Balan Bacham

The bridge which spans the sea to Belet, the afterworld in the beliefs of the Meni' Kaien (Malay Peninsula). The souls of the deceased have to cross it in order to reach Belet. Flowers grow on each side of the bridge and it is guarded by Mampes.



  • Leach, Maria, ed. (1984). Funk & Wagnalls Standard Dictionary of Folklore, Mythology, and Legend. New York: HarperCollins.