Category Archives: Fuvahmulah

The enigmatic island of Maldives

The most fearless endeavor in the Maldives

Prhaps one of the earliest examples of a successful commando raid can be found in the 12th century B.C. during the legendary siege of Troy. But every where in the world, people dare to carry out lionhearted struggles and undertakings. This piece of article is also about a truly fearless endeavors of brave and courageous inhabitants in the… Read More »

The giant slave and the barberic clan

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Transporting “impossible” load

Some information provided by Mohamed Ali Didi, Fasiya, Gn.Fuvahmulah Ancient days, transportation was difficult. Carrying heavy load from one place to another was a daunting task. But people of Fuvahmulah managed to carry out this complex task with the then available resources and means. Fuvahmulah is an island with thick vegetation- coconut trees, funa (Alexandrian Laurel) and dhambo (Syzygium). So the… Read More »

Raaveriya – The toddy tapper

Look at the picture on the right side. The man climbing up the coconut tree is a Bangladeshi. He is collecting sap, acting as a raaveriya. This is a picture taken in November, 2015. Toddy tapping is a symbol of Maldivian custom and tradition. In ancient days it was the backbone of livelihood. It contributed immensely to a prosperity of the… Read More »