Saturday, August 2, 2008

Sarawak Regatta 2008

This year the Sarawak Regatta is organised on a grand scale since it is held in conjunction with the forty five ( 45) years of Sarawak Independence through  Malaysia.  The regatta is held at the Kuching Waterfront here in Kuching City, Sarawak, Malaysia from the 1-3 August. Thousands of people flocked to the Kuching Waterfront to witness the festivities and some side shows or attractions, which I'll post later.
As part of the official launching ceremony many decorated long boats moved slowly as they paraded past the grand stand.  The boats displayed the varied costumes and music of  the local people . If you are to zoom in to the above picture , you'll see an Iban man dressed as a warrior  carrying the Malaysian flag.
Colourful yellow sampans took their turns in taking the ceremonial pass.
A LS ( Long Shot) view of the long boats participating in the ceremonial parade.
River kayaks also participated in the show to much merriment, excitement and fun.

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