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27TH SABAH DRAGON BOAT RACE

Updated on September 7, 2014

DRAGON BOAT RACE

Dragon Boat Race is a traditional Chinese festival which developed from legendary stories and has grown into one of the main events of the year. There are many countries participate in this exciting race such as Australia,Singapore,Hong Kong,Brunei,China and Japan.

This event will starts on the 16th June 2012 - 17th June 2012 and will take place in Likas Bay Kota Kinabalu,Sabah which is in East Malaysia. Come and watch this event where local and international teams beat their drums while racing to the finish line.

During the Race competing teams drive their boats forward rowing to the rhythm of pounding drums. The multicoloured boats are decorated with ferocious-looking dragon heads, scaly bodies and elaborate tails that rise out of the sea. The winners of the race are crowned king for the year which is a great honour among the Chinese in Sabah.

Held on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, the first Dragon Boat Races, the Chinese today celebrate the Duanwu Festival not only to remember Qu Yuan, but also to continue the tradition to honour "the spirit of the dragon" which is the spirit of uniting and working together as a team for one common purpose.

During the Race competing teams drive their boats forward rowing to the rhythm of pounding drums. The multicoloured boats are decorated with ferocious-looking dragon heads, scaly bodies and elaborate tails that rise out of the sea. The winners of the race are crowned king for the year which is a great honour among the Chinese in Sabah.

Sabah Dragon Boat Package

2 Days / 1 Night

From RM275.00 per pax (Minimum 4 pax)

Tour Includes:

Accommodation at Gaya Centre Hotel

Graoung transportation

Meals: As stated in the itinerary

Tours:

Tour Guide, Entrance Fee, Visit to Signal Hill, Atkinson Clock Tower, Menara Tun Mustapha, State Museum, Handicraft Market, Kinabalu Park, Poring Hot Spring & Dragon Boat Race Day

Tour Operator:

Exotic Adventure Sdn Bhd

Tel: 6088-538966 / 538977

E-mail: info@exotic-adventure.com

Website: http://www.exotic-adventure.com

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Very interesting event. Great lens

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      aquarian_insight 

      6 years ago

      What a beautiful celebration - lovely lens.

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      aquarian_insight 

      6 years ago

      What a beautiful celebration - lovely lens.

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      Stacy Birch 

      6 years ago

      That is totally awesome, really cute boats. Very cool lens.

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      MrInfopreneur 

      6 years ago

      nice. i loved the dragonboat races in brunei and singapore also

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      KimGiancaterino 

      6 years ago

      Very interesting ... looks like fun!

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      dream1983 

      6 years ago

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

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