In the States they have a McDollar menu in McDonald’s where everything you order is under $1. They’re now introducing the same concept in Kuwait with their McDinar menu (except 1 KD is ~three times the value of $1). They have a (breakfast) that’s for one dinar as well as a (meal) that’s for one dinar from what I’ve seen so far. This is actually great for students that are on a low budget, if they’re okay with eating from McDonald’s.
This is why I have a very hard time trusting beggars in Kuwait, some apparently are far richer than I am. They pick places they know wealthy people pass by. The other day I was stopped next to an ATM machine in Salmiya and asked to extract 60 KD for a beggar’s father surgery.
It’s so hard to tell if it’s true or someone is faking it. A beggar was arrested begging all over Ahmedi claiming he has no home nor money and was reported to police. After being ambushed and interrogated he confessed to 500,000 KD in his bank account.[Source]
According to leaked documents the Samaung Galaxy S6 will start at KD 210 for the 32GB and KD 235 for the 64GB, unfortunately it appears they won’t be officially releasing the 128GB version in Kuwait. While the Samsung Galaxy Edge will go for KD 250 for 32GB and KD 275 for 64GB. I feel both are overpriced.
When the Galaxy S3 was released in Kuwait it was for KD 189, while the Galaxy S4 was for KD 202. Two hundred Kuwaiti Dinars would be the max I would pay for an Android phone, while the Edge is selling for KD 275. It’s also worth considering Samsung has been losing market share drastically and the prices aren’t helping them gain anything back.
Right after Transparency International released a report showing Kuwait is even more corrupt than last year an anti-corruption chief has been appointed for the very first time. This move has been long-awaited and I really hope the anti-corruption chief doesn’t get bribed, else we’re back to square one.
Anti-corruption penalties can go up to 7 years in prison, which I think should be at least double that number. Penalties include manipulation of public tenders and auctions, counterfeiting, bribery and forgery. Here’s to hoping seeing Kuwait on the top 20 least corrupt countries on TI next year.[Source]
Android Centrel released a photo showing all countries that are now fully supported by the Android Market. By fully supported I mean those that are coloured green support both free and paid applictions. While those that are in white only support free applications. Of course you can always find a way of accessing paid applications if not available in your country through rooting and what not.
When I visited the web Android Market I noticed paid applications now appear in Kuwaiti Dinar currency which is pretty cool. I’m seriously considering ordering an ASUS Transformer tablet which is currently out of stock everywhere. So it will be great to have paid applications out of the box. Other GCC countries include Qatar, Oman and Bahrain.
Due to high demand, I decided to tweak the 1000KD Bill that I initially made to ask everyone what will they do with theirs. The biggest flaw was the “Ten Dinars” text at the bottom of the bill, got that removed. Tried replacing the text but didn’t look as good as I wanted it to be. I also made some slight adjustments to make the two extra zero’s have the correct displacement down to the pixel. I twin logo’d the bill so this time I get more credibility. Hope you all enjoy Hala February.
Every Kuwaiti citizen will be getting 1000KD(appropriately $3550) as a reward on the occasion of national holidays. Starting from February 1st, Kuwaiti bank accounts will be going berserk. Everyone has been tweeting how everybody in Kuwait will be getting an iPhone, I beg to differ. I’m sure some of you will be using that reward productively. What will you do with your 1000KD?[Source]
Update: For the bloggers that are cropping and editing this photo to give no credibility, shame on you.
Update 2: I refurbished the 1000KD and removed the “Ten Dinars” text, available here.