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SIMEULUE ATE FULAWAN DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL 2010 - 12 TO 17 OCTOBER 2010 IN SINABANG

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Simeulue consists of many islands and since ancient times the canoe and the paddle have been an important form of communication. Today the paddling has taken a bit of a different form and has instead turned into a popular sport and a tourism attraction.

The Regency chapter of the Indonesian paddle sports association (PODSI) has been very successful in developing world class athletes, especially in dragon boat paddling. The last four years men and women teams from Simeulue have won many victories, on both the national and international levels, all over Indonesia and in Malaysia.

October 12 is the birthday of the Regency Simeulue. This is celebrated in many ways. One of the more important events will be the start of a five day long Dragon Boat Festival. The local paddlers will compete with teams from all of Indonesia and neighboring countries at home on Sinabang Bay. Each Dragon Boat has 10 or 20 paddlers. Besides being a sports event, the Dragon Boat Festival is also considered an important function for promoting tourism to Simeulue. Don’t miss it!

Time October 12 to October 17, 2010
Place The cargo harbor pier, Sinabang, Sinabang Bay (Teluk Sinabang). Walking distance from most hotels.
Participants The best 30 teams from all over Indonesia and neighboring countries.
Host PODSI, Simeulue Government.

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