Wednesday, October 27

Associations train for international dragon boat race

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The participants in their one of their training sessions.

KOTA KINABALU: Sze Yi Association West Coast and Sabah Housing and Property Developers Association (Shareda) have successfully undergone training at the Sutera Harbour Resort in preparation for the first Sabah FCAS International Dragon Boat Race 2014.

Organizing chairperson of the race Datuk Susan Wong Siew Guen, who is also the president of Sze Yi Association West Coast and first vice-president of the Federation of Chinese Associations Sabah (FCAS), personally went on board to lead both teams in their training on May 6, 5pm.

Under the guidance of instructors, both teams worked hard in their training to ensure they could compete at their level best in the race.

FCAS president Dato?Sri Dr T.C. Goh, who was present to inspect the training session, was impressed by the level of dedication shown by the participating teams.

The first Sabah FCAS International Dragon Boat Race 2014 will be held at Likas Bay on June 7-8.

Head of State  Tun Juhar Mahiruddin and his spouse Toh Puan Norlidah Datuk R.M. Jasni were invited as guests of honour at the event, whereas Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Musa Haji Aman will grace the race as well.

In addition, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment Datuk Seri Panglima Masidi Manjun, Assistant  Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment Datuk Pang Yuk Ming and other invited guests are expected to attend the dragon boat race.