Kite Flying


When we were young, we used to fly those square-shaped kites anywhere around our neighbourhood.

Those kites were much more precious to us then because we used our best efforts to make them.

Those days, our kite strings would be so sharp that they would cut each other as soon as they are in contact.


Now that we have grown older, we still bring our boys for kite flying except that we buy the kites and they come in so MANY DESIGNS and ARE BIGGER. Oh yeah, you can do stunts with them too, provided you can handle those stunt kites, hehe.




And we do have to travel a little now to fly our kites - not like previously when we could just fly them at our doorsteps in the kampung.

So, our boys are lucky to own many “designs” of kites before.


Our latest kite



From designs of aeroplanes, to cartoons, to animals…..these kites are priced reasonably although each does not cost the few cents during our time.

Some of them took off into the sky and we could never get them back again, one got stuck onto a tree, others got damaged over time, and some got intertwined with others.


We used to take part in Kite Festivals but it could be difficult finding any less crowded spot during these festivals:(

A favourite spot that Singaporeans gather for kite flying is - Marina Barrage.

It has great view there and it is a place that we get to see all designs of kites in the sky.

Although the wind might not be to our advantage all the time here, I would say kite-flying is still an activity to build our kids’ patience.






Imagine pulling the string, running and the kite takes off a little above ground. Then the kite would fall to the ground shortly after a while. Then our boys would try again and again, each time getting excited when the kite lasts a little longer above ground level.  Eventually, when the kite manages to soar into the sky, the feeling of achievement is enormous. And they could have so much fun, just chasing the kite.




By the way, our favourite spots to fly kites are still at Sengkang. There are some empty plots here where people gather and at least over here we have more moving space:)


To read more of our related posts in kite flying, check out these.

 Joining the Kite Flyers at West Coast

Finally We Join The Kite Flyers

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9 Responses to “Kite Flying”

  • claire says:

    The other day I went to polo ground, there were a lot of people playing kites too.. actually i never played with a kite before.. my fren told me that we must pull it up against the wind.. easier said than done.. i think i wont be able to do that.. :)

  • dressok says:

    your blog is so great, i like it very much

  • Jenn says:

    I never fly a kite before. It seems fun.

  • Michael says:

    Flying kites is really a kampong ways of fun in the past and the spirit past on from our generation to the younger one although kites comes in more design and colors and not self-made these days.

    My favourite place is the same as yours in Sengkang open field. Recently also move to the Sengkang Riverside park, you can try there as well. May be will pump into you one of these days … if I could recognise you in person :)

  • Denesa says:

    Hi Claire,
    I don’t really know whether I am using the correct way. All I know is A must hold the kite and let go when B pull the string and start running. If the wind factor is there, then the kite will remain in the air and then we can release more string and just don’t let go the string.

    Happy trying:)

  • Denesa says:

    Hi Jenn,

    It is fun when the kite soars as high as it could:)

  • Denesa says:

    Hi Michael,

    Yeap. Do not hesitate to come over to say “Hi” if you do see me and my kids running crazy with the kite at Sengkang. Just don’t laugh at us..haha:)

    Talking about Sengkang Riverside Park, coincidentally, we were there this evening. I like the quietness there..the pond, the wind, the peace, the track and the green. Hehe…I picnic there too…just that we picnic in the car:)

  • slavemom says:

    Kite-flying is a really fun outdoor activity. I haven’t exposed my kids to it yet. I wonder if they’ll like it, considering their lack of patience. hahaha

  • Denesa says:

    Hi Slavemom,

    Can give them a try. It is FUN with wind:)

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