Ten legendary princesses of Malaysia — some are mythical, one came from a far off land, and others were real historical figures. But all have fired our imagination with tales of their beauty, bravery, wisdom, and spirit. They live on today in our stories.
Writing a book on the princesses of Malaysia is fraught with difficulties in this country, not the least due to the mystical elements which are clearly pre-Islamic. Still, they are interesting folk stories that inﬂuence the lives of our people every day in big and small ways. Many of the princesses are clearly mythical. Princess Gunung Ledang, Princess Ulek Mayang, Princess Santubong and Princess Sejinjang belong to this category. Princess Gunung Ledang of Johor was a fairy princess who lived on a mountain top; Princess Ulek Mayang of Terengganu ruled the seas; Princess Santubong and Princess Sejinjang lived in the sky, painting our landscapes.
Read all about them in this fascinating and gorgeously illustrated book !