Monday, August 29, 2016

Gambling - oldstyle

I was delighted to find this photo from the 1970s of a group of people playing Si-sek, literally four colours, indicating the cards. Almost impossible to find a deck of si-sek nowadays, only a few old timers even remember how to play. Such a gathering playing for money would have been illegal and I am grateful for the trust of the players that I, "seow angmoh" (crazy westerner) would not cause them problems with his photo taking....

1 comment:

  1. Some years back when I went to Fujian in China (Tong An or Dang Wua as you might call in Hokkien), I saw a group of oldies playing this game outside a temple. Reminded me of the old days in Singapore. :)