Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Borneo kite festival brings windfall, flying colours

BINTULU: The five-day 10th Borneo International Kite Festival 2014 has ended with a thundering success for the organisers, and local traders, said Bintulu Resident Muhamad Yakup Kari.

“I think we are getting back the returns from this festival in terms of vibrant business activities for the past five days,” he said during the appreciation dinner for kite flyers at Kemena Plaza Hotel on Sunday night.

He said it was a noteworthy windfall for all coffee shops and restaurants here, which should have generated lucrative income during the five-day extravaganza.

Yakup, who is the co-chairman for the festival, pointed out that the most important and meaningful thing was to see the smiling faces of all participants, foreigners included.

“Please do come back next year and the organiser will assist you in order to ensure you will stay longer here,” he said.

He also hoped all participants will give their feedback on the festival, to ensure smooth sailing with improvements made to the next edition of the kite festival.

Meanwhile, a kite flyers representative Ron Des Pojado of USA said it was a “wonderful five days experience” participating in the festival.

“We all fly with heart and the passion that we all shared in this kite flying event, besides making new friends and strengthening friendship among kite flyers,” he said.