Date : September 21-25
Place : Bang Nara River in front of the Narathiwat City Hall
The "Ko-lae" boats are traditional fishing vessels commonly found in the Malay communities of Southern Thailand.
In the southern provinces of Thailand, the Thai Ko-lae Boat Race was first hosted in 1976 in honour of Their Majesties the King and Queen, when the Royal Family travelled to Narathiwat on a state visit. Since then, Ko-lae and long boat races have been organised as an annual event and has become one of the main attractions of the province.
This year, teams from Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei and the Philippines have been invited to participate so the event has been renamed the International Ko-lae Boat Races and includes Ko-lae boat races, traditional long-boat races, and Ko-yong boat races.
- Ko-lae Boat Races
- Traditional Long-boat Races
- Ko-yong Boat Races
- Processions of decorated boats
- Cultural performances
- "The Best of Narathiwat Fair" and salles of local products