It’s not a plane, it’s not a bird either! Then . . . what is it?
A footage of possibly the largest kite in Singapore that was posted on Facebook has already gathered over five million views. The viral footage shows a giant octopus—with tentacles and all—fluttering about in all its splendid glory against the backdrop of a clear blue sky at Marina Barrage.
Maggie Mok, the co-owner of a kite-flying enthusiast group in Singapore called the Show Kites Singapore, told The Strait Times that it took six people to get the majestic aquatic creature’s lookalike airborne! It’s believed to be the size of five buses!
Mok said that the giant octopus—made by a Chinese kite-maker who specializes in custom kites—had only been flown three times earlier. “It’s not that easy as it requires perfect weather and a large enough space to get it up into the air. Keeping it afterwards is also a difficult task,” she told The Strait Times.
Mok and her husband began flying kites as a hobby seven years before and eventually graduated to flying larger kites. The couple now own several large kites including a 65-feet tall red bear and 32-feet tall Merlion.
According to Mok, such large kites would cost anywhere between hundreds of dollars to as much as $10,000.
Watch the video:
Video courtesy: The Strait Times
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