The Brunei Darussalam Regatta 2019, which will be held this Sunday, has attracted the participation of One Thousand Six Hundred and Fifteen paddlers from 65 teams including 5 from overseas. 12 events will be competed in the boat race festival.
In the morning, 6 events will be competed namely the Inter-District 20 paddlers Fiberglass Boat Race, 25 paddlers Open Traditional Boat Race, 15 paddlers Fiberglass Boat Race for Youths aged 30 and below, 25 paddlers Inter-Ministries Traditional Boat Race, 20 paddlers Inter-Private Companies Fiberglass Boat Race and 30 paddlers Open Traditional Boat Race.
6 events will be competed in the afternoon namely the 15 paddlers Special Event Fiberglass Boat Race, 20 paddlers Youths aged 30 and below Fiberglass Boat Race, 15 paddlers Inter-Higher Education Institutions Fiberglass Boat Race, 15 Paddlers Inter-Colleges and Secondary Schools Fiberglass Boat Race, 20 paddlers Open Youths Fiberglass Boat Race and 30 paddlers Marathon Traditional Boat Race.
The 1000-metre Boat Race will begin in front of the Brunei Arts and Handicrafts Centre Building and end in front of the Bandar Seri Begawan Royal Wharf.
The 2000-metre boat race will start at the area near the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha bridge and finish in front of the Bandar Seri Begawan Royal Wharf.
Meanwhile, the 5000-metre Marathon Boat Race will begin at the end of Pulau Si Bongor until in front of the Bandar Seri Begawan Royal Wharf.
For the smooth running of the race and the safety of all race participants, some parts of Brunei River will be closed off on the day from 7 in the morning until the event is over. Jetties in front of the race circuit and Jalan Residency will also be supervised.
Water taxis and Private boat operators, owners and drivers at the surrounding areas are advised not to enter the areas mentioned and adhere to regulations from the water safety agency on duty for the mutual safety and well-being of all. However, several alternative routes have been identified for Kampung Ayer residents. Water taxis and private boat operators are reminded to be extra cautious in using the alternative routes for safety purposes.
Source: Radio Television Brunei