Being Indonesian has its perks, including having diverse cultures which numbers could be thousands in its territory that stretches 5236.34 km.
One of the unknown is a Pacu Jawi, a cow race in the West Sumatra (Jawi means cow in Minang language). Pacu Jawi is very different from Bull Race of Madura that very well known and is considered prestigious. Even to gain its prestige, those bulls were tortured in order to run fast as his eyes smeared with balsam, its jockeys spanking with a spiked wooden rod.
Pacu Jawi is not like that. One of many differences is the racing held in muddy paddy fields. Why muddy? Because the paddy fields after harvesting and ready for the next growing season. Unlike the Bull Race are held in dry terrain. Besides the Pacu Jawi is not racing to get who is the fastest because they run pair after pair, unlikely Bull Race that the fastest is the winner.
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