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State executive councillor for culture and heritage Borhan Aman Shah (centre) receives a Wau Kapal Selangor kite produced by Muskhan Kastudi (left) at the Kita ke Kampung (Craft Edition) programme in Kampung Sungai Buaya, Kuala Langat, on February 19, 2021. — Picture by ASRI SAPFIE/SELANGORKINI

Wau Kapal to be the official kite of Selangor

By Siti Rohaizah Zainal

SHAH ALAM, Nov 25 — Wau Kapal will be Selangor’s official kite as it symbolises the state’s identity, says the state executive councillor for culture and heritage Borhan Aman Shah.

He said the rich tradition of kite flying should be remembered by society, especially the youth since it has been played for generations.

“Just as the Wau Bulan is synonymous with Kelantan, we also want to commercialise Wau Kapal so that it is more known in Selangor, and will not be forgotten over the ages.

“We will raise the Wau Bulan to be Selangor’s official kite so that it stays on as a medium for culture to be enjoyed by all levels of society,” Borhan told SelangorKini.

The Tanjung Sepat state assemblyman said a large-scale state-level kite competition will be organised next year to popularise the game.

He said the proposal came following the recent Wau Tegak Lajak Kapal Selangor competition organised by his constituency, which received over 800 entries.

“Apart from local community participants, we also received many entries from other districts such as Klang and Shah Alam,” Borhan added.

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