Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Bali: A Suspended Island?
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

Bali: A Suspended Island?

The Highs and Lows of Bali's Annual Kite Flying Season.


Bali News:
Click Image to Enlarge

(6/29/2009)

Visitors to Bali during the months of June-August each year could be forgiven for thinking Bali is an island suspended on strings descending from the heavens above. A look skyward during these months in any direction will usually reveal hundreds of kites, some the size of a large trucks, supporting colorful tails flapping in the wind. And, while legions of small boys can be found everywhere playing with their kites, kite flying in Bali is hardly child's play. Almost every banjar in Bali has its dedicated team of young men who build and enter kites competitions to win prizes and bring honor to their village.

Some Words of Caution

High-flying kites in Bali are not without a downside:

- Those with eyes turned skyward admiring the island's annual high-flying spectacle should be cautioned to keep their eyes on the road in order to avoid becoming yet another statistic to the many who are injured or disfigured each year by hard-to-see kite strings stretched across local roads.

- Local pilots operating around Bali know to keep their eyes peeled for high flying kites suspended near Bali's airport, despite rules outlawing such kite-flying activity. The threat to aviation increases somewhat during night time flights when many large kites are left unsupervised flying overnight, tied to the earth by wires held by heavy spikes driven into the earth.

- Candles and flashlights should be stocked during Bali's kite-flying season in anticipation of power outages caused by kite wires that short-circuit high power lines in Bali.

- It's also a good idea to be on the look out for kites, both small and very large, that have momentarily "slipped the surly bonds of earth" and are suddenly crashing back uncontrolled to earth. In such scenarios, horrendous collisions with vehicles or cardiac arrest among drivers who find themselves face to face with a road-sized kite are common results.

Despite these cautionary notes, visitors to Bali during the month of Bali should monitor local media and attend the annual kite festival held on at Padang Galak field on Sanur Beach.

Related Article

[The Killer Kites of Bali]

[Kites and Helicopters Don't Mix in Bali]

[See: Yikes! Watch Out for Kites]

[Bali Suffers an Island-Wide Power Outage]

[An Island With Strings Attached]


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

       

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Kiwi’s Keen on Bali
Air New Zealand Looking to More than Double Passenger Capacity Between Auckland and Bali in 2018
(7/23/2017)
Silhouettes that Break Cold Sweats
Bali Police Install Replica Police Cars on Road Sides to Reduce Traffic Violations
(7/23/2017)
An Unexplained Death
New Zealander Dies After a Night of Drinking at an East Bali Hotel
(7/23/2017)
The Belgium Who Fell From Above
Belgium Tourist Commits Suicide By Jumping from Villa North of Ubud
(7/24/2017)
No Shortage of Oranges
Bali’s Kintamani Orange Prices Drop to Record Lows
(7/23/2017)
Purposely Vague Recollections
Man Beaten By Transvestites and Left Naked in a Bali Field Released from Hospital
(7/23/2017)
Now Infamously Famous
Actor Jeremy Thomas to Have His Day in Court on Charges of Embezzlement and Fraud in Ubud Property Case
(7/23/2017)
A Young Life Gone Up in Smoke
Italian Facing a Dozen Years in Jail for Three Joints of 'Ajapa-japa'
(7/23/2017)
Pursuing Princesses
Princess Cruise Lines Lists Improvements Needed to Attract More Cruise Ship Visits to Indonesia
(7/23/2017)
Tropical Cancer Care
Bali Developing Cancer Treatment Center at Mangusada General Hospital
(7/23/2017)
Arshole Incarceration
Madurese Laborer Get 12-years for Smuggling Methamphetamines Concealed in his Anus
(7/23/2017)
Faulty Towers
Bali-based Resistance to “Bali-Crossing” High Voltage Line Grows
(7/23/2017)
All [News]!