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Sandokan (series of books, TV-series, comics, and radio novel)

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Sandokan is a TV Series from 1976, if you remember that one. It was very popular. There were comic books as well and they even did a radio novel back in the 70's.
Vanja Poposki, 25 March 2013, and Esteban Rivera, 25 March 2013

Sandokan appears in the novel "The Tigers of Mompracem" by Salgari.
Esteban Rivera, 25 March 2013, and Walter D'Andrea, 18 September 2002


[Flag of Sandokan]
image provided by Vanja Poposki, from the LP cover of Sandokan Original Movie Soundtrack, 25 March 2013

The flag hoisted at the pirates' island of Mompracem, is red with the head of a tiger in the center.
Walter D'Andrea, 18 September 2002

It's similar to the Tamil Tigers' flag.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 18 September 2002

Other versions of the flag can be seen at Zona Cinema and at Flagsonline. The description at the latter translates to: "The flag of Sandokan. In fact, the red flag with the head of a tiger in the centre, the emblem of Sandokan in the novels of Emilio Salgari, is actually the flag of Osman Syarif Marudu (Malludu), a real person who fought against the British colonial presence. Malludu is remembered as the birthplace of Sandokan in the novel "The Tigers of Mompracem". Mompracem appears on ancient maps – located in the immediate vicinity of Labuan and Brunei."
Esteban Rivera, 25 March 2013