Mins to MRT
One day, a little boy had a plan and he proposed it to the Sultan. His daring plan was to build a wall made of banana tree trunks along the coast. The swordfish beaks would pierce the banana tree trunks and be embedded in them when they attack.
The army wasted no time and immediately built the wall of banana tree trunks. Indeed, as the boy had predicted, the swordfish leapt out of the water, only to be stuck in the tree trunks.
At once, the royal army took advantage of their predicament and slayed all the swordfish. Once again, peace and security had been restored.
The little boy soon grew popular among the villagers and army. This caused the Sultan to become jealous of the boy.
Fearing that this fame would threaten his position as the Sultan, he despatched his soldiers to get rid of the boy.
The soldiers eventually found the boy living on top of a hill. Armed with swords, they entered his house.
When the boy sensed what was going to happen, it was too late. The cold-hearted soldiers cut through the boy with their blades.
The boy’s blood gushed out and flowed profusely, down the hill. Within moments, the entire hill was bathed in red.
From then on, the entire hill and its vicinity has been known as Red Hill (or Bukit Merah in Malay) due to its red soil, and in memory of the tragic boy hero.