Long time ago, in a small village near the beach
in West Sumatera, lived a woman and her son,
Malin Kundang. Malin including a smart kid but a
bit naughty. After growing up, He thought to
make a living in the country side in hopes of
later on when returning home, he was already a
wealthy man, so he said to his mother, “Mother, I
want to be a rich man, so I want to go to the
country side. Please release me.” His mother was
originally less agrees with Malin Kundang, but
she finally agreed though with a heavy heart. His
mother said, "My son, if you have succeeded ,
don't you forget about your mother and this
In country side, he worked diligently. With
tenacity and perseverance in work, Malin
gradually managed to become a wealthy man. It
has a lot of merchant ships with men of more
than 100 people. And then, Malin Kundang marry
a girl to be his wife.
After a long time, Malin and his wife went to his
village. His mother recognize him and then
hugged malin and said, "Malin Kundang, my son,
why did you go so long without sending any
news?". But do you know what happens then?
Malin Kundang immediately release her mother's
arms and pushed it down. "Hey woman! How dare
you claim to be my mother. Don’t you see? I’m a
rich man, and you? You’re just an old, poor, and
dirty woman!" said Malin Kundang to his mother.
Malin Kundang pretended not to recognize his
mother, embarrassed by her mother was old and
wearing tattered clothes. "Is she your
mother?",asked his wife. "No, she was just a
beggar who pretended as my mother to get my
property," said Malin to his wife.
She is very sad. She is not expected Him to be a
rebellious child. And then, she said while crying,
"Oh God, if he is my son, I curse he became a
rock". Suddenly, a thunderstorm came. Not long
after that, Malin's body slowly becomes stiff
and eventually finally shaped into a rock.