Covid-19: Penang Dragon Boat Regatta cancelled

A file photo of the Penang Dragon Boat Regatta 2019

GEORGE TOWN (Bernama): The Penang Dragon Boat Regatta 2020, originally scheduled to be held from June 13-14 at Teluk Bahang Dam near here, has been cancelled due to concerns over Covid-19.

State Tourism, Arts, Culture and Heritage Committee chairman Yeoh Soon Hin said the dragon boat regatta was called off following feedback from participants.

“There are many foreign participants who have registered for the event, and we have received many requests for the event to be cancelled or rescheduled.

“At the same time, we would like to ensure a safe and conducive environment for everyone to participate in the event, ” he said in a statement Wednesday (March 4).

Yeoh said he hoped the situation would be over quickly so that dragon boat race lovers and participants could look forward to joining the Penang International Dragon Boat Festival in December. – Bernama

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