Most authentic Asian experiences (I) (7)

09:55, May 19, 2010      

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7. Watch the bulls run on Madura

Karapan Sapi (bull race) in Madura, Indonesia (Xinhua/AFP File Photo)

Location:Madura, Indonesia

Reason for travelling:You may once watch the horse racing or dog racing. But have your ever experience the exciting atmosphere at the bull race course? The Karapan Sapi, or bull race, is an annual tradition on Madura, a small island off Java, attracting thousands of visitors every year.

The races are held throughout September in the island's four districts, with the final sprint for the President's Cup held every October.

Cowboy boots are quite popular to tourists. But make sure to choose the rubber ones, because the match time is Indonesia's rainy season.


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