Sports and architecture

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 19:00

Malaysia is quite famous for it’s infrastructure and architectural buildings.Certain places in Malaysia have major architectural carvings that have been there since the 7th century, as Malaysia was once a common ground for traders. Portuguese architecture can be found in Malacca, some dating all the way from the 16th century. There are quite a number of European architectural buildings from when Malaysia was conquered by the Dutch and British. Malaysia is also home to a few amazing infrastructures, such as the KLCC tower, which is an 88-story twin tower. Malaysia is also home to many religious worship houses with amazing architecture, such as the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Batu Caves temple and Tua Pek Kong temple and the St.Paul’s Church.

There are numerous sports that are popular in Malaysia such as badminton, ping pong, squash and football (soccer). The number one player in the world for the men’s badminton and women’s squash are both Malaysians. There are also some traditional sports that are famous in Malaysia, such as sepak takraw, a traditional Javanese game played with three members using a rattan ball. In sepak takraw, the players may use any part of their body except their hands, with rules similar to beach volleyball. There’s also kabaddi, played with six players and three reserves around a 8-by-13-foot court. The object of the game is one team would send a”raider” into the other half, in order to win points by tackling members of the opposing team. Then the raider tries to return to his own half, holding his breath and chanting the word “Kabaddi” during the whole raid.

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Sivesh Sangar is an exchange student from Malaysia who spent the 2012-13 school year studying at Chugiak High School.

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