39th Bali Kite Festival was held
at Padang Galak Beach, Denpasar, July 8-9.
A partnership between the tourism ministry
and the Indonesian Kites Association (PELANGI), the festival saw 1,000 kites
taking part. The event also attracted 1,000 international tourists and 5,000
Kites being flown
were divided into several categories namely youth, adult, Janggan kites,
traditional and new creation.
“For the youth category, the wings should be
about two to three meters in size. For the adult category, the wings are four
to five meters. Those that reach 5.5 meters and beyond are considered in the
big-size category, as for the Janggan kites, the ribbon tails can reach up to
150 meters in length,” said tourism ministry’s head of man-made tourism
promotion Ni Putu G. Gayatri.***
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