Sun, May 28, 2006 - Page 3 News List

Taiwan Quick Take: Dragon Boat Festival begins

STAFF WRITER, WITH AGENCIES

The 2006 Taipei Dragon Boat Festival began yesterday, with 136 teams from around the world competing in the International Dragon Boat Competition. It includes other events, such as concerts, and runs through Wednesday. The festival, held at the Dajia Riverside Park (大佳河濱公園), began yesterday with a 6km dragon boat competition and other activities, such as a performance by the American School Jazz Band, a magic show, a Tai Band performance and street dancing. The Chinese Taipei Sports Association of the Deaf also hosted a "Love & Care Frog Swimming Competition" to raise funds for the "21st Summer Deaflympics, Taipei 2009." The Taipei City Government is encouraging the public to use public transit and event buses to get to the park. The MRT's Zhongxiao Fuxing Station has set up a "Dragon Boat Festival Bus" section, with bus numbers 33, 49, 72, 222, 286, Red 34 and Brown 16 going to the venue. Riders can get off at Dajia Elementary School and Dajia Riverside Park bus stops.

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