NTUC Income Kite Festival Singapore 2010

Lots of kites pinned to the sky at The Promontory@Marina Bay
Lots of kites pinned to the sky at The Promontory@Marina Bay

It is my first time to a kite festival. Missed the one last year cos I wasn’t so interested in kiting then. Reached the Promontory@Marina Bay at around 4pm and it is already crowded with people! People are queuing up for their free NTUC Income kites. Didn’t join the queue as I have my own.

While enjoying the sky full of kites, I saw kite lines got cut and beautiful kites falling off into the river. The river slowly consumes the kite until it is out of sight. This is the problem when people use kite lines like kevlar lines, waxed tire line and red lines. These waxed lines generates lots of heat when it is rubbed against other lines, causing other the other entangled line to melt and eventually snap under the heat.

Kiting is a leisure activity. Simply don’t understand why a handful of Singapore Online Kite sellers actually sell such lines. I actually bumped into one of the sellers at project site, he told me “even if you don’t cut others, others will cut yours. So get a kevlar line!”. Well, “An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind”, Mahatma Gandhi.

So be a responsible kite flyer! Go for friendly kite lines. You wouldn’t want to lose your kites.

Seeing that the flying area is packed, Serene and I went over to Marina Barrage to try our luck.

More kites pinned to the sky at Marina Barrage
More kites pinned to the sky at Marina Barrage

Well, the sky is decorated with kites as well. Launched our kites with little effort and was dismayed to see it tangled with other kite lines. Reeled my Wala XL in and saw the kite line tangled with mine. It was a kevlar line. I am lucky it didn’t cut my braided nylon line. Phew.

Look forward to the next kiting session!