Malin Kundang is folklore that originated from the province of West Sumatra, Indonesia. Malin Kundang legend tells of a child who is disobedient to his mother and is therefore doomed to stone. Stone in the form of Sweet Water beach, Padang, said to be the remnants of the boat Malin Kundang.
Malin including a smart kid but a bit naughty. He often chasing chickens and hit him with a broom. One day, when Malin was chasing a chicken, he tripped over a rock and a rock hit his right arm injury. The injury was a trace dilengannya and can not be lost.
Feeling sorry for his mother who worked hard to earn a living to raise her. Malin decided to go wander in order to become rich after returning home soon.
Malin Kundang initially disagree, considering her husband also never
returned after wandering away but continued to insist that Malin
eventually he was willing to go wander off Malin with a boat ride on the
ship saudagar.Selama, Malin Kundang a lot to learn about seamanship on
the crew experienced.
Along the way, suddenly climbed Malin Kundang ship attacked by pirates. All merchandise traders who were on the ship seized by pirates. Even most of the crew and people on the ship were killed by the pirates. Malin Kundang lucky, he was hiding in a small space enclosed by the timber so as not to be killed by the pirates.
Malin Kundang adrift amid the sea, until finally the ship was stranded on a beach. With energy left, Malin Kundang walked to a nearby village from the beach. Marooned villages where Malin is a very fertile village. With tenacity and perseverance in work, over time Malin had become a wealthy man. It has a lot of merchant ships with men of more than 100 people. Having become rich, Malin Kundang marry a girl to be his wife.
Malin Kundang news that has become wealthy and have been married to the mother also Malin Kundang. Mrs. Malin Kundang feel grateful and very happy his son has succeeded. Since then, the mother of Malin every day to go to the dock, waiting for her son who may return to his hometown.
After a long marriage, Malin and his wife set sail with the crew and a lot of bodyguards. Malin mother who saw the arrival of the ship to the dock to see there are two people who were standing on the deck. He believes that it is his standing and his wife Malin Kundang.
Mrs. Malin was heading toward the ship. Once
close enough, she saw twelve people injured dilengan right, the more
convinced his mother that he was approached Malin Kundang. "Malin Kundang, my son, why did you go so long without sending any news?", She said, hugging Malin Kundang. But
to see an old woman dressed in tattered and filthy hug Malin Kundang
become angry even though he knew that the old lady is his mother,
because she was embarrassed when it was known by his wife and his men.
Get treated like that of his mother Malin Kundang very angry. He had not expected her to be a rebellious child. Because of mounting anger, cursing his mother Malin "Oh God, if he my son, I sumpahi he became a rock".
Not long after Malin Kundang back and go sailing trip comes amid a violent storm destroyed the ship Malin Kundang. After that Malin Kundang body slowly becomes stiff and gradually eventually shaped into a rock. Until now Batu Malin Kundang can still be seen at a beach called Aia Manih coast, south of the city of Padang, West Sumatra.