I came from a college that was really strong at Dragon Boat racing, but I didn’t have the opportunity to participate in the sport then. A good 15 years later, I had the priviledge not only to shoot this sport which is not only a great workout, but a really good sport for camaraderie, team work and team spirit.
A couple of serious dragonboaters decided to organise this relay to promote the sport and invited many corporations to join, this included many of our clients like HSBC,UBS, Shell, Jones Lang Laselle and some more which I may have missed. Teams turned up early in enthusiasm for their warmups and a quick introduction to dragonboating for the first timers.
Dr LamÂ Pin MinÂ was invited as a guest of honour and everyone was happy to know that heÂ used to doÂ dragonboatingÂ when he was inÂ college.Â (National Junior CollegeÂ I heard).
There were a few expat teams who took part as well including a Canadian and a German team.
Everyone was pumped with energy as they prepared for the first leg.
I sat at the helm of 2 of the legs and took some photos of them in action.
Many supporters came even if they didn’t take part in the race.
And they had fun posing for the photographs which we printed on the spot.
There were team cheers and group hugs and lots of team spirit around.
I had a chance to take part in the final exhibition race as well.. yes.. I know stand out in the blue top.
And thanks to the hard work of the organisers and those who helped to make this event really enjoyable.
Sorry I’m not able to put all photos online but I’ve uploaded some more onto facebook at http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=40857&l=db815&id=719891275
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