A dragon boat is a human powered boat (paddled water craft) traditionally made of teak wood to various designs and shapes. A boat typically holds a crew of 20 paddlers, 1 drummer seated at the bow of the boat, and a steerer. Found throughout Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands, the dragon boat is part of the family of Traditional Long Boats, now used in the team sport of dragon boat racing.
The Singapore River Regatta is one of the highlights in the dragon-boating calendar. Held annually and always with huge fanfare, it is an event designed to foster participants' teamwork and spirit. It also celebrates the achievements that Singapore has made in the arena of water sports and the hard work contributed by every single sportsman to do their respective teams proud.
Now heading into its 29th year, watch from the banks of the Singapore River as you witness over 2000 participants from 100 teams compete in this spectacular dragon-boating competition. The exciting event is also sure to let spectators feel the tension and exhilaration of the dragon-boaters as they race down the waters of the Singapore River.
How to get there
To get to Boat Quay, take the MRT train to Raffles Place Station (C1) and head towards the Singapore River.
To reach Clarke Quay from Orchard Rd, take SBS bus service 143.