Saturday, March 7, 2009

The Nabau Monster Of Sarawak

According to Iban folkore, Nabau is a giant sea serpent (or dragon) more than 100 feet long. The legend also says that Nabau is a shape shifter capable of transforming itself into different animals. One version of its origins is that the Nabau had once turned into a human being, trying to seduce a warrior’s wife. The warrior, having caught Nabau, sliced the serpent into seven parts and threw them into the river. These parts then became the seven rocks rapids now found along the Rejang River.

On 31st January 1009, a member of the disaster relief committee in Sibu sighted Nabau while monitoring floods in Ulu Rajang from a helicopter. He then took photographs of the monster which was in Sungai Baleh.

The Ibans of Sarawak believe that the grand Nabau is like a petara (a god), having supernatural powers, and anyone seeing it will apparently experience good fortune.

Watch this video and post your comments.

What do you think ? Is Nabau real ?


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