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KITE FLYING in SINGAPORE – NTUC income Kite Festival presented by ACT3 International 2013


Kite flying is fun – no doubt about it!


Large kites draw in large crowds of people from all ages.  Every target market covered in one place.


Kite festivals are popular in Asia and are often used as advertising for key-name sponsors.

Free wind, free sunshine, GLORIOUS coloured banners

Free wind, free sunshine, all for “Art on a Stick” banners display


Hundreds, even thousands of people mix together, bold advertising surrounds the field and sponsors’ Company names are broadcast frequently over the loud-speakers – an advertiser’s dream.


Every kite festival needs colour from ground to sky, which is where feather banners fit very well.


In Singapore on 1st & 2nd June, a group of international kite fliers presented kites as advertising.  OzFeathers displayed their “Art on a Stick” flag banners for ground colour.


When the rain came, everyone was drenched, but the sun quickly returned, and everything dried out.  Not a problem!  Children laughed, families watched, vendors sold food, drink, and a truckoad of kites.  All in 34C heat.


Kevin Sanders from OzFeathers had his star performer ready – “Spike” – and became the Pied Piper of Singapore.  Children stood watching, tentatively touching at first, then ultimately throwing caution to the wind and chasing Spike and Kevin to total exhaustion!


Pied Piper Kevin Sanders takes SPIKE on a hunt for more children...!

Pied Piper Kevin Sanders gives SPIKE a breather, while a huge BOL lies in wait for more children…!


Never say that kite flying is just for children, or that kites are simply toys.  For, if that’s true, maybe it means that none of us ever truly grow up?


Check out the world calendar for kite festivals co-ordinated by the American Kitefliers Association in case there’s one near you – we might just see you there!