‘Wau’ factor woos international participants at World Kite Festival in Johor

PASIR GUDANG: A total of 25 international participants of the Pasir Gudang World Kite Festival have etched their names in the Malaysia Book of Records for flying traditional kites simultaneously here.

Malaysian Kite Flyers Council (MPM) president Datuk A. Rahim Nin said the participants were also given a chance to don traditional Malaysian attire while flying their kites.

"We wanted to bring in something different for this year’s event and something memorable for our international participants.

"Since all of them had never had any experience flying Wau, we gave them a chance to fly all the types of traditional kites that we have in Malaysia while wearing the baju Melayu," he said.

He said this when met by reporters after the record-breaking ceremony of the most number of international participants flying wau simultaneously at Bukit Layang-Layang here on Saturday (Feb 25).

Some of the traditional kites flown include Wau Merak, Wau Kuching, Wau Bulan, and Wau Jalabudi.

The Malaysia Book of Records was represented by record consultants Edwin Yeoh and Siti Nurhanim Mohd Noh.

The event was also attended by Pasir Gudang City Council (MBPG) mayor Datuk Asman Shah Abd Rahman and Tiram assemblyman Azizul Bachok.

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