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A friendly warning: don't kite in Singapore

Postby hongchew » Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:23 am

If you are an advanced kiter, there's no point to kite in Singapore. If you're still on the learning curve, a honest mistake could land you in trouble land. Don't expect much love from the local kiter community, they would very much like to get you arrested for not adhering strictly to their "rules". It's the only country I'm aware of that requires a permit to kite.

There are plenty of better and friendly places around to kite.

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Re: A friendly warning: don't kite in Singapore

Postby Toby » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:13 am

What are their rules ?

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Re: A friendly warning: don't kite in Singapore

Postby sarc » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:50 am

I heard that wind in Singapore is a sad, cruel joke. Go across the straight to Malaysia where I think you'll find slightly better wind and a more friendly/relaxed crowd. Or go to Vietnam (do a google search)

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Re: A friendly warning: don't kite in Singapore

Postby dylan* » Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:07 pm

sarc wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:50 am
Or go to Vietnam (do a google search)
Here, I googled it so you guys don't have to:
Vietnam (UK: /ˌvjɛtˈnæm, -ˈnɑːm/, US: /ˌviːətˈnɑːm, -ˈnæm/;[11] Vietnamese: Việt Nam pronounced [vîət nāːm]), officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnamese: Cộng hòa xã hội chủ nghĩa Việt Nam (About this sound listen)), is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. With an estimated 94.6 million inhabitants as of 2016, it is the world's 14th-most-populous country, and the ninth-most-populous Asian country. Vietnam is bordered by China to the north, Laos to the northwest, Cambodia to the southwest, Thailand across the Gulf of Thailand to the southwest, and the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia across the South China Sea to the east and southeast.[d] Its capital city has been Hanoi since the reunification of North and South Vietnam in 1976, with Ho Chi Minh City as the most populous city.

The northern part of Vietnam was part of Imperial China for over a millennium, from 111 BC to AD 939. An independent Vietnamese state was formed in 939, following a Vietnamese victory in the Battle of Bạch Đằng River. Successive Vietnamese imperial dynasties flourished as the nation expanded geographically and politically into Southeast Asia, until the Indochina Peninsula was colonized by the French in the mid-19th century.

Following a Japanese occupation in the 1940s, the Vietnamese fought French rule in the First Indochina War, eventually expelling the French in 1954. Thereafter, Vietnam was divided politically into two rival states, North Vietnam (officially the Democratic Republic of Vietnam), and South Vietnam (officially the Republic of Vietnam). Conflict between the two sides intensified in what is known as the Vietnam War, with heavy intervention by the United States on the side of South Vietnam from 1965 to 1973. The war ended with a North Vietnamese victory in 1975.

Vietnam was then unified under a Marxist-Leninist government but remained impoverished and politically isolated. In 1986, the government initiated a series of economic and political reforms which began Vietnam's path towards integration into the world economy.[13] By 2000, it had established diplomatic relations with all nations. Since 2000, Vietnam's economic growth rate has been among the highest in the world,[13] and, in 2011, it had the highest Global Growth Generators Index among 11 major economies.[14] Its successful economic reforms resulted in its joining the World Trade Organization in 2007. It is also a member of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation and the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie.

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Re: A friendly warning: don't kite in Singapore

Postby ELI » Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:46 pm

What are the rules ?

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Re: A friendly warning: don't kite in Singapore

Postby hongchew » Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:31 pm

Toby wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:13 am
What are their rules ?
I think it involves some lecture on the history of the country, after which my brain shuts off. Don't know, don't care, too many brain cells to waste for subpar winds.

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Re: A friendly warning: don't kite in Singapore

Postby hongchew » Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:36 pm

sarc wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:50 am
I heard that wind in Singapore is a sad, cruel joke. Go across the straight to Malaysia where I think you'll find slightly better wind and a more friendly/relaxed crowd. Or go to Vietnam (do a google search)
Maybe the frustration from lack of decend winds triggers the hostility from the locals :argue:

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Re: A friendly warning: don't kite in Singapore

Postby madworld » Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:39 pm


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Re: A friendly warning: don't kite in Singapore

Postby vman » Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:46 am

hongchew wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:31 pm
Toby wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:13 am
What are their rules ?
I think it involves some lecture on the history of the country, after which my brain shuts off. Don't know, don't care, too many brain cells to waste for subpar winds.
If you don't know and don't care, it goes to show your attitude and respect to the local community and rules isnt it?

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Re: A friendly warning: don't kite in Singapore

Postby jakemoore » Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:03 am

They probably don't want their spots to get banned.

It does look like there are better places for wind.


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