· November, 2008

Stories about Conversations for a Better World from November, 2008

Southeast Asia: The Power of the Pontianak

  1 November 2008

One of the most enduring legends of South East Asia is the Pontianak, said to be a bone-white lady, with ruby-red eyes, who is borne from her death in birth-giving. The Pontianak, or sometimes called the "Kuntilanak", lives in almost all of South East Asia, except the Indochina region.