Borneo International Kite Festival 2019 is held in the seaside town of Bintulu. This year wiill the 15th edition of the event. The huge windy open space of the Old Bintulu Airport that faces the South China Sea create an ideal consistent flying condition that kiters love. This also explains why four records of magnitude number of kites have been set since its inception in 2005. The latest record, being 2,500 diamond kites were flown, forms the longest arch kite tunnel of 500 metres. The feat has entered into the Malaysia Book of Records.
Some of the events featured at the Borneo International Kite Festival are: Asia Pacific Sportkite Championship, Moderna and traditional kite flying demonstrations and workshops, Stunt Kite team display and Revolution Kite flying demonstrations.
The kite festival regularly expects 400 kiters from 25 countries to participate.
This family-fun event comes with it cultural and artiste performances in the evening.
While you are in Bintulu, consider making a day trip to Similajau National Park or visit the ‘Taman Tumbina‘ mini-zoo. The mini-zoo has a collection of Bornean flora and fauna.
Bintulu is located in the division of the same name. Her modern airport is well-connected to Kuching, Miri, Kota Kinabalu and Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia Airlines and Air Asia serve the destination.
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