I am not sure what the real name of this plant is but that's what my Ma used to call. It doesn't crawl like kangkong (like budak sdar tu), but I noticed if there is no "para", it would simply grow in any direction because the growing stem is pretty soft. I had this plant in the middle of our compound when I was little. It went round the "para" until it looked real busy.
Perhaps you could find out the real name after looking at this picture.