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Exploring folktales, myths and legends from South East Asia – and beyond.
Come and join me, Natalie Sia, (around the imaginary campfire) as we discover stories that have passed the test of time, from various cultures.

Stories of Yore Natalie Sia

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Exploring folktales, myths and legends from South East Asia – and beyond.
Come and join me, Natalie Sia, (around the imaginary campfire) as we discover stories that have passed the test of time, from various cultures.

    Ep 8: The Chinese widow – Kinabalu's tragic love story

    Ep 8: The Chinese widow – Kinabalu's tragic love story

    Today's story takes us to Sabah, Malaysia. More specifically, to Mount Kinabalu.
    A popular climbing destination, Mount Kinabalu is home to an amazing array of wildlife and... you guessed it, folklore.
    So join me as we learn about one of the most famous stories behind its name: the Chinese widow. And it all starts with a prince who fell in love with a local village maiden...
    Credits:
    Music by Coma-Media from Pixabay
    Music by lvymusic from Pixabay
    Music by NaturesEye from Pixabay
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    • 8 min
    Ep 7: The story of Songkran

    Ep 7: The story of Songkran

    A boy who understands birds. A challenging riddle. And a god who beheaded himself.
    Here's the legend behind Thailand's Songkran Festival. Plus, the symbolism of water (which sort of explains the whole water fight fiesta, too!).
    I hope you enjoy this episode. And I'd love to hear about your favourite folktale/legend! Tell me all about it via hello [at] nataliesia [dot] com.
    Also, Stories of Yore now has a website! Check it out at storiesofyore.com.
    Credits:
    Music by Coma-Media from Pixabay
    Music by Keyframe_Audio from Pixabay
    Music by SergeQuadrado from Pixabay

    • 7 min
    Ep 6: The legend behind the Sisters' Islands

    Ep 6: The legend behind the Sisters' Islands

    The Sisters' Islands in Singapore are known for their beautiful beaches and diverse marine life. But according to this legend, the islands hadn't always been there – and there's a reason why locals named them so...
    Join me, Natalie Sia, as we explore the tragic tale behind the Sisters' Islands.
    Credits:
    Music by Coma-Media from Pixabay
    Music by The_Mountain from Pixabay
    Music by StudioKolomna from Pixabay

    • 8 min
    Ep 5: The legend of Mahsuri

    Ep 5: The legend of Mahsuri

    Beautiful beaches. Stunning landscapes.
    White blood. And a curse for seven generations.
    Today's story takes us to Pulau Langkawi in Malaysia, and we learn about Mahsuri – the beautiful young woman behind the island's legendary curse.
    Credits:
    Music by Coma-Media from Pixabay
    Music by PatrizioYoga from Pixabay
    Music by FreeGroove from Pixabay
    Music by SergeQuadrado from Pixabay

    • 8 min
    Ep 4: Chinese New Year legends and folktales

    Ep 4: Chinese New Year legends and folktales

    Gong Xi Fa Cai! It's Chinese New Year in January 2023 – so let's dive straight in to the traditions and legends of the festival.
    The three folktales explored in this episode:
    The legend of Monster Nian
    The story behind Bai Ti Gong
    The story behind red packets
    Credits:
    Music by Music by SergeQuadrado from Pixabay
    Music by M-Dewala from Pixabay
    Music by kaazoom from Pixabay.

    • 11 min
    Ep 3: The legend of the Moon Goddess

    Ep 3: The legend of the Moon Goddess

    In today's episode, we learn about the Mid Autumn Festival and one of the most enduring folktales associated with it: the legend of the Moon Goddess, Chang Er.
    Credits:
    Music by Coma-Media from Pixabay
    Music by NourishedByMusic from Pixabay

    • 9 min

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