Years back playing with kites was a popular past time for kids. Today tablets, computers, Play stations and other devices have caught the attention of a lot of children and has distanced them from this wonderful past time. There is no time or age limit to love kites. If you were once a kite enthusiast you will always be a kite enthusiast. You will never want to give up your love for kites. You will be amazed to see the impressive collection of kites displayed in the Kite Museum in Jakarta while you enjoy a holiday at a Jakarta Hotel such as Alila Jakarta. It will surely be a unique experience.

Due to her very deep passion for kites, Mrs. Endang W. Puspoyo decided to open a Kite Museum and her wish was fulfilled on 21st March, 2003. The Kite Museum is not merely an exhibition of kites but is also involved in organising kite festivals, exhibitions and kite decorating events. The Museum is a private museum far away from boring formal ambiance of most of the places you will find in Jakarta. The Kite museum is more cozy, colourful and a simply fascinating. The collection of kites is quite impressive. The collection ranges from the miniature piece measuring just 2 centimeters to the ‘Megaray’ kite, which is 9 x 26 meters.

As you enter the museum, the museum assistant will direct you to a small theater to be informed of the history of kites in Indonesia and the kite festivals that are held in the country. After watching the movie you can tour the museum, While you’re there you can also do fun things like kite making, kite painting, making ceramics, umbrella painting, doing batik for ceramics, t-shirts and many more. Therefore if you are in Jakarta a visit to this museum is a must. Museum opening times are Monday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Intrigued by history, art and food, Shazzana Hamid is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary. Disguised as Lavinia Woolf she writes of the exhilarating and enchanting.