Thursday, June 5, 2008

hOw kemaman at trg get its name..(my old place before come to n9)

ABOUT 100 years ago, a group of Malay warriors retreated from their enemies in southern Thailand. They moved southwards into Peninsular Malaysia till they reached the shores of the southernmost district in Terengganu.

While resting at a spot, they saw a monkey (kera) sitting on a tree branch. Unlike other monkeys they had seen, this monkey had a very funny tail. It looked like a leaf, which locals called maman. Locals usually ferment the maman NOT MUMAN and eat it with rice. The leader of the warriors, Lebai Saras, decided to name the spot, Keramaman, a combination of the two words kera and maman.

Over time, the locals shortened the name to Kemaman. And that’s how the district of Kemaman got its name. .

Visitors to Kemaman today will find a thriving district with several attractions, including the waterfront at Bandar Chukai, the beaches of Kijal and Kemasik, fireflies along Sungai Yakyah in Ibok, historical sites in Kampung Pasir Gajah and Jeram Tandok, and the picnic spot in the upper reaches of Sungai Kemaman. Fishing buffs will not want to miss Kuala Kemaman while nature lovers will find the place relatively unspoilt

2 cekodok:

nadiah said...

kok ye tk yah la letak muman besar2 kat situ

Mr.eEJat said...

haha saje je..jgn mrah eh he

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