In a kingdom called Pura Cendana, the ruler Raja Alam Syahbana and the queen decided to adopt a son when they could not have any child of their own. Tun Nila was chosen amongst the thousands. When he grew up into a young and handsome prince, he was asked by the king to find a partner. Tun Nila decided to search far and wide for the perfect lady. Before he set out, he mixed cooking ingredients such as rice and salt in a bag.