The Sarawak Regatta is an annual event that showcases a series of boat races with participation from various government agencies, private sectors, and also participants from Indonesia and Brunei. Teams from villages around Sarawak make the event a grand affair, making it a great excuse for families living outside Kuching to visit the city. The blue-ribbon event is the coveted ‘Raja Sungai’ (King of the River) title in the ‘bidar’ category. Each longboat carries thirty paddlers and the competition for this category is always a closely fought affair.
History of the destination - Sarawak Tourism