Radin Mas area home to historical gems, trappings of modern life
Her story has passed through generations as the namesake of Radin Mas.
Yet a humble little hut is all that is left to commemorate Javanese princess Radin Mas Ayu.
Nestled at the foot of Mount Faber, her tomb is easy to miss. Only a small sign hanging at the entrance of the shrine tells the story of the filial 16th-century princess who sacrificed her life for her father's.
Even though she died in 1511, Radin Mas Ayu lives on in the constituency that bears her name.
REMNANTS OF THE PAST
Previously, the temple was surrounded by trees and kampungs, but they have all been replaced by HDB flats. Now, only buildings like this temple and the church are left.
- Temple caretaker Guo Xiu Ru, 63