A dragon is a legendary creature, typically with serpentine or reptilian traits, that features in the myths of many cultures. There are two distinct cultural traditions of dragons: the European dragon, derived from European folk traditions and ultimately related to Greek and Middle Eastern mythologies, and the Chinese dragon, with counterparts in Japan, Korea and other East Asian countries.
The two traditions may have evolved separately, but have influenced each other to a certain extent, particularly with the cross-cultural contact of recent centuries. The English word "dragon" derives from Greekδράκων (drákōn), "dragon, serpent of huge size, water-snake".
Senggarang is the name of a small village on the island of Bintan, Indonesia, which houses the oldest temple in the Kepri region. Locals believe Senggarang was the first home for Chinese immigrants a long time ago, who then spread throughout the other island of Kepri.