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In Kuching, one of the popular tourist attractions is Mount Santubong. On a clear day, the mount can be seen from Kuching. Some say that Mount Santubong resembles a woman lying on her back.

Mount SantubongMount Santubong

Santubong” is derived from the Iban words “Si-antu-ubong” which means “spirit boat”. These are boat-like coffins carved out of a single log designed to represent the vessel for the dead person’s spirit to travel to the afterlife.

Mount SantubongMount Santubong

However, Santubong is more well known for its legend about a beautiful princess and her sister named Sejinjang, the name of another mountain nearby.

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Mount Santubong : Kuching : Sarawak, Malaysia was last modified: January 21st, 2017 by Asia Travel Gate