Tuesday, May 13, 2008

NBK rates are cheaper then all other Exchanges & banks

I found today the NBK currency rates were the best among all the other popular Exchange houses.


Sunday, May 11, 2008

Save Money by avoiding Traffic Fines

This is the new traffic rules published by the traffic control department as per dated 01.05.08.

S.No. Category Fine in Kuwaiti Dinar(KD)
1 Parking in no parking zone 30.000
2 Not using the seat belt while driving 50.000
3 Using cell phone while driving 50.000
4 Eating, drinking, smoking etc. while driving. 50.000
5 Baby in front seats 50.000
6 Not making the complete stop at the stop sign 50.000
7 Driving a car with foreign number plates or driving license 150.000 Plus 1-4 Week prison or both.
8 Hit and Run 250.000 Plus 1-3 Month prison or both.
9 Crossing a RED Signal Light 250.000 Plus 1-3 Month prison or both.
10 Driving against the traffic in a one way street. 250.000 Plus 1-3 Month prison or both.
11 Driving under the influence of alcohol 500.000 Plus 3-6 Month prison or both.
12 Driving without a license 500.000 Plus 3-6 Month prison or both.
13 Exceeding the speed limit with 1-10 km/hr 50.000
14 Exceeding the speed limit with 10-20 km/hr 100.000
15 Exceeding the speed limit with 20-30 km/hr 150.000 Plus 1-3 Month prison or both.
16 Exceeding the speed limit with 30-40 km/hr 200.000 Plus 1-3 Month prison or both.
17 Exceeding the speed limit with Over 40 km/hr 250.000 Plus 1-3 Month prison or both.

I wish All the Best to Expat Drivers in Kuwait, as for Kuwaitis they have WASTA. Kuwait police doesn't even dare to touch them.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Water Filters - Reverse Osmosis

Every second person is marketing water filters nowadays in Kuwait, specially being sold to Expats.

Coolpex - KD 130/- plus
WaterLifetech - KD 85/- plus
Ali Alghanim Sanitary Showroom in Shuwaikh sell there brand for KD 80/- plus

All of this are made in china & have membrane from USA and quality is almost similiar.

If you bargain properly, you may get it for KD65/- too.

Almost all of them are promising a warranty on product and try to give extra maintenance free of charge, if you bring another customer.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


While surfing, I just type www.farwaniya.com and found it to be a parked page, with different kuwait online websites. Found pinkpolkadotshop.com having a nice flying Alarm clock for kd 12/-. It will definetly wake you up.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Car Insurance Renewal

As every year we have to renew our car insurance, I had a suprise recently. Ahlea Insurance Co, is the people with whom I have insured, send me a SMS a week before reminding of Renewal of Car Passing ( Which is real painful for Old car owners in Kuwait). They charged me only KD18 instead of normal rate of KD 19.

Probably they are companies in Kuwait who might be giving more discount.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Salary - Increase

KUWAIT, Feb 21 (KUNA) -- The cabinet approved Thursday a monthly bonus of KD 120 for Kuwaitis employed in the public and private sectors, retirees and those receiving social assistance as of March 1, and KD 50 for expatriates working in the public sector, said Finance Minister Mustafa Al-Shimali.

Speaking to reporters following the extraordinary cabinet meeting, he said a monthly bonus of KD 120 will be paid as of March 1, 2008 for Kuwaitis employed in both the public and private sectors.
He explained that retired citizens would also be receiving this bonus, as well as all those receiving social assistance from the state.
Moreover, Al-Shimali said expatriates employed in the public sector would also be getting KD 50 on a monthly basis.

Just Hope Employees of Private Sectors get a better Raise.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

International call prices Slashed by 20%

Still the prices of Vyke.com, Livewire.cc, phoneserve.com are far better then the kuwait MOC rates. The above sites I have mentioned are cheaper then Skype too, Specially for Asian cities.

Update: New rate for International calls from Kuwait are as follows,

UAE: 100 fils
Lebanon: 120 fils
Egypt: 160 fils
India, Pakistan: 240fils