Thursday, June 14, 2012

Makepung, buffalo racing in Jembrana, traditions and bad side

Makepung, is a fighting dexterity, speed, and proficiency in driving the train that pull the buffalo run very fast on a circuit. Makepung in Bali only take place in Jembrana. In his every day of the week. On the track the spread almost all over the region in Jembrana, Bali Indonesia.

Using a simple rail of wood, two buffaloes, and a jockey on a train. In pertandingkan in a straight line, with a track width of 10 meters, 100 meter long track.

Makepung is a gamble. Makepung is risking a lot of money gambling. Makepung for buffalo jockey's life is a gamble. Makepung is an abuse of the buffalo. Makepung also is betting prestige buffalo owners.

Makepung is risking a lot of money gambling. Makepung performances take place at the time, many people gathered in the arena, each group of gamblers sponsor a jockey. Money at stake could reach tens of millions of dollars. Even for gambling, the gambler may sell possessions.

Makepung are betting their lives. Riding the little train drawn by two buffaloes that were running very fast, is very dangerous. Because, if the jockey falls off the train, most likely jockey trampled by buffalo in tow.

Makepung is an abuse of the buffalo. Why is that, because, the whip is used to hit the bull, not a whip of cords, but the whip of the stick that plugs in a nail. If the timber is slapped on the backs of water buffalo many times, certainly the buffalo would be badly hurt.

Makepung is betting prestige buffalo owners. If the buffalo is in the race to win, then, the price of the buffalo to be expensive. Read also: Makepung, buffalo racing is very painful.