It is said that if a person wanted to enter into thick jungle, he must collect some leaves, wood or grass to be inserted to the ear to avoid rain fall during his journey. In the jungle, it is forbidden to cook and consume animal caught on land and animal that was caught in the water at the same time. Let me elaborate, fish cannot be cooked and eaten together with meat of partridge. If this taboo is not observed, the person will be affected with yellow fever, hair loss and coughing blood.
In the Malay culture, there is a ceremony called ‘Beramu’, ‘Mendarahi Kayu’, ‘Meramu’ or ‘Membahan’. The purpose is so that people involved in construction work will not be disturbed by this jungle watcher. Below is one of the mantra recited by local shaman: