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Hang Kasturi Mausoleum (built 15th century or earlier)

This is the traditional grave of Hang Kasturi, a high-ranking Malay warrior during the rule of Sultan Mansor Shah (r. 1456-77). He is one of five sworn-brothers whose life is intertwined with Hang Jebat's.

According to Malay annals, Hang Kasturi was supposed to kill his sworn-brother Hang Tuah who had been wrongfully accused of violating some of the Sultan's maids. Hang Tuah, however, killed Hang Kasturi after he found out about this plan. He also killed Hang Jemat who was the real traitor.

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All images 2005 Timothy M. Ciccone

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