Sacred Rock ( Batu Bersurat )

Sacred Rock ( Batu Bersurat )

A rock by the side of the road

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On the waterfront at Teluk Gedong, the Sacred Rock is a massive boulder enclosed in an open-air shed placed unceremoniously next to a road.
Travelfish says:

The rock is a memorial to a Dutch dignitary’s child who mysteriously vanished during the Dutch occupation. Rumours of a tiger attack were spread by some, while others claimed angry Malays took the child in hopes of ridding Pangkor of the Dutch. A faint, crude carving of a tiger with a child in its mouth, as well as the symbol of the Dutch East India Company, is etched on the side of the rock.

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A short contract job in a (Singapore) hospital initially landed Vanessa in Southeast Asia, where she decided to take a break from her medical career for more creative endeavours. She is presently basing herself in Langkawi, Malaysia from where she continues her exploration of Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Burma, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and other destinations on her bucket list.

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Our top 9 other sights and activities in and around Pangkor Island

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Plenty to choose from

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Water sports on Pangkor

Grab a kayak and explore

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Foo Lin Kong Temple

A massive explosion of symbolic imagery

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Bird watching

Hornbill central

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Kali Amman Temple

The only Hindu temple on Pangkor

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Galeri Pangkor

For history buffs

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Dutch Fortress (Kota Belanda)

A barely-there refurbished version

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Jungle trekking

No proper trails to speak of