Long time ago, in a small village near the beach in West Sumatera, lived a woman and her son, Malin Kundang. Malin including a smart kid but. Such is the case of the myth of Malin Kundang, the story of a young child who was turned to stone after disrespecting his mother. Originating in West Sumatra. Full online text of Malin Kundang by James Penha. Other short stories by James Penha also available along with many others by classic and contemporary.

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They peeled and slurped to their hearts’ and stomachs’ content even when the cook sheepishly re-entered his kitchen.

But for Malin Kundang and for Puan Azizah, the north is not an important enough possession. A natural place where he can be himself. Retrieved from ” https: At last Malin Kundang said to her “Enough, old woman!

The Mayor of now-Greater Padang, hearing the sentiments of his constituents, rose and demanded, ‘Beggar woman, be seated for you are in no position to ask anything of Malin Kundang except his charity. Awal had to crane his neck to see the roofs of several of these buildings. And have the news spread through the city how well poor Northerners are treated by Malin Kundang — how differently from the poor in Padang?

Malin Kundang

Not long after that, Malin’s body slowly becomes stiff and eventually finally shaped into a rock. The merchant was so happy and thanked to him. Malin Kundang was silent.


Muhammad Hattama 26 Januari When Sangkuriang was old enou Freshly-painted shops and factories lined the roads. One day, when Malin Kundang was sailing, he saw a merchant’s ship which was being raided by a small band of pirates. But the tidings brought back to Ibu Basirun that evening were the bones of her husband, whose body and soul gave out on the road to the coast. The Mayor, who was to head the Company’s new ferryboat subsidiary, kissed Malin on both cheeks.

The two men had agreed that the city would from that day provide an exclusive franchise to Malin’s Company for ferry service between Padang and all islands and coastal cities of Sumatra, including the key ports of Bungus and Sweetwater. But Malin Kundang, stuffed and sprawled with his pal in the jungle, imagined the look on Pak Isman’s face as the teacher saw the red scrawl on the papers in his hand: Later, she told her brothers to go.

The Chief would have a far more temperate village if single-minded Malin foiled his father’s plan and refused to return to Tapanuli. Awal quickly bent to collect the coins, two of which were rolling stogy close to the open sewer.

Without Malin, I want no future. Malin Kundang immediately release her mother’s arms and pushed it down. You kndang not afraid to walk out on the Captain surely? That confidence among the people is the secret of the Company’s success.


Of course, it was not unknown for children of the kunddang to seek their fortunes far from home and, in that age, to disappear for years malib forever. If Awal’s best friend were the greatest man in Sumatra, Malin Kundang’s mother could rest her future on the most solid rock on the island!

Story Telling: Malin Kundang

I hate the years without him. Your father and I cannot afford to send you to another school–one that charges fees, that asks you to wear a new uniform. Awal stood and threatened anyone who dare touch this woman again.

Pro Berag 18 April He smelled only the morning and the dampness of an old exercise book. Malin Kundang just laughed and really set sail.

Malin Kundang embraced his wife, kissed her open lips, took a breath, and said, ‘So many. We ask God to bless this union as He might any other marriage between families. The Company is limitless; the Company knows no bounds; the Company is immortal.

Malin Kundang worked hard in a big town and in a short time he became a rich man.