Melaka is situated on the southern part of the Malay Peninsula and it capital, Malacca City is over 200km from Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur. The city centre was designated as a Unesco World Heritage Site in 2008. To attract more tourists, the town hosts an annual international kite festival. In 2017, it will be held from January 23-28.  Organised by Majlis Perbandaran Pasir Gudang and Melaka Tourism Promotion Division (BPP), the event will be held at Dataran 1 Malaysia, Kelebang, Melaka. In 2016, the festival saw 120 participants from 37 countries, including Malaysia, so expect a coulourful event this year as well. For more information, visit