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MELAKUT KARAT

Melakut Karat is a traditional game of the Sarawak community. In the Iban language the term ‘melakut karat’ means 'pull and push'. This game aims to test the strength of men when they have to pull out logs of which the tips are buried into the ground, with all might and distantly possible. Logs that are successfully pulled out are measured on the distance they are pulled out of the ground. The man who successfully pulls the furthest usually becomes the mention and attention of women.



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