Enigmatic Malaysia: Wau: Soaring the Skies in Rich Tradition (2009)
The Malaysian Wau or kites can be found in all shapes and colors, with their bamboo frames brightly decorated by intricate floral cutouts and designs pasted on shimmering paper in a multitude and vibrant colors. A bow-shaped device attached the the neck that emanates a pleasant, high-pitched humming sound when it soars the skies further enhances the eye-catching wau.
Traditionally, wau flying was especially popular in the East coast states Peninsular Malaysia, namely Kelantan and Terengganu, where it was commonly flown at the end of harvesting season. Today, the cultural heritage of the Malaysian Wau is preserved, as it has become a popular sporting activity amongst the Malay community.