Thursday, June 29, 2017

Cosplayers HQ starts Today

Photo courtesy of CosplayersHQ
Another amazing event starts today(3 day event), CosplayersHQ event.
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This 3 day event, has many indoor activities like Cosplay Fashion Show and Competition, Music show, PS4 games, Photo Scavenger Hunt, Workshop, Best Toy photo and many Stage activities. Also many outdoor activities like Light Lantern, Sumo, Walk through Maze, write a memory, Giant Jenga, Tic Tac Toe, connection 4 and gladiator tournament.

Please take necessary precautions as high temperatures & hot winds are expected. Please cooperate & help each other out if you find someone in distress; to make this event a memorable experience.
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Date of the event: June 29- 30 and July 1 (Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
Timing: 3 pm till 11 pm
Venue: Kuwait Science Club Tent, Zahra Area, South Surra.
(Next to 360 Mall and 6th Ring Road)
Plenty of Parking Space available on front and back sides.
Venue Coordinates: 29°16'05.8"N 47°59'59.1"E (29.268277, 47.999757)
Venue Link:
The bus stop is the 360 mall Bus stop or for Taxi reference - Take the right at 360 Mall Entryway OR Follow the Kuwait Science Club board (Go straight at the roundabout).
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Tickets are necessary for the 3-day event. KD 5 is the cost for the 3 day ticket pass. Enjoying the maze (Plan B maze) will cost a little more.
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The schedules for the 3 days event is out. Have a look into it as many invited chief guests are coming including some popular Cosplayers - Jem (LittleJem Cosplay - CLICK HERE) and  Leon Chiro (CLICK HERE) and many more.
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Kuwait has been really pulling off some amazing events in Kuwait like Comicon in the month of March and Fikra GX/KBR and Comfest in April and now CosplayersHQ. Even by the end of the year we will be having the IGN Convention (Trilogy Events)
Comfest - Cosplay Montage. CLICK HERE if the above video does not work

Looking forward to the Outdoor maze challenge.
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Schedule for the 3 day events are as follows.
Day 1 - June 29th - Thursday
Day 2 - June 30th - Friday
Day 3 - July 1st - Saturday

SnapChat's Snap Map features has made a good amount of coverage of the event.
Day 1
CLICK HERE if the above video does not work

Day 2
CLICK HERE if the above video does not work

Day 3
CLICK HERE if the above video does not work

How to get to the most happening place
Courtesy of Google Maps

Previous year's Post.
CLICK HERE to check out this year's GX/KBR 2017 post.
CLICK HERE to check out last year's GX/KBR 2016 post.
CLICK HERE to check out this year's COMIC CON 2017 KUWAIT post.
CLICK HERE to check out one of the first Cosplay contest conducted in Kuwait post.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Ramadan 2017 - 1438 Working hours

Ramadan 1438 which coincides with May-June 2017 leads to some changes in Kuwait. The working hours of employees for government sector reduces from 35 hours a week to 25 hours a week. On the other hand, for private firms, it is reduced from 48 hours to 36 hours a week. Basically, 2 hours is removed from each day. This is the privilege that the government of Kuwait provides for the people during the month of Ramadan. The official timings for the government sectors are provided by the Assistant Undersecretary for Diwan Affairs and Manpower at the Civil Service Commission (CSC) which are as follows (Based on Circular no 1-2017 dated 23/05/2017):

The following government bodies are functioning from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm.
  • Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
  • Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs.
  • Ministry of Justice.
  • Ministry of Public Works.
  • Ministry of Higher Education.
  • Ministry of Communications.
  • Ministry of Education.
  • Ministry of Information.
  • Public Authority for Housing Welfare.
  • Kuwaiti Public Institutions
  • Public Authority for Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources.
  • Public Authority for Youth.
  • Public Authority for Sports.
  • Environment Public Authority.
  • Public Authority for Industry.
  • Public Authority of Minor Affairs.
  • Kuwait General Administration of Customs.
  • Kuwait Fire Service Directorate.
  • Kuwait Credit Bank.
  • Zakat House.
  • Kuwait Municipality.
  • Civil Service Commission.
  • National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters.
  • Ministry of State for Youth Affairs.
Rest of the government bodies will work from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm.

Words of caution, the work pace in the month of Ramadan in Kuwait slows down. Also, for the above mentioned times, people will be taking break during the Noon prayers (Zuhr/Dhur) which is around 11:40 am. So one will not find people sitting at the tables between 11:50 am till around 12:15 pm. So one should keep this in mind as one's patience will be tested.
Photo Courtesy to Civil Service Commission Circular No 1-2017
CLICK HERE for previous year's post of Ramadan 2016 Working Hours.
CLICK HERE for previous year's post of Ramadan 2015 Working Hours.
CLICK HERE for previous year's post of Ramadan 2014 Working Hours.

CLICK HERE for previous year's post of Ramadan 2013 Working Hours.

CLICK HERE for previous year's post of Ramadan 1438 - 2017.
Ramadan Prayer Times

Photo Courtesy to The Times - Ramadan Prayer Times

Kuwait Bank Timings announced by Kuwait Banking Association (CLICK HERE for source). The working hours for the employees are 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. While Customer / Client services will be 10 am to 1:30 pm. This was issued by the Kuwait Banking Association which was received from Central Bank of Kuwait.