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Tanah Lot Kite Festival August 11-14, 2006

More than 15 Countries Expected to Participate in Second Major International Kite Event in Bali in as Many Months.

(7/15/2006) As of July 5th more than 15 countries have registered their interest in participating in the Tanah Lot International Kite Festival set to be held August 11-14, 2006.

Following less than one month after the [ Bali Festival of Kites] to be held near Sanur Beach at Padang Galak Beach July 20-23, 2006, the Tanah Lot kite flying competition will take place in conjunction with a variety of traditional games and contests including Sunari, Pindekan and Petakut.

International Competition

Local participation will be limited to 40 comprising selected Balinese teams, kite flying contingents from 9 other Indonesian provinces, and the 10 top-rated teams from the Padang Galak event. Meanwhile, foreign teams of kite flyers are expected at Tanah Lot from Germany, U.K., Thailand, China, South Korea, Malaysia, Sweden, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, India, U.S.A. and Australia. Final confirmation of participation is still pending for teams from Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand and the Netherlands.