Heading to Pontianak International Dragon Boat and Equatorial Run 2019

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Pontianak International Dragon Boat and Equatorial Run 2019 are ready to be held, September 20-22. This international scale event will involve thousands of participants from various countries. A good opportunity to introduce West Kalimantan to the world.  SITI SULBIYAH, Pontianak

AT LEAST seven countries, including Indonesia, will also enliven the Pontianak International Dragon Boat Competition which will be held next week. Currently there are 63 teams that register in this international event, including from Malaysia, the Philippines, Brunei Darussalam, Singapore, China and Australia.

From within the country, they also registered teams from South Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, South Sulawesi and Central Java. Hundreds of dragonboat athletes are expected to be involved in this activity. While Equatorial Run activities, there are at least about 3 thousand participants from various countries have registered.

MEDIA MEETING: The organizer of the Pontianak International Dragon Boat and Equatorial Run activities in 2019 held a Coffee Together with a Media Partner, at the Harris Hotel in Pontianak on Saturday (9/14). SITI / PONTIANAK POST
MEDIA MEETING: The organizer of the Pontianak International Dragon Boat and Equatorial Run activities in 2019 held a Coffee Together with a Media Partner, at the Harris Hotel in Pontianak on Saturday (9/14). SITI / PONTIANAK POST

The Chair of the Ongky Lesmana Activity Committee, said, the International Dragon Boat was held throughout September 20-21, while the Equatorial Run, September 22. "The Equatorial Run will cover a distance of 11.2 kilometers and take the start from the Kapuas Alun Park to the Equator Monument," Ongky said during the Coffee Together with Media Associate activity, at Harris Hotel Pontianak on Saturday (9/14).

This activity will also be colored with various other activities, ranging from multi-ethnic art performances, cooking competitions, fun bikes, and so forth. This activity is increasingly interesting because it coincides with the natural phenomenon of the culmination of the sun. Pontianak City Government plans to break the record of establishing the most eggs in the moment of the shadowless day.

"During culmination activities, we plan to hold a record breaking of the Muri set up the most eggs," said Pontianak Mayor, Edi Rusdi Kamtono. Hopefully the number one person in Pontianak, the agenda will move the economic sector, as well as advance the arts, culture, and sports in this city. Of course this event is also expected by him, to become a forum for West Kalimantan, especially Pontianak, to introduce his face to the world.

"The purpose of this activity is to improve the performance of rowing. Then increase the attractiveness of Pontianak tourism, as well as to introduce Pontianak to the world, "said Edi.

This activity is expected to run successfully, so that it can be carried out again in the following years. "For the achievement target, of course we hope the team from Pontianak wins. But the most important thing for us is the success of this event, "he said.

In order to be successful, various preparations have been done carefully. Only the one who is slightly worried about him at the moment is Pontianak's condition which is still hit by fog, as a result of land fires and the dry season that is still ongoing. Although Edi admitted, the current smog did not disturb visibility.

This haze problem, according to him, can only be overcome by rain. "Regarding natural conditions, we cannot be sure whether the weather is good or not. Hopefully this smog will soon disappear. Hopefully Pontianak rains, "he concluded.

Hope was also expressed by the Chairperson of the Indonesian National Sports Committee (KONI) of West Kalimantan, Fachruddin Siregar. In addition to hoping that the fog can soon disappear, this international event is expected to him, can be welcomed with joy by the people of Pontianak City. According to him, the city must be a good and successful host of this event.

"Hopefully, West Kalimantan in its implementation will be able to present good things, so we are trusted to hold this event again in the following year," said the figure who was intimately called Bang Udin. (Source Pontianak Post) 


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Menuju Pontianak International Dragon Boat dan Khatulistiwa Run 2019

SITI SULBIYAH,-  Pontianak Post

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