Do you know the Legend of Mahsuri from Langkawi? Here we goes.. Mahsuri was the daughter of a couple who moved from Phuket to Langkawi. She was the most beautiful in Langkawi and married the warrior Wan Darus. But, he had to go to war with the Siamese, leaving Mahsuri alone. During this time, Mahsuri befriended a young traveller named Deraman. The village chief's wife was jealous of Mahsuri's beauty. She spread a rumour that Mahsuri was cheating with Deraman. Eventually the villagers believe the rumors and openly accused her of adultery. Mahsuri pleaded her innocence, but no one believed her.
Mahsuri was tied to a tree and stabbed to death but it didn't work. After every execution attempt failed, Mahsuri told them to kill her with her family's 'keris'. When she was stabbed, white blood flowed from the wound, signifying her innocence. With her dying breath, Mahsuri cursed Langkawi to have seven generations of bad luck. The kingdom was soon taken over by Siam. The villagers at Padang Mat Sirat burned their own paddy fields rather than let them fall into the hands of the Siamese.