The tomb of a 17th Century Malay warrior said to be of Bugis descent known as Panglima Kulop Mentok. He lead a small army which destroyed a Dutch fort nearby and drove the invaders away... A story on the fort will follow after this article is completed, God willing!
Inscribed on the stone are rough letters and figures which tells the story of how a Dutch baby was 'kidnapped' by a tiger sometime in the 17th Century. The official interpretation is that the tiger is a symbol to denote the Malays... That means, the Malays kidnapped a Dutch baby in order to scare them away!
Some locals here beg to differ saying that it was the Portugese who did the kidnapping as they were rival colonialists to the Dutch. Furthermore, it is against the Muslim faith to kidnap babies even if they are the babies of our enemies but the Malays were accused of the crime in order to turn them into the villains. Hmm... Food for thought here... Heavy food for thought!
The view of the mainland from the location of the stone. Seen in the background is the naval base in Lumut...
The main mosque of Pangkor... Next!