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.
“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.
However, Santubong is more well known for its legend about a beautiful princess and her sister named Sejinjang, the name of another mountain nearby.
Mount Santubong Kuching
Location: Borneo, Sarawak, Malaysia