Malaysian residents and the Chinese community in Malaysia attend a dragon boat race to greet the Dragon Boat Festival on Sunday local time in Malacca. The Chief Minister of Malacca attended the event and blew the whistle for the competition.
Dragon boat races have been enthusiastically staged in Malaysia. The participation of people from other ethnicities has been increasing. In recent years, almost every dragon boat team consists of individuals from different ethnic backgrounds. The Dragon Boat Race has received strong support from the Malacca state government, which considers it an important cultural tourism event.