Malin Kundang is a tale that originated from the province of West Sumatra, Indonesia. Malin Kundang legend tells about a child who is rebellious to his mother and is therefore condemned to stone. A form of rock on the sweet water beach, Padang, said to be the remains of the ship Malin Kundang.
At one time, there is a family of fishermen in the coastal region of West Sumatra. Because the financial condition of the family concern, the father decided to make a living in the country by wading across a vast ocean. Malin's father never returned to his hometown so that her mother had to replace the position of Malin's father to make a living.
Malin including a bright child but a bit naughty. He often chasing chickens and hit him with a broom. One day, when Malin was chasing chickens, she tripped over a stone and a stone hit her right arm injury. Injury has become a trace in hand and can't be lost. Feeling sorry for his mother who worked hard for a living to raise themselves. Malin decided to go wander in order to become wealthy after returning to my hometown someday.
Initially Ms. Malin Kundang less agree, considering her husband also never returned after going to wander but Malin insisted that eventually he'd be willing to go wander off Malin with boarded a merchant ship. During his stay on the ship, Malin Kundang lot to learn about seamanship on the crew that has been experienced.
Along the way, suddenly climbed Malin Kundang ships were 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 float amid sea, until finally the host ship stranded on a beach. With the remaining force, Malin Kundang walked to the nearest village from the beach. Malin village where villagers stranded is very fertile. With tenacity and perseverance in work, over time Malin had become a very rich. He has many fruit merchant ships with the children of more than 100 people. After becoming rich, Malin Kundang marry a girl to become his wife.
News Malin Kundang who have become wealthy and married, also heard her mother. Her mother felt grateful and very happy his son has been successful. Since then, the mother of Malin every day go to the dock, waiting for her son who may return to his hometown.
After a long marriage, Malin and his wife make the voyage with the crew and a lot of bodyguards. Malin's mother who saw the arrival of the ship to the dock to see there are two people who were standing on the deck of a ship. He believes if that is standing for the child, Malin Kundang and his wife.
Mother Malin was heading toward the ship. Once close enough, his mother saw the scar right hand person, the more convinced his mother that he was approached Malin Kundang. "Malin Kundang, my son, why did you go so long without sending you?", he said, hugging Malin Kundang. But to see an old woman dressed in tattered and dirty hug, Malin Kundang became angry even though he knows that the old lady is her mother, because she was embarrassed when it is known by his wife and also his subordinates.
Get treated like that of her son, Malin Kundang mother very angry. He did not expect him to be rebellious child. Because of mounting anger, the mother of his son menyumpahkan Malin, "Oh God, if he my son, I sumpahi he became a stone. "
Not long after Malin Kundang again go sailing and on the way coming storm destroyed the ship master Kundang. After that Malin Kundang body slowly becomes rigid and in time they finally shaped into a rock. Until now Batu Malin Kundang can still be seen at a beach called sweet water beach, in the southern city of Padang, West Sumatra.