There’s circulating news that the newly installed speed cameras will be activated starting today, I’m sure you all noticed how many speed cameras were fixed on Kuwait highways but word on the street that new cameras are smart ones that measure average speed between two points and not just the instantaneous speed, so the slow-down-then-accelerate technique won’t work.
I know the average speed camera on the 1st Ring Road is already activated, but they say many more average speed cameras will be fixed shortly. So anyone with more details regarding this?
The first thing comes to mind whenever I think of going to The Avenues is how I’m going to find a parking spot especially when Phase III was opened, also on weekends and peak hours where finding a good parking can be Mission:Impossible! Anyway as I entered the Avenues today afternoon from 5th Ring Road I saw the security guards waving nearby the Grand Avenue to tell us that the new two level parking lot was opened, inside it was like heaven because it was almost empty and there were signs to tell you where exactly is the Prestige, The Grand Avenue, The Mall, and Souk districts plus there were parking sensors.
Hopefully with the new parking The journey to The Avenues will become funnier.
A friend sent me this video for a freaky-freaky wedding, I certainly hope from the deep bottom of my heart that it’s not in Kuwait as the title suggests! I tried to check car plate numbers but they were all unclear. Seems more like a war zone! I’m totally against using shotguns and machine guns to celebrate weddings.
For the past couple years whenever I pass by Al Jawazat roundabout and see the hoarding I keep wondering what will be the result of the on-going project, I thought they’re building a bridge or something but today I saw it was just a beautification project that consisted of some palm trees along with colorful fountain and turf, so this is it? Let’s just hope drivers attention won’t be disrupted as they stare at the new fountain and hit (or get hit) by tailgating cars.
Doing wheelie on a Motorcycle can be seriously dangerous, the Kuwaiti motorcyclist Kathem Ali had a terrible accident while competing at Bahrain International Circuit a few days ago even though he’s a pro bike racer – Ouch! Thankfully he only suffered some bruises but this could have turned much worse.
I just hope bike riders in Kuwait streets see this and learn the lesson.
This is certainly the year of fireworks in Kuwait, I was driving on 1st Ring Road and saw there were fireworks lighting the sky, when I looked closer it was KIPCO Tower, the colorful tall building. They say the tower is now officially open and they chose the date 12.12.12 to be the opening date, the tower has 60 floors I think and it somehow looks like a space ship.
There’s also a mall located by the entrance but most of the shops and restaurants are still not open.
Now take this with a large grain of salt but I heard some leaked rumors about Roberto Cavalli Restaurant & Lounge opening in Kuwait, more specifically at The Avenues Phase III, the rumors also said that a representative from Roberto Cavalli came to sign a franchise contract. The restaurant & lounge will have a design that is similar to a club with DJ music, again I’m clueless whether these rumors are in fact true or false, but can anyone confirm that?
For those who doesn’t know Roberto Cavalli, he’s Italian fashion designer from Florence and he opened the Cavalli Club, Restaurant and Lounge in Dubai.
Update: Our friend Eng. Falkawi has sent us a photo for Roberto Cavalli Restaurant location at the Grand Avenue and it’s expected to open early February 2013.
I’m considering to change my bed room furniture with new stylish/sport furniture so I was looking for a place to sell my used furniture, I don’t like to use those ads on Al Waseet paper or Friday market because they really cut on the price big time, so something that you bought for say KD500 will go for KD50 if you’re lucky. A friend told me that there’s a new online Kuwaiti website called Q8HomeStore [link] specialized for buying and selling used furniture or home related items like rugs, appliances, electroncs…etc.
I checked the website, it has a friendly interface and good thing it’s free and users can search by brand, category, or type. Though what I’m liking is that it allows you to set a price range and minimum and maximum usage. I’ll be using the website to sell used furniture and see if it’s any good.
I read a very interesting traffic field study made by AlQabas paper about the travel time for some popular road destinations in Kuwait, what they basically did is that they have measured the average travel (driving) time needed to reach a particular destination with and without congestion. They chose Shuwaikh as a reference point (because it’s the worst as long traffic jam is concerned), and they measured how long it takes a driver to reach Shuwaikh say when you are coming from Salmiya, Salwa, Bneid Gar…etc.
They found it takes around 11 minutes from Bneid Gar to Shuwaikh in case there’s no traffic congestion, but during rush hours it takes over 65 minutes to get to Shuwaikh! However, they did not consider whether someone is taking a shortcut to reach Shuwaikh. Nevertheless, I find such studies useful and can help greatly to develop solutions. Personally, I think the benefit of having traffic jams is that there will be less traffic accidents than if the road is free for crazy drivers to over speed and do insane maneuvers.
I came to know that they have a created the first ever documentary movie on Kuwait’s lethal road accident rate being the highest in the world, excellent idea. The documentary movie Hayatak Teswa (translated as Your Life Worth) was ctreated by a private production house, Ebla Documentary.
I’m so excited about the idea, the film is backed by the Ministry of Interior and is a thorough investigation into the reasons behind Kuwait leading the global statistic of deaths due to road accidents; it documents the infrastructural, institutional, psychological, cultural and economical factors which contribute to the problem. The film also addresses solutions that aim to bring that statistic down, showcasing a number of well known Kuwaiti figures as well as testimonials by average citizens who have suffered life-changing injuries from accidents or the loss of loved ones. I always say fixing more speed cameras will not necessarily solve the problem, effective awareness is what we need.
The film will be shown across Kuwait cinemas and will have a private premier on December 12, 2012 in 360 Mall, yes I’m certainly going!
I was informed by Gaayla Radio Show that they will be interviewing Kuwait’s legendary football team of the year 1982. As you all know 1982 was the year of achievements for the Kuwaiti football and the year we entered the World Cup for the first time in Spain, we were in the same group of France, England, and Slovakia.
Those were really the golden years that we wish we could live again. The interview will be on-air from 1:00 pm till 3:00 pm (Wednesday December 5th) on FM 103.7 Kuwait Radio.