Saturday, August 07, 2010

Festivals - Sarikei Pineapple Festival 2010 - it's ain't over till you threw a slipper at your friend

Sarikei street soccer and basketball were contested at the Pineapple Festival for years now so what's new. Well, check this out...

All pictures by Lu Huong Chin.


 
Sarikei Pineapple Festival 2010
Street soccer at Nyelong Road
Just for kicks.


Sarikei Pineapple Festival 2010
Beach volleyball opposite Nam Leong, Jalan Masjid Lama
Smashing through the night.


Sarikei Pineapple Festival 2010
Beach volleyball opposite Nam Leong, Jalan Masjid Lama
The winners with sand in between their toes

Sarikei Pineapple Festival 2010
Music talent Night
Child prodigy showing off her skills


Sarikei Pineapple Festival 2010
Music talent Night
Boys and Girls Brigade blowing their trumpet.

Sarikei Pineapple Festival 2010
Merdeka Park
Fitness test?

Sarikei Pineapple Festival 2010
Merdeka Park
Or was it in-line dancing?
Shake your bon bon.


Sarikei Pineapple Festival 2010
Jalan Masjid Lama
Car Audio Show
Ghetto blaster in the boot.


Sarikei Pineapple Festival 2010
Car Audio Show

Sarikei Pineapple Festival 2010
Civic Centre compound.
MP Ding aiming at the pyramid of slippers
Three-legged game from the 1970s.


In the 1970s, kids did not have much money to buy toys and they did not have to sit in front of computers to click away their youth. The children innovated with what they had and one of the popular games was the three-legged game (sa ki ka in Hokkien; kaki tiga).

If you were the keeper of the pyramid of slippers and it's toppled by a slipper, you had to pick up the slipper and throw at the other kids running away from the toppled pyramid. A good thrower could even spin a slipper to make it swerve after the running kids.The kid that got hit by a slipper would then become the pyramid keeper.
If your flying slipper missed the kids, anyone could run back to re-build the pyramid and win the bragging rights to throw the slipper again at the new pyramid. As a kid tried to re-build a pyramid, you could rush to pick up the slipper again and throw at the kid again. It ain't over till you threw the slipper at your friend.

1 comment:

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