The Legend Of MALINKUNDANG
A long time ago, there lived a family of fishermen in the coastal area of Sumatra. The family consists of father, mother and a son named Malin Kundang. Because the family’s financial situation is alarming, the father decided to make a living in the country. Malin’s father also did not return to his hometown. So that his mother had to make a living.
After growing up, Malin Kundang feel sorry for her mother who worked hard for a living. He thought to make a living in hopes of later on when returning home, she was already a wealthy man. Malin interested in the invitation of a merchant ship captain who was once poor now become a wealthy man.
His mother was originally less agrees with the intent Malin Kundang, but due to hold urgent Malin, Malin Kundang mother finally agreed though with a heavy heart. After preparing the supplies and equipment to taste, “My son, if you have succeeded and become affluent, do not you forget about your mother and this village, son,” said Malin Kundang mother. During their stay in the boat, Malin Kundang lot to learn about seamanship on the crew that have been experienced. Along the way, suddenly climbed Malin Kundang ships were attacked by pirates. Malin Kundang very lucky he was not killed by the pirates, because when it happened, Malin immediately hid in a small space enclosed by the timber. Malin Kundang adrift amid the sea, until finally the ship was stranded on a beach. Malin Kundang walked to the nearest village from the beach. Arriving in the village, Malin Kundang helped by people in the village after he story what happened to him. Malin village where stranding is a very fertile village. With tenacity and perseverance in work, Malin gradually managed to become a wealthy man. It has a lot of merchant ships with men of more than 100 people.
After becoming rich, Malin Kundang marry a girl to be his wife. News Malin Kundang who have become wealthy and married to the mother also Malin Kundang. Mother Malin Kundang feel grateful and very happy his son had succeeded. Since then, Malin Kundang mother’s every day go to the dock, waiting for her son might return to his hometown. After a long marriage, Malin and his wife set sail with a large and beautiful ship with crew and a lot of bodyguards.
Malin Kundang saw a very beautiful ship, into the harbor. He saw two people standing on the deck. He believes that standing was his son and his wife Malin Kundang. Malin Kundang came down from the ship. He was greeted by his mother. Once close enough, his mother saw right dilengan dozen injured people, the more convinced his mother that he was approached Malin Kundang. “Malin Kundang, my son, why did you go so long without sending any news?”, She said. But Malin Kundang immediately release her mother’s arms and pushed it down. “Women do not know myself” said Malin Kundang to her mother. Malin Kundang pretended not to recognize her mother, embarrassed by her mother who is old and wearing tattered clothes. “She’s your mother?”, Malin Kundang wife said. “No, he was just a beggar who pretended to be claimed as the mother in order to get my property,” Malin said to his wife.
Hearing statement Malin Kundang mother very angry. He is not expected her to be a rebellious child. Because of very angry, Malin’s mother tipped his hand saying “Oh God, if he my son, I sumpahin he became a rock”. Not long after the winds roared loud and violent storm destroys the ship came Malin Kundang. After that Malin Kundang body slowly becomes stiff and eventually finally shaped into a rock.
The Legend Of MALINKUNDANG