Sarawak Regatta Begins


KUCHING: The ongoing 2010 Sarawak Regatta held at Kuching Waterfront has seen more stiff competitions among the competitors as they vie for top honours.

This has made the races more exciting. Participating teams have done their preparations earlier than usual and are well prepared. This can be seen in their determination to grab the coveted ‘King of the River’ title in the various categories.
“At this year’s regatta, we are seeing more stiff competitions showed by the various team participating at the races today (Friday). “This is exciting indeed and members of the public must not miss this regatta,” said organising secretary Paul Kawin Pipo.
Apart from local entries, the regatta saw entries from Indonesia and Brunei. Indonesia is sending a strong contingent comprising boats from Sambas province, Podsi Kalimantan Barat, Indonesian Tourism, Port Operator Pelindo and national oil corporation Pertamina.
A total of 11 qualifying events were held at the opening of the regatta yesterday. Apart from the traditional longboat races, the regatta also features kayak and ‘perahu tambang’ races as well as popular folk water games.
Source: The Borneo Post, 31 July 2010

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