Penang Dragon Boat Race

Penang has successfully conducted Dragon boat races for almost 30 years now. The dragon boat race is very famous among the Chinese communities. The Penang's government and the Penang International Dragon Boat Festival Committee work together to organize the race.

The participants come from different parts of the world to win exciting cash prizes in the race.The boats are decorated in different designs and layouts for the purpose of the race. The families and friends gather together to cheer on their favorite teams.

Image by: Ben Yeoh

Where to go?

The race takes place at Teluk Bahang Dam in Penang.


The race usually takes place in December every year.


There is no entrance fee to watch the race.