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Karapan Sapi, Madurese Bull Racing

[27 Apr 2011 | No Comment | 1,415 views]

Karapan Sapi is a prestigious event for Madurese people, a very popular sport and spectacle, in Madura, Indonesia. The event was firstt popularized by Prince Katandur from Sapudi Island in 13th century as an expression of joy for the abundant harvest. Today, Karapan Sapi is regularly held at least twice …

Makepung, Bali’s Bull Racing Grand Prix

[16 Jul 2010 | Comments Off on Makepung, Bali’s Bull Racing Grand Prix | 1,035 views]

If Madura has ‘karapan sapi’ or bull racing, then Bali has Makepung. The two traditions are similar but not the same, but both are truly unique, fresh and entertaining spectacle.

Makepung in local Balinese language means ‘romp’, is a tradition in the form of buffalo race which has long …

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