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Borneo International Kite Festival 2024

Dragons, tigers, lizards, cats, and more! It gets very crowded up there, high in the sky

Dates: September 28–October 2

Borneo International Kite Festival
Borneo International Kite Festival

Doing this all day may make your neck sore, as it is difficult to detach your eyes from the thousands of various kites flying above.

The Borneo International Kite Festival is held at the huge open space of the old Bintulu Airport. It welcomes fans of kite flying from Malaysia, Brunei, and Indonesia who bring their own pieces of kite making art. While most of them are still in a diamond shape with various colours, some can look like animals, birds, and even consist of parts attached to each other by ropes.

Every year the festival organizers try to break their previous records. One of the latest was to simultaneously launch 2,500 diamond kites, which formed a huge arched kite tunnel.

When you get tired from sky attractions, there are plenty of things you can do around. The Festival program includes cultural performances, food stalls with local food, and, of course, craft corners where visitors can learn to make a kite.

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Last updated: by Eleonora Provozin