Meet Malaysia’s Legendary Princesses

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Puteri Ulek

Princess Ulek was one of seven princesses of the sea. When her sisters abducted the soul of a fisherman they fell in love with, she persuaded them to let him go, thus avoiding a war with the humans. The princess’ legacy lives on in the traditional Ulek Mayang dance of Terengganu, still performed alongside an offering of coloured rice to appease sea spirits.

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