Here is another bangas post from me..
The 23rd Sabah Dragon Boat Race 2008, was held at Likas bay, Kota Kinabalu on last 15th June 2008.
I was already worried by looking at the clouds but lucky the ‘bomoh’ hujan is quiet PRO!
The race never stop and this where the starting line up.
On my way walking to the main grand stage, I manage to shot few pics of the surrounding.
Some of the locals are selling drinks + snacks, while this one selling plumber tools. lol..
Cameraman in action
Cameraman lost his action.
One of the PRO I found with his very huge sniper.
The event start early at 8am on Sunday morning, but the crowd are already everywhere, can you imagine that.
Before the race start, hand stretching is a must.
and the first run begun.. Each boat shall have maximum 18 paddlers for one team plus one drummer and one navigator/coxworth.
Did you know no female to be allowed to participate in the male’s team paddlers except to participate as a drummer or navigator and those that won are eligible to go through the final round.
but they have to keep their energy for the final race.
while those that lost… Tired + Hot = Water! is what they need
and no regrets. No women will be allowed to join amale paddlers unless the
Rowing back to the shore
Other contestant waiting for their turn for action
A while after, this Dragon came up with a fireball on his mouth..
..to greet the Yang Dipertua Negeri T.Y.T Tun Ahmadshah Abdullah that arrived around 10am.
and this time, I got him really close..
Other VIPs that present are Datuk Masidi Manjun, Sabah Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment, Datuk Chau Tet On, President of Sabah Chinese Cultural Association and also Y.M Dato’ Seri Tengku Zainal Adlin, Sabah Tourism Chairman.
A welcome show by 24 young talented kids playing chinese drums.
this kids sure got skill
A lion dance
and after the show the final race begun..
But something happens during the final race
something that really frustrated
But those are still on the rowing, battle up against each other.
and it was a close finished between four boats.
So this where the judges stand to get the final result.
After the final race, all contestant gathered in front of the grandstand and the prizes presentation ceremony begun.
There are 6 categories trophy offered and the main category is
The Sabah Head of State’s Trophy : Men’s Open Category for International Teams and Top Malaysian Teams
3rd place, Brunei Darussalam National Team, won a Medals + RM1,000
2nd place, Terayung, Tuaran, won a Medals + RM2,500
and the Champion, Pertubuhan Peladang Tuaran, won a Medals + RM4,000
Congratulations to all winners!!! for more detail info of the winners, read more this post here!
there goes folks, sorry this time no chicks/babes/sumandak..