Like the adults, the kids’ require recreation for healthy mental and physical developments. In our hectic city life, kids’ hardly get an opportunity to play, have fun, and relax. Some kids like virtual reality games; while some others love physical games. Virtual gaming equipment is expensive. And, playing outside the home may expose them to the risk of accidents. Read this article, if you are looking for a safe, hygienic, and caring place where your children can spend some fun time with exciting virtual and physical gaming facilities. Here we are going to highlight the top indoor playgrounds for kids in Dhaka city.
Ultimate Fun Factory was inaugurated on the 16th November 2018 by Bashundhara Group – one of the pioneer business conglomerates in Bangladesh. It is one of the biggest vertical gaming zones in South Asia. Located at Basundhara City Shopping Complex in Panthopoth, this gaming zone is easily accessible from different parts of Dhaka city. In the 19-storied Bashundhara City shopping complex, Ultimate Fun Factory occupies a vast space ranging through five floors (level 14 to 18).
With the slogan ‘Unleash Your Inner Hero’, this gaming zone has been organized with diverse exhilarating virtual games and thrilling rides for the kids. Some of the popular games include laser tag, air Hockey storm, bowling, VR shooter Walker, speedy air hockey, interactive cinema shooter 7D, multidimensional cinema 5D, Batman, laser maze, simulator roller coaster, paragliding, VR War Field, fly max, Jurassic Park, Walking Dead Shooting, etc.
The entry Fee at Ultimate Fun Factory is about 50 BDT per person. Depending on the category, the cost of gaming ranges from 100 BDT to 300 BDT for each person. For the five different floors, Ultimate Fun Factory offers 5 types of gaming packages ranging from BDT 500 to700. Depending on the age of your kids, you can choose a floor-based package to let them play multiple games in the specific gaming zones. This place is fully closed on Tuesday and half-day (until 2.00 pm) closed on Wednesday. The visiting hours are from 11 am to 9 pm.
Babuland offers innovative gaming experiences for the children. Babuland Indoor Playground has several branches in different parts of Dhaka city, including Mirpur, Uttara, Badda, and Wari. The Babuland Playgrounds have claimed their positions among the top indoor playgrounds in Dhaka city. These playgrounds have been enriched with multiple facilities for kids aged up to 10 years old.
The magnificent interior of BABULAND lets your children spend fun times in a world of surprise, thrill, and excitement. Babuland assures that this exclusive indoor play zone maintains a clean and healthy environment with properly sanitized toys and rides. Besides providing a vast playground for Kids, Babuland offers a comfortable lounge where the parents can wait and relax.
The entry fee is about BDT 300, for every kid aged from one year to ten years old (height under 120cm). For every infant aged up to 12 months, the entry fee costs BDT 150. The entry fee for each parent is about BDT 200. The kids can enjoy all rides of the Babuland Playground for two hours duration. Babuland visiting hours are 3 PM to 10 PM from Monday to Thursday. On Friday and Saturday, Babuland is open to the public from 11 AM - 10 PM. To enter this playground, you need to carry socks for each kid, or you can buy them from the reception.
You can book Babuland services through Babuland apps. Babuland App Services include Buy Membership Package, Buy Entry Tickets, Food List, Upcoming Events, Kids Achievement, playing Quiz, etc.
Babuland Playground Addresses are as follows. Babuland Mirpur is located at Mirpur Shopping Center Complex, Mirpur Rd, Dhaka 1216, Babuland Uttara is found at North Tower, 12th Floor, Sonargaon Janapath, Dhaka 1230. Babuland Wari is placed at 29 Rankin Street, Rose Valley Shopping Mall Level 2 Wari, 1203. And, Babuland Badda is situated at BTI Premier Plaza, Bir Uttam Rafiqul Islam Avenue, Dhaka 1212.
“Kids Funville” is an indoor amusement playground where children of different ages can stay cheerfully engaged for hours. This International standard Game Zone is located at Tokyo Square Shopping Complex (9th floor), in Mohammadpur (Block-C, 24/A, Tajmahal Road) under Dhaka city. “Kids Funville” has been designed, organized, and furnished for Kid's amusement with a bulk of soft, eye-catching, and stimulating play equipment.
“Kids Funville” has got popularity as an exciting venue with a joyful environment where the young kids and children can stay active and participate in diverse fun games. Especially, during the hot summer days and rainy days, “Kids Funville” could be an amazing place for kids’ day out. Besides, keeping the kids active and healthy, these facilities can help your children explore their inherent talents and creativities. The authority claims that "Kids Funville" is clean and safe for the children.
This place is covered by the Central Air condition facilities. Here both the children and parents can spend time in a safe and secured environment; as every nook and corner is monitored by the CCTV cameras. “Kids Funville” is closed on Thursday. The visiting hours are from 11 am to 9.30 pm from Friday to Saturday. From Sunday to Wednesday, this place stays open from 03 pm to 9.30 pm.
Iconic singer and actress Cher is in Pakistan to celebrate the departure of Kaavan, dubbed the “world’s loneliest elephant,” who will soon leave a Pakistani zoo for better conditions after years of lobbying by animal rights groups and activists.
Because of security concerns, Cher’s schedule was not made public. However, she met Friday with Prime Minister Imran Khan and was expected to visit Kaavan later in the trip, according to the prime minister’s office. Khan’s office released a video of the singer sitting with the prime minister outside on the expansive grounds of Khan’s residence.
Kaavan, the elephant has languished in the zoo for 35 years, and lost his partner in 2012. He was diagnosed by veterinarians as both overweight and malnourished, and also suffers behavioral issues due to his isolation.
Kaavan is set to leave for a sanctuary in Cambodia on Sunday, said Martin Bauer of Four Paws International, a global animal welfare group that’s led the charge to save him since 2016.
Cher took up Kaavan’s cause and has been a loud voice advocating for his resettlement. Four Paws, which often carries out animal rescue missions, has provided the medical treatment needed before Kaavan can travel and will accompany him to the sanctuary.
Even after he’s in Cambodia, he’ll require years of physical and even psychological assistance, Bauer said.
Because of the abysmal living conditions blamed on systemic negligence, Pakistan’s high court in May ordered the closure of Marghazar Zoo in the capital of Islamabad, where Kaavan has lived for much of his life.
A medical examination in September showed Kaavan’s nails were cracked and overgrown — the result of years of living in an improper enclosure with flooring that damaged his feet.
The elephant has also developed stereotypical behavior, shaking his head back and forth for hours, which the medical team of wildlife veterinarians and experts blamed on his utter boredom.
For the past three months, a Four Paws team including veterinarian Dr. Amil Khalil and the Islamabad Wildlife Management Board has been readying Kaavan to leave.
Khalil first met Kaavan in 2016, and returned to the zoo in August, where he was heartbroken at the animal’s condition. Khalil has spent the last three months trying to get him ready for his trip to Cambodia.
Kaavan was put on a diet of fruit and vegetables, and as a result has lost half a ton (450 kilograms), he said. Previously, Kaavan was eating 250 kilograms (550 pounds) of pure sugar cane every day, with an occasional fruit and vegetable.
The veterinarian said this was the first time in 30 years that he developed an strong emotional bond with a rescue animal. Now, the “world’s loneliest elephant” comes lumbering over when he hears Khalil’s voice.
“I was always moving, so never allowed myself to develop an emotional attachment,” but with Kaavan he couldn’t resist, Khalil said. He said he has pampered and protected him for the past three months, cajoling him into losing weight as well as being less fidgety and more relaxed so he can make the trip to Cambodia.
Khalil said there are many elephants at the sanctuary, but in particular three female elephants are awaiting Kaavan’s arrival.
Khalil joked that Kaavan might just find a girlfriend there — who knows?
Bauer lauded the powerful impact celebrity voices can have for animal rights.
“Celebrities lending their voices to good causes are always welcomed, as they help starting public discourse and raising pressure on responsible authorities,” he said.
“Around the globe there are animal lovers, famous and not famous, and the support of every single one of them is crucial,” he added.
Somali-American model Halima Aden has announced that she is taking a step back from the fashion industry, saying the pandemic slowdown has allowed her to see instances when her desire to maintain a hijab was not properly respected.
In a detailed Instagram story, Aden wrote this week that she was “not rushing back to the fashion industry” and that she had finally heard her mother’s pleas “to open my eyes.”
“My mom asked me to quit modeling a LONG time ago. I wish I wasn’t so defensive,’’ the 23-year-old model wrote. “Thanks to COVID and the breakaway from the industry I have finally realized where I went wrong on my hijab journey.’’
Aden became the first hijab-wearing model on the runways of Milan and New York, and has appeared on numerous magazine covers and in print campaigns.
Born in a refugee camp in Kenya, she moved to the United States with her family at age 7 and was the first Muslim homecoming queen at her high school in Minnesota, the first Somali student senator at her college and the first hijab-wearing woman in the Miss USA Minnesota pageant.
In her Instagram posts, Aden detailed where she felt the religious covering hijab had been respected -- for example in a campaign for Rihanna’s Fenty beauty line -- and where it had gone astray, showing an instance when her head had been wrapped in jeans.
“I was just so desperate back then for any ‘representation,’ that I lost touch with who I was,’’ she wrote on one post, and on another, wearing a crystal-encrusted headscarf, she said “”I should have walked off the set because clearly the stylist didn’t have a hijab wearing woman in mind.”
She said her acceptance of situations that showed a lack of respect for her beliefs was due to a mixture of rebellion and naivete. “What I blame the industry for is the lack of MUSLIM stylists,'' she wrote.
Marking the Birth Centenary of the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman - Gallery Cosmos organized an exclusive Art Camp titled ‘Sheikh Hasina: On the Right Side of History’ on Friday in collaboration with Cosmos Atelier71 and supported by the Cosmos Foundation.
Twenty-two leading and promising painters of the country participated in the day-long camp from 12 pm till 5:30pm at Gallery Cosmos, Cosmos Centre (Studio, Books and Rooftop), Malibagh in the capital.
Renowned artists Alakesh Ghosh, Jamal Ahmed, Ahmed Shamshuddoha, Sheikh Afzal, Nasir Ali Mamun, Bishwajit Goswami, Raneshwar Shutradhar, Rasel Kanti, Monjur Rashid, Sourav Chowdhury, Maneek Bonik, Jayanta Sarkar, Azmol Hossain, Fida Hossain, Amit Nandi, Didarul Limon, Tamanna Afroz, Fahim Chowdhury, Miskatul Abir, Proshun Halder, Hasura Akter Rumky and Shurovi Sriti participated in the camp.
Virtually inaugurating the camp from Singapore, Gallery Cosmos Chairman Enayetullah Khan said, “Through our Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, we see and explore the greatest Bengali ever - our Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Being the torchbearer for Bangladesh and one of the greatest leaders in the world, Sheikh Hasina has gone through great loss and personal sacrifices - yet her profound leadership has guided us, inspired us from time to time; and this exclusive art camp is a tribute from our Gallery Cosmos towards our Prime Minister - who has truly been on the right side of history."
From Vancouver, Canada - Gallery Cosmos Director Tehmina Enayet virtually announced the opening of the camp, saying, "As part of the activities marking the Birth Centenary of our Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman - Gallery Cosmos is organizing this special art camp with 22 prolific artists of Bangladesh. This exclusive art camp is a glorious opportunity through which we are shedding the spotlight on the historic and eventful life of our Prime Minister from the canvases of all these wonderfully talented artists, as tribute to the role model who herself is the epitome of development."
"During this unprecedented time of COVID-19, we are thankful to all our 22 participating artists who joined this exclusive camp on our Prime Minister, maintaining adequate health protocol and making this special initiative by Gallery Cosmos and Cosmos Atelier71 a successful one, which has been arranged marking the Birth Centenary of our Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman," artist Sourav Chowdhury. Executive Artistic Manager of Gallery Cosmos told UNB.
Enayetullah Khan also announced that an exhibition will continue for the next two months at Gallery Cosmos, Cosmos Centre (Studio, Books and Rooftop), Malibagh in the capital with the artworks from the camp.
Visitors (maximum 20 at a time due to social gathering restrictions) are requested to wear mask all the times and keep appropriate social distance while visiting the exhibition.
Gallery Cosmos’ day-long art camp ‘Sheikh Hasina: On the Right Side of History’ commenced on Friday at Cosmos Centre (Studio, Books and Rooftop) in Malibagh.
It has been organised in collaboration with Cosmos Atelier71 and supported by the Cosmos Foundation.
Twenty-one leading and promising painters of the country are participating in the camp, which commenced just after 12pm.
Renowned artists Alakesh Ghosh, Jamal Ahmed, Ahmed Shamshuddoha, Sheikh Afzal, Nasir Ali Mamun, Bishwajit Goswami, Raneshwar Shutradhar, Rasel Kanti, Monjur Rashid, Sourav Chowdhury, Maneek Bonik, Jayanta Sarkar, Azmol Hossain, Fida Hossain, Amit Nandi, Didarul Limon, Tamanna Afroz, Fahim Chowdhury, Miskatul Abir, Proshun Halder, and Shurovi Sriti are participating in the camp.
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