Gasing or tops spinning is a traditional game popular among Malay (Native people). They were popular especially among the villagers in the State of Kelantan and Melaka. Each season after the rice harvest, several villagers will come together to challenge each other in an ultimate test of skill. The villagers believed that the spinning tops would help bring good harvest.
Both adults and children can play the game. But bigger or giant top spinning is more of a game for adult than children. The one used by adults are much bigger in size and can spin for a period of time whereas the one played by kids are much smaller.
Gasing or top spinning is split into two (2) categories. One is for ornamental purposes and while the other is for playing.
The one who's top spins the longest and within the specified circle becomes the winner. Once the top spins out the circle, the player loses the game
Different Shapes of Gasing
There are actually five (5) different shapes of gasing found in Malaysia namely:-
5.Berembang-Shaped. Berembang is a fruit of a seaside tree.