POS Malaysia will issue a special collection of commemorative stamps on Aug 1 to mark the International Dragon Boat Federation Club Crew World Championship 2008.
The stamps and miniature sheets come in three designs, which depict the dragon boat race as a sport that promotes positive values, including teamwork and friendship.
The International Dragon Boat Federation Club Crew World Championship 2008 will be held at the Teluk Bahang Dam in Penang from July 31 to Aug 3. This is the first time Malaysia is hosting the exciting event.
Dragon boat racing is a team sport that originates from China. The dragon boat is long and narrow and combines the power, speed and endurance of 12 or 20 rowers.
During races, the boats are always rigged with decorative Chinese dragon heads and tails, and the members of each team can be seen rowing with full concentration in a synchronised movement, led by a drummer.