Puteri Saadong, who was raised by her adopted mother Che Siti Wan Kembang after the demise of her mother, succeeded her father as Raja of Jembal and later installed as Raja of Kelantan in 1667. Che Siti gave the hand in marriage to her cousin Raja Abdullah when the princess was only 15 years old.

Here resplendent beauty has brought the King of Siam, Raja Narai, to her kingdom only to capture her as his concubine. Over the defeating war in the palace, Puteri Saadong had to submit to Raja Narai on order to spare her husband, Raja Abdullah’s life. He vowed to wait for her return.

However, after her captivity, Raja Narai was never able to get close to her. Eventually, Puteri Saadong successfully persuaded Raja Narai to release her.

Puteri Saadong returned to her homeland only to find that her husband has remarried another woman. Overwhelmed with rage, she unintentionally stabbed him with her hair pin, killing him. Legend has it that Puteri Saadong then ran out of the palace and subsequently disappeared into the mountains.

Today, Raja Abdullah’s tomb can still be seen at Padang Melor, in the district of Bacok, Kelantan.

Taken from the promotional leaflet.
Inserted by SP Lim

OPERA PUTERI SAADONG – A Visual Music Opera 莎彤公主傳 ~ Part 4   Leave a comment



OPERA PUTERI SAADONG – A Visual Music Opera 莎彤公主傳 ~ Part 4

The Legend of Puteri Saadong of Kelatan

Basedon a legend back in 1663, Puteri Saadong, who was raised by her adopted mother Che Siti Wan Kembang after the demise of her mother, succeeded her father as Raja of Jembal and later installed as Raja of Kelantan in 1667. Che Siti gave the hand in marriage to her cousin Raja Abdullah when the princess was only 15 years old.

Here resplendent beauty has brought the King of Siam, Raja Narai, to her kingdom only to capture her as his concubine. Over the defeating war in the palace, Puteri Saadong had to submit to Raja Narai on order to spare her husband, Raja Abdullah’s life. He vowed to wait for her return.

However, after her captivity, Raja Narai was never able to get close to her. Eventually, Puteri Saadong successfully persuaded Raja Narai to release her.

Puteri Saadong returned to her homeland only to find that her husband has remarried another woman. Overwhelmed with rage, she unintentionally stabbed him with her hair pin, killing him. Legend has it that Puteri Saadong then ran out of the palace and subsequently disappeared into the mountains.

Today, Raja Abdullah’s tomb can still be seen at Padang Melor, in the district of Bacok, Kelantan.

Taken from the promotional leaflet.
Inserted by SP Lim


OPERA PUTERI SAADONG – A Visual Music Opera 莎彤公主傳 ~ Part 3   Leave a comment


OPERA PUTERI SAADONG – A Visual Music Opera 莎彤公主傳 ~ Part 2

The Legend of Puteri Saadong of Kelatan

Basedon a legend back in 1663, Puteri Saadong, who was raised by her adopted mother Che Siti Wan Kembang after the demise of her mother, succeeded her father as Raja of Jembal and later installed as Raja of Kelantan in 1667. Che Siti gave the hand in marriage to her cousin Raja Abdullah when the princess was only 15 years old.

Here resplendent beauty has brought the King of Siam, Raja Narai, to her kingdom only to capture her as his concubine. Over the defeating war in the palace, Puteri Saadong had to submit to Raja Narai on order to spare her husband, Raja Abdullah’s life. He vowed to wait for her return.

However, after her captivity, Raja Narai was never able to get close to her. Eventually, Puteri Saadong successfully persuaded Raja Narai to release her.

Puteri Saadong returned to her homeland only to find that her husband has remarried another woman. Overwhelmed with rage, she unintentionally stabbed him with her hair pin, killing him. Legend has it that Puteri Saadong then ran out of the palace and subsequently disappeared into the mountains.

Today, Raja Abdullah’s tomb can still be seen at Padang Melor, in the district of Bacok, Kelantan.

Taken from the promotional leaflet.
Inserted by SP Lim

Wat Mai Suwankhiri ( Wat of the Dragon / Naga Boat ) of Kelantan, Malaysia   Leave a comment



Remembering Kelantan series” – there are so many Thai Buddhist Wats, I just cannot recall the names. However, this Wat is commonly known as the Wat of the Dragon Boat or Wat Mai Suwankhiri. To create a Dragon Boat effect a pool was built surrounding this Wat which is a part of a large Temple complex. One can see that more Temples are being built and upgraded in this Islamic State of Kelantan. This is what you can call as religious tolerance and freedom!

SP Lim

Writing is a struggle against silence. — Carlos Fuentes

The ” bare-footed” Mazu or Goddess of the Sea in Kelantan   Leave a comment


Remembering Kelantan ….. the last day there saw the 4 adventurers hunting for the over 200 years old – the ” barefooted ” Mazu’s Temple near Kota Bharu. We searched for 2 hours and with Albert Tan’s persistence and patience, we were successful in locating this Temple but the caretaker was not around. Next time, we shall check on why the Goddess of the Sea is called ” Chek Kah ” Mazu here?

SP Lim

Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers. — Isaac Asimov

Wat of the Sitting or Meditating Buddha called Wat Machimaram of Kelantan, Malaysia   Leave a comment


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“Remembering Kelantan series” – there are so many Thai Buddhist Wats, I just cannot recall the names. However, this Wat is commonly known as the Wat of the huge sitting Buddha but I shall change this to the Meditating Buddha. This Wat is called Wat Machimaram. More photos to follow.

SP Lim

I do not like to write – I like to have written. — Gloria Steinem

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