Hang Tuah's Sorrow

What is my quest for one remains clear
I shall not waver in my cause
If my loyalty is worthy of its master
Even when all is lost, all is not lost

What am I, if not for my Sultan
Who is my Sultan without one so loyal
What is my people without our Sultan
Who is our Sultan without our people

For we are bound by the solemn oath
That of Demang Lebar Daun and Seri Teri Buana
Their fates and ours ever resolved
The new lands to respect the pact forever...’


Hang Tuah is our legendary hero
a warrior who lived during the Sultanate of Melaka.

During his lifetime, he travelled to China, Mecca and Rome
A skillful diplomat, Hang Tuah knew 12 languages,

and was a master of the silat, having trained under Guru Aria Putra of Melaka
and Sang Persanta Nata of Majapahit.

Today, 500 years later, the debate goes on whether Hang Tuah was a real person.

And yet, his purpose and personality was so strong,
until today he touches the lives of Malaysian like no other.

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  1. Ninot Ma'am,
    I just wonder why there suddenly appear voices questioning that many things these days. That the enemies of state are now heroes, and the 1st PM was not the one who fought for and got Independence, among others. Now out of the blue Hang Tuah's existence is being questioned by some elements. Whose agenda is this? As you rightly said Hang Tuah's exploits are plain to see. Let them be! They should leave history alone, myth or otherwise.


  2. My sentiments exactly, Sir Hank.

  3. Hang Tuah and Hang Jebat, a legend that will be passed on for generations, inspiring yet touching.


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