This love affair with kites takes centre stage at Bukit Layang-Layang, Pasir Gudang, Johor Bahru, Malaysia where the 21st edition of the World Kite Festival will take place. It is held from 24 to 28 February 2016 and if you’ve never been to a kite festival here are the top reasons to do so!
Kites and kites and more kites!
Clear blue skies and a good gust of wind is the perfect setting for the World Kite Festival 2016. Don’t be surprised if you see a dragon charging through the sky or tropical fishes floating gracefully as if they were in the sea. The sky of Pasir Gudang is going to be dotted with kites you’ve probably never seen before, so be amazed and get your camera ready! And at the end of the day, the public can use the field to fly their own kites.
It’s an international affair
They weren’t kidding when they called it a World Kite Festival. This year, representatives from 40 countries around the world are participating in the event. Visitors will get a chance to see not only local and regional kites but also from countries as far as South Africa and the USA.
The festive atmosphere
Loud music, perfect weather and children running about happily (you may see one or two crying but that’s probably because they want a kite), this is the perfect setting for a festival! And to complete this is of course, food! Fast food chains have set up shop here but there are also stalls selling snacks, drinks and many more!
It’s an educational experience
There’s a kite museum where you can learn about the history of kites in Malaysia and from around the region. Not enough? There are even workshops held during the festival where you can make your own kite.
The perfect place for a gathering
Whether it’s a day out with the family, friends or even lovers, the World Kite Festival is the ideal place to gather and have fun. Don’t worry if you didn’t bring your own, as kites of different shapes and sizes are sold here.
GETTING THERE AirAsia flies to Johor Bahru from various destinations. For lowest fares and flight info, head to airasia.com.