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SMALL KITE FLYING

Layang-layang or layangan (small kite) is a framed thin sheet of material connected to a rope or string and flown into the air. This game uses the wind concept in flying the kite. It is said that kites have ritual functions or for certain ceremonies. The first written notes mentioned that this game originated from China around 2500 BC.

A kite's functions can be divided into five that are as a game tool, a ritual tool, a fishing tool, a research aid tool and an energy alternative medium.

Research on the game's concept found that it is a game that has become an asset and the best treasure for Malaysia. It is not only made as a medium for pastime entertainment but, on the contrary, it can also be made as a receptacle for various matters following its functions.



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