duck race

Pacu itiak (duck race) is a Minangkabau tradition event starting from generation to generation since the year 1928. This is a unique sport (there is only one of the world’s) which is held by the Payakumbuh people.

The uniqueness of this race was at place of the race was not carried out in rivers or pool but in the air. Race participating is duck between the ages of 4-6 months old. The race categories is base on the distance such as 800 m, 1600 m and 2000 m. The winner is the duck that can fly above the path that is determined by the achievement of an early finish.

Photo: Rudi Gusteno