The Water Garden was one the best places to take one’s family out on many a balmy winter weekend. However, one incident that happened to me personally stands out very clearly in my mind. My son was about seven years old and he loved the long water slide. One weekend, when we went there, unbeknownst to us, they had just polished the slide in anticipation of the Eid break. So, my son went up the slide like he did every time and started his descent, but the look of horror on his face while coming down and landing was just too shocking. At the last hump, he flew off and landed hard on his back! He was lucky I was there to catch him. It was then that we realised that the newly applied polish made the sliding much faster than usual. Rest assured, he never went on that particular slide ever again!
For a parent of five children to provide recreational activity to the children over the weekend, Water Garden was one of the popular stops. The swings and slides were the main attractions. Having popcorn and feeding the ducks were one of must-do activities at the park. We went on a boat ride once in a while and as we passed by the small hut for ducks, the siblings made sure to count them. Animals were an attraction - monkeys, peacocks, rabbits and more. That was the place we grew up seeing these animals with our own eyes. There was a small shop (canteen) where children gathered for a snack. The drinking water spots and the must try-the-fate Teddy Bear machine. Water garden was the first place where most of us first saw and experienced dodging cars. The joker, the coaster and balloon ride scared us. Also remember crossing the wooden bridge with a thumping heart. Loved every bit of the place!
Water garden! Full of fond memories there. I remember always being excited whenever my parents took me and my brother there. I can never forget the mini roller coaster which I used to refer to as
‘the deer train’. I always used to be scared to get on it but I would never leave that place without enjoying the ride and of course there was ‘the joker’, as I remember calling it. Wish I could got back to the good old days!
I can still see Water Garden from where I live. It was a dark patch for many years, but three days ago I saw the place lit up and I knew it was going to open soon. I took photos and send them to my siblings who are not in Bahrain anymore. And the next morning, I read the news of its reopening. It was an emotional moment as lots of memories are attached to this park. Fond memories of our childhood. Seemed like a lifetime ago. But we can now relive them. Now I see the lights in the park every night. And it gives me a sort of comfort. During the day I can see the lake glistening in the sunlight. The memories warm my heart. Watching the Joker ride from outside the garden was memorable. It always fascinated me and gave us a glimpse of the joys within the park each time we drove past.
Our tongues would turn blue after having the blueberry slush!
Floating solar farms hope
Limited land resources? 1.5 million densely populating the northern most areas of the island(s) with roughly 2,000 people per sqkm. The remaining 780sqkm space still enjoying an arid climate under barren desert conditions. There’s no shortage of land, and yet we continue to reclaim our sea and now we all want to throw in solar farms on the water fronts?
Ardern to step down as NZ leader
Scandal to follow.
She was a good leader.
A tyrant who managed to jab almost the entire population of New Zealand... stepping down before prosecution.
She was ordered to do so!
BeAware app being updated to ‘digital wallet’
Covid is over, so what is the BeAware app for? Nobody uses it, it’s not required.
Who came up with this idea?
Bye Privacy, see you in the afterlife.
Credit score on the way. WEF agenda in play.