Attending the World Kite Festival

Attending the World Kite Festival

This week, we reflect on our amazing trip to the World Kite Festival in Pasir Gudang, Malaysia! We weren’t sure what to expect, but it’s safe to say this amazing festival exceeded expectations and more! Check out our video below for a taste of the festivities!

World Kite Festival was something we ended up doing on a whim, after discovering it was just a short detour from our prior plans. Pasir Gudang (very near Johor Bahru) is just a couple hours south of Kuala Lumpur, a booming city with a ton to offer! It’s also a short bus or train ride north of neighboring Singapore.

The World Kite Festival – as the name implies – is the world’s biggest kite festival. Taking place over several days in Feb/March, massive kites take to the skies in a fun and beautiful spectacle.

Don’t let the name fool you, though. The world’s largest kite festival has even more than kites on offer, with tons of games, stores, food, toys, and much more.

After dark, the real party begins when LED-studded kites take to the sky. A large stage presents live music, and picnic mats and toy vendors are aplenty.

Although the kite owners and performers come from all over the world, many of the attendees are locals, giving the event a fun and authentically Malaysian feel, with a feast of traditional cuisine and plenty of traditional Malay kites, music, and toys on offer.

If you’re visiting Malaysia from abroad, we strongly recommend you make a trip of it and visit some of their famous beaches and/or the amazing wildlife in Malaysian Borneo. Malaysia was even ranked #1 on our list of travel destinations for 2019!

If you won’t be in town during the World Kite Festival, not to worry! The site is also home to a kite museum, which is open year round, ensuring kite addicts well never be disappointed!

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