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Spinning the Malay tops May 4, 2008

Posted by asianpixmen in Activities, Craft, Culture, Malaysia.

Unless you are a resident of the Malaysian state of Kelantan, you may not see that often an event when kampung folks spin their tops.

In Kelantan, it is part and parcel of their traditional culture to spin tops, and they take it very seriously. Yes, it is a game but at the same time, “gasing” is also very much part of the environs and folklore.

There are numerous types and shapes of Malay tops and their ultimate shape is influenced to a certain extent by the cultural roots that could be traced back centuries.


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