The Village of Mudung Darat and its Founder

Tombstone of Sualan. The grave is said to have kramat (keramat), which is supernatural power.

The Village of Mudung Darat has an interesting story (legend) of how it received its name, as well as a story about the person that is accredited with founding it.  Because there are only bits and pieces of orally transmitted stories about this village, its impossible to authenticate its historical accuracy.

A resident of Mudung Darat, the late Mr. Siswoyo, compiled what he could about the village’s origin in 1999. From that unpublished article, as well as other orally received bits of information, we’ll translate this story into English.