Kite Fliers’ Melaka Association Choose the 1st day of 2009 for their kite festival that will be held at Dataran Pahlawan. 50 kite fliers including 16 from China will enter this event to show their skill at the event. Melaka State CM, Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam is expected to officiate the festival at 11am. The festival actually start at 10am and end at 3.00. As 1 Jan 2009 is a public holiday, come and bring your children to learn more about kites and actually there are different type of kite and some of them are extra huge!.