Thursday, May 7, 2009

Question # 29

In Bangkok, murals at Wat Phra Keow depict the Hindu god Hanuman playing this sport in a ring with a troop of monkeys. The game remained in its circle form for hundreds of years, and the modern version of began taking shape in Thailand sometime during early 1740s. In 1866 the Siam Sports Association drafted the first rules for competition. Four years later, the association introduced the volleyball-style net and held the first public contest. Within just a few years, it was introduced to the curriculum in Siamese schools. The game became such a cherished local custom that another exhibition of volleyball-style was staged to celebrate the kingdom’s first constitution in 1933, the year after Thailand abolished absolute monarchy.
By the 1940s, the net version of the game had spread throughout Southeast Asia, and formal rules were introduced. Sipa, Chinlone, Kator, cầu mây and Raga are the different names of this sport. The choosing of a name for the sport was essentially a compromise between Malaysia and Thailand, and they finally agreed on ________________.


  1. The answer is Sepak takraw. Some kind of a game similar to volley ball.