Start on a high note - go fly a kite

Balinese taking part in the annual Bali Kites Festival, a popular tourist event usually held around this time of the year, in Sanur yesterday. Hundreds of rivalling kite troupes from all over the island gather each year to fly their traditional kites
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Balinese taking part in the annual Bali Kites Festival, a popular tourist event usually held around this time of the year, in Sanur yesterday. Hundreds of rivalling kite troupes from all over the island gather each year to fly their traditional kites, many home-made, alongside modern designs brought by international teams. The dominant colours of the kites - black, red, white and gold or yellow - represent the incarnations of Hindu deities, and some boast gigantic proportions. They are a sight to behold, especially when they take to the skies.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 10, 2017, with the headline 'Start on a high note - go fly a kite'. Print Edition | Subscribe