Published
01/04/2017 by

This graceful dance of worship is the most popular in Terengganu. According to the legend, a group of fishermen encountered a freak storm in the middle of the sea. One of them was possessed by the evil sea spirit. He was then taken ashore where a medium was called to revive the possessed fisherman and to entice the spirit to return to the sea.

The dance is performed by 10 to 15 dancers calling upon assistance from the Princess of Seven Siblings which is accompanied by the soothing sound of traditional musical instruments, with lullaby chants of a 4-line versed poem. The contemporary version of the Ulek Mayang is performed in almost every formal state function and event.