Raja Muda 2012 – Penang Rickshaw Races

Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta 2012 - Penang Rickshaw Races - KukuKERchu goes with the ’rear mount’ technique
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Just because the annual rickshaw races aren’t part of the Raja Muda pointscore, doesn’t mean they aren’t taken seriously. Men between the shafts, girls sculling beers, arguments at the mark, on-water (well, on-the-quayside) penalties… this little add-on to the Raja Muda has all the ingredients for some serious mayhem.

Run along the promenade at Straits Quay, this year 16 teams flexed their running and drinking muscles, with the lads from Australian Maid prevailing in the end.

A good time was had by all, and then the rain came down.

Tomorrow: inshore racing off Batu Ferringhi. Bring an umbrella (just in case)…

Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta 2012 - Penang Rickshaw Races, Registration
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Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta 2012 - Penang Rickshaw Races - Old Feller's team. Combined age 116 years!
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Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta 2012 - Penang Rickshaw Races - did that beer smudge my lipstick?
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Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta 2012 - Penang Rickshaw Races - weight on the rail
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Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta 2012-Penang Rickshaw Races - I did it my way!
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Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta 2012 - Penang Rickshaw Races - some do it backwards
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Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta 2012 - Penang Rickshaw Races - Kay Sira celebrate
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Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta 2012 - Penang Rickshaw Races - Honourable second
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Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta 2012 - Penang Rickshaw Races - Senior Citizens Winners
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Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta 2012 - Penang Rickshaw Races - Winners, Australian Maid
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Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta 2012 - Penang Rickshaw Races - and then the storm blew in...
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