Dragon Boat (Duanwu) Festival – Furious festival fun in the water

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Head down to Bedeck reservoir to participate in the exciting celebration of the annual Dragon Boat (Danu) Festival in Singapore. Featuring lively boat races where participants can cheer for their favourite teams of 22 – all competing for rowing glory – and also give the intense sport a try themselves. The Dragon Boat Festival finds its roots in ancient China, where poet and government minister Qu Yuan threw himself into the Mei Lo River to protest state corruption. The furious motion of the oars in the water today symbolize the fishermen in the area who desperately tried to beat away the man-eating fish away from Qu Yuan, but were unsuccessful. Yet today’s festivities are much more cheerful and onlookers are treated to traditional rituals carried throughout the ages, including bathing the dragon’s head mast of each boat. The festival is a spirited treat to all action sport fans and the atmosphere punctuated by chants, camaraderie and drumbeats will provide an unforgettable experience for everyone to savour.

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