Mr. Saqibsoomro is an ardent travel maniac. He has travelled all over the world to quench his thirst for traveling. The best thing about travelling he says that it refreshes the mind of the person wandering around. He has been and seen many different cultures and many different nations, their foods, their dialect, their way to undertake themselves every day. When we inquired him about the experiences that he had in the continent of Asia, he smiled and told us that Asia is very rich in different cultures and approaches the people has. He says according to him following are the top 5 places in Asia that a person must travel:
Thailand is one of the most travelled place in the most of the Asian continent he says. It offers wide variety of things to do there. Thailand has many best places to offer to the travelers. The travelers have many different options to travel there from Phuket to Krabi to KohSamui. If you travel to Phuket you can go to Phi Phi islands and the famous James bond island. There you can enjoy the vast coral reefs that Thailand has to offer to its travelers.
Indonesia is another jewel in the crown of Asian continent. The most famous place of Indonesia which is loved by the travelers from far west Americans, Canadians and most importantly the Australians is the continent of Bali. Mr. SaqibSoomro said that Bali is one such place which lies on the equator belt so that is the reason why it is very much prone to the earthquakes and natural calamities. But that doesn’t stop the travelers from visiting this beautiful Island.
If you want to experience the advancement of the western countries in Asia then you must visit the land called Singapore. It is a small country that lies on the outer belt of Asian continent. Singapore has the famous Changi airport which is equipped with the most modern swimming pool. Singapore has the famous Universal studios where the tourist from world over come and enjoy their time.
As the saying goes ‘Malaysia truly Asia’. That saying goes completely by the name. It is so beautiful that the scenery will leave your flabbergasted when you reach there. It has the famous twin towers which were, at one time, one of the tallest structures on the planet earth. In Malaysia you can visit to Genting Highlands and the famous Langkawi city. It is a small city which is full of greenery which you can enjoy with your loved one, and is one of the most famous honeymoon spots.
Another marvel in the crown of Asia is the country of SrilankaSaqibSoomro told. Here you can enjoy the famous elephant rides in the city of Candy. You can get close to the nature in the city of Colombo and its thick and dense forests, which are best for the adventure seeking people in the world.
SaqibSoomro is an ardent travel bug. He keeps on travelling from one place to another exploring every other country on the planet. He has been a teacher to many, many of the people come to him to take travel advices and learn about the dos and don’ts of a certain travel place. We asked him about his visits to the world’s amusement parks and which ones he fined the most beautiful and the most enthralling ones. He gave us his top six choices of the world’s most famous amusement parks which he fined the best for a happy time with family.
The one which tops the list is Disney land. It is usually associated with Los Angeles when it actually it is in the adjacent city with the Los Angeles called Anaheim in the province of California. This is world famous for catering to all the ages in the world, from the toddler to an old person, this amusement park would make everyone at home with its rides.
The close second in the list comes the Magic Kingdom in the area of Bay Lake in the province of Florida, United States of America. This amusement parks is best famous for all the big and dangerous roller coasters that it has, it has been the place of fascination for so many people around the world that people from every corner of the globe come here especially for the enjoyment in the roller coasters.
- Walt Disney world, Florida
The province of Florida is the place of amusement parks in the world. SaqibSoomro told us that the third in the list is the famous Walt Disney world in Florida where you can find number to amazing rides which will keep you family vacation at its best and keep you fully happy and energized. The best thing about this park is that you may find many famous celebrities strolling over here who you could also take the photo with.
- Universal studios, Orlando
This first of the Universal studio lands fourth in the list. When we inquired that we have anticipated it to rank much higher than the rest so he says that there are certain things that Universal studios lack in the ranking. One is the fact the because it has opened up a lot of its branches all over the world it is unable to keep the quality high that is the reason why it is ranked so low.
The fifth ranked is the Eurostar in the region of Rust in the continent of Europe. This is the first one from the Europe that ranks at the fifth. The sole reason that it helps all over the tourists from the continent to come and have fun in the sun.
- Cedar Point, Philadelphia
This comes at the last in the list of SaqibSoomro. Here you can find the best of cinemas that you could enjoy with your loved ones. The rides old and overly used.
Mr.Saqibsoomro is an ardent art lover and furniture lover as we all already know. He often talks about the amount of furniture exhibitions that he has visited in his lifetime. All over the world he has been to different places and different continents to organize the exhibitions as well as he has visited as a chief guest too. There are many exhibitions where he has been called as a jury member or the furniture making competitions where he has encouraged young talent of furniture makers and designers to showcase their work in front of the people. Often he has visited numerous countries of the world where he has been the top most priority of the contestants to impress because he was sitting there as a judge, if they happen to win the competition it would shine on their resume even more.
London is one place where Saqibsoomro has visited a lot in his lifetime for business, governmental works and most importantly for the exhibitions in London. He always says for the furniture exhibitions that city is best suited from the entire world. There are several reasons why he opts for London whenever there is an exhibition that he is staging or someone else is organizing. The art and furniture exhibitions are the events that he visits every year at least twice. He often narrates that those exhibitions are the best in the world where the artists from all over the world come to showcase their made furniture. Mayfair square is one such place which is filled with exhibition halls of the furniture’shappening from all over the United Kingdom. Here it can be seen that the best things and the best wood of the furniture is presented here in the exhibitions to showcase in front of the world. People from all sects, ages and demographics come here sand showcase their made up things or they just come there what this beautiful exhibition has to offer to capture in their cameras. The exhibitions are held every year from March to august.
SaqibSoomro states that in London you can come across such furniture which is made up of pine wood, which is the hardest and the most durable wood in the world, the second you can come across the furniture made up of cedar wood, the specialty of this wood is that is made up of very hard material along with the fragrance that it exudes out of the furniture that has been made and crafted. Next up you can see is the Hemlock wood, which looks very pale from outside but can withstand the test of time as it is denoted that this wood was used by the kings of old age era. Beech wood is another kind of wood that is used in the furniture, its main quality and advantage is that it is very durable and hard when it is made and it is also preserved to stand the test of time, it even goes a long way till the decades.
In another talking session with Mr. SaqibSoomro, he told us that the world is a beautiful place to visit and travel but he says in the bed of roses there have always been a few thorns. These thrones represent the world’s worst travel places. He says one just should not and never even think of travelling for the safety of his family or his loved ones, or for his own life’s sake. He mentioned a few places which are extremely dangerous to travel to and if a person has to travel to these places he must take precautions as his life could be in danger too.
This place has been the disputed territory since ages. People have been fighting there for liberation with Israeli forces for many years. This place is a no-go territory for any traveler. Here you can be caught and put inside the jail for the crimes that you haven’t even committed. One must take extra precaution while travelling to this country and according to him they must not. This place is one of the worst in the world for the human life’s safety.
- North Sinai – Sharma el Shaikh
North Sinai is another place where he says that a person must never ever visit. Even though this place is near to the most famous Sham El Sheikh it’s better to stay away from this place as it still has rebel fighters who are trying every which way to kill and kidnap the tourists from all over the world. After they kidnap the tourists they ask for the ransom from the people. SaqibSoomro asks the travelers for extra precaution against such travelling.
Another place which he says that one must not go to is the Kashmir the occupied one. It can seriously put you in danger of getting killed, kidnapped and several things that can happen to you. Kashmir is a beautiful place, it has always been said that the valley can give a tough competition to the beauty of Switzerland in a head to head comparison, but the main problem there is that the two nations are fighting over it for the turf war, and that is the reason why he says not to travel there.
Syria is another place in African region where he says that one should not travel. Syria is mostly situation in between Rocky Mountains and big deserts. But here lies the same issue, freedom fighters are always on the hustle with the government for their issues. And the city is constantly being bombarded by the Israeli forces too. That is the reason why he discourages people from going there.
Last worst place in the list of Mr. SaqibSoomro is Kosovo. Kosovo had a bad history of warfare and fighting amounts the rebels and the law enforcement agencies. Its infrastructure has been fully destroyed with the worst economy. All the time in 80s and 90s this beautiful place had numbers of people killed here as the result the tourism went down to zero.
As we already know that how much of an ardent furniture lover he already is. When we went to the main room of his house in Karachi, we saw a very special and a very unique kind of a sofa lying there in the room. First we thought that it was some of his new project but then we realized that it was some ancient sofa that he had brought from somewhere. We got surprised and wanted to know more about the beautiful sofa that he had. So when he came down the stairs we asked him to tell us more about.
He said that the origin of this sofa is in the midst and haze of Cairo, and this sofa was used by none other than the best of the best rulers that came. Though the sofa had the age of 200 years attached to it over which we couldn’t help ourselves get astonished to. But the more astonishing fact was that this sofa was only discovered 200 years back when its actual age is well over 2000 years. It was used by the Pharaohs in their kingdom and at their time.
How it maintained such good state:
When asked about the fact that how did that sofa maintained such a good state, he said that he was embalmed by the Kings of that era, that era which consisted of rulers which were so bank upon keeping things safe with them. The embark on this magnificent journey couldn’t help the best of the best. It was put in the chemicals later on it was resettled it so that it could be bought by the people who loved it. So that’s how it remained in such a solid and best state of the art.
The price tag:
When asked SaqibSoomro about the price tag associated with it, he smiled and laughed and said these things are priceless, but when we said that we want to know and insisted so he told us that he bought it at the price tag of one hundred thousand million dollars. And he said that he would have paid even a higher price than that because of the value and heritage attached to the sofa.
He told us that since this sofa was of so much in value and was so much close to his heart, he had to make special measures to get the sofa to himself in Pakistan. He told us that he hired a cruise ship to bring it to Pakistan. Booked the cruise ship all by himself just to that it reaches its final destination at the end.
The preservation of this sofa is no easy job, he said that he puts in fifty thousand rupees a month just to preserve this sofa. When inquired SaqibSoomro that does anybody sit on it still so he invited us to sit on it and it see it yourself and we couldn’t help out self-get impressed by its strength
Saqib Ahmed Soomro as we all know is an ardent furniture and travel lover. He has been to several countries and has seen many types of different furniture. He has an ample amount of interest in the antique furniture from all over the world. He often recommends to the people of how to buy and what to buy and where to buy when it comes to the antique furniture. After years of wandering around the world looking and getting himself the antique furniture of all around the world one day he finally decided that he would want to start creating his own way out of his own thinking the new antique type of collection of furniture that he would make. The best part about making a furniture that accordingly customized the needs for the individual is drastically magnifying the reticulum of the nucleus of the world.
Mr. Saqib Khan Soomro says, that at first the idea when it hit him that he would want start his own furniture collection, many people came to him and said that it would cost him a lot and would not work in the market because the furniture will be new and not antique but the main thing about the furniture that people wouldforesee is that fact that the furniture is made as antique. It isn’t really antique. But he says that it wouldn’t stop him from making furniture because of the fact that he loves making it and the best thing about making furniture is that it soothes his soul and mind. He always says that normal people can comprehend what he feels about the furniture being made. When it makes it, it won’t have the same effect as it has in any businessman’s mind that he will earn money out of it, but to him it’s more of a thing that he loves. He also ways that his furniture that will be antique like will be more of a collector’s item for the people who would want it to be.
MrSaqibsoomro has already started working upon the things that he would present to it the world. In order that everything to go smoothly he has also set up factories in the remote areas of Pakistan, the reason being he says that he would want the local people to get the employment and make money out of it. For that he has also plans to import raw material from Greece, China & Morocco. As the world knows that the best material comes from the all three countries that have been named here. The most part of the manufacturing process will comprises of people who would take part in labor, according to him it will increase the employment levels of the people working and also will work for the betterment of their future. For furniture building expertise he also conducts workshops of the potential workers on how to make antique furniture from a new raw material and cutting of new type of woods.
Pots and vases are one of his favorite things. We saw them located all over his home. When asked upon that how it goes about the vases and pots of so many kinds and where from he bought all the beautiful pots he narrated the story saying these are all antique. He said that the best pots in the world could be found in Rome. He further told us that how can you find antique pots in Rome.
Through Trevin Agents:
Trevin agents are found all over the Rome. They are the people who are in charge of getting you to the vendors who sell stuff like antique items say like jewelry, pots, rings and more things that are considered by many as antique items. What you have to do it find the right Trevin agent for you, there are many scams going on, everybody is trying to sell you stuff that isn’t worth a dime but they make it look expensive and then they sell you the low quality stuff. So always stay vigilant of what you get and which kind of agent you are talking to and he is getting your stuff.
Through Botanical museums:
Another way to getting yourself the antique pots are the botanical museums found there. In those museums they ask you about your background, which social class you belong to, what kind of a taste in antiques you have, which are the mainly focused areas of the things that you like but you have to come over all these things for the fact of the matter which choses you to be the one as the best person who could take care of the stuff SaqibSoomro said about. So the main thing that remains to be seen is the matter which could have been taken into the hands but couldn’t do so because of the manifestation of the best. The marksmanship remains to be the best render quality of the pots that are bought from here which are in turn kind of an investment for lifetime.
The main thing which comes after finding a vendor is that once you are done with finding the right vendor the next step is to get yourself the pot screening. Now as you can see that even at times the vendors are made fooled by the people they bought the pots from, because it’s a very tricky game, everybody is a vulture there, what they do is that they trick the best vendors even and they fail to realize that they are selling the pot which is not genuine SaqibSoomro said. Even the best looking pots are not worth a single penny now it is your job to screen them that can be done by taking them to the ancient historians who will tell you that either these pots are real, genuine, or entirely fake. So make sure you do your homework before going to Rome to buy yourself the ancient pots.
When he went to take his interview on the tips when it comes to buying antique furniture, he said that he had a lot to say, and these tips aren’t just for anybody who wants to buy the furniture but to the person who holds the passion of having an antique piece or unit in his house.
The Monetary need
He states that the most important thing when buying antique furniture is the person’s ability to buy the antique furniture because the antique furniture costs a lot. It is always good for a person to start saving because the ancient and vintage collectable items are always expensive. Just because of the fact that they have a heritage attached to it. It may be the case that the certain unit that you are trying to buy have come from various kinds and their dynasties, and the thing is the price attached to it isn’t over at all because its mandatory for such a thing to have a price tag which only a few people with the passion and desire for having such an artwork could only you afford and take care of.
Distinguishing between the imposters and the genuine
Furthermore when we asked him about how a layman person would go and identify a unit as an antique and how can he distinguish the between the real and the fake. Mr. Saqib Soomro states that the furniture which is antique would have certain chemicals which are needed to be put on it to keep it in a working condition. Because of their old age factors they go through the wear and tear that comes with the age, but the problem part or the most difficult part lies in the fact that how do you keep them preserved. It has often been the case that people here would sell you something by calling it antique which is actually not. You need to make sure that your dealer is trustworthy and real and doesn’t have malpractices like not bringing out the true story of the actual furniture that he is selling.
It may require travelling
Antique units are found all over the world. Sometimes the thing is that the antique furniture is placed in the places where the art crafts of the ancient world are kept and preserved. So it is a person’s duty that if he wants to acquire a certain piece of antique furniture he must be willing to travel abroad. Mr. Saqib Soomro states that the best way to make yourself travel worthy is by first getting the visas of the country which are easier to get so that you ink your passports the right way. Because only once that your passport is ready and well inked, you will get the visas of the country easily which holds the most amount of ancient furniture from the former kinds and their dynasties. Because usually all these items are seen and found in the part of European Union.
A beach is a place where a person relaxes and takes out all the stresses of life that he has. A beach is a place of serene tranquility for a person where he could decipher on things which he in usual terms cannot. There are seven beaches in the world that he considers best and the list are as follows.
- Santa Monica beach
As the name goes by this beach lives up to its reputation. Santa Monica beach is near to the famous Santa Monica Boulevard in the outskirts of the great Rodeo Drive. On this beach you can easily spot the celebrities strolling down since its right at the corner of Hollywood. This beach is paparazzi’s hovering around to get a glimpse of their favorite star.
- Venice Beach
Don’t mistake the name as if it is in Italy. This beach is on the corners of California where the great Arnold Schwarzenegger worked out at. This gym is famous for the gym rats that are found because it is very near to the Mecca of bodybuilding which is Golds Gym.
- Monte-Carlo Beach
Mr. Saqib Soomro states that this beach stays close to his heart. Just because it attracts the top celebrities and the multi billionaires of the world. He says that it sits right in the middle of Monaco in Europe where he goes every year to see the Formula 1 races take place in the municipality.
- Phi Phi Islands
He points out that if you want to have a tropical outlook of rain with tress and sunshine, you must visit Thailand at the Phi Phi island beaches. These beaches are a love factor for all the movies makers out there. From James bond movies to Steven ones you will find that these beaches had remained the part of every movie makers life.
- Uluwatu beach
Mr. Saqib Soomro points out that Bali, Indonesia is world famous for its amazing beaches. But out of all the beaches Bali has, Uluwatu beach has its own existence. On the side skirts of PuraUlun Dan Beratan you will find this beach is mixture of green pasture with rocks and a market place to die for.
- Bondi Beach
Bondi beach Sydney is the best for the surfers around the world. The world Surfing competition takes place there and surfers from all over the world come here to try their luck in winning the coveted crown. Skin and sand goes hand in hand at this beautiful beach where you may even spot a lot of concerts and parties going on there, but just watch out for the sharks and currents.
- Sentosa Beach
Sentosa beach is a place where there is an influx of technology. Singapore is the best country in the world for passport domination. And Sentosa is the place just on the corners of the Singapore. You can find the best cruise parties here and the best weather there.
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis of Athens as a special place in the historic books. Though is it debatable that the existence of such in the time of Greece mythology but this fact is well-known world over that the best kings of the ancient Greece used to preside on their thrown in this very building or structure as you want to call it. That’s the tourists from all over the world come and take pictures here.
This UNESCO complex holds a true reputation for the fight of Poseidon and Aphrodite. As the history suggests the fight between the two took place here where it was written that this place had seen the bloodshed of 2 million people in the war which went for 20 years. The remains of the apparatus used by the warriors could be seen in the museums here which are well kept and preserved for the people to see.
This iconic 5th century temple ruins of Anthemion holds a history which can never be ignored when things you came across by the Greek Gods. These ruins will take you back in the era of Cythera and her army of 3000 elephants which didn’t get anybody in whoever tried to overcome this ruin and this temple stood the test of time as it stands proudly today even after millenniums.
When you visit Acropolis Museum, Mr. Saqib Soomro stated that you can’t just go around without noticing the great chair of King Zeus where he used to sit. Historians say that his throne was so big that it could be seen from the outside markets of the city as well. Gold plated and well preserved that monument will take you in the ruins of history.
Though this place is highly criticized for not being the actual place where once you saw the hanging gardens of Babylon but still many historians believe that this place has the most relevant evidences that the hanging gardens were at this very place, so now the government of Greece has slowly rebuild this into a tourism spot.
According to Mr. Saqib Soomro the Syntagma square is the Greek version of the Times Square New York. This holds many shops where you could shop from and many of the shops are even very cheap in price since the currency of Greece is too down you can buy stuff cheap here.
While visiting Knossos you will come across world’s biggest amusement park which can hold up to a 10 thousand people in one time. Famous for its big swings and big roller coasters it’s a must visit place.