In Bali, in Indonesia, there is hope that life can finally return to normal after Covid-19 – the bull races have returned. Photo: Ian Neubauer
In Bali, in Indonesia, there is hope that life can finally return to normal after Covid-19 – the bull races have returned. Photo: Ian Neubauer
Asia travel

As coronavirus crisis eases bull racing returns to Bali, the jockeys clinging on for dear life and the ground shaking while their charges, towing flimsy chariots, career around a circuit at 60km/h

  • A traditional harvest celebration, bull races let islanders blow off steam. Cancelled in 2020, they’re having a limited revival with Covid-19 infections down
  • Jockeys wielding spiked clubs race bulls at high speed, spectators closing in around them to urge the animals on. ‘Safety is not big here,’ a team boss says

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In Bali, in Indonesia, there is hope that life can finally return to normal after Covid-19 – the bull races have returned. Photo: Ian Neubauer
In Bali, in Indonesia, there is hope that life can finally return to normal after Covid-19 – the bull races have returned. Photo: Ian Neubauer
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