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    • 5 days ago
    • alan slade

    just seen a lady with two big dogs stand in some other dogs muck and scrape it off on the wall Malta get a dog Warden in and start fining the people who do not clean up ,from my last visit Tower road ,St Pauls bay and by the look of it Brzebbugia going the same way ,why o why do they not clean up after their DOGS

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    • 1 week ago
    • renee keefover

    Huge planet 10 o'clock.

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    • 1 week ago
    • Joseph

    Follow the official opening of the B'Buga ASC premises tonight, Thursday 18th May2017 at 8.00pm by the Hon Prime Minister Dr Joseph Muscat on Skyline Webcams.

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • DaveS

    I had a drink yesterday at Birzebbugia Water Polo Pitch . The site looks so good now it is completed. As well as the Pool, there are keep fit facilities in the gym. For guests just wanting food, there is an inside restaurant and waitress service to the tables outside. I took a few photographs and have uploaded one.

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • DaveS

    I did see the open sign when I walked past this morning

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • Joseph

    Thanks Alan, it was a collective effort and yes we all are proud of the end product.....yesterday was the opening of the restaurant and it has a wow factor. Hoping to see you all for a drink sometime soon......

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • alan slade

    Joseph I must say the lighting and the whole set up is looking really good You and your team must be really proud its the first time I have seen the full lighting on its great

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • Joseph

    Opening times of the gym are 5.00am till 11.00pm

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    • 1 month ago
    • Joseph

    Good morning all, Some updates. The waterpolo team is presently training everyday between 6.00pm and 8.00pm in a heated pool, as ours is still cold during the evening. The gym has now opened and the restaurant is scheduled to open by the first week of May 2017. The club will also have an office open everyday as from May. The new telephone no of the club is 21655115

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    • 1 month ago
    • Anton Izzo

    i was told that between 18.00 and 20.00 the water polo team is training, so far i haven't seen anything yet, am i right or wrong.

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • alan slade

    great to see the lights on looking good

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    • 2 months ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    I visited the club yesterday, it is still a building site not open yet so walked around the bay plodging on the way and had lunch at the middle restaurant over there

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    • 2 months ago
    • Joseph

    Good morning, Saturday 11th March, the floodlights were raised in place by means of a pivot hydraulic mechanism. This week the gym is expected to open and hopefully the restaurant will follow suit by the end of the month.

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    • 3 months ago
    • viv

    Hailstones!!! Noooo!!!!!! Be dry and sunny for the !8th onwards....please.

Birzebbugia - Water Polo Pitch and Pretty Bay

Although quite small, Birżebbuġa is a stunning holiday destination in the heart of the Maltese Pretty Bay (Bajja Sabiha); it is visited by many tourists who appreciate its sea and fantastic hinterland enriched by four valleys Wied Dalam, Wied Zembaq, Wied Qoton and Wied Buni boasting a variety of olive trees, Birżebbuġa has been famous over the centuries for the cultivation of olives still keeping the local economy very strong; its name confirms this since it is said to derive from the combination between "Bir", meaning "well" and "żebbuġa", meaning "olives".

Birżebbuġa's man-made large sandy beach played an important role only in more recent years, the bay has been artificially filled with sand in occasion of the works for the construction of the Malta Freeport (Port Ħieles Ta' Malta), the sand collected from the seabed has turned a desolate rocky coast into a wonderful bay; however, the Malta Freeport and the uninterrupted coming and going of cargo vessels have partly destroyed Birżebbuġa's scenic views but didn't make it less attractive under other point of views, there are amazingly relaxing places, green areas, splendid beaches and crystal sea water, ideal conditions for all types of water sports, a variety of attractions such as the Church of Our Lady of Sorrows (1909, Parroċċa Marija Addolorata), St George's Church (1683, Knisja ta 'San Ġorġ), a modern seaside promenade, fashion clubs, high quality restaurants, a number of fortifications such as Fort St. Lucian (Torri ta' San Lucjan, 17th century), Ferretti Coastal Battery (Il-Qajjenza) or the so-called "Birżebbuġa entrenchments" dating back to the Knights of St. John and plenty of evidence of the earliest Phoenician settlement, the Neolithic and Bronze Ages, the Romans; its archaeological importance has made it very popular in the world especially for the caves of Għar Ħasan and Għar Dalam, and the Borġ in Nadur Temple, moreover the whole beach is surrounded by a lovely scenery made up of modern buildings and high quality facilities which increase its charm and beauty.

Today Birżebbuġa is also undertaking in an ambitious as well as realistic project that, after having faced bureaucratic problems, has finally started, this project concerns the construction of a modern and competitive waterpolo pitch and club house (Water Polo Pitch in Birżebbuġa, Il-Pitch tal-waterpolo ta' Birzebbugia), a large structure (33x25 mtrs) built above the current waterline, an excellent and funny opportunity for children, sports enthusiasts as well as elderly and disabled persons.

The area involved has been strongly influenced by the building of Malta Freeport, in order to accomodate its large ships, extensive dredging works have been made and deepen the seabed in the centre of the bay so that most of this sand was pumped onto the shoreline, thus forming a sandy beach and resulting in the lowering of the seabed and a less circulation of the water within the pool, the extremely stagnant and noxious water has so prevented any possible kind of competitive matches; as a consequence the number of visitors went drastically down and the Aquatic & Sports Club's financial resources, intended to maintain it in operational state, became fewer; over the years the situation has changed, the works finally started and a new Water Polo Pitch will be soon up and running again.

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