Kampung Saya (Malaysia Day Special) | Johor Darul Takzim, Abode of Dignity
Surely everyone has heard of the Legend of Puteri Gunung Ledang! It is one of the most well-known legends in the country and some may ask: ‘Where is Gunung Ledang exactly?’ It’s actually at the Northern tip of Johor, bordering Melaka! Mhm. To those who needs a little reminder on what the legend is about, the legend revolves around a beautiful Princess who lives in Gunung Ledang. Sultan Melaka wanted to marry her but the Princess set 7 impossible conditions for him, including a golden walkway to walk to Melaka from the mountain and a silver walkway to walk to the mountain from Melaka. These conditions were the Princess’s way of rejecting the Sultan’s proposal, but the Sultan was too proud to think otherwise. Some say the gold and silver bridge still exists but is hidden under the forest.
Now, the mountain is a popular destination among amateur climbers and some even claim the mountain to be haunted as campers and trekkers have seen spirits such as ladies bathing in Kolam Puteri in Gunung Ledang!
Apart from Johor’s Gunung Ledang, newly-built theme park, Legoland, is also a popular choice among tourists. It is the first international theme park in the country as well as the first Legoland theme park in Asia. It has over 40 interactive rides, shows and attractions & a Lego-themed hotel!