Right on top the highest peak in Pulau Besar, lies a certain mysterious place... A place highly-revered by those who believe in unseen forces and magical powers especially those who hails from the Silat, Malay martial arts fraternity...
One have to trek a bit into the jungle and up the hill for this... Believe me, it's worth the sweat... Definitely worth the trouble for those who believe in the supernatural. Even if you don't dig such things, consider the wonder that comes ahead as worth an adventure or two...
Now, I might have gained a few pounds over the last few months but thank God, I could still fit into the split. Phew!
For adventurous souls like me, it is not enough to just see the split and fit into it. The huge boulder itself is awesome enough to invite one to climb and have a look from on top...
I must say the split looks very funny from this angle... Looks like something you'd rather keep in your trousers.
Now, that's a much better (and sane) look down the split. One could even see the box put in front down there for well-wishers to contribute money. For what? Well, it's about the same reasoning as why people drop coins inside wells and then wish for something.
I did say I will tell the story behind the split isn't it? OK... Just a brief one ya...
In ancient times, this top of the hill at Pulau Besar is said to be THE place for warriors of old to practice their craft and martial arts. As it is, the island is known for supernatural beings and occurences for ages. Then, the warriors were said to be so powerful that they not only break woods and stones... They could break whole giant boulders just by a stroke of the hand!
The story goes that a certain warrior known as Panglima Lidah Hitam (The warrior with the black tounge) showed his prowess by upping the score. He split the stone seen here just using his tounge! Believe it or not, that's how the story goes!
So there, the 131th posting of this blogspot, a number that has a certain meaning to me... Cheers!
I found your post in internet and kindly ask you to help me to find accomodiation in Pulau Besar. Can you give us an advise about hotels or bungalow? We are coming in the end of May for 2-3 days. And now I can't find useful information in internet. Please write down your recomendation to gondwana.ua at gmail.com
Good Job! :)
meremang seh bulu roma tengkuk saya baca entry ni. huhuhu.
Sorry didn't notice the comments here after new articles keep coming up. Anyway there's 2 affordable resorts in Pulau Besar all within walking distance. Cost of a room per night is anything between RM40 to RM100 plus.
But better still bring your camping gears as there's a lot of place you can park at. For real budget travellers (but you have to be a Muslim), you can even sleep anywhere near the tombs or the praying area. Some just sleep in front of the foodstalls! That is if you like open air and could stand the cold sea breeze at night...
Chandek Kura dah tutup kedai....1 week ago from today, so back to nature everyone as mentioned by our brother radzi, the last accomodation site in the island....enjoy and safe journey back home
The last time I came to Pulau Besar was in the year of 1983. I have never heard of such weird stories of the said panglima. However, I do witness flash of lights coming from Batu Belah during certain nights. A person by the name of Hamid, residing at the mosque once told me that the Batu Belah is the gate entrance into the 'bunian' world. As they were muslims (minority group in the world of genie), their comunity was always under constant attack. Those days there were certain markings on the ground indicating the muslim territory and the non - muslim. Once, I remembered during subuh solat in the mosque, we were joined by the 'bunian' group to perform the solat together.I could see their presence through the corner of my eyes and heard their voices. Just imagine, one imam, two makmum and a mosqueful of 'bunians'. I thought I will drop dead. After the first salam, there was a complete silence. Nothing unusual could be seen once we completed the prayers.Phew...
As brother Kenny said....Chandek Kura dah tutup kedai... however some group by the name of Tropika Selesa have taken over the operations of the resort facility. I was infromed that there are about 60 chalets available for rent. Rates range from RM90/- to Rm 130/- per day/nite.
Please also take note that the existing shops are under renovation temporarily and TSSB is trying its best to put up a makan place for visitors to Pulau Besar.
Then, nothing to worry kot.... be adventurous and have fun...
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