Monday, September 03, 2007

Sarawak Regatta: Bigger regatta next year

KUCHING: A grander Sarawak Regatta is expected to be held next year to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the formation of Malaysia, said Chief Minister, Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud.

This would include a much bigger participation for all the different events to mark the historical event next year, said Taib.

He added that a bazaar would also be put up in the Malay villages opposite the Waterfront in next year’s celebration to enrich the experience of visitors for the Regatta especially with a more elaborate home-stay programme.

“But at the moment we cannot anticipate too much as we have not appointed any team (to organise the event) yet. When the committee has met then we will know, otherwise I anticipate that other people also want to give ideas,” said Taib briefly to the media in a jovial mood after officiating the Sarawak Regatta at the Kuching Warerfront here yesterday.

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