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Unique! Pocong village, is the place as scary as its name?

Pocong village in Bangkalan

It's not just about the natural landscape or culture, Indonesia's uniqueness is also about regional names. Like this village which might give you goosebumps when you hear it. Yes, it sounds unique, this place is called Pocong Village. Hiiiiiii… Is the place 'as scary' as its name? Don't move Travel buddy, find the answer in the following review.

Pocong Village is strange but real

The name of this village in Tragah District, Bangkalan Regency, Madura Island is indeed unusual.

Even though it has a unique, 'legitimate' name, its origins are still not known for certain. “From a long time ago, the name of this village was Pocong Village.

"It's just that the history is not clear and is still confusing with several versions," said Masduki, Chair of BPD Pocong, as quoted from second travel which Gotravela Indonesia later quoted.

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Various perceptions about its origin

Meanwhile, according to the Head of Pocong Village, H Masturi, to date there have been many perceptions about the name of this village. However, he himself did not know exactly the origins of the village he led. "The name Pocong itself has never been known directly about its history.

Pocong village in Bangkalan

"In fact, I never heard this story directly from my grandfather, who was village head for 52 years, before I became village head," he explained.


In the community there is a myth that this village was once a forest which later became a residential area. Well, the story spread in the community that the people who first lived in the area often saw the appearance of 'pocong'. "Yes, because of the frequent occurrences of residents who are haunted by pocong sightings, that's what makes this village called Pocong Village," he said.

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Other versions

There is another version of the origin of this unique place. It is said that in this village there used to be a pucang tree under which there was a spring. From the name of this pucang then 'dibelokan' to Pocong. “In another version, it is said that there used to be a pucang tree that gave rise to a water source under it. From the name of this pucang tree, the name Pocong Village was then made," added the village head.

Another opinion chaplain Abdul Ghoni, who is one of the figures from Karang Anyar Hamlet who suspects that the word pocong comes from 'pancong'. “In the past, I still saw lots of fishing rods along this river. "It could be that Pocong Village was taken from the word pancong," he said.

However, he also explained another reason behind the emergence of the name of this village. "There are also those who say, because of the long flow of water from the source that comes out of the pocang tree which reaches the Bangkalan city area, so the base is called pocong," he explained again. (y)

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