This game is played as how it is in the real world. Just that this game does not go through the legal process, but straight to jail - when you are caught. There are two teams, the police team and the thieves team. The thieves first run away and hide; and obviously the police will go looking for them and catch them when they can. Once the thieves are caught, they are thrown straight into jail (a make shift area or about 20 sq ft normally in between trees). There will then be a few police overlooking at the thieves and the rest of the police will go looking for the rest of the thieves.
The thieves in jail can be released, as long as his other thieve friend can 'cap' him or touch him. One touch is all you need to release the thieve from jail. Until all thieves are caught, then only the team change position and vice versa. This game normally last longer and sometimes got too physical. Nevertheless, even the girls would also join in the fun.
We normally play this game in the evening, normally whenever there is a feast at the 'surau'; cos that will be the time when there will be many of us. The more people participate, the merrier it is. In between, when we got tired and hungry, we stopped and have some food (while at the feast) and at times, since the adults in the surau have more things to discuss or do, we will continue our game deep into the night. After a while, tired and hungry again, we go home to our beds.
2 weeks ago