Pengkalan Kempas Travel Guide

  • Ancient megalith growing stones
    Ancient megalith growing stones
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  • Ancient Lie Detector!
    Ancient Lie Detector!
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  • History of the complex
    History of the complex
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    Ancient Lie Detector!

    by stimix Written Apr 8, 2009

    This is the ancient lie detector in the historical complex. It has a cylindrical hole through it. Whoever suspected to have lied will be forced to put his hand through the stone. Untrue answers will cause the stone to tighten around the person's hands.

    Well Nothing happen when I put in my hand.....

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    • Archeology

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    Overall picture of the Stones & tomb complex 2 more images

    by stimix Written Apr 8, 2009

    This is one of the oldest Malay grave as well as ancient megalithic stones. The grave belongs to a 15th century historical personality, Ulama Sheikh Ahmad Makhtum, killed in a battle in 1467 against the army of Sultan Mansor Shah (1457-1477). His grave is venerated as a local shrine, Keramat Sungai Udang Syeikh A, Majnun.

    The most famous sight are the megaliths, Since the megalith was inscribed it was called "Batu Bersurat" or "Message stone" it's located next to the grave. The local people believe that these stones possess magical powers, allowing them to grow.

    It's a good detour for those Holidaying in Port Dickson or going to Malacca using Port Dickson. Just avoid heading towards Melaka/Kuala Linggi after the Pasir Panjang/Melaka junction. Head straight towards Pedas/Linggi or Ramuan Cina.

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    • Archeology
    • Museum Visits
    • Historical Travel

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    Joo and stones

    by l_joo Written Sep 3, 2002

    Favorite thing: This stone is now on display at Pengkalan Kepas. This location is in between Negri Sembilan and Melaka.

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