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Punters flock to python stone
Tue, Jan 05, 2010
New Straits Times

KUCHING: A stone resembling a python has been attracting hundreds of visitors into the jungles of Sri Aman since word spread that "someone became an instant millionaire" after praying at the stone for lottery numbers.

People from as far away as Sibu, Bintulu and Miri were reported to have driven to Sri Aman, about 200km from here, to see the stone in the jungle near the Rumah Nyalau longhouse.

The longhouse is about half-an-hour's drive from Sri Aman town and the stone is a 10-minute walk into the jungle from the longhouse.

The Ibans there have named the stone Batu Nabau. Nabau is a giant snake found in Iban mythology.

The stone was discovered by a Thai living in Kuala Lumpur last month.

One local news report said despite notices being placed near the stone requesting visitors not to pray for "lucky numbers", many continue to do so for some good digits.

Last year, a local paper fell for a hoax when it reported that Nabau was spotted swimming in a river in Ulu Baleh in Kapit.

It triggered quite an excitement in the trading town of Kapit.

 

 

 
 
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