May 11, 2015
Story & Photography by Gail G. Collins
With buildings, power lines and trees, Jakarta isn’t exactly suited to kite flying, but our Indonesian Heritage Society group enjoyed the next best thing: A trip to Layang Layang (Kite) Museum. Founded in 2003, it is the inspiration of Endang W. Puspoyo, who has been a longtime kite enthusiast. In fact, she was preparing for the next kite festival when we chatted. The grounds are a quiet, shady respite from the hectic city, and the day we visited, they swarmed with eager school children learning kite history.