Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Kanowit Power Boat Race










Some 30 power boats took part in a recent fiercely contested race held in kanowit in conjunction with the Kanowit Festival. There were teams from Brunei,Bintulu, Sibu,kapit and Kuching participating in this one-day event. Deputy Tourism Minister of Malaysia, Dato Sri Sulaiman Abdul Rahman Taib who was the guest of honour,flagged off the race at about 11 am.Assistant Minister of Rural Development, Datuk Gramong Juna,Kanowit Member of Parliament, Mr. Aaron Dagang and Sibu Acting Resident, Mr. Mohd Ismail Hanis were among the VIPs presented at the brief ceremony.Mc Events Management of Sibu was the organizer of the successful event which attracted thousands of spectators to this otherwise sleepy rural town.

13 comments:

cc said...

Wow, I've never power boat like these before! What a magnificent sight!

suituapui said...

I've always loved Kanowit. Taught there for five years 1978-1982! Nice people, very respectful of teachers and very friendly. And Ah Tong kampua now at Penang Cafe is the best!!! I will go back and eat every chance I get!!!

Philip Hii said...

cc:On the day of the race,the Rajang River at kanowit(which is about 65KM from Sibu)was filled with wood debris flowing down from upriver. Despite this dangerous and risky situation, the racers performed brilliantly. The scences of the starting off were quite spectacular indeed.

stp:You must be a good and helpful teacher. Sure many Kanowit residents still recognize and remember you. I am going to Kanowit again later this morning...hope I can find Penang Cafe.

-eiling- said...

wow, refreshing to see an event like this. The murky water a bit turn off though.

CHANTIQUE79 said...

hi..thanks for visiting my blog

Bengbeng said...

oh, we arrived too late :)

rubberseeds said...

eiling:The whole Rajang River, which is the longest in Malaysia, has this teh-c colour. The problem is mainly caused by logging activities.

chantique79: Welcome to my blog.I will visit your blog regularly.

bengbeng: Sorry about that. Did you receive the photos I emailed you

kenergy_ichi said...

U always shoot a nice Pic! What type of camera u use?

rubberseeds said...

Kenergy_ichi: Thanks for dropping by. I am using Nikon D300, it's a good camera.Earlier I was using Nikon D40x

Anonymous said...

A curious question. Who is the lady standing in front of the YB in the second picture?

rubberseeds said...

anonymous:She is the organizer of the powerboat events.

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for the information. Lady played an important role