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‘Bandar Seri Begawan - Bruneians like kite flying’


China is often regarded as the birthplace of kites.
The first official kites appear around 400 BC in China, but there are indications that the kite was invented there already 600 years earlier. This has a lot to do with the fact that silk and bamboo were available in China, the ideal materials for a good kite.

However, the oldest depiction of a kite is from a mesolithic period cave painting in Pulau Muna, an island near Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia. That depiction has been dated from even much older, namely from about 9500–9000 years BC.

Kite flying is very popular in many Asian countries. Even in Afghanistan. However, the Taliban thought it didn't fit their culture and banned it when they held power between 1996 and 2001…

All information from Wikipedia.

As you can see in both pictures, kite flying is also popular in Brunei. However, it struck me that most of the young people with a kite were Chinese Bruneians. Most of them, not all of them.

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Last year, Mariusz reported that he had a full TE-page with pictures taken in Athens.
18 photos of him without anyone else uploading a photo of Athens in between.
I now also have a full TE-page with pictures of Bandar Seri Begawan.

I admit that this is of course much easier to achieve by showing pictures of a less frequented place.
It also has to do with the declining popularity of TE as my first photo in this series was uploaded on April 28, 2020 and my 18th is today.

You can find them all here:
https://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Asia/Brunei/West/Brunei_and_Muara/Bandar_Seri_Begawan/

As soon as someone will upload another photo of BSB, this link will of course no longer show only my photos. I hope it will happen soon and that TE regains popularity.

I hope you found the photos worthwhile. In this series, golden domes and walkways in water villages came into the picture quite often.

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6310 W: 22 N: 14870] (58979)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2020-02-24
  • Exposure: 30 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2021-08-20 8:56
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