Boat Festival -
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.