Kite Fest at Tungku Beach on Aug 5
By Achong Tanjong

Kite-flying enthusiasts are invited to participate in a Kite Festival to be held on August 5 at Tungku beach and this year the contest is only open to local participants.

Chairman of the festival, Hj Maidin Hj Ahmad said that 12 events will be contested at the event, which include 'Rukaku'. RuKaku is a large kite which originates from Japan and has been played in competitions in the Asian level.

Meanwhile, the Secretary of the festival, who is also the Technical Secretary of Brunei-Muara Kite Association, Awg Haji Bakar said that Brunei has 25 types of kites with different names and shapes. However, only traditional kites will be allowed at the competition.

Last year, it was open to participants from the Asean region and during Visit Brunei Year 2001, the event saw an international participation. The Kite Festival this year is held to add merriment to His Majesty's 61st birthday celebration.

Haji Maidin said a colouring competition will also be held on that day for children aged 12 years and below. There will also be bazaar stalls for local traders to sell food and drinks to the public.

The kite competition is open to participants aged 18 years and above and citizens of Brunei Darussalam.

Entry forms are available at the Brunei-Muara District Office (Public Relations Section). Registration will also be accepted on the day of competition. - Borneo Bulletin (12th July 2007)