On the wishlist – Sarawak Regatta, Malaysia

Travel stories are not just about been there , done that experiences. They are also about those moments , those destinations, those events that are in your wishlist. I have a  bucket list and it is always overflowing. Besides Borneo, one of my “to dos” is to visit the Sarawak Regatta .

An annual rowing event that happens on the Sarawak River in Malaysia , this actually dates back to the 19th century. Historically it was a way of resolving conflicts between various tribes who took the sporting route to manage their differences.

Sarawak Regatta has already gone international with several Asian countries participating. In many ways, it reminds me of the Snake Boat Race in Alleppey, which is also in my bucket list. The boats themselves are fascinating, especially the dragon boats and the traditional long boats.

I am also curious about pillow fights – an event that happens here . I am planning to attend the 2013 event, which happens around August – September. Are you going to be there ?


  1. Ross Taylor 27 November, 2012 at 15:54 Reply

    Yes Sure, Great knowing about this sport in Malaysia! Even i have heard about the historic belief that this kind of races were done to mange their difference. It also resemble the boat race which are always seen in Kerala. Looking forward to hearing more about the tour and their sports.
    Thanks, to sharing fun facts and your experience with us.
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