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Upai Semaring

About one thousand years ago, the name Upai Semaring was very famous and was acknowledged by the ethnic Lundayeh community as a warrior and a hero. Possessing extraordinary abilities he had a very huge body that resembled the people of the olden days. Upai Semaring was believed to have secluded himself at Kuala Maga from around 1940 to 1950 and left several marks there. Among the marks were :-

Batu Angan (Upai Semaring’s cooking stones)

Batu Angan

Tanem  (burial site of Upai Semaring’s child)

Tanem

Long Tetiran or Perupun Bulu (Upai Semaring’s bamboo stems)

Long Tetiran

Teng (dining site of Upai Semaring)

Teng

Lepo Batu (Upai Semaring’s rock shelter)

Lepo Batu

Lubang Batu Kekelit (Upai Semaring’s bat cave)

Lubang Batu Kekelit

Lengayan (Upai Semaring’s footprint)

Lengayan

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Reberuh Mekusul

Reberuh Mekusul means “fallen deep river” in which it is the deep part of the river in Long Pasia Village which is believed to be occupied by a spirit. It was so named because any wild animal that fell into it would submerge and later resurfaced with only the animal’s lungs. The old folks in Long Pasia Village believed that the animals were eaten by the spirit concerned. However, when the villagers started embracing religion and the teachings, the said spirit in the form of a dragon-like snake had since disappeared. Before this, the spirit often appeared in different forms and in different ways.

Entrance to Reberuh Mekusul

Reberuh Mekusul

Camping Ground

Camping Ground

Seruang Mekusul

Seruang Mekusul

Crocodile, Gong & Serpent mount by soil,
Dagger made from natural wood from the forest and resting hut

Historical Site

Taman Maga Nooh

Taman Maga NoohTaman Maga Nooh is one of the tourism destinations that are well known not only among local tourist but also among foreign tourists. It is a garden covering an area of 2,472 hectares of tropical rainforest found in Malaysia. Taman Maga has many historical and interesting sites for tourists such as the legends of the ancient Lundayeh Warrior called Upai Semaring who was famous thousands of years ago. Apart from that, there are aslo a waterfall called Maga Waterfall and a garden of about 3 hectares flourishing with wild flowers and wild orchids. This garden is named Maga Nature Garden.

The Maga Waterfall or Ruab Maga in Lundayeh language stretches over several hundred meters with both flat and steep parts each with its own charm. On one of the flatter parts, there are marks resembling footprints. The local believe that these are footprints of Upai Semaring. The Lundayeh people’s famous ancestor. Not far from the Maga campsite, slip into one of the natural pools for a refreshing bath.

The Beauty of Maga Waterfall

Maga Waterfall

Maga Campsite

Maga Campsite

Maga Nature Garden

Payeg Maga

Maga Nature Garden which is also known as Maga Natural Flower Garden or in Lundayeh language called Payeh Maga, is an extraordinary forest in Maga area. This flower garden of approximately 3 hectares has abundance of wild orchids, rhododendrons and pitcher plants. According to small time researches conducted by visitors to this area, the orchids here normally bloom between July and September. It is believed that an area within the Payeh Maga is the resting place of the spirit of Kuala Maga. This area is constantly clean when the spirit of Kuala Maga is resting there. This flower garden is located not far from the Maga campsite which is about 10 minutes’ walk.

Various types of wild flowers & pitcher plants found in Maga Nature Garden

Wild Flowers & Pitcher Plants