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Wherever they may be in the world, Filipinos are always making huge strides and achievements. And here in Bahrain, a group of Pinoys have proven their worth in the field of sports! The Desert Smashers Club (DSC), a Filipino community and sports organisation based in Saudi Arabia, participated in the PBG Open Doubles Badminton Tournament. The [...]

The cost of living in Bahrain may increase ever so slightly next year, as tax experts predict that it will be the next GCC country to implement a five percent value-added tax (VAT), Khaleej Times reported. The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia were the first to introduce it this year. No exact dates have been [...]

On Tuesday, the Ministry of Interior (MOI) of Bahrain announced a suspension on the issuance of entry visas to Qatari nationals, the Bahrain News Agency reported. Through a statement posted on its website, the ministry explained that the decision was made in response to the “irresponsible acts” of authorities in Qatar. MOI Announces Suspension of [...]

If you’re reading this and you’ve been looking for something fun to do these past few days, you just stumbled upon the answer. Happening right now until the end of the month, including Eid weekend, is a musical extravaganza at MODA Mall, Manama. Time to check out these exciting festivities for the holidays! Cultural Festivities at [...]

No matter how old we get, there is a youthful spirit in all of us that is awakened by things we cherish from our childhood. And if there was one popular toy back then, it would be LEGO. Up to this day, children as well as adults still build with the famous Danish-invented interlocking bricks, and [...]

Let’s face it, there really are no excuses left to make when it comes to working out and staying fit. As much as we’d like to just lounge around during our free time, we know that being fit is of the utmost importance. To take care of our bodies is to make sure that we’re always [...]

Homesickness is real, and it can be tough when it kicks in. So, what better way to satiate your longing for home than to eat your favorite Filipino comfort foods, right? And if there is a place to go when that rumbling in your tummy just keeps screaming for home, it’s Manama. A plethora of [...]

Internet connection has become a big part of our daily lives. We need it to work, communicate, and more. The good news is, half the world now is online! And in the Middle East, Bahrain is one of the most Internet-connected countries. In fact, telecommunication companies here compete when it comes to offering the best [...]

Getting a Mobile Phone in Bahrain

As you prepare for your upcoming trip to Bahrain, you come across a tiny dilemma: will you need to get a Bahraini mobile phone when you get there? Or will your current phone work just fine? Because Bahrain operates on a GSM network, your phone will probably work in Bahrain without a problem. If anything, [...]

So, you have a trip to Bahrain coming up, and you’re looking up places to add to your itinerary. I have one for you, and it’s called El Mercado. Opened in 2016, El Mercado, which translated means “The Market” is a Spanish-themed retail center located in Janabiya. Since it’s opening, El Mercado has enlivened the [...]