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Galaxy Mart Is Active

After the opening of Adeeba Valley and B.S Mart in sector C and B, another grocery store Galaxy Mart is also active now. The official opening of this store was held yesterday on 11th Feburary. They’ve stocked all kinds of grocery items, limited range of perfumes, and few electronic items. Free home delivery is available for the residents within the Bahria Town.

 

Opening Discount:

Well, mostly departmental stores offer flat 10% or more discount at the time of opening. But Galaxy Mart is offering only up to 5% discount. And this discount offer is for limited time and you can avail this discount on selected items.

 

Location:

Galaxy Mart is located at 118-B, Ground floor, Jasmine Block, Sector C, commercial zone. Adjacent to Smash restaurant and walking distance from girls hostel.

 

Timings:

Opening Time: 7:00 AM
Closing Time: 11:00 PM.

 

For more details & home delivery:
0315-3157633
042-37861633

B.S Mart Is Active

At the end of last month, B.S mart started its renovation work and almost after three weeks of placing everything on point, B.S mart is active now. It is fully operational with a complete range of groceries and fresh fruits and vegetables at market prices. Free home delivery is available for the residents of the town.

 

Location:

B.S Mart is located at Sector B, in front of main entrance of Safari Villas, adjacent to Ice-Food and near to Eagle Heights.

 

Timings:

9:00 AM.
12:00 PM.

 

For home delivery:
0330-4182167
0309-4547614

Funny Boy Jokes

Nothing adds more attractiveness and charm To your event or a party than suitable decoration. So, if you’re looking for a shop where you can find everything to dress up your home at events then, “Funny Boy— Party Fun For Every One”, is the one and only option so far. And it is one of the oldest options in Bahria Town, specifically for decor items. There you will find a complete range of all the party decoration items. Along with that, you can also shop for superhero costume for your kids. Moreover, they’ve many other things for kids like gift items, toys, stickers, and gadgets.

 

Location:

It’s a second branch in Bahria Town, the first branch is active at Mall Road Murree. Previously, in Bahria Town “Funny Boy— Party Fun For Every One” was located at Metro Heights, Talwar Chowk. But, recently they’ve shifted to a new location which is now Jasmine Block, Sector C, commercial zone, near to Jasmine Mall and adjacent to Max Shawarma Restaurant.

 

Timings:
Opening time: 10:00 AM
Closing Time: 11:00 PM.

 

For more details and information:
0321-4748949
0321-9487768

Al-Sadiq Graphics

There is no doubt  that we’ve been witnessing a lot of new openings every month. Well, each new opening needs strong advertisement material including its logo, designing, front board and the road streamers to cover up every possible location in Bahria Town. For powerful communication through advertisement, you need a good graphic designer and a quality printing to meet your requirements and make your thinking and ideas into a printed form.

 

For this purpose, Al-Sadiq Graphics is the available option for Bahria Town’s market. They’re offering every kind of printing on papers, flex sheets, making of LED boards and road streamers. The office of Al-Sadiq Graphics isn’t located in Bahria Town yet. Presently, the office is active at the Ferozpur road, and they’re also planning to open it in Bahria Town soon. Because there is excess demand of their work in  Bahria Town(according to them). So if you need to get the advertisement material and all types of printing for your business then you can contact on below number:

 

Tel: 0322-4878109.

Ali Autos

Ali Autos has opened its third branch in Bahria Town last week. One of its branches is located at Thokar Niaz Baig and the second branch is at main Raiwind Road. As it can be seen, all of the details about their services are mentioned in above picture. So if you’re looking anything and any service for your car, then Ali Autos has everything under one roof. They’ve all kinds of engine oils, batteries, decorations, parts and computerized services.

 

Location:

Ali Autos in Bahria Town is located at Al-Fazal Market, main road, AA block, Sector D. Near to Mcdonalds and Sarwar Mosque.

 

Timings:

Opening time: 9:00 AM.
Closing time: 10:00 PM.

 

For more details:
0334-1010881
0337-4901441

Archery Academy & Horseback Riding Club In Bahria Town

Bahria Town being an entertaining and opportunistic place is creating an effect on each class to be a part of it. It has raised the standards of living and making its residents a priority by providing prodigious amenities and facilities. Most importantly Bahria Town targeted the imaginations of middle class and lower middle class people, to give them affordable yet state of the art lifestyle simultaneously. That is why, in Pakistan Bahria Town is now one of the top trend setter private housing society and get the unprecedented response and success in a very short period of time.

 

Now almost everyone is well-accquianted with the fact that the facilities in every project of Bahria Town can not be found in any private housing society of Pakistan. I’ve been told by many who have experience living abroad that despite of few minor factors, the lifestyle in Bahria Town is entirely as staisfactory as living abroad. To support this statement further, here are the two stirring recreative activities which must not be missed by being a Bahria Town’s resident.

 

  • Archery Academy
  • Horse Riding Club.

 

Archery Academy:

A research indicates that Archery was first adopted by ancient Egyptians about 5000 years back. In Olympics, it has a separate category and has seven different disciplines according to distance. Though it is one of the coolest and most sophisticated sport to occupy yourself. But the inclination towards Archery wouldn’t been compelling in Pakistan despite few insignificant followers. There are very few numbers of Archery Academys in Pakistan, and I’ve heard only about one notable academy that is ‘Pakistan Archers and Archery Academy’.

 

In Bahria Town, outdoor Archery Academy is completely operational for the residents, with a professional instructor, imported equipments, Bows and Arrows. In recent days, a tournament was also being held in Bahria Town Archery Academy, which was also covered and witnessed by many media channels.

Location:

Archery Academy in Bahria Town is located at Sector C, adjacent to canal road and near to Bahria main Gate.

 

Membership & Monthly Charges:

Every resident can join Archery Academy and take part in this sport. The procedure is simple to register yourself as a member. Membership registration forms are available at sports office in cricket stadium, sector D. Months back, registration fee was Rs. 2500/- but it is now increased to Rs. 5000/-. And monthly fee is the same as before, which is Rs 2500/-.

 

Timings:

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

 

Training & Practice:

Stretching and flexibility is the key to Archery. In Archery Academy you will get all the essential training by a professional trainer. For stretching training, you have to purchase a stretching band first. Other than that, to start your Archery you should have a well-balanced workout including:

 

  1. Walk & Jogging.
  2. Strength training.
  3. Cardio.

 

Accessories & Equipments:

Though the game looks simple by having an Arrow and a Bow and start hitting the target. But, actually, it is more than that, because the equipment for this sport is much costly than it seems. Bahria Town Archery Academy has its own basic equipment. However, if you’re willing to join Archery Academy, you must have your own equipment and all other accessories to make a start.

 

  • Bow.
  • Bow String.
  • Arrow.
  • Nocking point.
  • Arm Guards.

Benefits Of Archery:

Well, it seems like that it’s a passionless activity and the demand of Archery have been underestimated. But when you would try it, you will get to know how difficult is to shoot an arrow. If it wouldn’t professionally handle, it may also cause some serious injury to shoulders, arms and elbows muscles. Here are the few benefits of Archery:

 

  1. The main hidden feature of the Archery is mental foucs. When you practice Archery on regular basis, it will termondusly increase your focus on every other task.
  2. It will also help you to overcome procrastination and distraction in normal life.
  3. Practice Archery helps you to gain control over your body.
  4. It will also increase your upper body strength.
  5. Archery can be frustrating at first but eventually it will give you more patience.
  6. Archery is one of the sports that can be practised by all ages.

 

Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas(R.A) narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “Hold on tight to Archery as this is better for you”. Or he said, “It is the best from your games”.(Hadith)

 

Horse Riding Club:

Have you ever heard before that anyone in Pakistan have a resident facing horse riding club or a horse barn, just a few steps away to his house? No, because especially in Lahore there isn’t any option like that before Bahria Town first introduced the concept to provide this best facility to its residents. Firstly, in Lahore city, there are only few horse riding clubs that are active and most of them have been established in recent years. The only option we had earlier was the Race-Course horse riding Club and the monthly charges in Race-Course Riding Club are I guess 10 to 15 thousand or even more. Other options, like Garrison Golf & Country Club and Lahore Polo Club etc, are way too expensive and you have to face the burden to buy its membership. However, the only obstacle is that these horse riding clubs aren’t approachable to every common citizen, because of its costly membership and distant locations.

 

Lahore & Rawalpindi Clubs:

In Bahria Town, first horse riding club was established in Rawalpindi’s Bahria Town. The Horse Riding Club in Rawalpindi is located at Saddle Lounge in Phase-4, along with the cafe, restaurant, and a bar. Due to its approving response by the residents, Bahria Town also built Horse Riding Club in Lahore and opened it at the start of 2015. Both of the Horse Riding Clubs in Lahore and Rawalpindi are fully operational for the residents. And emerged as the most captivating and signature facility of the Bahria Town.

 

Horse Riding Club Lahore:

The dilemma to ride a horse was finally settled when I have the most economical and accessible option in Bahria Town. Because, before that in my school life it was an unapproachable thing for me to satisfy my craving for horse riding. Now it is extremely easy to join this Riding Club for any horseback rider devotee as compared to any other riding clubs in Lahore. It is one of the best places in Bahria Town to spend your outdoor quality time. Moreover, they’ve also professional instructors and offers few courses to each skill category. The riding club is open for both residents and non-residents without a burden of expensive membership.

 

Location:

Horse Riding Club in Bahria Town is located at Janiper Block, Sector C. Initially Bahria Town was planning to build a cricket stadium at this location, but after Sector D, stadium Bahria Town had turned that area into Horse Riding Club, Rose Garden and Football Academy.

 

Stable & Number Of Horses:

The stable in any Horse Riding Club is the most favorite place for many. When they launched Horse Riding Club in Bahria Town Lahore, only three to four horses were available at that time. But recently, when I visited its stable, which is on the back side, it is unbelievable for me to see that there are now more than fifty horses and all of the horses are in ready condition for the riders. One of the workers out there told me that, most horses are owned by Bahria Town and few of them are belongs to Ex-President Zardari. Couldn’t able to captured all of the horses, you can see some horses in above-mentioned picture.

 

Membership & Charges:

To join a Horseback Riding Club is quite easy and same for kids and adults. Monthly charges are Rs. 5,000/-( Registration charges are included).

 

Timings:

3:00 Pm to 5:00 Pm (Winters)

 

A Complete Workout:
It may look like that only the horse is running and getting all the exercise, but it required a perfect balance, strong muscles, and stable core to stay on horseback. Horseback riding includes all your body parts to handle it and it is the perfect whole body exercise. And I must say to those who are willing to join a fitness club to reduce their weight, horseback riding will help them in fitness and you can get beyond to a basic gym routine.

 

Everything with which a man amuses himself is vain except three (things): a man’s training of his horse, his playing with his wife and his shooting with his bow and arrow.( Hadith)

 

Islam has also emphasize to learn three things in life as a Muslim, Archery, Horseback Riding, and Swimming. So, we should at least understand the basics of these activities. All of three activities are open for all to get the best experience with best facilities while residing in Bahria Town.

Crosta 11, Attendants Services

Arranging a stress free event or a party at home is always hectic. To avoid this worry and make your event well-organized Crost 11 reataurant recently introduced a new service for the residents. As it can be seen in above picture, the service includes:

 

  • Free home delivery.
  • 2 waiters at your place.
  • Food presentation.
  • Complete serving of the food till your guest leave.

 

Charges:
Rs. 1,999/-

 

Minimum order:
Rs. 15,000/-

 

I think it’s a good initiative, because everyone needs these kind of services for a well organzied event at home. Moreover, Crosta 11 also have a separate business of event management, and the crew they’ll provide are the professional and part of their catering business. But, the only negative point of the service is the obligation to place an order with Crosta 11. It would be a more relief, if we can only just hire their attendants for events.

 

For more details:

Location: 211-B, Tulip Block, Sector C, Commercial zone, opposite Bahria Golf & Country Club.

Tel: ‭0311 1903111‬

Arfa’s Closet

A new boutique by the name of Arfa’s Closet is opened in sector C. The official opening was held yesterday on 26th January. They’re selling a wide range of ladies clothes and ladies accessories. Due to its official opening, Arfa’s Closet is offering flat 20% discount for the residents. The discount offer is valid for three days, 26th January to 28th January.

 

Location:

Arfa’s Closet is located at 147, Side B, Sector C, commercial zone.

Coffee Indulgence!

It is time for January, February and then April and sorely winters will be gone. Anyways, we still have plenty of winter days and nights left to make it last longer before the summers start. There are many things that makes winter warmth more perfect. But, the only thing that comes into our mind while thinking winter season is ‘Coffee’. One of the most enthralling essential, to start your day off with it or your nights. It is the perfect therapy in winters to bring out the best in you, stimulates your productivity, and make your vision straight and creative!

 

In winters it is a much needed item for coffee addicts. Whether you enjoy your coffee thick, light, creamy or frothy, it does not matter. Because it’s a famous saying, “ a bad cup of coffee is still better than no coffee”.  Once you start drinking coffee, it completely take over. Obviously, there is no in-between, either you’re a coffee addict or you’re not. So, for all those coffee enthusiasts, its that time of winters, where you can enjoy your coffee while staying in Bahria Town.

Bahria Town has a weak game to provide best and leading names of coffee brands for its residents yet. Certainly, when it comes to cafes and coffee rooms, Bahria Town have very bounded choices as compared to DHA or Gulberg. In city Lahore, we can effortlessly find out many top-tier names for coffee shops. Like, Gloria Jeans, Mocca Coffee, Second Cup, Cinnabon, Expresso, CTC, Butlers Chocolate Cafe etc, a never-ending list of Cafes, that I couldn’t write all of the names here. Well, for the time being in Bahria Town, the availability of coffee options are just like, few drops in an ocean and you have to muddle through the limited coffee options.

 

But, however, I’ve gathered a few names that are currently the only choices for us. Most residents are surely well-acquainted with these names.

 

Panini Cafe:

 

Bahria Grand Hotel & Resort in Bahria Town Lahore has three different restaurants and cafes including Golden Palm Restaurant, Cafe Grand, Panini Cafe and a separate In-Room dining. However, most of the residents are unfamiliar with the Panini Cafe. It is specially designed to cater the needs of coffee and tea lovers with a perfect environment. Panini Cafe has both indoor and a patio sitting facing fountains and greenish environment to enjoy your coffee in this winters.

 

Brazilian Coffee in Panini Cafe:

Brazil’s coffee is in the list of those countries where the taste of its beans and the production of coffee is enormous. Famous for its espresso blends and high-quality flavors. Well, the reason for writing Brazilian Coffee is that Panini Cafe has a specialty to offer you a variety of Bazilian Coffee flavor at very low rates. Perfectly hand-crafted coffees, luxury environment and still the prices are cheaper than other renowned coffee shops. The average price of coffee out there is Rs. 150/- to 250/- excluding tax. So, if you haven’t visit Panini Cafe than it’s a must visit place in Bahria Town with your friends and family!

 

Mix Tea:

The prices are economical, the price of one cup of tea is Rs. 150/-( inclusive of tax). If you buy more than 1 cup of tea, complimentary biscuits are provided.

 

Location:

Panini Cafe is located in Bahria Grand Hotel & Resort, Ground floor, at Executive lodges.

 

Timings:

Opening Time: 12:00 AM.
Closing Time: 11:00 PM.

 

Gloria Jean’s Coffee:

Gloria Jean’s Coffee is one of the world’s largest coffee chain, based ˝in Austraila, and having more than 1000 branches in 40 countries. It was first introduced in Pakistan back in 2006. Now, there are around 12 franchises of Gloria Jean’s coffee have been established in Lahore. In Bahria Town, Gloria Jean’s Coffee is the only international chain and oldest coffee shop, opened in 2013 by signal Group.

 

Though, an Irish coffee shop Bagel’s Bar was also opened at Talwar Chowk in 2014, in comparison with Gloria Jean’s Coffee. It was located near to Gloria Jeans. But, unfortunately, after few months, it was permanently shut down. So, if we talked about international chains of the coffee shop, then Gloria Jean’s Coffee is the only option in Town so far.

Gloria Jean’s Coffee menu card is full of all kinds of coffees. They’ve three categories of coffee according to the size Small, Regular and Large. The price range of coffee normally starts from Rs. 250/- to Rs. 400/-. It has both indoor and outdoor sittings. Recently, they’ve also introduced free coupons offer in Rs. 500/-, I think this offer has ended now.

 

Location:

Previously, it was located at the main boulevard. Now its been 2 years, it is located at 1-F, B plaza, Talwa Chowk, Sector C.

 

Timings:

Open 7 days a week.
9:00 AM to 2:00 AM.

 

Jammin Java:

Jammin Java Cafe is one of the earliest coffee shops in Pakistan. In Lahore, it has 3 to 4 branches. One of its branches is also located in Bahria Town. So, Jammin Java is another option to have a coffee within Bahria Town. The price of its coffee is around Rs. 250/- to Rs. 380/-.

 

Location:

Jammin Java Cafe in Bahria Town is located at the main boulevard, near to Talwar Chowk and adjacent to Joutan Paints and Askari Bank.

 

Timings:

Opening: 10:00 AM.
Closing: 1:00 AM.

 

Honey Beans:

Honey Beans Cafe is the project of Crosta 11. It was opened along with crosta 11, Ritorious, and Platinum Hotel. It is not as impressive as it was suppose to be. Because it was specifically designed to provide Coffee & Shakes for the residents. The menu of its coffee is typical and very limited options are available in coffee. The prices of its coffee mug are Rs. 199/- to Rs. 280/-. But, yes, the outdoor and indoor sitting of Honey beans cafe will double your coffee treat!

 

Location:

Honey Beans Cafe is located at 211-B, Tulip Block, Sector C, opposite to Bahria Golf & Country Club.

 

Timings:

Opening: 11:00 AM.
Closing: 1:00 AM.

 

These are the few options that are available in Bahria Town for all coffee addicts. If you have tried any other option in Bahria Town which is not mentioned above, then do share your experience in the comment section.

Water & Filtration Plants

General Overview:

The increase in population has created many fundamental problems and it is the pedestal of many other crises. Mainly, it creates a shortage of utility facilities including Electricity, Gas and other essential necessities. All the crucial crises are directly linked up to the rate of population. Unfortunately, Pakistan is on the top list of those countries where overpopulation is a major concern and has been coping with these issues over a long period of time. As a consequence, water quality and purification of drinking water are one of the major issues that have ascended due to overpopulation. The demand for pure water shoots up over the past few years unexpectedly. The situation of pure drinking water is expected to become worse in future.

 

In actual fact, Pakistan is on the list of top 20 water-deficient countries in the world. According to the reports, it is estimated that approximately 44% of the population in Pakistan has no access to clean water and more than 90% of the population in rural areas is living without this basic need.

 

So, safe and pure drinking water is Pakistan’s most instantaneous and evoking problem, and need to be settled on an immediate basis. The issue is also highlighted in media nowadays, but it seems that it won’t resolve shortly or near future. Other than to resolve the shortage of complete water supply, the Government has launched a project by the name of ‘Clean Drinking Water For All’, in each Union Council. And in Punjab, with the worth of 965 million, more than 307 filtration plants have been installed in four major districts. It has somehow, sorts out the problem of clean drinking water in selective areas.

 

Utilities in Bahria Town: 

Though, Bahria Town has gained an overwhelming and symbolic attraction, to introduce a load-shedding free community. But, in the same way, Bahria Town was also the first housing society to lay all lines underground for all utility connections like Water, Telephone, Gas, and Electricity. Furthermore, they have also build overhead storage tanks to distribute uninterrupted water supply for all.

 

Water & Waste Disposal Department:

More than twenty thousand direct employees are contributing to provide iconic and innovative facilities to each community of Bahria Town. In addition, as we all know that, Bahria Town has many professional departments for different categories like security department, maintenance department, complaint department, fire & safety department and design studio etc. Similarly, Bahria Town has also a separate department by the name of Water & Waste Disposal department. This department is fully functional with several employees, vehicles, and machinery.

 

Office Location:

The office of this department is located at Sector B, near to Qurtaba Mosque and behind Fire & Safety Department.

 

Responsibilities & Duties:

There are several duties of this department in Bahria Town, some of them are mentioned below:

 

  • Operating and Maintaining Water Supply.
  • Purification and Storage of Water.
  • Providing Repair Facility where needed.
  • Respond to customer’s calls.

 

Water Filtration Plants in Bahria Town:


Well, we can not use tap water for drinking purpose because of its taste and unhealthiness. Therefore, Bahria Town has taken numerous steps to ensure the availability of pure drinking water for each resident. For this reason, especially in Bahria Town Lahore, you will find out plenty of water filtration plants in each block. All the water filtration plants have been under maintenance to Bahria Water & Waste Disposal Department.

 

Changing Of Water Filters:

Having a water filtration plant near you isn’t a complete solution for pure water. However, the only and considerable issue is the change of water filters timely. If these water filters aren’t replaced as recommended time, then it will do more harm than usual. Two types of water filters are installed in every filtration plant and they need to be changed after some specific period of time. The recommended time to change these filters are 3 to 6 months, and I got the information from Bahria Water Department, that they’re very concerned and always change water filters of each plant after exact 3 months.

 

Benefits Of Water Filtration Plants:

Well, it is essential to drink purified water and there are many benefits without any disadvantage of filtered water.  So,  without deep digging its health benefits, here are few advantages for Bahria Town residents.

 

  • You can save some money if you filled your bottles from these filtration plants.
  • The taste of the water is as safe and healthy as other purified water, which is available in sealed bottles.
  • Filtration plants in Bahria Town are active 24 hours, so you don’t have to wait for any scheduled timings.
  • Due to maximum numbers of water filtration plants, you can also avoid queue and crowd.

 

Number Of Water Filtration Plants:

There are roughly more than  10 to 12 water filtration plants that are fully operational in each location of Bahria Town. Actually, I haven’t checked all of the filtration plants, but one of the employees of water department told me about the number of filtration plants which are mentioned below:

 

1. Gulmohar block.
2. Ali Block.
3. Safari villas.
4. Jasmine Block.
5. Nargis Block.
6. Near Bahria Homes.
7. Sector A & F.

 

More precisely you will find water filtration plants in parks of each block.

 

A few months back, I heard that one of the residents of Bahria Town did laboratory test of a water sample from these filtration plants. Analyses report of the water sample indicates that water is more refine and healthy than other mineral water bottles. In conclusion, I would recommend everyone to use these water filtration plants, eventually you’ll save some extra money. Because each resident is already paying water filtration plant charges to Bahria Town every month, which are added to monthly maintenance charges.

 

DRINK WATER & STAY HYDRATED!