Failaka - a sole land which lost its soul.

Nazar Thekkath
Sunday, January 15, 2012

It was my first trip to Failaka Island during the last Eid holidays. Failaka, an Island possessed by Kuwait gives more than that an Island can give to its guests. But, in fact I was impressed not by its arrangements but by its history and the remains of the history. When I landed there, I had a feeling of loneliness even though there were many tourists walking on the roads left and right. I experienced the isolation of a small land from the rest of the world. Then I myself tried to console that it might be because of my first time in an island.

There is no need to explain the beauty or the enchantment that Failaka has when the pictures attached herewith are more than enough to explain all those. So, it will be better to say something different i.e. about the grievances that Failaka is trying to HIDE from us. The tragedy of a small land and its people because of the invasion of a selfish ruler who himself ended in nothing at last. Even though I had enjoyed the heritage village, zoo and the lake; I was worried by hearing that painful history and by seeing the remains existing in the form of demolished buildings, fired houses, abandoned park, broken trees etc;. It was really pathetic to hear that this Island was once populated till Saddam’s invasion and many citizens in that Island were brutally murdered by Saddam’s army. After that invasion, people left Failaka forever and now it became a tourist spot in Kuwait’s map. Kuwait is going to invest more and more money to beautify it as to attract more tourists there.




My eyes and ears were open while I was walking through the streets. I was more curious to dig out all those stories about the Island which had suffered once and for all during the invasion and which had been abandoned by its people leaving it to the darkness of the night and to the solitude of the day. Failaka is seeking its companions whomever it lost forever. Now it has strangers and some regular visitors only.

Whoever going there, should not forget to walk through the nearby streets and to just look out those fired houses, abandoned park and masjid. That will tell us how cruel the man is when he is selfish to win over others.



After all, we will think who won at last?

The Saddam is history now and his monarchy is ruled by democracy where as he carried nothing with him than three clothes. The then Amir and Kuwait’s builder is also no more. The losers are some innocent people who had been killed in front of their wives, children and parents.

Was it the end of everything?

No!! Years later, the world witnessed the revenge of America over the so called autocrat Saddam Husain, coming to an end by the recent war and by the massacre of many innocent people.

When I was returning to get into the boat, I got a bullet from down the land. But my friend advised me to throw it back and not to take anything like that. Actually, he was afraid of hearing some stories from somewhere about some kind of explosives still lying here and there.



After visiting Failaka, I lost all the impression over Saddam Husain and I hate him now for no reasons by forgetting all whatever America did to him and to his people.

Happened is happened. Let us hope for the best of Failaka.

In short, combination of historical remains and olden model architecture makes Failaka a must visit place.


Express your comment on this article

 
Nazar Thekkath
Posted on Sunday, June 17, 2012

Dear Mr Manoj...

Timing from Salmiya seaport is between 7.30 am and 1.30 pm after each 2 hours. Pls read previous comments for further details...

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manoj
Posted on Friday, May 18, 2012

Hello friends if anybody knows about the timings of ship to and from kuwait to Faihilika.Thanks

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joni
Posted on Thursday, March 1, 2012

failaka is a bhoot place dont go there at night

krish lee
Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2012

hi welcome guy's.. you want go to failaka. do one think. salmiya sea port there is boat facility for visit to failaka. they are taking 3kd only for boat charge.vehicle charge is 15 or 20kd. we have car facility.. that time we visit all place in failaka. there is have one bus facility for visit they are taking charge only 2kd.really very nice & wonderful historical place.. you have chance. visit & see that place... really I HOPE you will be HAPPY & ENJOY....

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Nazar Thekkath
Posted on Sunday, February 12, 2012

Dear Mr. Mustafa,

Boat service is available from Salmiya Seaport.Salmiya Seaport is nearby Holiday inn Hotel,Gulf street Road.

Never go alone. Join any group and ensure your safety first of all.If you want to go with your family, get two or three families together with you. As far as Non Arab in Kuwait is concerned, travelling alone is not at all safe anywhere in Kuwait. Because, Arab people especially immatured teenage and children have got the tendency to attack non Arabs without any reason. As I was alone, I joined a group by paying 7 KD and went to Failaka with empty hands. They undertook all the matters related to ticket, food, transport etc;



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mUSTAFA
Posted on Wednesday, February 8, 2012

can any one tell how i can visit to Failaka island and what are the charges e.t.c ?

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Arati Kasture
Posted on Friday, February 3, 2012

such a lovely and heart-touching article ...... yeah mussst visit this place to pay tribute to all those who lost their lives .......thanks 4 sharing and enriching our knowledge ......

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mrunmai
Posted on Friday, February 3, 2012

wow!....d article itself is enough to xperiance d visit to FAILAKA ISLAND....but 1 should visit d place atlist 1nc in d stay of kuwait...i personally want to go der i hope soon i ll visit...thanks for such a gud info n pics abt d island.

Nazar Thekkath
Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2012

KPTC Boat service is available from Salmiya Seaport at a cost of 3 KD.I think the boat service is available on alternative days.Just go to Salmiya seaport and reserve your ticket according to your timing.
Carry food items with you bcoz these are very costly there.
You can take your car with you by paying additional charges.
This is what I mentioned in my previous comment that most of the people dont know about the tourist spots and about how to reach there.

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g-one
Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2012

How can we go there? Where is the port? How much are the charges? Can car be taken there and how much its cost? timmings etc please.

Nazar Thekkath
Posted on Monday, January 23, 2012

I agree with you..

Atleast they can facilitate the tourists by arranging any mode of transportation throughout the island, hotels,play ground,rest rooms, prayer rooms, swimming pools etc..

And something else to have some fun in and around..

Govt should keep on publishing everywhere about this Island and similar places as well to make people aware of how to reach these places.So, it will be helpful for all, especially for those who complain about insufficient entertainment and inadequate tourist spots in Kuwait.

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Desi Gurl
Posted on Monday, January 23, 2012

Its sad to see that the Govt of Kuwait have let this place rot for the past 22 years - The citizens instead of spending their money in Dubai would have done the same at Failaka had they developed the place into a kind of Gulf Disney or Arabian Nights Island. This is all due to vested interests of you know who !!

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Nazar Thekkath
Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2012

Thanks Mr Bejoy and Haniya Madam for sharing your experience and remarks here.Memories of the moments at Failaka still remain...

Bejoy
Posted on Saturday, January 21, 2012

Good work... Nazar.I've been there in 2007.The sight of bullet-wounded buildings still in my memory.

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haniya
Posted on Friday, January 20, 2012

it is a scaryy place wooowwwooooo...............

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Nazar Thekkath
Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Thanks...

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Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2012

good work. Thanks Mr Nazar

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Kapil
Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Thanks for the important information n guidance for valuable visiting place.

Nazar Thekkath
Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Really!!Mr. Narayanan. Words are not enough to describe the feelings. Thanks for your support and encouragement. I appreciate IIK for the full commitment to this article. That is why all the pictures are well arranged and suitably sized…

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Narayanan
Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Excellent Article. Brings out the salient features both in words and pictures and increases your interest to visit Failaka at least once while you are in Kuwait.

Nazar Thekkath
Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Thanks Noura Madam and Mansoor Bhai..



Of course, must go and feel it..

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Mansoor
Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Good work.....keep it up Mr. Nazar





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Nazar Thekkath
Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Thanks Shameer bhai..

Links for Malayalam:-

http://www.nazarseperated.blogspot.com/2011/11/blog-post_11.html

http://www.koottam.com/profiles/blogs/784240:BlogPost:39156422

Noura Yahya
Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2012

what a journey, love to go there one time.

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Shameer TK
Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Excellent work, Nasar bhai.

Hope a Malayalam version could be possible.

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Nazar Thekkath
Posted on Monday, January 16, 2012

Thanks for your valuable comment...

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Parimita
Posted on Monday, January 16, 2012

Loved the narration style and the pic's

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