Melaka River International Festival’s Dragon Boat Race to attract 56 teams

Published on : Friday, May 27, 2016

Dragon Boat RaceAround 56 teams will be participating in Melaka River International Festival’s Dragon Boat Race to be held at the Melaka River on Sunday.

Among teams competing in the Dragon Boat Race are Royal Malaysia Police, Royal Malaysian Navy, Akademi Laut Malaysia, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Penang.

This month-long water sports festival features more than 50 types of activities and competition such as angling, kayaking, dragon boat racing, treasure hunt, float processions and many more.

The boat race would feature two categories – Melaka Closed and Open, Melaka Islands, Riverine & Coastal Development Corporation (PPSPM) chief executive officer Nazary Ahmad said.

“This year the International Dragon Boat category is not held because most of the teams are involved in other competitions,” he told reporters in Melaka on May 26.

Nazary said the festival is expected to be officially opened by Melaka chief Minister Idris Haron.

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