Team wins for the second time at Sarawak Regatta


Team wins for the second time at Sarawak Regatta
Team wins for the second time at Sarawak Regatta
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STIDC retained its King of the River
I m confident it can grow to become a big
ger annual event with the potential to draw
large numbers of visitors he said
The opening ceremony was marked by a
title when it won the flagship 30 paddler long
boat event at the annual Sarawak Regatta
parade of boats along the Sarawak River
Various side events were also held in con
Cheered on by spectators on both banks of
the Sarawak River Pusaka crossed the finishing junction with the regatta including a handi
craft exhibition and traditional games
line first to win the TYT Challenge Trophy
The Land and Survey Department with two
teams in the race finished in second and third
place respectively
They received their prizes from the Sultan of
Brunei Sultan Hasanal Bolkiah who was the
guest of honour at the regatta
STIDC general manager Datuk Len Talif
Salleh said Pusaka would go for its hattrick in
next year s regatta
I am very proud and happy that we won
again this year We will not rest on our laurels
but will aim for our third win next year he
This year s regatta attracted 6 314 partici
pants in 326 teams who competed in 17 cate
gories over three days
In the inter university 20 paddler perahu
kenyalang event one of three new categories
introduced this year Open University of
Malaysia took first place followed by Maktab
The inter state category was won by Warisan
Melaka withjohor and Sarawak in second and
third places
Besides the longboat events there were also
races for kayak jet ski and perahu tnmbang
Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib
Mahmud in his opening speech said the
regatta was now a major festival in Sarawak
It started out as an event to get the different
tribes of Sarawak to compete in a peaceful

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