Traditional Tuen Ng Festival event cancelled in past two years because of Covid-19 pandemic.
Dragon boat racing returned to scenic Stanley and Tai O in Hong Kong on Friday for the first time in two years amid the coronavirus
pandemic as hundreds of rowers and revellers flocked to the beach to soak in the festivities under the sweltering heat.
The glaring sun and a temperature of more than 30 degrees Celsius did not deter some 700 dragon boat enthusiasts from competing in the event, which kicked off at Stanley Main Beach at 8am.
Apart from Stanley, another place on Friday hosting Dragon Boat Festival events was Tai O on Lantau Island, where a century-old water parade ritual was held in tandem with races.