1st Putrajaya International Dragon Boat Festival @ Precinct 6, Putrajaya

Hey guys if you don’t know, there’s a dragon boat festival going on at Putrajaya now. The event started yesterday (5th June) and it will end tomorrow (7th June) so if you are interested you still have plenty of time to be there. Putrajaya’s first ever International Dragon Boat Festival is held at the man-made lake at Putrajaya’s Water Sports Complex, Precinct 6.
I just went and have a look so here are som photos of the event. Do take note that Precinct 6 is no where near the Government complex or Alamanda shopping center, it’s near PICC where the Fireworks competition was held. Take the road leading to Dengkil or PICC and you will see road signs to Precinct 6.


I don’t have a tele lens so this is pretty much the most zoom I could get. Only the participants, staff and media are allowed into the boat racing area. Sigh, how I wish I could get a close up shot of the boats…


The Water Sport Complex’s stadium, it gives you a full, unblocked frontal view of the event.


The viewing platform, I assume. Off limits to visitors though.


This is Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside, one of the very few hotels in Putrajaya, looks great.


Some rules to comply while you are there.


Tents setup there were mostly food stalls. Kebab, burgers, donuts, cotton candy, chicken rice, sugarcane drinks.. many to choose from.


If you bring along your kids you can let them have a horse or pony ride. I am not sure how much they charge though.. and it’s just riding round the tree lol.


Or you can let them play at the inflatable castles for RM3.


Some fast food chains took the opportunity to set up mobile restaurants there – eg KFC‘s meal on wheels. Free advertisement for KFC lol. Some other fast food there are Pizza Hut and Ayamas. Indocafe was generous enough to provide free coffee to everyone, and I had three cups lol. It was ice cold and very nice, especially under the hot sun.


Cartoon balloons that added colors to the event.


Spongebob, this fella was the best selling balloon.


Hmm, a beach at a lake?


Nah, not really. Just that there is a spot next to Pullman Putrajaya full with white beach sand. Great spot for a picnic if you ask me. Remember to keep an eye on your children and don’t let them wander too far, the lake is pretty deep.


So, if you have nothing to do today.. why not head over to Putrajaya now to join the event (if you’re staying nearby lah) It’s quite nice actually and I might return again tomorrow to witness the finals.

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14 Responses

  1. Its quite jam this morning at the KL Seremban highway today. Maybe many people are rushing to this event or ‘balik kampung’. :)

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  2. Thanks for sharing this info:-)

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  3. Luth Textile says:

    Nice picture. It’s very good have a cold drink.. nice pic too.. i like it. Update more pls. :D

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  4. Ÿèõh says:

    very nice view~ beautiful scenery
    never experience Dragon Boat Festival’s event before

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  5. I didn’t know Putrajaya was actually that beautiful!!

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  6. fraulein says:

    The ‘beach’ is open to the public all the time, right? It’s a nice place for photo shooting. :)

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  7. allie says:

    Buy a tele lens :D
    I miss the PG one cos I went back hometown :(

  8. Anonymous says:

    any1 know where i can get the race result?

  9. Melissa says:

    this is my second time seeing a kfc mobile on the internet, never really seen one in person though! I wonder if it tastes the same =)

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  10. Mat Permai says:

    I was there on Sunday. Hope we canl get more International team competing next year..

  11. anna says:

    i am one of the volunteer for this event..
    very tired n tanned…
    well, mega events must improve alot of things…
    there are so many flaws that they are need to mend and learnt from what happened during this festival.
    But im so happy to be part of this event.

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  12. taufulou says:

    eh eh, was there for the past few days.sss..didnt know pullman is so nice there n 1st time see KFC go mobile unit..

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  13. Stephen Hon says:

    You can view some of the pictures and video clips of the event at my blogs. I am at this festival on the last day (7th June, 2009) Like the pictures and videos? Leave some comment ya!

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