Games played last century



Photo Source : www.perzim.gov.my 


Watch the games this Christmas. Monday 25th December 2017. Time 11 am to 1 pm and 3 pm to 5 pm. Get your kids to agree to follow you  to Muzium Istana Kesultanan Melayu. Once all races played the games happily together with satisfaction. Are kids today really happy and satisfied playing digital games? Do not miss the chance to watch how kids of yesteryears played the games. Today, kids are not playing such games ! Why?


Some may think the replaying of old games at the museum only attracts the interests of historians. Others may feel that a few anthropologists might want to research the birth of old games played by kids during the last century and the changing lifestyles of old and modern Melaka. Misunderstood, some may think the games are only played by Malay kids. Games has not discriminated anyone, now or then, for games is a means of social interaction and sportsmanship. Let’s participate and join the fun in Melaka.


Beside ritual dances, hunting and sex, game is as old as mankind. Industrialization hastily changes the choices for games and now technology swept games aside overnight. Probably, one of the earliest games was to kill ferocious tiger by tribe warriors and the pledging of their lives to the headman. That life-threatening game was discarded when man discovered fire. To name one game created after the discovery of fire is the Shadow Game.


Wind showed early man how to fan bigger flames and unknowingly, he began the use of a new energy. With the help of wind, smoke was used as a signal to inform his fellowmen of a certain message.



Fast-forward, I continue to write about forgotten old games from the 1900s in Malay language …


The Melaka Museum Corporation or Perbadanan Muzium Melaka is sharing traditional games once played this coming Monday 25th December 2017.


Venue : Muzium Istana Kesultanan Melaka

Time : 11 am to 1 pm and 3 pm to 5 pm.


Zaman dahulu sebelum adanya peranti-peranti dan telefon bimbit, kanak-kanak di kampung bermain sesama sendiri dengan pelbagai permainan yang menyeronokkan dan semestinya tidak perlu mengeluarkan modal yang besar.


Melalui barang-barang terbuang dan terpakai seperti tin, guni dan pelepah kelapa, kanak-kanak dengan kreatif telah membuat pelbagai permainan yang boleh dimainkan bersama rakan-rakan yang lain.


Kini, permainan seperti ini amat jarang dilihat lagi dimainkan oleh kanak-kanak sekarang. Mereka lebih suka menyendiri bersama telefon bimbit dan peranti terkini.


Dalam usaha mengetengahkan dan mengimbau kembali kenangan lalu, PERZIM dengan ini mengadakan aktiviti, Permainan Tradisional, yang akan diadakan dalam empat hari lagi.


PERZIM menjemput semua hadir untuk turut serta dalam aktiviti itu dan semoga kenangan lama di waktu kecil dahulu dapat diimbau kembali.


Turut digalakkan untuk membawa anak-anak bagi menyertai aktiviti ini bagi memberi pendedahan kepada mereka mengenai permainan tradisional.






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