This ‘Pulau Babi’ is located in Johor and it is one of the most mesmerizing islands to know of. It is also known as one of the most famous beach spots located specifically here in Malaysia. As a visitor, do not miss the opportunity to go here if you come to the State of Johor. The particular name of the place might sound a bit rough and also explicit to be heard especially if you are local, but there is a legendary story that relates to how the island can get such a name.
Heads up for all of you. The name of the island that is ‘Pulau Babi’ is definitely not like what you think in your own head. To be honest, the origin story could be quite hilarious to understand. The story of the island goes like this.
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It is said that in the past, there was a couple who lived together that were fishermen living here. According to the story, the pregnant wife wanted to eat seaweed. However, after eating the seaweed, the wife turned into a mermaid. Because the husband was too angry because the appearances of the wife got changed, the husband vented his anger by cursing the island by calling it ‘Babi’ repeatedly. So, that is how the name ‘Pulau Babi’ got to stick to the island. It is from this story that the island got such a name and the name remains in use up until this modern day. So weird.
The authenticity or not of the story cannot be ascertained. However, the story is popularly told by the mouth of the residents around the area. Although the name is not pleasant to be heard, the island which is located in the district of Mersing and facing the South China Sea is very popular with tourists because of the beauty and originality of nature.
Sources: TikTok Ervi.