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  Terengganu - The Last Traditional Kite Maker

Kite flying is another popular sport in both Terengganu and Kelantan. These kites can stretch a metre in diameter and can be as tall as the player that flies it. It comes in various shapes and named as Wau Bulan, Wau Kucing, and Wau Merak to name a few. Made from thin rice paper within a light cut bamboo frame, they are beautifully decorated with delicate motifs and are treasured as a piece of art by itself. Once airborne, they make humming sounds and each kite is pitted to cross the path of another to bring it down. The string of a kite is thinly covered with a kind of glass powder that can cut the string of another. Whichever kite that flies last wins.

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