THE Belaga Regatta in Sarawak is a unique event featuring the perahu temuai, a longboat with up to 100 paddlers, in one of its races.
Other regattas in Sarawak do not have such a long boat in their races.
The team from Uma Kahei longhouse won the race, followed by the teams from Uma Aging and Sekapan Piit longhouses.
Other races in the regatta involved the 15-, 30- and 40-horsepower perahu bangkut (a type of speedboat) and the water scooter.
The regatta is an annual event for people living on the upper reaches of Rajang River, mostly from Orang Ulu communities such as the Kayan, Kenyah, Lahanan, Sihan and Kejaman Neh.
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