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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Hanging Out : Sunway Lagoon near Gharo

Entrance Food Court Food Court
Food Court  Food Court Lawn
 Lawn encircled by Food Court  Lawn encircled by Food Court Food Court
Lawn encircled by Food Court Information Information
Fence separating Food Courts and Water Park Fence separating Food Courts and Water Park Fence separating Food Courts and Water Park
Entrance between Food Court and Water Park Slides Slides
 Slides and Pool  Pool Pool
 Pool  Pool Pool
 Pool  Pool Pool
 Prayers Area  Change Rooms & Toilets Change Rooms & Toilets
 Change Rooms & Toilets  Ablution Area Showers
 Lawn  Lawn Lawn and Slides
 Lawn  Information Children's Play Area
Appeal Near Enrance/Exit Entrance/Exit

 
About:

  • Excellent environment, clean, beautiful and well managed. Hats off to the management !
  • Plenty of Lawns, tiled pathways, beautifully designed Pools, Food Courts, lockers, shops etc
  • Largest Pool covered with beautifully planted Coconut trees overshadowing the Pool
  • Slides with height of ~ 20, 30 and 40 feet including free fall and tube
  • Children's Covered Play Area and Children's Slide (~ 10 feet)
  • Prayers Area
  • Shops offering cold drinks, tea, snacks, chips etc
  • Air tube and life jacket shop (I guess they are also available for rentals)
  • Separate Ladies Pool, change rooms, toilets, lockers etc. (Note: only ladies staff overlooks ladies pool)
  • Ticket: Pak. Rs. 250 (free for children less than 3 yrs)
  • On the spot issuance of ticket.

Location:


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Sunday, April 6, 2008

Eating Out : (New) Shaheen Shinwari @ Rashid Minhas Road

Pictures:

Passage separating Families Only and Gents sections Families Only section Gents section
Shaheen Shinwari Shaheen Shinwari Traditional seating arrangements : 'Takht' and 'Gao Takiyay'


About:

  • Don't confuse ! this is Shaheen Shinwari's new setup on the same Rashid Minhas Road opposite Askari IV. The old one is still operational but its not a pick among places where you can dine peacefully due to its close proximity to the main road.
  • Traditional seating arrangements: Takht and Gao Takiyay
  • Separate families only and gents section.
  • Open air, considerably peaceful.
  • Menu includes all sorts of BBQ, Karhai, Sajji, Kat-a-Kat, etc.
  • Kehwa (Green Tea) with lemon and Gurr (Brown Sugar) is available.
  • Overall good quality food and efficient serving.
  • Plenty of parking space available, free of charge.
  • A dedicated small area for offering prayers.

Location:


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Monday, January 28, 2008

Hanging Out: Pakistan Maritime Museum

Pakistan Navy Submarine Hangor placed at Maritime Museum
Wikipedia: Pakistan Maritime Museum

Main Entrance Inside Main Entrance Aircraft, Museum and Sculpture
Aircraft and Museum Museum and Naval Ship Hangor Submarine
Light House and Food Court Light House Naval Ship
Park Older and smaller Submarine PNS Hangor Commissioning Crew
PNS Hangor Commisioning Order PNS Hangor Torpedoes
Rear View Exit Bridge Fountain
Close Up Another View Another View
Hut Entrance Bridge Another View
  • Good place to hang out with your friends or family
  • Very clean environment, organized and well maintained
  • Educational and Informative, specially the Museum
  • Exciting trips inside real Aircraft, Naval Ship and Submarine
  • Excellent designing of sitting areas, parks, lakes and food court
  • Sorry that I lost pictures of Museum, Aircraft, Naval Ship and Food court
  • Cameras of all sorts are not allowed inside newly installed PNS Hangor Submarine, therefore I was only allowed to take pictures from outside
  • There's also a Play Area for children near food court
  • Food court includes an outlet for coffee, tea, ice cream, chips, pop corns and biscuits. Another outlet for fast food. And a medium size restaurant offering different cuisine.
  • Adequate arrangement of charged parking