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Updated: 18/05/2006

History of Sepak Takraw

In 1935, during the Golden Jubilee Celebrations for King George V, the game of sepak raga was played on a badminton court, in the Malaysian State of Negeri Sembilan. The development of the game was interupted by the war. In 1945 in Penang the net was again introduced and the popularity spread to surrounding areas and then countries.

In 1965 Malaysia hosted the South East Asian Peninsular games (SEAP) and sepak raga was introduced. There were lengthy discussion between Malaysian and Singapore delegates, on the one hand, and Laos and Thai delegates, on the other, with regard to the official name of the sport. An agreement was subsequently arrived at and it was decided that the sport would be known as "Sepak Takraw". Sepak means KICK in Malay and Takraw means BALL in Thai word.

In 1965 Malaysia issued three stamps for the 3rd SEAP games with the 25c stamp representing Sepak Takraw. A First Day Cover  is also illustrated.

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