Rhino Kite Festival 2018 is held for the second time this year on Saturday and Sunday (May 12-13) in Tanjung Lesung, Banten, Indonesia, participated in by foreign countries such as Malaysia, Singapore, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and Indonesia as the host. Rhino Kite Festival is part of Rhino Cross Triathlon (Rhino X-Tri) which is the first Cross Triathlon open championship in Indonesia. The event consists of swimming, cycling and running across the beauty and natural challenge of Tanjung Lesung on September 29 to 30, 2018. Founder of Indonesian Kites Museum, Endang Ernawati said on Saturday (12/5) in Tanjung Lesung, Banten, Indonesia that there were 100 kites managed to be flown in the festival. Moreover Endang also said that she will make an innovation to promote and re-introduce one of Indonesian cultural heritages such as wayang through the kites festival.
"On May 30th, I will sign an MOU with India to hold a cooperation in cultural sector. Because on May 30th India Prime Minister will visit Indonesia and play kites at Monas square. I will also hold a kite exhibition in similar shape with wayang figure, we are searching the red line then I suggested Ramayana," said Endang Ernawati.
Endang Ernawati moreover added that kite is actually one of Indonesian cultures since the era of kingdoms in the 14th century during which the kites were made of dry leaves and bamboo stick. The kites with wayang figures will be the primadona of the kites flown by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and it is scheduled to be attended by Indonesian President Joko Widodo. (VOI/NUKE/NT)