Friday, June 18, 2010

Preparations for Sarawak Regatta going on schedule

PREPARATIONS for the Sarawak Regatta from July 30 to August 1 at the Kuching Waterfront are going on schedule.

Advisor to the organising committee Datuk Ose Murang said they were ready for the annual event and are expecting some 6,421 paddlers to take part.

“We are also inviting participation from the higher institutions, hotels, tour agencies to make this event more interesting,” he told a press conference on Wednesday.

Entry forms for the regatta are available from the Sarawak River Board at the Electra House and must be returned before July 9.

Ose, who is a deputy state secretary, said the Sarawak Regatta had been uniting the multi-ethnic population of Sarawak since its early days.

“The Sarawak Regatta is the mother of all regattas in Sarawak. Apart from being the first regatta to be held, it was also created for the purpose of uniting the people of Sarawak,” he said.

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