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(Video) The Mysterious Story of How ‘Servis Sidek’ Shockingly Got Banned

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When talking about badminton, these names are definitely no need for introduction as these are the badminton legends of the country that has already been known by many people all around the world. They have paved the way for so many talented badminton players nowadays to find their way in badminton. These legendary individuals are namely Misbun, Razif, Jalani, Rahman, and also Rashid. The story of their lives even got raised in the form of a very famous animation called ‘Anak-Anak Sidek’.

That is how big the influence of these five brothers in the badminton sports arena in our country that is Malaysia. Badminton in Malaysia is definitely not valid without mentioning the birth of young stars around the 1970s who consisted of the children of Datuk Sidek Abdullah Kamar. But there is one story about their style of play that many may not know until it was once banned by the International Badminton Federation.

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These Sidek children once rocked the world with a unique service shot action called ‘Servis Sidek’ or also known as ‘Servis S’ introduced by the one and only Misbun Sidek. Due to this particular technique, they managed to overthrow almost all of the world’s top badminton players with ease. Each serve shot will result in one point for them.

Maybe those who always play badminton can try to learn this service technique. The trick is with one hand holding the head of the shuttlecock upwards, with the feathers facing downwards. Then the hand holding the racket should be in a position to hit the backhand shot. When you are in the correct position, then the service shot will hit the feather.

Shuttlecock that is hit in such a way will spin around drifting towards the opponent’s court, and it is said to be very confusing to the opponent. When this shot reaches the opponent, they have to make sure that the spinning shuttlecock will face them before it can be hit back. If the wrong hit, it will cause an imperfect pass, or worse shuttlecock sticking to the opponent’s racket.

Reportedly, this ‘Servis Sidek’ shot is banned and strongly opposed by badminton players in the West because this technique has the potential to drop the ranking of any player who is a competitor to Sidek’s children. Due to the severe defeats often suffered by badminton players in England and Denmark due to this traditional shot, in May 1981, a message was sent to the International Badminton Association (IBF) to amend the new badminton rules and ban this ‘Sidek Service’. However, the proposal was blocked by the Malaysian, Indonesian badminton associations and supported by China. Due to failing to reach a consensus, ‘Servis Sidek’ is still allowed by the IBF in the next tournament.

The atmosphere grew warm and on 15 May 1982, a debate on ‘Servis Sidek’ was held during the IBF Annual General Meeting. The Danish representative claimed that a serve shot on the badminton side was an offense. The IBF chairman also admits the same thing and considers this technique to provide an easy chance for Sidek’s children to win in every match.

After expert analysis, this service technique was officially banned on the grounds that it produces two shots simultaneously, namely on the feathers and the head of the badminton. The public knows that hitting badminton twice simultaneously is prohibited in IBF rules. The reason was accepted logically, finally ‘Servis Sidek’ was banned in all international tournaments from 1 July 1982 until today.

Sources: YouTube Badminton News

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Movie Review: ‘Don’t Listen’, Horror Movie With Unexpected Jump Scares Galore

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‘Don’t Listen’ is actually a Spanish supernatural horror film directed by Ángel Gómez Hernández. The movie follows a man who after the inexplicable death of his young son in their new home begins to experience ghostly phenomena, prompting him to seek the help of a paranormal expert.

It is one of the new films that was released on Netflix on 27th of November. This Spanish horror film has ghosts, witches and even delves into Spain’s dark past history with unexpected jump scares galore. The movie is already number charted number 9 in the U.K.’s Top 10 Films on Netflix.

What ‘Don’t Listen’ Is About

Daniel, Sara and their only son Eric are a happy family that move to an old house in the country. Working as home restaurateurs, Daniel and Sara plans for restoring and sale the house after the job be done change drastically when the own Eric is found dead in the pool close to the house. Broken by the pain, Sara moves to her parents for a days after a strong discussion with him, while Daniel keeps alone in the house. However, at the next night Daniel tapes Eric’s voice in his cell phone when he was sending an audio message to apologize Sara.

Looking for answers, Daniel meets Germán Redondo, a veteran and renowned writer and supernatural investigator specialized in electronic voice phenomena. Traveling to the house with his daughter Ruth, Germán analyzes Daniel’s audio message, installing infrared cameras hoping to find any kind of ghostly activity, while at the same time Ruth tries get closer to her father, still affected by the suicide of his wife that is Ruth’s mother happened years ago.

What Can Be Said About ‘Don’t Listen’

‘Don’t Listen’ is a worthy addition to the family-moves-into-haunted-house genre, a predictable yet truly terrifying journey that masterfully creates an unsettling atmosphere. The jump scares don’t feel cheap, and the twists and turns and backstory reveals are earned. Even when it’s utilizing clichéd tropes and story beats, it manages to remain fully engaging and suspenseful.
‘Don’t Listen’ isn’t necessarily reliant on innovation. The film’s strength comes from its ability to suck you in completely, immersing you in a world where something sinister lurks behind every corner. If you’re a lover of the genre and down for a predictable journey that boasts some truly scary moments and magnificent atmosphere, you’re gonna love this one.

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(Video) Perfect Bakery Cafe In Cheras Where You Can Get Freshly Baked Fruit Strudel

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There are actually so many different types of pastries that can be enjoyed from pies to tarts and even quiches to croissants. One of the most favorite pastries ever made would definitely be fruit strudel. Talking about fruit strudel, there is one particular bakery cafe that sells amazing fruit strudel and it is called ‘iCon Brewings’ located in Cheras.

Fruit strudels at this bakery cafe are loved by many people because they are freshly baked daily. Aside from using fresh fruits to top off their deliciously flaky pastry, they also make their whipping cream and jam filling from scratch every day. That is why this is one of the best bakery-cafes that served fruit strudel.

 

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Other than Peach Strudel, there are also other fresh fruits such as Kiwi, Blueberry, and even Mango Strudel. They all would taste as good as they look whether or not you have a favorite fruit of your choice. Even though that this particular bakery cafe is well known for its fruits strudel, it also got many other pastries that customers could enjoy.

Aside from serving yummy-looking fruit strudels, this cafe is also known for selling a wide variety of artisan pastry. There are also croissants, Danish pastries, tarts, and many more. In addition, they also have cafe food and coffee here.

 

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For those who are interested on going to iCon Brewings, this is their address.

Address: 24, Jalan Manis 3, Taman Bukit Segar, 56100 Cheras, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.

Sources: Instagram iCon Brewings, Facebook iCon Brewings.

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Upholding The Malay Tradition, These Are Different Styles On Wearing ‘Sampin’

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The tradition of wearing sampin has come way back since the generation of our elders. There are so many people that can be seen wearing sampin as part of their essential outfits. Definition of sampin according to Kamus Dewan would be as a sarong worn after wearing the pants in the Malay attire and usually from the waist to the knees only. Sampin is also used to complement the looks when wearing baju Melayu.

Nowadays, we often see people wearing sampin during Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Hari Raya Aidiladha, or any other formal events that require them to wear baju Melayu. There are actually so many different styles that can be used when someone is wearing sampin. All of these different styles come from different regions and sometimes bring different meanings for the wearer.

These are examples of different styles of wearing sampin:

1) Ikatan Pancung

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The method on how to wear this style is just by using loose fabric. The fabric is wrapped around the waist and before reaching the end of the fabric, the fabric is “beheaded”. That means the fabric is pinned while letting the end of the fabric hang down.

2) Ikatan Kembung

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This is the style of wearing sampin that usually worn by the bridegroom in any wedding custom of the Malays. The word kembung comes from the impression of looking like you are bloating when wearing this style. The fabric is pulled to the middle or side of the body to be tied and knotted in various ways so that it will stick to the waist.

3) Ikatan Lingkup

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This is the usual way on how people wear sampin. The sheath fabric is rolled up and draped over the front or sides. Similar to how to wear a sarong for everyday needs.

4) Ikatan Anak Raja Lima

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When wearing this style, you have to balance the fabric in the middle. Arrange and fold downwards. Finish the tiered layer. Take the bend and update the side ties at the waist.

Sources: Pecinta Warisan Melayu.

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