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VILLAGE PASTIMES

Visitors can indulge in fun village pastimes, which range from simple traditional games to the energetic sepak takraw.

 

Most villagers enjoy congkak - a game played on an elongated board with two rows of holes carved into it. Marbles or seeds are used as tokens. The village children would only be too happy to teach a curious visitor the simple rules of this addictive game.   Malaysia is renowned for its colourful giant kites. Magnificent in size and traditional in design, a wau is a good representation of the artistic skills that coastal villagers possess.

 

 Painstakingly crafted, it has floral designs pasted on it an is embellished with paper tassels. Homestay kampungs located in the east coast states of Terengganu and Kelantan are good locations to witness them in action. Wau-making is a specialised skill that has been handed down for generations and villagers will gladly share their wau-flying skills wit visitors. A recreational game, gasing or top spinning is a pastime that is popular among the paddy-planting community after the harvest. The gasing is carved out of tropical hardwood into a disc, with a metal spike through its apex. 

 

Gasings are huge and can reach weights of up to seven kilogram's.  The cord, made of rope, is neatly wrapped around the top of the gasing, which is launched with great force onto a landing pas.  It is then immediately scooped up with a thin wooden bat and transferred to a metal receptacle to determine which top can spin the longest. Local experts are known to be able to spin their gasing for hours, delighting audience with their skill and poise. They will demonstrate some techniques and guide visitors on how to play the game.

 
 

MALAY HANDICRAFTS

 

Malay handicrafts are artistic and intricate.  You will definitely cherish them as mementoes.

 

Fascinating handicraft making activities can also be observed during your Homestay in a Malaysian village. Various techniques are demonstrated and visitors are even encourage to try their hand at creating their own souvenirs.   Predominantly produced in the east coast states, the world-renowned batik cloth is worn by Malaysians attending formal ceremonies or evening engagements. It is either hand-painted or printed and is made using dye and wax. attractive motifs and colours adorn this cloth, which is usually worn as a sarong by those staying in rural areas and kampungs. Batik is a popular souvenir with visitors too. Another traditional craft found in some Malaysian villages is the mengkuang mat. These mats are made from mengkuang leaves, which are also used to make handy household items like dish covers, hats, floor mats, table mats and baskets.   The leaves of these plants are stripped of thorns and split into equal-sized strands. They are then soaked, dried and dyed before they are ready to be woven into various items. Try your hand at weaving them under supervision of local experts.

 
 
 

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