Travelogue

World Kite Festival 2014

Pasir Gudang held the 19th World Kite Festival on 18th to 23rd February 2014.

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We visit Bukit Layang-Layang to see the interesting kites roaming the blue sky.

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It was a good experience to see interesting shape and size, 2D and 3D kites.

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We arrived at the ‘Kite Hill’ early in the morning.

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It is a better time to watch the flying kites as the temperature is not as hot and less cloudy.

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There were more than 20+ countries participating in the festival.

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There were giant 3D kite that more like floating balloons.

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Some are so large that they need a heavy vehicle as anchor. One of the smallest (when folded) and yet the longest would be this dragon kite.

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We waited for more kites to be released to the morning sky.

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Some flew so high up that it seems to touch the moon.

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The kites were made from different materials.

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One could guess some of the kites from their national icons or characters.

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I preferred the traditional handmade kites. They are more authentic and artistic.

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The kites are colourful and gracefully floating or dancing with the clouds.

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Clouds appearing in less than an hour and afternoon would be more cloud formation.

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Many visitors brought along their picnic mat and enjoy the outing on the hill.

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We did not enter the Kite Museum as I heard the local (and the reviews on Internet) that there is nothing to see (with entrance fee).

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I am a bit disappointed with the kite festival. One can finish visiting in 2 to 3 hours.

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Would I visit Pasir Gudang next year for the kite festival? Very unlikely.

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One response

  1. Milly

    Hi, you are so lucky to have seen so many kites. I drove all the way from KL on the weekend of 22nd Feb and only saw less than 10 kites. It was about 5.30pm by the time I arrived (with the crazy jam along the Pasir Gudang hwy). Didn’t see any traditional kites at all, and when I asked several people (wearing uniforms who were guarding the fences) if they knew where I can spot the traditional kites, they didn’t know either. I felt it was quite disorganized with the public being too close in proximity to the participants’ kites and some got entangled with it too. I was sorely disappointed to be honest.

    March 13, 2014 at 11:28 pm

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