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  1. Red kites flying high again

    Posted Jun 12th 2009, 12:00am by Sara Yin

    ... Sara Yin A revival of Britain's red kite population, previously facing extinction, has been so successful that the birds are now being exported to other parts of Europe. Dee Doody, a field worker at the Welsh Kite Trust, says Wales has seen unprecedented growth in red kite numbers this year. Last year there were 53 pairs, but so far this year he has counted 86 pairs, 71 ...

  2. Colour abounds at Basant festival

    Posted Aug 14th 2004, 12:00am by Andrea Pawlyna

    ... and geographical location. Spring temperatures usually hover around 18 to 20 degrees Celsius. The origin of the festival dates back centuries, with kite-flying the highlight. The biggest celebrations take ... major cities, including the capital Islamabad and the port city of Karachi. Tourists come to see the spectacular sight of the sky filled with colourful dancing kites flown from the streets ...

  3. Third-generation kite maker keeps old craft alive

    Posted Dec 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Liu Bin runs Three Stone Kite, a family workshop in Beijing that makes kites the old-fashioned way. He laments the decline of the tradition since the glory days of the Qing dynasty and the lack of appreciation for the craft today. How do you make a kite? Making a kite involves more than 200 steps, and each requires concentration of the mind. First, you pick a stick of bamboo ...

  4. High fliers

    Posted Apr 21st 2006, 12:00am by Simon Montlake

    ... the stifling heat. It's also a great time to fly a kite. Sanam Luang, the park outside the walls of the Grand Palace, is the traditional spot for kite enthusiasts to gather. To the casual passer-by, it's normally the more colourful kites that catch the eye. Red smiley faces, cartoon characters and bold patterns stand out against the hazy blue skies of Bangkok. But there's ...

  5. High-flying show for kite-lovers

    Posted Nov 09th 2007, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Rebecca Tsui Kites of all shapes, colours and sizes are on show at a public exhibition on Hong Kong Island. The Kite Festival, which runs until Sunday, is being held on a large area of grassland at Cyberport. The exhibits include a dragon kite more than 240 metres long and mini-versions measuring between five and 12 centimetres. Many other colourful kites from various countries, ...



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