Monthly Archives: November 2015

“Goodugooda”- the adorable partner of smokers

“Aiseifaane! Dhunfaganda medela. Koba Kadhefaanemey? “Aiseifaane, mix a mound for goodugooda. Where is Aamineifaane- and others,” this is a typical call when a visitor enters the household that has a goodugooda or hookah. Goodugooda was widely used in Fuvahmulah as it was a “partner” of all the smokers in the Maldives- for centuries. Goodugooda’s ability to produce… Read More »

Havitha

*Information provided by Mohamed Ali Didi, Fasiya, Gn.Fuvahmulah Havitha is  the most historical place in Fuvahmulah. This is a mound, believed to be a buried Buddhist stupa or shrine. In 1964 the site was excavated for research work lead by Adam Naseer Manik. The height of the site measured then was 69.8 ft, and its diameter was… Read More »

Punishment island of Maldives

Fuvahmulah is the only one-island atoll in the Maldivian archipelago, located about 494 km away from Male’. The island is geographically distanted from other islands or atolls. The closest atoll is Addu, lying around 75 kilometers away from Fuvahmulah. You cannot observe a nearby island or  a land mass. But the island’s breathtaking beauty and… Read More »

The shameless crows and their unexpected demise

By Yasir Salih All Rights Reserved. The contents of this website site may not be copied, reproduced, republished, edited, downloaded, displayed, modified, transmitted, licensed, transferred, sold, distributed or uploaded in any way without my prior written permission. For permission requests, write to the author- yasirsalih@gmail.com. Buddhism in the Maldives was the predominant religion at least until the 12th… Read More »

Gei Miski

*Information provided by Mohamed Ali Didi, Fasiya, Gn.Fuvahmulah It is believed that this is the very first mosque built in Fuvahmulah. This mosque is located around 500 ft away from Havitha, north eastern side of the island. The mosque is built from coral stones. This is a mosque that portrays extraordinary skills of craftsmanship of… Read More »