Jom Main Layang-Layang

10 Nov

i love kite flying..  🙂

i’m so excited when i know that there is a kite museum at Pasir Gudang, which is about 35 minutes drive from Johor Bahru..

Pasir Gudang Kite Museum is the first of it’s kind in Malaysia..

the museum was first opened in February 2002, with the aim to preserve and promote the Wau as one of the Malaysian craft heritage..

Wau = Malaysian traditional kites  🙂

this museum showcases the art of kite-making and displays a collection of Wau, in spectacular colours and designs..

most of the kites flew during the annual Pasir Gudang Iternational Kite Festival were stored and exhibited in this museum as well..  an appreciation towards the contribution of the local and international  kite flyers. .  🙂

the green environment surrounding the museum..

the effort of preserving the nature and the traditional heritage..

this is Wau Bulan (bulan = moon)..  it is believed that Wau Bulan came from the Srivijaya Empire  (Indonesian ancient kingdom)..

the Wau Merak (merak = peacock)..  it is believed to have come from Sulawesi, Indonesia..

and Wau Merak is flown mainly by the Bugis people after the paddy harvesting season..

Wau Kucing (left).. Wau Bulan (middle)..  Wau Jalabudi (right)..

the tail of Wau Jalabudi is similar to a leaf named ‘budi’ found in Kedah, that’s how it got its name..  🙂

the Wau is equipped with big hummer-like material, and thus producing coarse sound when flying..

different design of Wau Bulan..

Wau Kucing is said to have originated from Kelantan..  and it looks similar to the logo of Malaysian Airlines System (MAS)..

the colourful Wau..  🙂

besides the local Wau, there are different types of kites from other countries displayed on the 1st floor of the museum..

the peacock shaped kite..

the colourful butterfly..

the rainbow phoenix..

the fortune wheel..

errmm..  how can this fly..?  amazing..  🙂

the lantern style, with wildlife drawings on the kite..

the unique Korean kites..

the Japanese kites..

another beautiful Japanese kite..

the cute cuttlefish kite..  🙂

the hawk..

the beautiful phoenix..

another phoenix..

the hawk..  from Langkawi..?

emm..  the bird is taking away the Wau..

bird-shaped kite..

the flying kuda kepang..

the flying dragon..


the dragon kite..

the flying scooter..

ha..  the boxing kangaroo..  🙂

kangaroo and lizard..

the beautiful dragon kite..

jom main layang-layang..  🙂

4 Responses to “Jom Main Layang-Layang”

  1. Azmawati Mustafa November 10, 2012 at 6:29 pm #

    cantik sgt layang2.tu.. bila dtg jb ni? x bg tau pn…

    • Simon Sim November 10, 2012 at 9:12 pm #

      hi Azma.. 🙂
      sy pergi museum tu masa sy msh kat jb dulu.. 🙂

  2. suituapui November 11, 2012 at 2:01 pm #

    Gosh!!! A whole museum just for that? And they say the Cat Museum in Kuching is weird or something like that. This one would be worse… most of the kites, can easily see in the souvenir shops – unless they have activities, daily programmes… teaching people how to make, letting people fly the kites and so on!

    • Simon Sim November 12, 2012 at 4:43 pm #

      ya, there is a station at the ground floor to demonstrate the making of Wau.. and on the 1st floor there is a “mini auditorium” to provide information on the kites.. but i’m not sure if they run these activities on daily basis.. i think the museum is good.. every year there will be an international kites festival at Pasir Gudang.. they are flying the kites at the field just beside the museum.. so the museum can be a good resource for the international participants to learn about our Wau and have a good overview on various type of kites from different countries.. 🙂

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