In Malay society throughout the time, Mahsuri’s story is definitely not something strange for many people. The story of this particular white-blooded woman has often been told since ancient times up until now. However, maybe people do not know that there is actually another legend of women who are also said to have white blood. The woman known as ‘Puteri Lindungan Bulan’. This legend of the daughter of royal descent has its own unique story.
The story of this legendary princess comes from an oral story that developed around the city of Siputeh and was passed down from generation to generation. It is actually about Sultan Sulaiman Syah who had ruled Kedah in the middle of the 16th period and the center of the king’s government was centered in the City of Seputeh. His Majesty is said to have a beautiful daughter who is said to have white blood, Puteri Zaleha. Apart from the white-blooded daughter, the king also has another daughter who is Puteri Zaleha’s grandfather, namely Puteri Mariam.
This case made Puteri Zaleha be so different from Puteri Mariam. Her white blood made her look unique and her name was always mentioned. The two daughters of Sultan Sulaiman Syah were beautiful in appearance. They also have a polite and gentle demeanor. Even so, Puteri Zaleha’s beauty was said to be more charming than Puteri Mariam. At the same time, Sultan Sulaiman Syah’s affection was poured out even more to Puteri Zaleha. In fact, the relationship between the two of them is so close that they cannot be far apart anymore.
Sultan Iskandar Muda Mahkota Alam who is the Acheh Sultan has dreamed of two beautiful girls who came out of a large grove. Too concerned about the beauty of the two girls, the king has referred to the astrology of the kings. According to this necromancer, they were the daughters of Sultan Sulaiman Syah who ruled Kedah. The astrologer also said that one of them was the White Blooded Princess. Listening to this matter, the king was increasingly interested in having a White-Blooded Princess, only the king could not identify which one of the daughters was.
A large wedding group was sent to Kedah. Sultan Sulaiman was worried about the safety of Puteri Zaleha. In addition, the king knew about the behavior of the Acheh Sultan who always exchanged wives. Encouraged by this feeling, the king exchanged Puteri Zaleha with Puteri Mariam, without being noticed by the marriage group. After the wedding customs took place, Puteri Mariam was brought back to Acheh. One incident occurred, where it was said that Princess Mariam was injured by the betel nut, and bled red blood, resulting in the secret that had been kept being exposed. Realizing that the king was deceived, Sultan Iskandar Muda ordered Kedah to be attacked.
Kedah was unable to oppose the gallant army of Acheh. Realizing the intent of the attack, Sultan Sulaiman ordered a stronghold to be built under the palace, where the king had hidden Puteri Zaleha. Kedah was defeated and Sultan Sulaiman and the other dignitaries were taken prisoner and taken to Acheh. However, before the king was brought to Acheh, the king had prayed that his daughter would be protected from the greed of the Acheh sultan. It is said that when the Acheh army destroyed the palace and city in search of this princess, even though the moon was floating brightly, the entrance to the fortress had turned dark causing the Acheh army to fail to get Puteri Zaleha. After being held captive for so long, Sultan Sulaiman died in captivity. During that period Puteri Zaleha, who had been left in the camp for so long also died. The king’s bodies were both buried at the top of the hill in the City of Seputeh which can be seen until now and the incident of the moon protection over Princess Zaleha’s grave still occurs to this day.
Movie Review: ‘Don’t Listen’, Horror Movie With Unexpected Jump Scares Galore
‘Don’t Listen’ is actually a Spanish supernatural horror film directed by Ángel Gómez Hernández. The movie follows a man who after the inexplicable death of his young son in their new home begins to experience ghostly phenomena, prompting him to seek the help of a paranormal expert.
It is one of the new films that was released on Netflix on 27th of November. This Spanish horror film has ghosts, witches and even delves into Spain’s dark past history with unexpected jump scares galore. The movie is already number charted number 9 in the U.K.’s Top 10 Films on Netflix.
What ‘Don’t Listen’ Is About
Daniel, Sara and their only son Eric are a happy family that move to an old house in the country. Working as home restaurateurs, Daniel and Sara plans for restoring and sale the house after the job be done change drastically when the own Eric is found dead in the pool close to the house. Broken by the pain, Sara moves to her parents for a days after a strong discussion with him, while Daniel keeps alone in the house. However, at the next night Daniel tapes Eric’s voice in his cell phone when he was sending an audio message to apologize Sara.
Looking for answers, Daniel meets Germán Redondo, a veteran and renowned writer and supernatural investigator specialized in electronic voice phenomena. Traveling to the house with his daughter Ruth, Germán analyzes Daniel’s audio message, installing infrared cameras hoping to find any kind of ghostly activity, while at the same time Ruth tries get closer to her father, still affected by the suicide of his wife that is Ruth’s mother happened years ago.
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(Video) Perfect Bakery Cafe In Cheras Where You Can Get Freshly Baked Fruit Strudel
There are actually so many different types of pastries that can be enjoyed from pies to tarts and even quiches to croissants. One of the most favorite pastries ever made would definitely be fruit strudel. Talking about fruit strudel, there is one particular bakery cafe that sells amazing fruit strudel and it is called ‘iCon Brewings’ located in Cheras.
Fruit strudels at this bakery cafe are loved by many people because they are freshly baked daily. Aside from using fresh fruits to top off their deliciously flaky pastry, they also make their whipping cream and jam filling from scratch every day. That is why this is one of the best bakery-cafes that served fruit strudel.
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Other than Peach Strudel, there are also other fresh fruits such as Kiwi, Blueberry, and even Mango Strudel. They all would taste as good as they look whether or not you have a favorite fruit of your choice. Even though that this particular bakery cafe is well known for its fruits strudel, it also got many other pastries that customers could enjoy.
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For those who are interested on going to iCon Brewings, this is their address.
Address: 24, Jalan Manis 3, Taman Bukit Segar, 56100 Cheras, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Upholding The Malay Tradition, These Are Different Styles On Wearing ‘Sampin’
The tradition of wearing sampin has come way back since the generation of our elders. There are so many people that can be seen wearing sampin as part of their essential outfits. Definition of sampin according to Kamus Dewan would be as a sarong worn after wearing the pants in the Malay attire and usually from the waist to the knees only. Sampin is also used to complement the looks when wearing baju Melayu.
Nowadays, we often see people wearing sampin during Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Hari Raya Aidiladha, or any other formal events that require them to wear baju Melayu. There are actually so many different styles that can be used when someone is wearing sampin. All of these different styles come from different regions and sometimes bring different meanings for the wearer.
These are examples of different styles of wearing sampin:
1) Ikatan Pancung
The method on how to wear this style is just by using loose fabric. The fabric is wrapped around the waist and before reaching the end of the fabric, the fabric is “beheaded”. That means the fabric is pinned while letting the end of the fabric hang down.
2) Ikatan Kembung
This is the style of wearing sampin that usually worn by the bridegroom in any wedding custom of the Malays. The word kembung comes from the impression of looking like you are bloating when wearing this style. The fabric is pulled to the middle or side of the body to be tied and knotted in various ways so that it will stick to the waist.
3) Ikatan Lingkup
This is the usual way on how people wear sampin. The sheath fabric is rolled up and draped over the front or sides. Similar to how to wear a sarong for everyday needs.
4) Ikatan Anak Raja Lima
When wearing this style, you have to balance the fabric in the middle. Arrange and fold downwards. Finish the tiered layer. Take the bend and update the side ties at the waist.
Sources: Pecinta Warisan Melayu.
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