handheld bell

The kalembang bell is associated with pushcart vendors who sell ice cream in the streets of the Philippines.

The word appears in the Fiipino song Mamang Sorbetero (Mister Ice-Cream Man).

Filipinos also sometimes use the Tagalog word kalembang to refer to the sound that the bell makes.

Other Tagalog words for ‘bell’ include kampana, batingaw and kulingling.