- Sat-Wed: 10.30 am – 5.30 pm
- Fri: 3.30 pm – 7.30 pm
- Thu: Closed
- Sat-Wed: 9.30 am – 4.30 pm
- Fri: 3.30 pm – 7.30 pm
- Thu: Closed
- Sat-Wed: 9.30 am – 1.00 pm
- Thu & Fri: Closed
Few years back, I was in the largest computer fair in Bangladesh, asking the big Internet providers of the country, if they could give me a solution of a portable Internet connection. None of them could, except just one whose technology could give me a device with which I’ll get portability in my room only Continue reading “Internet facilities in Bangladesh”
British biologist Adam Barlo and expert tracker Mizan Rahman is going to radio-collar a man-eating tiger of Sundarban for the first time. Exert from BBC documentary. Continue reading “Video | Tracking a man-eating tiger of Sundarbans”
There are lots of govt. approved money exchange companies at Dhaka city, mostly at Matijheel, Fakirapool, Dilkusha, and Gulshan area from where foreigners can purchase USD in exchange of Tk.
It is not possible to purchase USD from any bank for a foreigner unless they can prove that they have exchanged the dollars to taka from their bank earlier on. This applies to only tourists and volunteers. As an expat, if you’ve paid in USD to a Bangladeshi foreign currency bank account, you are allowed to withdraw that dollar amount without limitations but only when you can prove you are leaving the country.
Some people reported of being success with waiters at high end hotels willing to exchange USD out of Tk. that they had received in tips. Worth a try.
Also you can give a call to the US embassy. May be they can suggest you some place to get USD. But be extremely careful about any unauthorized person in exchanging currency. Recently some case has been reported about making false USD here. You can be easily cheated.
Another unique experiment is to spend some time on the fishing port of Cox’s Bazar! Feel the intense hum of activity going on there, see the hundreds of fishing boats and their welcoming crew and why not spend two days with the fishermen on a fishing trip! Continue reading “Cox’s Bazar fishing port”
The hobby of keeping pet is becoming more and more popular in Bangladesh. In Dhaka, lots of people keep dove in their building roof in wooden boxes. Keeping aquarium in the drawing-room is also become a commonplace. To meet the demand, there established a big market for trading every kind of birds and animals in Kataban at Dhaka. It is very close to New Market and Shahbag area.
You can purchase many kinds of local and foreign birds and animals in this market. Here is an average price range for common birds and animals you can purchase at this market:
Wish this will help you finding your pet in Bangladesh. Have you recently purchased anything from the market? Let us know.
Australian International School – Offers the Western Australian curriculum and is supervised by the government of Western Australia, located at Gulshan. Phone: +88-02-9881259, +88-02-8831904 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Canadian international school – Only school in Bangladesh offering a Canadian curriculum as per the rules and regulations set by the Ontario Ministry of Education, located at Banani. Phone: +88-02-8860306, +88-02-9899638 Email: email@example.com
American International School – An independent, coeducational day school which follows curriculum of the U.S. general academic public schools. Most of the faculties are from USA. Located at Gulshan. Phone: +88-02-8822452 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
French International School – Curriculum of this school is in accordance with the French Official Directives of National Education, accredited by the French Ministry of National Education. Located at Baridhara. Phone: +88-02-8824056 Email: email@example.com
Bangladesh International Tutorial – Curriculum complies with London Board for the Ordinary and Advanced Level examinations. Located at Gulshan, Dhaka. Phone: +88-02-8810044, +88-02-9886016
Bangladesh has a great heritage of food. In the capital city Dhaka, there are some very special food which are cheap, but very rich in taste, and only known to the food-lovers of the city. Here is a list of 5 very special dishes of Dhaka which you won’t want to miss, if you have some time in hand and want to experience the food heritage of the city.
Best morog-polao at Bangladesh. Morog-polao is a very special food of Bangladesh, specially served at marriage ceremonies or any other big family festivals. “Morog” is chicken, and “polao” is rice cooked in a special way. Morog-polao is specially cooked rice with large portion of chicken, served with a special drink named “borhani”. A very testy and famous food of Bangladesh.
Price: Morog-polao – 80 Tk/plate. Borhani – 15 Tk/Glass
Location: “Nanna Biriani” is a famous restaurant located at old Dhaka. They have four branches there. But to taste the best morog-polao, you have to go to their main branch which is located near “Tara Masjid”. It’s a very famous mosque of Dhaka. Take a rickshaw from any place at old Dhaka and go to Tara Masjid. Ask someone about the restaurent – they’ll show you.
Vuna khichuri is another famous food of Bangladesh. It is made of rice, dal, and meat – chicken or beef. Rice is cooked dry with dal in a special way, and meat is added with it. This is a very delicious food of Bangladesh. You’ll find the best Vuna Khichuri in Dhaka at Ghoroa Restaurent.
Price: Vuna Khichuri – 120 Tk/plate. Borhani – 15 Tk/glass
Location: Ghoroa restaurent is located in the business heart of the city – Motijheel. From any place at Motijheel, take a rickshaw to Modhumita Cinema Hall. The restaurent is loctated in the same road.
Biriani is the king of every food of Bangladesh. In every big occation in any family, this is a must have food. It is make of specially cooked rice and mutton. If you come to Dhaka and do not taste Biriani from any of the famous restaurent, you’ll miss half of the food culture of Bangladesh. Sunami Restora serves one of the most tasty Biriany of Dhaka.
Price: Kacci Biriani – 85 tk/plate. Borhani – FREE!
Location: Sunami Restora is located at Jhigatola Bus Stand at Dhanmondi. In the bus stand, ask someone about the restaurent – they’ll show you.
You you are a steak lover, you must taste the beaf stake (“Goru chop” is the local name) of Mukta Restaurent. Speciality of this stake is, it is so spicy and full of masala.
Price: Beaf Stake – 70 Tk/plate. Borhani – 10 Tk/glass.
Location: “Mukta Biriani” is located at Goran Tempu stand. From Malibag, take a rickshaw to “Goran Tempu Stand”. Once there, tell him to go to “Harvanga Road”. Ask someone there about the restaurent.
Chhayanir makes the best grilled chicken at Bangladesh. It is so tasty that you’ll never forget the taste of it in rest of your life once you taste it here. The chicken is very specially grilled here, and served with their special bread.
Price: Chicken:- Quarter – 40 tk, full – 100 tk. Bread – 7 Tk/pc
Location: It is in the Science Laboratory corner near new market. In science laboratory signal, it is in the east side of the over bridge – a very small shop.
Taste some of the foods in you Bangladesh travel, and let us know how you like it.
Know any other good newspaper from Bangladesh?