Cheap Place to Develop 35mm Film

Post by Mark

If you still shoot with 35mm film then you know how difficult it is to find a place that can still develop film and how expensive it is. Previously I’ve recommended Ashkanani in Salmiya as an option but because of the cost of chemicals, they tend to wait until there are multiple film rolls and then batch develop them all together. This means the process could take a week or a month, you never know but they’re also expensive charging KD10+ per roll.

But, a few days ago I was at Souk Al Watiya behind Sheraton Hotel in the city and spotted a small store that still had a 35mm film development machine. The place charges KD2.5 to develop a roll and then 100fils per photo print. This means a roll of 36 shots would cost you around KD6. Not only is it cheaper than Ashkanani but they’ll also develop them quicker for you since they have no problem developing a single roll of film at a time.

If you’re looking for a place to develop film then this is a good alternative to Ashkanani. The store doesn’t have a name but it’s on the ground floor of Souk Al Watiya near one of the exits. Here is the location of the complex on Google Maps.

2019-10-22T08:07:13+03:00Oct 22, 2019|6 Comments

Salmiya is a Garbage Dump

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If pictures weren’t enough to show you how bad things are in Salmiya, here is a video of the garbage dump right outside my apartment building.

2019-10-21T16:35:17+03:00Oct 21, 2019|11 Comments

Irish Pub Opening in Kuwait

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I know this sounds weird but there is an Irish Pub opening down the street from my place in Salmiya. According to their instagram (@irishpub.kwt) they’re going to be opening up any day now so I’m obviously going to have to pass by and check it out. I hope me reviewing pubs is going to be a thing soon!

Thanks Sharan!

2019-10-20T22:28:36+03:00Oct 20, 2019|19 Comments

Competing to be Kuwait’s First Astronaut

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There is a new reality show on Dubai TV called The Astronauts where 12 candidates from different nationalities compete to become a real life astronaut. One of the candidates who is also the youngest competitor on the show is Bader Al Moulah, a Kuwaiti architect.

The Astronauts reality show is done in cooperation with the BBC and led by the Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield. It’s in Arabic and airs on Sundays at 9PM on Dubai TV and Wednesdays at 9PM on Dubai One with English subtitles.

You can follow Bader on instagram @the.travelling.architect and the show @theastronautsar

2019-10-20T08:10:13+03:00Oct 20, 2019|19 Comments

Things to do in Kuwait this Weekend

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There’s something for everybody this weekend from live music to yoga with dogs so check out this weekends full list of events below:

Thursday
Exhibition: Conversations in Colour
Exhibition: The Place I Call Home
Exhibition: Halal Nights by Mohammad Al-Hemd
Ultimate LEGO Experience
Mr. D0ne’s Game On Kuwait
French Institute of Kuwait Cinema club – “Edmond”
October Open Mic Night
Live in K-City

Friday
Exhibition: The Place I Call Home
Ultimate LEGO Experience

Saturday
Exhibition: Conversations in Colour
Exhibition: The Place I Call Home
Exhibition: Halal Nights by Mohammad Al-Hemd
Yoga at the Park
Ultimate LEGO Experience
Come Play with Us!
Droga at Luna & Beau

If you’d like to share an event on the blog [Email Me]
For a full list of upcoming events click [Here]

Sometimes events get canceled or have details changed so always double-check with the organizers.

2019-10-17T08:27:00+03:00Oct 17, 2019|2 Comments

Movies Showing in Kuwait this Weekend

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Screenshot from Zombieland: Double Tap

The movies below are now showing at Cinescape, Grand Cinemas and VOX:

New This Weekend:
Abduction (6.0)
Killers Anonymous (6.2)
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (7.0)
Zombieland: Double Tap (7.3)

Other Movies Showing Now:
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (7.2)
Abominable (7.3)
Ad Astra (7.4)
Angel Has Fallen (7.0)
Born a King (8.8)
Dora and the Lost City of Gold (5.9)
Downton Abbey (7.8)
Joker (9.4)
Gemini Man (5.2)
Little Monsters (5.9)
Rambo: Last Blood (8.1)
The Lion King (6.2)

The movies below are also now showing at the Scientific Center IMAX theater:

Movies Showing Now:
Amazon Adventure 3D (6.6)
Backyard Wilderness 3D (8.4)
Journey to Space 3D (6.4)
Oceans: Our Blue Planet (7.4)
Volcanoes 3D (6.6)

Numbers in brackets refer to the IMDB rating at time of publishing.

2019-10-17T07:23:29+03:00Oct 17, 2019|0 Comments

PROMOTED: Run for a Cause with RunKuwait

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Fawzia Sultan Healthcare Network (FSHN), a non-profit multidisciplinary healthcare provider, is pleased to announce the return of its annual charity sporting event, RunKuwait, in its ninth edition.

The event, which will be held on November 23rd, invites interested participants and RunKuwait returning friends to register for the race and contribute to improving the lives of children with special needs.

RunKuwait is a charitable initiative aiming to raise awareness and funds towards the rehabilitative treatment of vulnerable children with special needs. Since 2013, all registration proceeds are channeled directly towards the non-profit Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (CERC), founded by FSHN. Last year’s event with more than 2,900 registrations successfully contributed towards offering a total of 1000 treatment sessions to children with special needs.

RunKuwait is a community based fun sporting event for all family members who can join a 5KM or 10KM run or walk. The event’s race village will host different warm-up exercises, activities for children and exciting activities for family members and friends who will join the event to cheer for the participants.

RunKuwait is supported by generous contributions from the following sponsors: Agility as a Founding Partner, INTERSPORT and ASAR Legal as Gold sponsors, and EQUATE as Silver sponsor. The media sponsors for the RunKuwait initiative this year are Alanba newspaper, Alrai newspaper, Alseyassah newspaper, Arab Times newspaper, Kuwait Times newspaper, bazaar magazine, The talk magazine, Alhadaf magazine, M2R company and 248am as a social media sponsor.

Interested participants, athletes, and continuous supporters of RunKuwait can find more information about the race, and can register through the RunKuwait official social media channels, @RunKuwait on Instagram and Facebook.

2019-10-16T08:18:10+03:00Oct 16, 2019|0 Comments