Mar 24, 2008

Video - Pasir Gudang International Kite Festival 2008

Pasir Gudang International Kite Festival 2008 :-

For the 13th consecutive year, kite lovers joined the rest of the people of Johor at the recent International Kite Festival that took place from 18 to 24 February 2008 at Bukit Layang-Layang, Taman Bandar. This grand festival was organised in cooperation of Johor Corporation, Pasir Gudang Local Enforcement and Johor Tourism Action Council alongside Johor Kite Association and Johor Arts, Heritage and Culture. Started back in 1995, the kite fest became an official part of the Johor calendar of events, looking at the feedback it received since it first started.

It was since then declared as the world's largest yearly kite fest. This time around the colourful event saw participation from 25 countries, which sums up to 180 kite enthusiasts to make the event even more merrier. Among the countries are Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Jerman, China, and India. Participation also included ASEAN countries. For Chile, however this was their first participation.

Themed 'Layang-Layang dan Langit Kita Bersatu' (The Kites and Sky are One with Us), it took of at about 3pm. Eagerly waited kite enthusiast coloured the light blue and calm sky with kites of many shapes and sizes. Among the interesting looking kites were limbs, diamond train kite, squid and a well prepared acrobatic kite performance. It was well syncronised and the team work was applaudable. The theme portrays the get together of people from all walks of life at this event that also shares cultural values among local and international participation.

International Kite Fest was graced by Sultan of Johor, Duli Yang Maha Mulia Baginda Tuanku Sultan Iskandar and Chief Executive of Johor Corporation/President of Pasir Gudang Local Authority, Tan Sri Dato. Muhammad Ali Hashim.

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