BERNAMA – The 25th Pasir Gudang World Kite Festival (FLLSPG) is set to take flight again at Bukit Layang-Layang in Johor after being postponed for three years due to the pandemic.
Malaysian Kite Fliers Council (MPM) president Datuk A Rahim Nin said the upcoming festival attracted 110 international participants from 40 countries including four new entrants – Isle Of Man, Northern Ireland, the Czech Republic and Tahiti.
He said the theme of this silver jubilee edition is ‘Layangkasa Dinamik’, and Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi is scheduled to inaugurate the festival on February 25. The event is expected to draw 350,000 visitors.
“Various attractions will be held including flying 25 Malaysian traditional kites simultaneously by 25 international participants, all attired in traditional national clothing, for the recognition of the Malaysia Book of Records,” he said at the 25th FLLSPG media conference recently.
Among the traditional wau to be flown are the Wau Merak, Wau Bulan, Wau Puyoh, Wau Kucing, Wau Helang, Wau Jalabudi, Wau Pungguk, Wau Kangkang, Wau Seri Bulan, Wau Helang Sapir and Wau Kapal.
A Rahim said apart from the kite display by international and local participants, there will also be wau and kite exhibitions, as well as art and cultural performances every night with over 320 exhibition booths.
He said a free shuttle bus service will also be provided for visitors so that they could park their vehicles at the Pasir Gudang City Council Indoor Stadium (MBPG) to avoid traffic congestion.
His team will also ensure the safety of visitors and participants by erecting barriers in the designated kite-flying areas.