Dragon boaters paddle for the largest prize money in an international
dragon boat race in Singapore’s biggest water sports festival
The inaugural DBS Marina Regatta, the first international dragon boat
competition since 2000, was held over this weekend in the waters of
the Marina Bay, against the backdrop of Singapore’s new financial
district. The regatta attracted close to 100 international and local
teams, including top teams from Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia and
Singapore. Teams paddled it out for SGD 178,000. An estimated crowd of
10,000 made this one of the biggest international water sports
festival in Singapore.
The DBS Marina Regatta is held annually in partnership with the
Singapore Dragon Boat Association (SDBA) Over 6,000 DBS staff and
family members were also at the regatta to celebrate DBS’ family day.
DBS Marina Regatta 2012 Results
1st – Indonesia National Team
2nd – Singapore National Team
3rd – The Philippines Team Triton-Onslaught
More information on DBS Marina Regatta and the Instagram competition
is available on http://www.dbsmarinaregatta.com.
DBS Marina Regatta 1: Singapore National Team performing a salute to
guest-of-honour Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong during the sail past
DBS Marina Regatta 4: Indonesia National Team overtaking to win the 500m race.