Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Dragon boat international festival to kick off in Palembang

The Sriwijaya International Dragon Boat Festival (SIDBF) is set to kick off Thursday along Musi River, Palembang, South Sumatera, as reported by tempointeraktif.com on Wednesday.

The water sporting event, which will run until Saturday, will see participants from neighboring countries like Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Hong Kong.

Local dragon boat teams from Batam, Riau, Jambi, West Sumater, East Kalimantan, Jakarta, Riau Islands, and Central Jakarta will also participate at the event.

The festival will also showcase local culture and popular entertainment at the Benteng Kuto Besak Plaza.

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