Pasir Gudang World Kite Festival 2019
Pasir Gudang World Kite Festival is an annual international kite event held in Pasir Gudang, Johor. It started back in 1995 with the objective of showcasing the beauty of traditional and modern kites, celebrating creativity and attracting foreign tourist to the state of Johor. It is now known as a prestigious event for the state and Malaysia as it is highlighted as one of the main events in both Johor Tourism and Tourism Malaysia calendar.
What’s in for 2019 KiteFest
This festival is expected to attract more than 150,000 visitors. There will be 42 international kite flying teams, 1000 kite flyers, and firework shows. Various kite competitions and Rokkaku challenge will be held among school children, corporate bodies, higher education institutions in Pasir Gudang as well as the local and foreign kite enthusiasts.
Visitors will be entertained with kite performances and cultural and artist performances. For those who are interested to learn more about kite and how to make a kite, kites workshop and exhibitions are held daily. Children can also join colouring contests and participate in Lolly Pop Drops. If you are wondering what is Lolly Pop drops, watch the video below and you can imagine how excited children will be.
Sultan of Johor will officiate the prestigious kite festival on the third night of the festival. On fourth night, visitors are welcomed to witness the colourful LED kite competition.
Check out the 2018 Pasir Gudang International Kite Festival held last year.
Pasir Gudang International Kite Festival 2019 event ground will be divided into 5 main venues meant for different activities. Here’s a short guide of activities in each venues during the 5-days festival. Note that some activities are held on certain days only.
Venue 1: Local Arena
Day 1 & 2: Wau competition for school and national level.
Day 3: Rokkaku competition for school level
Giant Wau Bulan open competition
Malay Train Kite competition for school level
Day 4: Creation Kite competition for community in Pasir Gudang
For age below 12 years old, 13-17 years old and above 18 years old
Day 5: Fighting Malay Kite competition.
Creation 2D Wau competition for school level
3D modern creation kite competition for national participants.
Kite competition for Higher Education Institution category in Pasir Gudang
Look out for Traditional Wau Making competition performances day 4 & 5
Venue 2: International Arena
Look out for: Corporate Rokkaku Challenge on Day 2 and 3
International Rokkaku Challenge on Day 5
Lollypop Drop on Day 2-5
International kite performances on Day 2-5
National kite performances daily
Venue 3: Traditional Pavilion
Colouring contests: Day 1: for children 4-6 years old
Day 2: for children 7 - 9 years old & 10 - 12 years old
Drawing contests; Day 3: for children 13-15 years & 16 years and above
Venue 4: Museum's Outfront
Public kite workshops: by local participants Day 1 - 5
Exhibition and public kite workshops: by international participants: Day 2 - 5
Venue 5: Kites Workshop
Day 1 to 4 only: Traditional wau making competition: national level
Kite workshop competition: johor local authority
Kite workshop: school level
Opening ceremony by Sultan of Johor
LED Kite competition
Cultural and guest artist performances
Ceramah agama and persembahan nasyid
Click here for more detailed schedule of the festival.
The festival is cordially organised by Pasir Gudang Municipal Council in collaboration with Johor Tourism Department, Johor Art and Culture Department and Johor Kite Association. The festival details are as follows:
Date: 27 February - 3 March 2019
Venue: Bukit Layang-layang, Pasir Gudang, Johor.
If you are looking for accommodation for your trip to Pasir Gudang International Kite Festival 2019, below are the homestays and hotels in Pasir Gudang and Johor Bharu available for bookings.