Handmade traditional game Chapteh Nostalgic Mainan Tradisi Rekreasi
Price RM10.00
Product SKU chapteh
Size (L x W x H) 25 cm x 15 cm x 1 cm
Availability 1
  • Handmade traditional game.
  • Suitable for children and adults.
  • Easy to play.
  • Train dexterity, mental strength, strategic thinking.
  • Can play individually or group.
  • Made with rubber materials tied together and feathers placed on top for stability. 
  • Kicked in the air, colourful feathers make a nice scene.

Chapteh is a traditional game, originated from China, called jianzi. Then introduced to Southeast Asia, and know as chapteh in Singapore and Malaysia. Chapteh is thought to be Malay or Hokkien based. Variants of the name include chapteh, chaptek, chatek. Whatever name, it definitely is fun especially kicking a colourful feather shuttlecock up in the air. 

It is made of some rubbering materials tied together and some feathers are placed on top of them for stability when travelling in the air. The feathers has the same function of those in the badminton shuttercock.

Objective of the game is similar to takraw or raga, that is to keep this colourful feathered shuttlecock in the air as long as possible. It trains on both physical and mental - balancing, dexterity and when played in a group, definitely requires strategic planning how to balance and kick the chapteh to each other without dropping it. Just as it was introduced in China in the 5th Century, imagine it was used to train military men so we can imagine its function. 


Chapteh/ mainan bulu ayam, permainan tradisi untuk kanak-kanak dan dewasa juga. Ia berasal dari negara Cina abad ke-5. Bila bermula di Asia, ia memang sangat popular di Malaysia dan Singapura. Ia mainan seperti sepak takraw / raga, hanya sepak dengan kaki. Jangan biar ia jatuh. Ini game boleh latih balancing, ketangkasan, kekuatan mental dan strategi (bila main dalam group).


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