Sarawak Regatta is Kuching’s top boat-racing event, and has 15 different race categories. Traditional Chinese dragon boats, along with other colourful models, are paddled through the waters of the Sarawak River along Kuching Waterfront. The Sarawak Regatta is an annual event held at the Kuching Waterfront at the Sarawak River. This year Sarawak Regatta will be held from 31st July till 2nd August 2009.
Join the crowd for a weekend of watery boat races, sweaty paddlers and enthusiastic crowd which thronged the banks of Sarawak River in the wee hours of the morning to watch paddlers battling their strengths and skills amidst the shouts and cheers.
Watch out for the crowd’s favourite races and the ‘must watch events’, where the ‘Bidar’ boat races take centre stage. Adding to the variety and excitement are the ‘tambang’ boat races, jet-ski races, kayak races and the traditional water sports events. The highlight of these races will be the King of the River title for His Excellency’s the Governor’s Challenge Trophy. The tourist category of a 15 paddlers team and 20 paddlers International category are available to foreign tourists to compete in the race.
A wide array of side events such as tourism, handicrafts, science and technology exhibition trade fairs, cultural and food extravaganza, are an added attraction for this year Regatta. These will certainly bring in more crowd, more excitement, more thrills and spills to the Sarawak Regatta 2009. It will definitely be an event you will not want to miss.
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Most of my photos below are taken yesterday(27 July 2009) Monday.The events are special regatta in conjunction with the visit of VVIP.
Watch out for more pictures next week...HOPEFULLY.