The Hang Kasturi's Mausoleum is tucked away along the hustle and bustle of the well-known Jonker Street.
Hang Kasturi Mausoleum is where the legendary warrior, Hang Kasturi was buried. Hang Kasturi was one of the five sworn brothers of warriors under Sultan Mansur Shah’s ruling (1456-1477). The quintet was led by Hang Tuah, a famous Malay warrior, along with Hang Jebat, Hang Lekiu and Hang Lekir. The five of the warriors were under the same teachings for “silat” (a Malay sword fighting technique).
The courage and strength of the five sworn warriors alongside the wisdom of Bendahara Tun Perak (the Sultan’s advisor) has helped the Malacca Sultanate to expand its empire to as far as the Indonesian Archipelago. In the Malay Annals, there are two versions of complete different stories passed down till today. In one of the version, Hang Kasturi’s was the traitor who have accused his sworn brother Hang Tuah into violating the Sultan’s consort, which resulted in Hang Tuah killing him as a revenge. It is agreeable, however, that the five warriors were absolutely loyal to their Sultan, thus their entombment is of a traditional grave common to Sultans and high-ranking warriors.
The structure of the Hang Kasturi’s Mausoleum was influenced by the art and architecture from India where there are spaces to put light around the tomb. The Hang Kasturi’s Mausoleum is staggered and has medium levels, unlike other tombs which are long and is said to be holly. Hang Kasturi’s Mausoleum has been gazetted as a historical site in Malacca.
In modern Malacca, only Hang Jebat and Hang Kasturi’s mausoleums can be found in the city of Malacca.
The Hang Kasturi Mausoleum is a short distance from the famous Geographer café, and is adjacent to the Jonker 88 restaurant & museum, where visitors can enjoy delicious Cendol and a variety of Laksa.
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