Negara Buffalo Race,17 November 2013 2013.11.15

MEKEPUNG BULL RACEMEKEPUNG BULL RACE by JAKOP_ISKANDAR, on Flickr

The final Mekupung buffalo race of the year in Negara will take place on 17 November 2013. These races were traditionally held to mark the end of the rice harvest, and attract crowds of cheering locals. The betting can also get quite frantic!

Only the best looking water buffaloes are chosen to compete and teams are divided into two sides, the eastern division and the western division. Before the races, the bulls' horns are painted and brightly colored garlands are placed around their necks.

Buffalo races are held every Sunday from July to November. Since this is the last race of the year, it's a unique event not to be missed. Address: Negara Stadium, Negara

Contact: Jimbarwana Tourist Office: (0365) 41 210 , (0365)41 224



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