Proud 2 Be Kuwaiti 2013

IMG_9232 (Medium)Kuwait is stuffed with expos that is for sure but Proud 2 Be Kuwait (AKA P2BK) is one of the few that brings interesting things and ideas and that’s why I make sure to attend the opening every year. I was lucky enough that I got a V.I.P invitation so I could visit P2BK and take many snapshots before the official opening tomorrow. This year it is more exciting than last year because they have built an old Kuwaiti styled village instead of using enclosed halls, so it was fun walking around in the open air.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOjV2mS3cbs

 As I said they have built an Kuwaiti styled village with a modern touch, I was impressed with the fine details of each structure withing the village. I also liked the graffiti arts on the walls, they have done a good job intermixing old Kuwait with modern culture though I’m wondering whether they have used real mud or cement that looks like a mud but at all cases the end result was simply amazing.

IMG_9261 (Medium)In addition to the nice looking village there were many stunt shows, they also brought my favorite ever traditional Kuwaiti TV brand.  I took a tour around P2BK village and saw several ideas and projects plus there were talent and musical shows. There were many small, medium, and large sized businesses that participated in the expo, I tried to focus on the interesting ones.

IMG_9241 (Medium) The village was divided into sections like gift stores, food court, stage…etc. and the exits are marked too. The expo will continue for two weeks starting tomorrow 6th March till the 20th March. I noted that not all the boutiques were opened today plus some parts of the village were still not completely finished, so I guess the expo will be more exciting when all the businesses are opened and the village is fully opened.

So the businesses that I came across today were My Cycle (recycling waste), Abdal Movies Production (making short movies), Burger Movement (designing t-shirts with burger logos), Fried Junk (making sweets using fried chocolates), Eat Smart (healthy foods), ZY Jewellery (customized gold and diamonds jewelry by two Kuwaitis), Q8 CosPlayers (bunch of talented young guys), Sakba (Kuwaiti clothing brand) among many others.

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