Photographer's Note

The village that i visited is situated near this untouch beauty.

Villages folklore has it that...

One day there's a couple in the village whose wife could not conceive. With much patience and devotion to their religion and believes, the wife manage to conceive after a few years.

When the time comes for the delivery, all women villagers gather to give any helping hand if needed.
But just an ederly midwife helps her with the delivery.

To their amazement when the baby was born, its a white aligator. So to cover the woman embaressment, the midwife told the rest of the other villages that the woman has lost her child.

The very next day, the woman and the midwife brought the white baby aligator to this very beach. Complete with "Yellow rice", milk, some flowers and other stuff as offerings.

At this very beach is where the devastated mother let her only child go. She comes and visit almost every morning for 20 years with rice hoping to feed her baby. But he never show himself.

One night she dream of her white son. Asking her to visit the beach all dressed as if she's attending a special ocassion.

And so she did the next morning. To her suprise she saw a couple of white baby aligator and a full adult white aligator swimming close to shore.

Her white son then lifted his right palm to show his mother the henna stain. (Its a wedding custom in Indian and Malay cultures for brides and grooms to have their fingers and palm dyed with henna. It symbolises marriage)

It apparently shows his mother that he's married and owns a family. He needs his mother's blessing. Upon looking at her son success she broke into tears and vow that she will one day return to join him....

Some said that a few villages have actually seen this white aligator swimming near the shore. But its a rare sight!!!

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