Monday, 17 June 2013

Dragon Boat Racing- and a little Bit of People Watching.

The annual Sabah Dragon Boat Race happened this weekend here in KK.  It was open to international teams as well as local ones and was meant to be quite a spectacle- so I decided to go and have a look. 
 To be honest I didn't really get all that was going - lots of various races- lots of teams, but I'm not sure how it all worked. But it was a great spectator sport and the turnout was amazing.
There were flags and ribbons and prizes to be won  and as all things here in Sabah, there was lion dance to start things off too!
The Dragon Boats were waiting eagerly to be filled with enthusiastic teams.
As the teams waited- they chilled, trained, whooped, hollered and cheered- and waited some more!
It was a real family day out- for young and old. There were hundreds of people just watching and playing on the beach.
Then they were off, 800 metres of racing to the beat of the drum.
And at the end, victory!
Whilst all that was going on- I had a great time just pottering about taking photos and people watching.
And some more people watching...
And generally having a very nice time on a Sunday morning :)
Hope you had a good Sunday too.
Amanda x


  1. Replies
    1. Yes, it wasn't such a bad way to spend a Sunday morning:)

  2. Sounds like you had a fun day out, lots of great photos.

    1. Fun morning- I just enjoyed being out and about:)

  3. I love a bit of people watching when they don't know they're being watched. Lovely photos, very bright and colourful.


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