Once upon a time: A small boy saved the island of Singapura from a terrifying garfish attack. The brave and clever Hang Tuah tricked a Chinese Emperor. A poor fisherman was challenged by a water spirit to do the unthinkable. These are all stories of valour, wit and intrigue from the literary Malay Annals. Once handed down and cherished fromgeneration to generation, now they are made accessible to modern readers.