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Dragon Boat Festival Race

Tourists around the world visit Tanjung Pinung to watch this annual race. Held in mid-November each year, the event has been a City Government Annual Event since 2002. The Tanjung Pinang Dragon Boat Race is special. No participants are allowed to bring their own equipment, such as boat or rowing aids. The challenge is that the provided vessel is structurally different from a typical dragon boat. Further upping the ante, participants need to follow a unique route as well. To enliven the event, several additional competitions are also held in the day of the event, such as kayak racing, swimming on Tanjung Pinang Beach and Penyengat Island, diving competition, traditional canoe race, and jong race, the jong being a ship replica.