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Tarik Kalat – Tug of War

by Reedz on April 11, 2009

Tug-of-War or also known as rope pulling is a sport that directly pits two teams against each other in a test of strength. The origin of this sport is unknown but it is known that tug of war was practiced in ancient Egypt and China. The game had been made as part of Olympic Games from 1900 until 1920.

The basics of the game is almost similar wherever it is played but different countries may have different rules and regulations, techniques of pulling the rope and types of rope used.

In Brunei, tug-of-war or ‘tarik kalat’ as locally known, is among the traditional game that is still popular nowadays. Word ‘tarik’ means pull, while ‘kalat’ is the name of the rope used. The rope used in Brunei’s tug-of-war is about 231 feet long with a diameter of four, six or seven inches. For national (Brunei) and ASEAN level competition, a rope with six or seven inches is normally used.

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This sport is a local favourite particularly during the nation’s festive seasons such as the royal birthday celebration and the renaming of Brunei Town to Bandar Seri Begawan. The game attracts not only senior citizens and adults but also youngsters and kids. Tug-of-war is also a preferred game for sports day or fun day. More at Information Department’s Brunei Darussalam Newsletter.

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I’m not sure what the words meant but I heard
“udang” and “pari” being used quite a lot

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Coach going through the strategy

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Food for giants!

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Having a well earned break

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G Naning April 11, 2009 at 11:36 pm

Terima kaseh diatas gambar-gambar nya, Special thanks jua kerana sangup turun padang untuk mengambil gambar seperti yang di atas.. Saya G. Naning(HSN) sebagai penolong Pengurus ingin menerangkan serba sedikit tentang our team TUG OF WAR ani.. Team ani di tubuhkan pada bulan June 2008 telah d beri nama atas persetujuan ramai **** ****** akan di beritahu kemudian. Sebenarnya kami ani adalah muka-muka lama yang mana kebanyakan nya pernah menyertai wakil masing-masing.
Team ani d bawah pengurus dan bimbingan Awang Hendry bin Alfian 30 tahun bersama pasukan Tarik kalat Polis, sekarang beliau telah berpencen, saya sebagai penolong pengurus 5 tahun menyertai pasukan Polis Diraja Brunei sebagai penarik jemputan, Haji Tasim Pengarah, beliau bekas pengarah pasukan Polis DiRaja Brunei. Ani dulu serba sedikit pasal Our Team kemudian lgi menyambung.. sekali lagi Terima Kaseh

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anakbrunei May 1, 2009 at 11:24 am

My pleasure bro! Bila next training?

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Reedz April 15, 2009 at 9:35 pm

Terima kasih atas undangan abiskita untuk memerhatikan sessi latihan tarik kalat hari atu. Terima kasih jua atas penerangan biskita serba sedikit mengenai team **** ******. Pls keep us updated on the progress of the team from time to time k? 😀

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G Naning May 3, 2009 at 1:36 pm

Helow Bro..
Sory Bro inda lagi ta update, manakan hari-hari udah latihan kami ani. Untuk makluman u perlawanan insaAllah akan diadakan 9hb hinga 16hb May ani di Taman Omar Ali Saifuddin bermula jam 8.00 malam..
Latihan kami seperti biasa ada 2 tempat, dtempat biasa berdekatan dengan Stadium dan satu d jalan Jerudong.. Besuk seperti biasa latihan berdekatan dengan stadium.. Jangan lupa bro 7 mlm berturut turut kecuali malam jumat di taman.. Sekali lagi terima kaseh bro

Cheers
G Naning

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anakbrunei May 8, 2009 at 2:07 am

Noted bro, and insyallah esok malam ada ku singgah ke Taman SOAS 🙂

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G naning May 8, 2009 at 4:46 am

Elow Bro..
For u info perlawanan 9hb ani cancel ketarikh yang belum ditentukan.. i will inform u bila belawannya bro ah

Cheers G Naning

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G.Naning June 21, 2010 at 8:05 am

Apa khabar Bro!, kami ni rakan seperjuangan dari Sabah , sorry lah kami cuma mau tanya Tarik Kalat tahun ni apa tarikh nya , kirim salam sama tuan Awg Henry , coach tu. Thank You.

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