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Let’s Go Local: Expansion Plans And Surprises On The Way: Kumar

Plans are underway for the expansion of Paintball Pacific and the new location will soon be revealed, says Dirish Kumar. The Ba native is the owner and founder of the
17 Sep 2022 05:00
Let’s Go Local: Expansion Plans And Surprises On The Way: Kumar
Dirish Kumar and the Tavoro waterfall in Taveni.

Plans are underway for the expansion of Paintball Pacific and the new location will soon be revealed, says Dirish Kumar.

The Ba native is the owner and founder of the first paintball field in Suva which opened a few months ago in Vatuwaqa.

Mr Kumar said ever since they started, the operation has been going on well beyond expectations.

 

Paintball or skirmish consists of individuals or teams donning protective clothing and preparing to do battle by claiming the others marked territory.

Individuals carry a specially designed ‘weapon’ that allows them to shoot paint pellets at their opponents. It is a challenging, action-packed game full of thrills and spills.

The former secondary school teacher believed that the game was a way of solving societal problems and a great way for team bonding.

Mr Kumar resigned from teaching to explore his capabilities.

 

“I wanted to try something new,” Mr Kumar said.

“All age groups have been coming in and many made use of the Constitution holiday to spend their time here with their families and friends,” he said.

“We had a total of five groups and even night combat.” Fiji’s first paintball field was opened in Sonaisali Island in 2011.

 

 

How many places have you visited around Fiji?
Vanua Levu, Cicia, Vanuabalavu, Koro and around Viti Levu.

Vanuabalavu Lau.

Vanuabalavu Lau.

What is the one place in Fiji you would take visitors to?
The Paintball field.

There is also a beach next to it.

 

What is your favourite place for coffee/ pie?
The Coffee Hub in Ba.

The Coffee Hub

The Coffee Hub

What do you like to do in your free time?
I love to read. Unfortunately, my time has been consumed by my work.

 

What is one place in Fiji that remains on your bucket list?
Taveuni.

There’s a lot to see on the Garden Island such as the Tagimoucia flower, the International dateline and the waterfalls.

Lavena waterfalls in Taveuni.

Lavena waterfalls in Taveuni.

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