In conjunction with the enlightenment of modernity where superstitions and religions are not the most important of facets in human lives as compared to the past, the majority of the society has since intellectually evolved. Rather than putting in uttermost faith in something science has little to no clarification on, we count on ourselves to welcome whatever undertakings fate holds for us in open hands. At the very end of the day, we are the ones deciding how things can work out for ourselves. Many of whom are religiously driven are ironically the ones who take opportunities for granted; rather than making full use of the resources available around them, they take things lightly and pray to the divine for greater outcomes. How in the world is that sensible?
Notwithstanding how evidence-driven our lives are right now, there exists one part deeply rooted inside of ourselves that is petrified of the commonplace old wives’ tales we tried to abandon but perpetually remains at the back of our head. Whether they have been factually verified or not, we have the tendency to continue to circulate these tales of caution and potentially pass them down to the upcoming generations as a cultural heirloom.
Similar to many other nations of the globe, Malaysia possesses a good number of urban legends which continues to keep the locals awake through the moonlight.
Here are some of the most commonly-known tall tales across Malaysia you must not miss out. Bear in mind that you need not believe any of these stories in order for you to read through them. Read and decipher with an opened mind.
Mystifying Taxi Passenger
If you happen to commute in taxis on your way to any designated destinations, ask the drivers about this legend and I assure you that most of them have far been familiar; especially those who operate in night shifts.
The story started off with a taxi driver driving through roads of silence who sighted a beautiful young lady standing adjacent to a traffic light junction. Her hair was dark and long, and a flowy white dress was what she wore.
To his natural instinct as a taxi driver, he felt the necessity to offer her a cab service. She turned and looked at him slowly while she entered the automobile without uttering a single word. That moment when she entered the car, the taxi driver encountered an …Read More »