Once upon a time, in the coastal area of Sumatra, lives a poor family. The family had a kid named Malin Kundang. Due to very poor condition of their families, Malin Kundang’s father decided to go to the country side. Malin Kundang and his mother hope that he could bring some money and support their daily needs. Time after time, they wait for him, but he did not come. They even believed that he is already dead. Since life that never changed, finally Malin Kundang even decides to go sail. But his mother does not concede, since him afraid of as father it’s that never comes back. Feeling sad, but he is insistent for sail going. He hopes that later on when returning to my home town, he has become a very rich.
During his stay on the ship, Malin Kundand lot to learn about seamanship on the crew that has been experienced. Malin studied hard on his friends shipping on more experienced, and ultimately he is very good at shipping. So on someday, suddenly ship where Malin works attacked by pirate. But gamely Malin defies all its pirate. And all crew and all blessing safe merchandise Malin’s braving. To reply all service Malin, finally his captain to give in marriage to its child, indeed Malin accept that application. Now, he is lifted as captain of ship a new one, and getting all heritage of its parent in law. Now Malin was rich its effort gets forward, and is now have 100 crews and 5 ships.
For many years Malin sail, he never informs its mother. And each Malin’s mother’s day goes to the beach, looking forward some day following Malin will go home. One day she saw a very beautiful ship landed on the town harbor. Malin’s mother who always checks every ship arrived, hoping there is his son among the passenger, surprised to see a man. She found out that he is her son Malin Kundang. Malin Kundang stepped down from the ship. Once closed anought, his mother saw the birthmarks on Malin’s arm. She in now convinced that Malin is her son. Missed so much, she hugs his son and asked “ Malin Kundang, my son, why did you go so long without sending any news to me?”. Arrogantly, Malin immediately released her mother’s arm and pushed him up to fall. “ old women, I do not know who you are “ said Malin Kundang at his mother. Malin Kundang pretended not to recognize her mother, because of shame with her mother who is old and wearing tattered clothes. “She was your mother?” Malin”s wife ask him. “No, he was just a beggar who pretended to be admitted as a mom to get my property”.
Hearing statement and treated arbitrarily by his son, the mother of Malin Kundang is very angry. He did not expect him to be rebellious child. Because anger his mounting, Malin’s mother tipped his band, saying “Oh God, if he my son, I curse him became a stone.” Malin’s mother goes away with sad feelings. Knowing that his only son, which she always loves and missed all days, come and treat her like that.
Malin kundang and his crew departed shortly after visiting the hometown.Soon after departed, the calm, nice weather suddenly changed. The winds roared fierce and storms come to destroy the ship Kundang. Malin himself knows that it might be the curse from his own mother. That makes Malin prays, to beg a mercy from the God. The ship are destroyed and dumped into the beach. Malin’s body and the shipwrecks scattered. After that Malin’ body slowly becomes rigid and in time they finally shaped into a rock. Malin’s mothers feel sorry about her son’s fate. But it was too late.