KUCHING – Two iconic water sport events will be held back to back at the Kuching Waterfront. The historical Sarawak Regatta and the popular Sarawak International Dragon Boat Festival.
A total of 47 teams from 13 countries will compete in the Sarawak International Dragon Boat Race to be held on October 26 and 27 at the Kuching Waterfront.
The race will be part of the 7th edition Sarawak Regatta-Kuching Waterfront Festival 2019 that will be hosted from October 26 to November 3.
A total of 1,387 participants featuring teams representing 13 countries including Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, China, Brunei, Thailand, Australia, the United States, the United Arab Emirates, Taiwan, Myanmar, the Philippines and Hong Kong will compete in the various events.
This year’s race has attracted five new countries, including the United States, which will send a team of 65 rowers to compete in five categories for the first time.
The Sarawak Regatta will also feature 13 categories of paddling events, while other side events including the Gendang Melayu Sarawak Festival, handicraft and food sales, the Sound Of Borneo and Waterfront Idol concerts will also be held during this period.