Where to Fly a Kite in Singapore

08 March 2016
<p>Get high. Within limits. </p>

Get high. Within limits. 

There isn’t a lack of wide-open spaces to fly a kite in this little red dot. 

 

If you’re looking for an inexpensive and fun activity the whole family can enjoy outdoors, kite-flying is your best bet. 

Where can fly a kite in Singapore? Do need a permit for an aerial activity? According to the Singapore Kite Association, any vacant field that is outside 5 km of an airport is allowed as long at the kite stays within 60 m. Check out the area limits here

Kites flown near an airport or airbase may distract pilots during take-off or landing and/or be ingested by aircraft engines, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS).

With that in mind, the best places for an awesome a day of kite flying in Singapore include: 

 

Green Roof at Marina Barrage

Probably the most popular place to fly kites against the panoramic view of the Singapore skyline. More info here.

 

West Coast Park

The three hectare-wide Grand Lawn is especially popular among kite-flying enthusiasts. More info here

 

Sembawang Park

This northern gem is the perfect waterfront park to soar a colourful kite with your friends and family. More info here.

 

Kite safety tips

  • Do not fly your kite during a thunderstorm as wet kite line conducts electricity.
  • Avoid flying near roads, MRT tracks, trees, power lines and other obstacles such as lamp posts, and antennas.
  • Fly below 60 meters and never within 5 km of an airport. For more information, check out the CAAS guidelines. 
  • Be sure not to engage kite lines with other kite flyers.
  • As wind direction and intensity can change very quickly, protective gloves are recommended to protect yourself when you need to pull your kite strings from gusting wind conditions.

 

Read more about the best picnic spots and how you can enjoy nature in Singapore

 

By Muneerah Bee, March 2016 

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