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Batu Maung is a small fishing village, which owes its fame to the Sam Poh Footprint Temple, the beach front shrine, dedicated to Admiral Cheng Ho, the famous Chinese admiral who featured prominently in the history of the Malacca Sultanate. This tiny enclave of humble fishing folks at the south eastern tip of the island achieved mainstream tourism fame because of a size 33 left foot imprint on a boulder by the beach. The origin of the Bigfoot is contested by: the Chinese who earnestly believed Admiral Cheng Ho was the Bigfoot: Indian elders thought the monkey God, Hanuman, had planted a step here while leaping the oceans: native Malays pointed to three other similar footprints elsewhere to corroborate a conjecture of a fleeing giant. While pondering the mystery try out the seafood eateries instead, among the island's best. It is also said to be home to the best seafood on the island. Also note worthy is a huge footprint embedded in stone. Discovered over 100 years ago, the Chinese, Indians and Malays all have their own explanations for the origins of the footprint, one including a giant called Gedembai. A further three giant footprints have since been found, all in close vicinity to the first. The debate about the origins of the footprints continues and Gedembai has earned a place in local folklore.