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).


Madonna raises funds for victims of Beirut explosion

Updated 11 August 2020

Madonna raises funds for victims of Beirut explosion

DUBAI: American singer and songwriter Madonna announced on Monday that she and her two children, David Banda and Mercy James, are hosting an art sale to support victims of the massive explosion that ripped through Beirut on Aug. 4, killing over 200 and injuring thousands.

In a video posted to the 61-year-old star’s Instagram account, Madonna can be seen sitting on the ground painting a sign that read “Proceeds go to Impact Lebanon.” (Instagram)

The proceeds from the sales will go to the non-profit organization Impact Lebanon, which has been helping the hundreds of thousands left homeless after the deadly blast. 

Mercy James helped the singer during the sale. (Instagram)

In a video posted to the 61-year-old star’s Instagram account, Madonna can be seen sitting on the ground painting a sign that read “Proceeds go to Impact Lebanon.”

David Banda helped the singer during the sale. (Instagram)

Other celebrities such as Bella Hadid, Kylie Jenner, DJ Khaled and Dua Lipa, have been taking to social media to show solidarity for the victims, and online influencers around the world have been urging their followers to make donations towards rescue and recovery work.

American actor George Clooney and his wife, Lebanese-British human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, also revealed earlier this week they are donating $100,000 to Lebanese charities.