Saturday, August 09, 2008

Khartoum Life

The Spanish Ambassador's residence. Really huge. Spain is one of the nine European Commission countries that have an embassy in Sudan.
The city's main bus terminal. Around hundred over buses were sighted.
The new bus terminal being constructed nearby.

Most of the buildings in Khartoum would be in this dull brown colour. The main reason would be due to sandstorm in Khartoum. No point having a good paint as the sandstorm will wreak damages on your paint. By having this brown colour paint, you can't see the dirt.

This was a Hummer that we have noticed on the city streets. In this trip itself, I have seen five Hummers already. The rich are really too rich.

I have only seen one Hummer in Kuala Lumpur thus far.
Tags: Khartoum, Sandstorm, Hummer, Spanish Ambassador, Bus Terminal



Blogger acura said...

I heard so many negative stuff about Sudan. It's good you can highlight the other sides of the country

10 August, 2008 00:17  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello friend! visiting you here again after being away for sooo long!!! have a great sunday!!! :)

10 August, 2008 10:15  
Blogger Convivialdingo said...

Hey.. there's like a dozen hummers near where I live. But the explanation is odd - because the US government allows farmers to deduct any large diesel vehicles total cost from taxes...

So many ranchers and farmers take a loan out to buy them and thus pay nothing in taxes. America is funny, eh?

10 August, 2008 14:14  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

acura - well, there is still life in khartoum, not too sure about life in darfur state

artven - thks for dropping by

conviv - the govt just cant please everyone. in m'sia, they have just given out a subsidy to all car owners who owned cars of 2,000cc & below in view of the high petrol price.

imagine a bmw owner (who has a 2,000cc model) claiming the same subsidy with one who's driving a 1,500cc toyota car owner .... where's the logic

10 August, 2008 16:11  
Blogger Unknown said...

hmm....really lack of color...only brown I saw....

11 August, 2008 08:47  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

there are houses in white too but after few months, those white colour wld turn brown hahahaha

12 August, 2008 22:56  
Blogger Unknown said...

yeah its all brown and dull... i love colors it makes the view more beautiful..

i like hummers too! :D

13 August, 2008 11:49  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

obviously hummers is my dream car, otherwise it wouldn't have caught my attention and blogged about it

13 August, 2008 12:03  

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