Many years ago, there was a river in Kulai, not only have all kinds of fishes, also with countless turtle and tortoise, etc.

The river every year few days before Chinese New Year, there’ll be a heavy rain, on the Kulai rivers, river levels can be as high as five to six feet. The villagers live near the river must move to higher area.

After the rain, the villagers back home to clean up the house, it was found that the hundreds of tortoise climb toward the shore, then the villagers loudly shout: tortoise! Turtle!

To the place of the name eventually call turtle coming and such sound as 龟来了!龟来了!

Later, because “turtle come” in Mandarin word hard to pronounce and villagers eventually call Kulai 古来 instead of 龟来. Early this river called “龟来河”, now the river has been changed to “古来河” which means the Kulai River.