A fully decorated admiral of Melaka's naval forces who defended
successfully, countless attacks against Malacca sovereignty from
Siamese and Achenese fleets, Hang Tuah's outstanding performance
as a military officer made him a legend that has graced many a court
and the history of Melaka.
Hang Tuah's bravery was discovered during his adolescence when he
single handedly arrested a man who had ran amuck in the village
called Kampong Duyong. His valiant act caught the Sultan's attention
and he was called to the palace and conferred a knighthoods the
youngest ever to be knighted.
Hang Tuah's Well
Located in Kampong Duyong where Hang Tuah was born and spent his
childhood among four of his good friends who would later become
the famous knights of Melaka.
The well is said to be the abode of his soul which takes the apparition
of a white crocodile. For a commoner to catch a glimpse of Hang
Tuah is hardly likely. It is said that only the holy among us can
ever hope to see the apparition.