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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Cock Fighting in Sarawak



Sabung Manok is the traditional cock fighting in Sarawak. It's one of the popular activities which recognized as the culture for the Iban community. Unfortunately, I did not get an opportunity to see it during my last trip to Sarawak.

Often than not, cock fighting is popular as one of the ways for gambling. The owner makes a lot of efforts to train the cock in aggressive way as an investment. Like any other gambling, if the betting is for real money in large amount, he makes a lot of money when the cock wins.

The fighting cocks are wearing sharp razor blades fixed on their legs and the fight only end by the death of the weaker cock.

Although cock fighting is declared illegal as the fight is bloody, but it still existing as it has been recognized as the Iban culture for century on Gawai celebration.

                          Fighting cock
 
                                                                         Lock in the case


                           Tied up inside the begs

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