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2018 Cross-Strait Dragon Boat Festival in Jimei from June 2 to 3

Updated: 2018-05-25
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2017 Dragon Boat Cultural Festival in Jimei (Photo sourced from Internet)
 
The annual Cross-Strait Dragon Boat Cultural Festival is scheduled to take place in Jimei District from June 2nd to 3rd this year. The dragon boat tug-of-war, which was initiated in 2014, will be held again this year.

The opening ceremony of the dragon boat race will be held at 9 a.m. on June 2nd. Aside from dragon boat races, a variety of other popular folk activities and cross-cultural events will also be featured.
 
Opening ceremony of the 2017 Dragon Boat Cultural Festival in Jimei (Photo sourced from Internet)
 
According to reports, 53 teams have confirmed that they will compete in the race, with 24 teams coming from Taiwan, one team of international students, 19 local teams, and 9 teams from different parts of Mainland China.
 
The Jimei Dragon Boat Festival was included on a list of 57 provincial intangible cultural heritage items which were released in January 2017. The event is one of the most important supporting activities for the annual Straits Forum.
 
The Dragon Boat Race in Jimei was started by Mr. Tan Kah-Kee, a Jimei-born Chinese philanthropist and a celebrated leader of overseas Chinese businessmen. Mr. Tan funded the construction of the 300-by-800-meter Dragon Boat Lake (龙舟池) in 1955, and also funded construction of 10 dragon boats, each capable of holding 16 rowers. He personally planned and organized the dragon boat races in the 1950s.
 
How to get there?
For those going by bus, get off at Dragon Boat Lake stop (龙舟池站)
 
* Traffic control will be underway near the Dragon Boat Lake from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on June 2nd and 3rd, 2018.
 
Metro Line 1
Get off at Jimei Xuecun stop/集美学村站; Dragon Boat Lake is within 500 meters' walking distance

BRT Line 1
Get off at Jiageng Tiyu Guan stop (嘉庚体育馆), then take Bus No. 928, and get off at the Dragon Boat Lake stop/龙舟池站

Bus
Take bus No. 901 ,905, 923, 929, get off at the Dragon Boat Lake stop/龙舟池站
 
SOURCE: WOX Team
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