Thursday, December 14, 2006

Tugau the legendary Melanau of Sarawak

SIBU: Legend has it that when he coughed in his kingdom in the interior of Sungai Retus, it could be heard and felt 60km away in the coastal village of Igan.

Such was the might of Tugau, the demigod king of the Melanaus, according to Sahari Ubu, the penghulu or village headman of the 1,200 strong Melanau community in Kampung Nangka, the only Melanau settlement in Sibu.

This affable senior citizen is on a personal crusade to revive Tugau’s legend.

Continue reading (incl. pic) at: Tugau the legendary Melanau of Sarawak

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