Sea, Sweat and Sun: Alternatives to the Dragon Boating

Tuen Ng, also called the Dragon Boat Festival is coming up on the 14th of June. It is a public holiday and especially on this day we have loads of Dragon Boats, colorful boats built as large war canoes, competing against each other. The dragon boat crew, which can be unisex or mixed, paddle alongside the drummer who is sitting in the middle of the boat and beats on a drum.

This year due to the pandemic, Dragon Boating festivities have been scaled down. But no worries, we tried 3 alternatives to Dragon Boating that we recommend you to check out if you still want to do some sport and sweat it out in the water, albeit without the drumming 😊.



It has been 10 years that I have been in Hong Kong already and, until recently, I had not yet tried sailing! Probably too busy in LKF during my first years in town, hiking the following years (in order to evacuate the beers and the belly of my “LKF period”) and travelling the region the rest of the time.

Now that we have all been assigned to a permanent staycation in Hong Kong, it was time for me to take on the challenge and discover sailing. And let me tell you that my only regret is to have waited so long before getting onboard!