Posts Tagged ‘shopping’

Tariq Road – Once at the fore, but not anymore?

What is the ultimate Karachi shopping experience? Some say Park Towers…. No. The Forum?  Not really. Those places are too small to be worthy of being named the “Ultimate”. Once upon a time however, it used to be the Saddar area. Most especially, the Elphinstone Street (current Zaib-un-Nissa street) where you would find most upmarket and good shopping outlets in Karachi. But that was also the days of yore. For our current day and the recent past, the reigning position has consistently been occupied by the Tariq Road. This has most definitely been a go-to place for all sorts of families and all sorts of people to buy all sorts of things apparel related. For easily about two decades Tariq road has occupied the top spot on the Karachi shopping scene. And very rightly so. It is a bazaar-cum-market-cum-mall where you can find the best deals, the best bargains, the most variety and the most seasoned material. Could you say its Karachi’s Oxford Street or İstiklal Avenue? ummmm……

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ramzan shopping experience

well, ramzan are here and everywhere you go, you see a flock of people shopping at the last minute for sehri and iftaar and general grocery items.

myself and family being amongst the lot, we decided to head for makro for the month’s supply of groceries. to my surprise, the huge store was flocked to the brim so much that it seemed impossible to traverse inside.

once the hunt for parking was over, i set upon the search for a cart, as the security by the escalators cleared that carts were impossible to find. i went back to the parking area hoping to snag a cart as some shoppers stack their cars. however, i soon found out that all the carts were already booked by the time they got to their cars. so, i moved towards the main entrance, only to find out that the situation was the same.

as i moved closer and closer to the escalators, i realized that the carts were actually booked inside the store. new shoppers would come out with the leaving shoppers, follow them to their cars, help them unload and go back inside for their shopping.

i decided to leave at this time as i had spent a good half hour with no success.

what’s your experience of ramzan preps going on?

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