Pasir Gudang Kite Fesival

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Making miniature Malaysian/American Flag kites to give to people in Malaysia.  Gave them to folks working the festival, other international fliers, drivers, spectators - and one to the "crown prince" of the state of Johor and likely future "king" of Malay
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Our route to Hong Kong seemed to go excessively far north.  I'm going to get a globe and a string and check if this REALLY makes any sense!
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Our route to Hong Kong seemed to go …
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While we were north of he Arctic Circle, I flew this little kite in the aisle of the plane.  Just to say I've flown that far north...
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While we were north of he Arctic Cir…
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Hong Kong Airport
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Hong Kong Airport
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Cool plane in Hong Kong.
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Cool plane in Hong Kong.
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China Air (iirc) plane with a kite painted on the tail.  It is really a kite, the string runs to the nose of the plane where there's a painted kid holding a line winder.
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China Air (iirc) plane with a kite p…
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The hotel in Pasir Gudang, decorated t welcome the fliers from around the world.  The kite to the right is a Wau Bulan (Moon Kite,) one of the "big four" of traditional Malaysian kites.
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The hotel in Pasir Gudang, decorated…
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Hotel Lobby, a Wau Kucin (Cat Kite.)
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Hotel Lobby, a Wau Kucin (Cat Kite.)
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Wau Merak, the "Peacock Kite," traditional kite of the state of Johor in Malaysia.
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Wau Merak, the "Peacock Kite," tradi…
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Wau Jala Budi.  There is some disagreement as to what the name of this kite means.  One claims it is named for the leaf of a tree indigenous to the area, another says the curves of the kite reminded fliers of a woman's body.  I don't really see the resemb
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Wau Jala Budi. There is some disagr…
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Closer detail of the Wau Bulan, "Moon Kite."  The kite is a bamboo frame with a "skin" of paper.  A solid piece of paer has hundreds of little windows cut into it, then bits of colored paper and foil pasted on the back to show through the windows.  An ama
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Closer detail of the Wau Bulan, "Moo…
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Lamp posts in Pasir Gudang.
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Lamp posts in Pasir Gudang.
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The hotel restaurant features Fish Head Curry.  Note the okra!
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The hotel restaurant features Fish H…
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Approaching the flying field.
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Approaching the flying field.
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A Wau Kucin about to launch in the traditional kite competition.
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A Wau Kucin about to launch in the t…
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Wau Kucin in flight, hunting for somebody to tangle with.
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Wau Kucin in flight, hunting for som…
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Jellyfish kite.
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Jellyfish kite.
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Another Wau Kucin takes the field.
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Another Wau Kucin takes the field.
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Traveling sled kite tethered to a banner at the Pasir Gudang festival field.
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Traveling sled kite tethered to a ba…
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A pair of Wau Kucin aout to engage.
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A pair of Wau Kucin aout to engage.
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My Bee Kite takes to the sky.
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My Bee Kite takes to the sky.
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I am beginning to regret not buying one of these!
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I am beginning to regret not buying …
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Kite from Cambodia.
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Kite from Cambodia.
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Jim P.'s foil-and-tails over some big GKPI Spikey Balls.
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Jim P.'s foil-and-tails over some bi…
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