The school holidays are almost here with most schools expected to be closed by end of the week and for those who have no idea on what’s good or interesting to do, have a read here over the next few days to find out what could very well be of interest to you.
It’s not that much for now, but I’m quite sure it’ll keep you occupied enough to want to travel within the country especially for those of you who are on a tight budget.
If my last few entries didn’t entice those of you who aren’t into nocturnal and paranomal adventures, allow me to interest you in day-time and not-so-paranomal adventures.
What am I talking about here?
How about a visit to ‘Makam Puteri Radin Mas Ayu’, a legend in Singapore’s history.
Not many people in Singapore really know who Puteri Radin Mas Ayu was and the history behind it, including myself, which was why I decided to embark on this historical adventure to find out more.
So, who’s Puteri Radin Mas Ayu?
She is the beautiful daughter to Pangeran Adipati Agung, brother to the Sultan of Java and a palace dancer. The marriage between the two which wasn’t well received by the Javanese Sultan resulted in the death of Pangeran’s wife and the eventual migration of Pangeran and Puteri to Singapore who then lived at Teluk Blangah.
Story cut short, Puteri Radin Mas Ayu was killed and if you’re interested to read more, here’s a photo story below.
Whilst you’re at the location, do observe that this is a gravesite and hence, respect to the dead should be observed. You’ll also find several photo frames hung up on the walls in the area. Do also be noted that some of those frames have its’ significance and I’d also suggest that for those of you who do not take your ablution to refrain from touching any of the books you see there.
I’m just not sure though why there are joss sticks burnt for the dead when the dead in question is a Muslim.
Because I’m sure many of you don’t want to be reading any further, here are photos and videos from my visit there.