2.28.2009

traditional game

i took this picture just outside of kota belud in 2005 during a wedding. they would hang the "tanglung" or whatever you call it about 30 feet above ground with some bills attached on it . then the participating teams would take turns and hit the "tanglung" with a takraw ball and get as much money as they can. i don't remember at what stage of the game do they lower the thing down and the winning team would get the cash or something like that. apparently all those people standing around those two guys were just trying to grab any of the cash from the winning team's hand. wonder what is the name of the game.

1 comment:

GregChai said...

this is Sepak-Manggis, a traditional game of the Dusun-Bajau in Kota Belud here's more about the game