Saturday, April 4, 2009

Museum Layang Layang @ Pasir Gudang

You may have heard or been to a philatelic museum, a toy museum, a wax museum, a maritime museum, an archaeology museum, etc, but have you heard of or been to a kite museum? Yes, I did.

First if its kind in Malaysia, Pasir Gudang kite museum or Muzium Layang-Layang Pasir Gudang was built as an appreciation towards the contribution of Malaysian and international kite flyers. It was opened in February 2002 during the 7th Pasir Gudang kite festival.

Dedicated to the traditional Malay kites (also called the wau), the Pasir Gudang Kite Museum aims to preserve and promote the kites as part of the Malaysian craft heritage. This museum showcases the art of kite-making and displays a collection of traditional kites as well as modern kites in spectacular colours and designs.

Entrance fee is RM2 and visitors will get to enjoy an audio video relating to the traditional kite including the making of one. Pasir Gudang is also the site of the acclaimed annual International Kite Festival.

above: entrance to the museum & museum building
kite exhibits...

above right: materials needed to make a kite.
Above: flying ground, where the kite festival usually held...

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