THE TUNDUK-TUNDUK LAPANG GAME
The game Tunduk-tunduk Lapang is a Dusun Labuk traditional game in Sandakan, Sabah.
Played by five to six players, it is accompanied by the Dusun Labuk folksongs sung by the players whilst touching other players’ fingers. The finger that is touched last when the song finishes will be bent inwards towards the palm. The game repeats, until comes a player will all his fingers bent. A loser is ‘punished’ by eating a chili or pepper.
The lyric of the folk song sung is as follows:
Tunduk-tunduk lapang ka
Lapang di Sagigiou ka
Koliwada di yondou ka
Pisang di belum masak
Diurang beli beli
Chupeli chup patah kayu bingkuk
Translated by Dr. Megawati Omar, PhD.