Melaka Tourist Sight :: Hang Tuah’s Well @ Perigi hang Tuah

Address: Perigi Hang Tuah, Kampung Duyong 75460, Melaka, Malaysia.

Hang Tuah himself was said to have dug this well and it has never dried up even in the most sever of droughts. Water from this well is said to be sacred and have healing power.

The Hang Tuah’s well (Perigi Hang Tuah) is located at Kampung Duyong, his childhood grew up place. According to legend, it is believed that a white crocodile (the Kramat of Hang Tuah) dwells in this well and those who are able to see the spirit (Kramat) will be bestowed with good luck.

The site is under the care of the Melaka Museum Corporation. The Hang Tuag Well was gazetted as an old monument and historical site under the Antiquities Act no. 168/1976 pm 29th September 1977.

Hang Tuah was one of the greatest hero in Malay history and served as an Admiral or Laksamana during the reign of the Malacca Sultanate in the middle of the 15th century. He was born in Pulau Bentan, Sumatra and brought up in Kampong Duyong, about 5 kilometers from Malacca town. He was strong and intelligent and was determined to serve the Malacca Sultanate Court. His close friends were Hang Jebat, Hang Kasturi, Hang Lekir and Hang Lekiu and he was akcnowledged as the leader of the group. The 5 warriors were made warriors in the court when they saved the life of Bendahara Paduka Raja, the Prime Minister to Sultan Mansur Shah. Hang Tuah became a favourite warrior of the Sultan as he was responsible for bringing about the marriage of Sultan Mansur Shah with the daughter of Betara Majapahit. Among the outstanding feats of Hang Tuah were the duel he had with Taming Sari, a warrior of the Court of Majapahit.

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Posted by on February 19, 2011 under Historic Heritage.

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