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Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Great Websites on Malaysian Traditional Games

I have mentioned before that I would like to highlight the old games that we play but it is with great pleasure that I am able to advise that there are already some websites on line preserving such games that I think I need not bother.

The first website I would like to highlight is Malaysian Traditional Games at geocities. This is a great site with detailed explanation of the games and excellent graphics, some of which taken from Datuk Lat's series on traditional games. Makes me want to play these games again. I hope this site lives forever and that many will visit it. I would be glad if I am able to contribute to increasing the page views of the site and some visitors will then be able to take the initiative. Kudos to the site owner who unfortunately chooses to remain anonymous. Keep it up and awaiting your updates on the remaining games.

The second is actualy part of a treasure trove of Malaysian Traditions that is written in Malay. The starting page for the site on Malaysian traditional games as linked in this sentence but regretfully the site suffers the common malaysite site ailment of improper linkages for this pageon the game 'aci sorok'. Thus I suggest that if you want to jump to other pages, you should start with the other games first. Unlike the first site, this page is more narrative in nature so if you are not already familiar with some of the games, you may not be able to grasp the nature of the game. But still a good effort in preserving our traditional games heritage.

Last website is an attempt to document the Asian traditional games but the webmaster has only managed to highlight some Malaysian games so far. Again another narrative style site written in English this time, I hope the site will expand soon. Anyway for those who think they can do better in highlighting these traditional games, I encourage you to so. At least we can encourage our kids to get out of the house and not be a slave to virtual reality gaming. If we can at least do that, that is good enough for me. And if you want to find out more, just google it. I have found at least two blogspot bloggers who have blogged on this.


Dave Lai said...

hi, i m so interested in the Malaysian Traditional Games, and actually I m student from Year 3 semester 1, University of Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kampar. And we are going to organize a Public Relations Campaign where the activities include the traditional games. i would like to seek for your kindness and co-operation on which organization should I approach to so that they will come and do some exhibition or demonstration on the traditional games on our campaign day~

if mr (you) know about the organizations, kindly send to my mail and we need your co-operation as i m not a local resident.

Thanks a lot for your help. It is much appreciated. Thanks a lot again~


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