Malaysian Traditional Games Essay Format

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INTRODUCTION Multi-racial society in Malaysia has a wide variety of cultural grasped from different roots. Culture was consolidated into a unique culture because almost every descent has custom forming their respective cultures. These include the likes cooperate economic activities, where the bond is strengthened and Forge Closer with brio events and entertainment.Many games were contested because of such customs. Traditional games have been able to form a part of life experienced by the ancestors communities respectively. Important foundation that guarantees the continuity of traditional games in the past is uniformity way our ancestors lived. Even since I was small they familiarize themselves with this state. Some of…show more content…

Then, bind at the top and bottom of the tail spine and make sure that the balance in both sides. After that, attach the end of the tail for both left and right to the wing. For the waist of the Wau, make 2 semi circles from the bamboo stick to form a circle as shown in Wau Bulan picture above. Lastly, make the head Wau with binding half of the head with Wau wing with 2-inch distance from the spine.

SEPAK BULU AYAM (CHAPTEH) The chapteh is one of the Asian games. Before the “chapteh” have approached to Malaysia , actually the sepak bulu ayam game already appeared in the 5th century BC in china. The earliest reference to a game of kicking a feathered object dates back to the 5th century BC in China . At that time, the chapteh is used to train military men and later known as Ti Jian Zu or ”kick little shuttlecock”. For the shaolin monks in Henan, they practiced the game to strengthen their martial skills. In Vietnam, the game is known as da cau, while in Indonesia they called it as sepak kenchi. In the 2003 SEA Games held in Vietnam, capteh was a prevalent sport. Internationally, Featherball Associations in Europe, USA and Turkey also show how international the game has become. In Malaysia and Singapore, the game also known as chapteh . The game was most welcomed by the malay citizen in the Malaysia, and become one of their traditional games. After

Back in the days before the internet, iPads, Playstation and other forms of electronic entertainment, both children and adults had to find means of entertainment. If you’re wondering what Malaysians did to keep themselves entertained in those days, here are five traditional games all Malaysians have played at least once in their lives.

 

Wau

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The word ‘Wau’ derives from an Arabic letter as the shape of this kita resembles its outline. It is said that farmers in the past used the wau as a scarecrow of sorts to ward off birds from their paddy fields. In Malaysia, the most popular Wau is called the ‘Wau Bulan’ where bulan means moon in the Malay language. The name fits as it takes after the shape of the moon and the tail also resembles a crescent. There are various Wau festivals that take place in Malaysia, should you wish to experience flying a Wau.

 

Congkak

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Congkak is a mancala game and the name originates from the old Malay word ‘congak’ which refers to the mental calculation practised in this game. A good player would have an advantage in collecting points to win the game when they can calculate a few steps in advance. The congkak board consists of two rows of seven holes called the ‘houses’ and two bigger holes called the ‘store house’. Before the game starts, the ‘houses’ are filled with seven congkak seeds (which can be either marbles or any other similar small object) while the ‘store houses’ are left empty. The objective of playing congkak is to get rid of all the seeds by moving them across over to your opponent’s side while placing each of your seed or marbles into your own ‘house’. The game ends when the winner either has the most seeds in his or her ‘store house’ or is the first to empty his or her row of ‘houses’.

 

Batu Seremban

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This game is almost similar to the old game of Jacks. The game uses a handful of small objects such as marbles, beads, beans, seeds, or small bags of sand/rice. Here is a video showing how to play Batu Seremban:

 

Sepak Takraw

Also known as ‘Sepak Raga’, this is a traditional game where the ball is made by weaving strips of bamboo. Like soccer, the ball is passed using every part of the body except arms and hands. There are two main types of sepak takraw; bulatan (circle) and jaring (net). Sepak takraw bulatan requires players to form a circle and each have to keep the ball in the air for as long as possible within the circle while jaring is a modern version of the game where players pass the ball back and forth over a net.

Gasing

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Gasing is a giant spinning top game where the tops can be as large as dinner plates.The game is usually played traditionally before the rice harvest season. Players require strength, coordination and skill to play this game. The top is is spun by unfolding a rope wrapped around it then scooped off the ground while still spinning using a bat with a center slit and transferred to a low post with a metal receptacle. If expertly hurled, it can spin for a very long time.

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