Folklore of Bangka Belitung: The Tale of the Kind Chopsticks and Pak Raje

Legenda Hikayat Raja Arief Imam by Hidayat Said

It is said that in ancient times in Bangka there was a young man who lived alone. His name is Chopsticks. He lives in a small house left by his parents. When he was still alive, Penyumpit’s father often owed a debt to a village head named Pak Raje. Pak Raje is a very rich man but wicked and cunning. Pak Raje is known to be very stingy and does not want to share his wealth with the poor. Lanjutkan membaca “Folklore of Bangka Belitung: The Tale of the Kind Chopsticks and Pak Raje”

Jambi Folklore: The Legend of the Origin of the Land of Lempur

Cerita Hikayat Raja Arief Imam - Wedding ilustration by Hidayat Said

The legend begins when in ancient times in a wilderness in the Jambi area, the Pam Peak Tiga Kaum Kingdom was established. As the name implies, the kingdom was ruled by three brothers, namely Pam Puncak Rencong Talang, Pam Peak Tanjung Seri, and Pam Peak Koto Tapus. The three of them live side by side peacefully. If one of them is in trouble, the other will not hesitate to step in to help. Likewise, when they get prosperous, they always remember to share with each other. Lanjutkan membaca “Jambi Folklore: The Legend of the Origin of the Land of Lempur”

Folklore of the Riau Islands: The Legend of the Seven Princess of Seri Bunga Tanjung Kingdom

Cerita Rakyat Kalimantan Selatan: Dongeng Raja Baik Hati Memberikan Putrinya


In the Riau Archipelago, there used to be a kingdom called Seri Bunga Tanjung which was ruled by Ratu Cik Sima. Ratu Cik Sima has seven daughters with very beautiful faces as the Seven Princesses. Their beauty is well known to various countries. The youngest daughter named Mayang Sari is the prettiest of the six siblings. Putri Mayang Sari is also known as Mayang Mengurai because her beautiful hair is often left loose. Lanjutkan membaca “Folklore of the Riau Islands: The Legend of the Seven Princess of Seri Bunga Tanjung Kingdom”