Pasir Gudang Kite Museum (Malay: Muzium Layang-Layang) is the first museum in Malaysia to present a history of kites. It has been opened since 2002 as a monument to all kiters throughout the world. An exhibition includes a lot of colorful kites, information posters and video about Pasir Gudang International Kite Festival. The museum has an unique working windmill whose mechanism works to generate enough electricity to supply the daily needs of the museum.
The best time to visit Pasir Gudang Kite Museum is February, when there is a World Kite Festival holding. This internationally acclaimed event has been hosted continuously since 1995.
After visiting this place you will know that kites appear in the culture and history of many countries around the world.
Kites have been worshipped as religious symbols, used as instruments of war, been developed as practical tools and simply provided a source of entertainment and enjoyment.
Malaysians call kites “Layang-Layang” or “Wau”. Colorful waus are hanging on the ceiling:
I liked the kite-eagle:
The sport kite and buggy:
The interior of the museum:
Do not forget to bring a kite – outside the museum there is a field for flying a kite. It’s also a venue of the Annual International Kite Festival:
- Address: Aras 19, Menara Aqabah, Jalan Bandar, 81700 Pasir Gudang, Johor (Show Map)
- Entrance Fee: Adult: Malaysian RM2 / Foreigners: RM3; Children: RM1
- Operating Hours: Daily 8:30am – 5:00pm (break 1:00pm – 2:00pm), Fri 9:00am – 5:00pm (break 12:15pm – 2:45pm)