Angpow Story - Traditional Games in Malaysia

~ Posted on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 4:47 AM ~

I have been sharing some of my favorite angpow pieces on an angpow collectors group in Facebook and some members have been telling me to continue sharing my memorable stories and so I thought, why not write it down, that way, our kiddos can read about it when they grow up next time, eh?

For those of you who are not familiar or never heard of the words 'Angpow' (also known as 'ang pau', 'ang pao', 'angpau'), here is a quick definition:

Angpow = Red Packet (filled with cash inside) given during festivals

So for today's angpow story, it comes from this piece of lovely angpow:

Angpow Story

Today's storytime is based on this sampul duit raya from The Big Group. It features a few traditional games popular in our beloved country, Malaysia. Wau (giant kite), congkak, gasing (spinning top) and the tons and tons of guli (marbles) at the background.

I'm sure at some point, most of us Malaysians (who are above 30s) have played with at least one of these traditional games. Compared to kiddos nowadays, they have never seen these in their life before and will even show you weird look when you tell them you used to play with these toys/games when you were young.

Other traditional games that I can recall is the batu seremban (five stones game), sepak bulu ayam (feathered shuttlecock), galah panjang, hopscotch.

Any other games that you remembered playing when you were younger?


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