Where We Are Going Today: Crystal Pyramids

Updated 09 May 2019

Where We Are Going Today: Crystal Pyramids

Crystal Pyramids is a favorite spot of mine in Jeddah to shop for all things cute, pop culture, practical and even savory, with a focus on items from the Far East. It offers a wide array of products, ranging from stationery to skin-care products.

Whenever I stop by the shop, in Al-Salamah District, I end up sharing the face-cleansing masks and wonderful hand creams that I buy, which are imported from Korea, with my mother and sisters because they love how fresh they feel. 

My brother enjoys accompanying me on my trips to the shop because it gives him a chance to add to his growing collection of anime figures. The store offers toys and collectibles based on most of the popular anime shows, along with items featuring western characters from the Marvel and DC superhero universes. They have the largest range of anime-themed keychains I have found in Jeddah.

Crystal Pyramids also has plenty of Korean pop merchandise, including hoodies, T-shirts and more featuring some of the best-selling artists. And if you get a little peckish while browsing, it also sells a variety of Korean snacks, including instant noodles (ramen).

Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan recovers from coronavirus

Updated 03 August 2020

Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan recovers from coronavirus

NEW DELHI: Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan was discharged from a Mumbai hospital on Sunday after undergoing three weeks of treatment for the coronavirus.

His actor son, Abhishek Bachchan, who is still in the Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital with the virus, said in a tweet that his father has tested negative and will rest at home. Both were hospitalized on July 11.

Abhishek Bachchan’s wife, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and their 8-year-old daughter, who both also contracted the virus, left the hospital last week after recovering. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is a top Bollywood actress.

The elder Bachchan, 77, has acted in more than 200 Indian films over the past five decades. He is also a former politician and television host.

The Bachchans are often called Bollywood’s first family. Amitabh Bachchan's wife, Jaya, is also an actress and a one-time member of Parliament. She was not hit by the coronavirus.