Lombok, Malean Sampi

Written by on July 6, 2012 in Nusa Tenggara Festivals with 0 Comments

Lombok, Malean Sampi

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Malean Sampi is Lombok’s version of the bull races. A series of races are held on a waterlogged racetrack 100 meters long. In the local Sasak language Malean Sampi means “Malean”- chase and “Sampi” means cow. Malean sampi is a favorite pastime for farmers and cattle breeders in West Lombok. As in Sumbawa, event is usually held at the beginning of the planting season when the rice fields are empty and the farmers can get their cattle together to stage the races. khatulistiwa info photo:M. Fadli

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