World’s largest indoor vertical garden in Kuwait

Post by Mark

I was reading an article in WIRED magazine about Patrick Blanc and his famous vertical wall gardens when I read the following:

Forty-five years on, the French botanist’s gardens have grown massive in scale. One inside a Portuguese shopping mall is larger than four tennis courts, and there’s one in Kuwait that’s almost as big. [Source]

So I did a bit of googling and found this article from January of this year that says:

360 MALL announced the latest addition to its unique retail offer, with the creation of the world’s largest indoor living wall. This innovative vertical garden marks a new eco-friendly element to the 360 Mall on offer…

…Patric Blanc, a botanist and the inventor of the Vertical Garden said: “This vertical garden is set to become a must-see destination for people in Kuwait and beyond. It is something people will want to see and experience for themselves. [Source]

I’ve been to 360 Mall a few times and never noticed the vertical garden so I checked for some images of the mall online and found the picture above on Ansam’s blog showing the vertical garden. I don’t think a lot of people have noticed it before, maybe they should add a plaque or something in front of it. It’s interesting.

Here is a link to Patrick Blanc’s website. [Link]


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Aquamondo

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Yesterday night I passed by Abyat to check up on something and on my way out I decided to pass by this new place that had opened right in front of it called Aquamondo. It’s a cute place that has everything you need for your bathroom ranging from shower curtains and floor mats to shower heads and bathtubs. They even have a small area with a few shower heads setup where you can turn them on and see how the water flows out of them.

Abyat does have a bigger collection of shower heads and tubs but its still neat.


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Giveaway Day 3: Saso Lounge Gift Certificate

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This giveaway thing is turning out to be pretty cool. I’ve got I think around 14 more giveaways to give since a lot of businesses want to be part of this which is great for everyone. I am also trying to get a variety of gifts, some food related, some electronic stuff, some stuff for guys and some stuff for girls etc. So far I think I’ve got a nice variety lined up. Today’s giveaway is courtesy of Saso Lounge who you guys will recognize from the banner right on top.

They’ve just opened up in a brand new location in Abu Hulaifa, right next door to Johnny Rockets and Starbucks in Alia and Ghalia towers. I haven’t been to their new branch yet but I have been to their Kuwait City branch and they’ve got a very large range of great dishes to suite everyone. Their website was also recently updated and now has a large food gallery where you can check out all their dishes (don’t check it if you’re hungry and fasting!). Saso Lounge are giving away a KD20 voucher which you could use at either of their branches. All you need to do to win this voucher is to leave a comment below and later on in the evening I will use random.org to select a winner. For more information on Saso Lounge visit their website [Here]

Rules: You need to put your proper email in the email field while commenting since the winner will be contacted by email. You can only comment once, anyone caught commenting more than once will get disqualified.

Update: The post was closed for commenting at 7PM. The winner is…


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Comment #68, you’ve got mail!
Everyone else check back tomorrow for another giveaway.


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RIP Patrick Swayze

Post by Mark

Just the other night I was watching the movie 11:14 and thinking how I’ve started to like Patrick Swayze more as he’s gotten older. Very sad. [Link]


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Trader Vic’s is now Shrimpy

Post by Mark

Nibaq tweeted the other day that he heard Trader Vic’s on the Gulf Road got turned into Shrimpy. I thought that was a joke (and a funny one) but turns out it’s true. I just passed by it on my way to work and the signs are already up, Trader Vic’s has shutdown and Shrimpy is there instead. This can’t be good for Don Mario’s and Letter Damour whom are now going to be located right behind Shrimpy.

Update: It seems Don Mario’s and Letter Damour have also closed down. I tried Don Mario’s once and didn’t like it but a lot of people I know used to say good things about.


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KEMS don’t like me?

Post by Mark

A blog reader just emailed me saying that my blog is blocked by KEMS. Can anyone confirm that?

Update: It seems this isn’t true, my site isn’t blocked with KEMS. Must be a fluke?

Update2: The error message the blog reader is getting is

This site is blocked according to the goverment filtering policy. If you feel this page has been blocked in errors kindly fill out the form and we will investigate thank you.

Very strange, is this because I said the bollards were ugly?

Update3: My site is now no longer blocked on KEMS.


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Ugly Tires = Pass

Post by Mark

Back in July my car failed the yearly mechanical test because of my large tires. Today I finally swapped them out for 4 much smaller tires that don’t even match and my Jeep passed the test. They were really dangerous to drive with so I quickly put back my large tires again.


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Giveaway Day 2: Yummy package from Choowy Goowy

Post by Mark

As I mentioned yesterday I am going to try and have something to give away everyday until Eid. Today’s giveaway is courtesy of Choowy Goowy. Choowy Goowy are one of my favorite desert dessert places in Kuwait. They’ve got amazing cookies, make amazing brownies and also have delicious cheesecakes.

Today we’re giving away a package to one winner consisting of 2 jars of cookies of whatever flavor you want, a box of chocolate brownies and a full cheesecake with the crust and topping of your choice. All you need to do to win this package is to leave a comment below and later on in the evening I will use random.org to select a winner. For more information about Choowy Goowy visit their website [Here]

If you’re a business owner and want to be part of this giveaways [Contact Me]

Note: You need to put your proper email in the email fiel while commenting since winner will be contacted by email. You can only comment once, anyone caught commenting more than once will get disqualified.

Update: I just realized there are only 6 days till Eid left which isn’t much so the giveaways will last through Eid and not just till Eid.

Update2: Due to the high response in such a short period of time and the fact I need to leave the house, I closed the post for commenting at 7PM. The winner is…


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Comment #38, you’ve got mail!
Everyone else check back tomorrow for another giveaway.


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Bye Bye Um Al-Aish

Post by Mark

I don’t understand why they would demolish it. Couldn’t they leave it standing there all alone? It’s very sad. [YouTube]

via Q8GEEKS


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Vespas in Kuwait

Post by Mark

I was at the Tamiya dealer in Tilal Complex and on my way out I decided to take a different route than usual. So I am driving when suddenly on my right I see all these scooters parked outside a store. So I park the Jeep, go down and realize I was standing outside the Vespa dealer.

Turns out they’ve only been open for 3 months and they’re also the new dealers for Aprilia, Piaggio and Moto Guzzi. If you’re interested, they’re located in the block across from Tilal Complex. If Explorers Base is on your right keep going straight past the intersection and they should be on your right.


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