Sea Eagle Boat Race is a cultural event held every year since 2003 in Belakang Padang, Batam. Sea Eagle Boat Race is the Malay culture in this island should be preserved. Batam Island as the Malay world in terms of tradition and culture of the people for generations still uphold the values of Malay culture. And Sea Eagle Boat Race is a manifestation of the spirit to preserve the culture of their ancestors. This activity aims to develop the world participate in the arts and culture tourism, especially in Batam.
Sea Eagle Boat Race has become a cultural attraction that can attract thousands of local and foreign tourists. There are many tourists from Singapore, Malaysia, Japan and Korea are enjoying the coastal folk culture event in Batam Island. They’ve made this event as one of their destinations. Batam City Government every year has increased cultural tourism by combining with the party of the people in the field of arts and culture to add a festive feast this folk culture.
Sea Eagle Boat Race is held in the waters of Elang-Elang Laut Pulau Penawar Rindu, Belakang Padang, Batam Island. In the year 2012 there are four teams who made sure to participate in this event from Malaysia of the three-part policy Malaysian team and one team from Johor Malaysia Sport Council. From Indonesia such as the team of PODSI Central Sulawesi, Bengkalis (Riau), Solok (West Sumatra), Linga-Bintan-Tanjungpinang (Riau Islands), and local Batam.