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International Dragon Boat Festival - Makassar

Date: 08 - 10 October 2013

Place: Pantai Losari, Makassar

Participants from both Indonesia and abroad will join the dragon boat races at Pantai Losari (Losari Beach) in Makassar. The festival that Makassar organised for the first time in 2012, will be attended by participants from among others Australia, Malaysia, The Philippines, Hong Kong and The United Arab Emirates.

Dragon boats exist in different sizes and can have up to 20 paddlers. A drummer sits in front of the boat, facing the rowers, dictating the rhythm for the row team. At the other end of the boat sits a person steering the boat. Dragon boat races are really spectacular sights and attract big crowds of spectators.

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