I saw on the paper that Ahmedi will organize a festive Carnival and a musical parade to celebrate Kuwait National Day near Al Koot Mall next Thursday in addition to bicycles and running tournaments on the 9th of March. I loved how Ahmedi was decorated with colorful lights and I think the carnival will be fun to attend.
Where: Al Daboos street, Al Koot Mall
When: 7th March at 3:30pm
I never knew that we have a drifting club in Kuwait, a friend of mine was talking today about a weekly drifting event on the 7th Ring Road near the Gas Station where many rookie and skilled drifters from all over Kuwait come to enjoy drifting in a large open area that was assigned specifically for this purpose. The great news is that this drifting event is legal and safe because they have got the necessary permissions from the ministry and there are firefighters and ambulance at the site plus participants must put on a safety helmet, nice.
What’s more interesting is that there are supercars worth more than KD100,000 drifting too, I was checking the photos and spotted Lamborghini’s, Porsche GT, Mercedes-Benz SLR, Porsche Turbo (see above), that must be the most expensive drifting on earth! I simply can’t imagine how they don’t feel guilty drifting in these super expensive luxury supercars but I suspect they got the money to burn and I guess the crowd love to see million dinar drifting. It’s about time to have such legal and safe drifting events organized in Kuwait by an independent and recognized club.
My friend says they started this drifting event about a month ago and that they gather every Saturday at around 1:00 pm at the same location on 7th Ring Road to enjoy drifting and that there are special platforms for spectators. Kuwait Drift Club is a subsidiary of Kuwait 1/4 Mile Club, I’m glad they finally gave drifters the attention they need, at least this will help with late night unsafe drifting that blocks Kuwait streets. I hope they get all the support and funding they need to have a dedicated club for drifting, I also wish they do the same for racers and build a racing truck in Kuwait just like all other developed countries.
If you thought the bungee jumping at Marina Crescent was scary then hear this, I was informed by someone at Al Hamra Tower that world champion and record B.A.S.E holder jumper Chris McDougall will jump off the top of Al Hamra Tower (we’re talking 414 meters high) next weekend. I can’t wait to see how he will perform the big scary jump with my own eyes, I think I should call it the Leap of Faith this time. I think he’ll be using a camera to record the free fall.
Where: Al Hamra Tower
When: 8th March (Friday) 2013 at 1:00pm
After returning to Kuwait I decided to immediately restart my training and exercise, as you see there were many cheat days in the U.K., well quite honestly I spent all the time there cheating, literally. So instead of going to Marina or Scientific Center walkway I decided to find a new and non-typical place. Simultaneously, I was told about this new Environment Friendly Park that was opened just recently at Yarmouk area so I headed there in the A.M. to check the concept and do my early morning warm up exercises before I hit the gym back, so two in one.
As I said in above line it’s located in Yarmouk area, block 2 just opposite to the Mosque. There was a signboard near the entrance stating that this is a first of it’s kind park in Kuwait and was made by Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (AKA KISR). The idea of this park is quite interesting where everything inside it was made of recycled and waste material produced by Yarmouk area, they say over 12 ton of waste such as tyres, hoses, plastic, bottle, glass, paper and even electronic boards and chips were used to fabricate seats, fountains, monuments, kids swing…etc. Simply brilliant!
I was walking around the park and saw creative concepts, I’m loving the idea big time because this is exactly what we need in Kuwait to help preserve our suffering environment, I recall I read somewhere that Kuwait is classified as one of the top waste-producing countries in the world, let alone the tyre fires at Amghara junk yard every now and then. I dream that one day soon Kuwait begins to have real development toward recycling domestic and consumers waste materials. The sad part is that I observed there were acts of vandalism in the park, some the stuff were damaged on purpose even though it was just opened! WTH with these retarded people can’t they just stand to not damage public property?
Address: See map below.