Sarawak Unity Foundation (YPS) and Sarawak Development Institute in collaboration with Kuching North City Hall (DBKU) will be organizing a Traditional Games Family Picnic on 25 August 2013 at the Kuching Amphitheatre from 4:00p.m – 6:30p.m.
This will be the first ever mass family picnic that incorporates traditional cultural games for the public. Among the traditional games that will be featured are ‘batak lampong’, ‘tating lawi’ and ‘sumpit’.
Batak lampong is an Iban traditional game where two persons will test their strength by pulling a piece of wood to unbalance the opponent.
Tating lawi, originated from China, is a game where a soft feathered ball is kicked around as many times as possible to prevent it from falling to the ground.
Sumpit or blow pipe is a well known traditional game in Sarawak where players use the blowpipe to hit targets from a certain distance.
Besides these games, the picnic will also be showcasing other games such as rope skipping, stick walking, etc.
The aim of the picnic is to raise awareness and involvement in our traditional cultural games. It is also to provide an opportunity for members of the public to interact and have fun whilst learning about local culture as well as to foster and enhance good relations among the community, which is a prerequisite for social harmony and unity in the state.
Those intending to know more on the event can visit www.yps.org.my