Lampung, Sepak Takraw dance

Written by on July 28, 2012 in Sumatra Festivals with 0 Comments

Lampung, Sepak Takraw dance


Sepak takraw (Malay: “sepak takraw” or “sepak raga”, Jawi: سيڤق تكراو or سيڤق راڬا; Thai: ตะกร้อ, RTGS: takro; Lao: ກະຕໍ້ “ka-taw”; Filipino: “sipa”; Vietnamese: “cầu mây”),[1] or kick volleyball, is a sport native to the Malay-Thai Peninsula.[2] Sepak takraw differs from the similar sport of volleyball in its use of a rattan ball and only allowing players to use their feet, knee, chest and head to touch the ball. It is a popular sport in Southeast Asia.

In Malaysia, the game is called sepak raga or “takraw”. It is also thuck thay (Lao: “twine” and “kick”) while in Thailand it is sometimes called takraw. In Myanmar it is known as chin lone. In the Philippines, besides “takraw” it is also known as sipa, meaning “kick”.

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