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Metro News 01 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

Johor targets 8.4 million tourists for 2020

ISKANDAR PUTERI: The state government is targeting 8.4 million tourists to come here next year in conjunction with Visit Johor Year 2020.

Nation 04 Mar 2019 | 12:00 AM

Enthusiasts from all over the world ‘go fly kite’

JOHOR BARU: The phrase “go fly kite” has a different meaning for enthusiasts who took part in the 24th Pasir Gudang World Kite Festival 2019.

Metro News 04 Mar 2019 | 12:00 AM

A chance to bond over kites

JOHOR BARU: Some 300,000 people, including participants from 45 countries, thronged Taman Bandar in Pasir Gudang for the three-day World Kite Festival 2019.

Nation 01 Mar 2019 | 1:56 PM

Thousands gather for launch of annual Pasir Gudang kite festival

JOHOR BARU: Thousands of visitors gathered at Bukit Layang-Layang, Pasir Gudang, to witness the launch of the 24th Pasir Gudang World Kite Festival 2019 on Friday (March 1).

Asia & Oceania 22 Feb 2019 | 6:01 AM

9 festivals and celebrations in 2019 that make Malaysia truly Asia

Malaysians are already familiar with major occasions like Hari Raya, Chinese New Year, Deepavali and Christmas. But there are many other cultural events to immerse in, too. Here are nine highlights from Tourism Malaysia’s calendar for 2019.

Metro News 03 Mar 2018 | 12:00 AM

Kites take to the sky

PASIR GUDANG: The sky over Bukit Layang Layang here was dotted with kites in different shapes, sizes and colours during the 23rd Pasir Gudang World Kite Festival.

Photo 02 Mar 2018 | 2:33 AM

Flying High

World Kite Festival is an annual event held in Pasir Gudang, Johor. It gathers almost 230 international kite flyers from more than 40 countries Rahman Embong/ The Star

Metro News 24 Jan 2018 | 12:00 AM

Johor kite fest expected to draw over 250,000 visitors

JOHOR BARU: The 23rd edition of the Pasir Gudang World Kite Festival 2018 is expected to attract more than 250,000 visitors and kite enthusiasts from around the world.

Community 07 Mar 2017 | 12:00 AM

Flying beauties in the sky

PASIR GUDANG: It was a mesmerising sight at Bukit Layang-Layang as the sky was filled with colourful and unique kites for five days.

Photos 03 Mar 2017 | 2:35 AM


A group of participants working together to get their kite flying at the 22nd World Kite Festival at Bukit Layang-layang in Pasir Gudang, Johor. Abdul Rahman Embong / The Star