Tue, 06 Aug 2002

1,000 students set kite flying record

JAKARTA: One thousand junior high school students from 89 schools set a new record by flying about 400 kites on Sunday at Ancol East Beach, Jakarta.

The record will be registered in the Indonesian Record Museum (MURI), according to Corporate Affairs Director of PT Coca Cola Indonesia, Titie Sadarini.

The program was held to launch pineapple flavored Fanta produced by the company which lasted for about three hours.

Each group of five students were given two kites and colored pencils to decorate them while the jury included Dwi Koendoro, a cartoonist, and Djati Garudaya, a professional kite flyer from Yogyakarta.--Antara