THE Pusaka team from the Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation (STIDC) retained its “King of the River” title when it won the flagship 30-paddler longboat event at the annual Sarawak Regatta recently.
Cheered on by spectators on both banks of the Sarawak River, Pusaka crossed the finishing 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 hat-trick 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 said.
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