Pacu Jawi Photosafari from 6-8th Nov 2015


Pacu Jawi


Photosafari, once again, is organising a photosafari trip to shoot the bull racing (Pacu Jawi) in Padang. This is a short 3 days and 2 night’s trip to Padang, Indonesia. The excitement of witnessing a pair of bulls rushing towards you is exhilarating. It is an adrenaline rush as you try to avoid being run over by the bulls. There is nowhere safe in the water filled rice fields where the event is held.

Pacu Jawi used to be an event that is held after the rice is harvested. Farmers would bring their young bulls to sell at this festival. They would often hire jockeys to ride the bulls and buyers would come around to pick and buy their bulls for their next rice planting season. However, in this modern times, this social event is held for visitors and the kampong folks to gather around.

We will not only shoot this Pacu Jawi event. There are many things to shoot around this vicinity.


Handlers getting the bulls ready for the run

Jockey biting the bull's tail to encourage it to run faster

Jockey biting the bull’s tail to encourage it to run faster

Sometimes you need to run out of the way of the charging bulls

Sometimes you need to run out of the way of the charging bulls

Punchak Lawang

Punchak Lawang


6th Nov
8:00 – Arrive at Padang Airport
9:00 – Drive to Bukit Tinggi
12:30 – Lunch at Sate Padang “Mak Sukur”
17:00 – Sunset shoot at Puncak Lawang
19:00 – Dinner
20:00 – check in hotel at Bukit Tinggi

7th Nov
6:00 – Wake-up call
7:00 – Breakfast
8:00 – check out of hotel
8:30 – Drive to Batu sangkar
1030 – Pagaruyung Place
11:30 – Early lunch (packed lunch)
12:30 – Pacu Jawi (Private arrangement)
16:00 – Drive to Padang
18:00 – Check in hotel at Padang
19:00 – Dinner – Seafood

8th Nov
4:30 – wake-up call
5:00 – Sunrise shoot at Siti Nurbaya Bridge
7:00 – Breakfast
8:00 – Free and easy
11:00 – check out of hotel and transfer to airport

If you are interested, please email for further details: [email protected] 

Places are limited so hurry.

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