City funfairs ready for Eid buzzFerdous Ara
The amusement spots in the capital city and on its fringe have gone for considerable makeovers with the Eid-ul-Fitr just days ahead.
Special offers with large discounts in tickets at some of the funfairs will be a special attraction to the visitors most of whom will be from the capital and nearby localities, say their management staff.
Nandan Park manager (marketing) Zubayedul Alam Hafiz expects that their 5D theatre will be a particular attraction to the children looking for some ‘real cool’ fun for Eid.
Hafiz said, ‘Our “super saver package” offers a free ticket against the purchase of four tickets at Tk 490 each.’
Their Eid concert will have performances by James, Lalon, Kona, Putul and Rajib, among other artists.
The audience will also have the fun of dancing with DJ Himu who will attend a five-day programme there, Hafiz said.
The Dhaka Zoo at the city’s Mirpur took preparation to put their new residents into the display cages during the Eid days.
Zoo curator ABM Shahidullah said these animals and birds were brought from South Africa earlier this year.
He also said leave was cancelled for all the staff to ensure order as they were expecting a deluge of visitors during the Eid.
‘In recent years over one lakh people visited each day during the Eid holiday,’ Shahidullah said.
The staff, divided in groups, will be posted in different spots throughout the establishment covering 186 acres and full of trees. Members from the Rapid Action Battalion and police will assist them in maintaining law and order.
A makeshift health camp will be set up on the zoo premises while the zoo restaurants will serve special dishes, the curator added.
Fantasy Kingdom at Savar has a 10-day celebration offer for the festival, said the staff of Concord Entertainment that owns the park.
Company executive Poddar said it underwent makeover arrangements for Eid and exclusive game shows, dance shows and raffle draws had been added to its menu.
It will also have a 10-day DJ show to be conducted by Mehedi.
‘Like earlier years there’ll be concerts too,’ Poddar added.
Fantasy Kingdom will offer Tk 600 tickets for each that would cover the fees for entry and all rides.
Dhaka Shishu Park at the city’s Shahbagh still remains the major funfair for children of low-income families.
Its assistant engineer Nuruzzaman confirmed that all its rides were in stable condition to entertain the barrage of visitors during the Eid holiday.
The park will be open from 10:00am to 8:00pm during the three-day holiday.
Bangladesh National Museum deputy keeper Niru Shamsunnahar said the museum would be open on Eid day from 10:30am to 5:30pm, allowing free entry to children and people with disabilities.
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