KIDS CULTURE CORNER
In Singapore many people travel by rickshaw. Here’s a little rhyme in both English and Malay about a rickshaw.
Naik Beca (Malay) / Ride a Rickshaw (English)
Kring, kring ada beca,
Beca beroda tiga,
Ku nail dengan bapa,
Pergi keliling kota.
Kring, kring there’s a trishaw*
It has three wheels,
I take a ride with my father
Going around the city together.
Kite Day falls on January 19. Everyone who enters the kite competitions in the Singapore Kite Festival must make his or her own kite. Some kites are huge dragons or ships with 19 sails. Judges score competitors’ kites on both artistic design and flying performance. There are team competitions too. The team has to design the kite and they are timed on how long it takes to make it fly. They also have to try to touch a target up in the air. What do you suppose the weather is like in Singapore in January? Would you fly a kite in January where you live? Here is a link to pictures of kite festivals all over the world.