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Sarawak International Dragon Boat Regatta grace STB’s angpao this year

The Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) recently announced that their angpao packet this year will showcase the iconic Sarawak International Dragon Boat Regatta (SIDBR) .

According to a press release by the board, the dragon, being a symbol of strength, power, and good fortune in Chinese mythology, resonates with the SIDBR as the dragon’s spirited energy weaves into the hearts of the rowers with every beat of the drum, pushing them to row vigorously in unison, embodying the camaraderie that the dragon represents.

The limited 2024 ang pao packets were already available for collection at STB’s visitor information centres in Kuching, Sibu and Miri from 16th January 2024 onwards while stocks last.

The annual SIDBR is an internationally recognised event which sees local and foreign rowing teams competing in various categories to win coveted cash prizes and prestigious trophies on the Sarawak River’s serene waters.

The SIDBR is usually held at the end of October for male, female and mixed categories for different-sized crews. During SIDBR 2023, for the first time ever, the event welcomed two teams of paddlers that included members with physical disabilities.

A total of 60 teams from 20 countries took part in the recent SIDBR in October 2023. Among the countries participating were Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Qatar, Spain, Brunei, Singapore and Malaysia.

Cyril Dason

Cyril Dason was born and currently lives in Kuching. He loves jungle trekking, clean rivers and chilling out with friends.

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