Mysterious “beach cusps” observed in Fuvahmulah

I was baffled and amazed to see the picture uploaded by Nasih Thaath in Fuvahmulah online that unfolds the mysterious beach formation in the northern beach -thoondu- of our island. People say everything about Fuvahmulah is unique and mysterious. That i s true. Thoondu is a phenomenal place. It is the most breathtaking and mysterious… Read More »

Beedi bol meyre- the hammerhead shark

The underwater life of Fuvahmulah is a scene of utter beauty and home for unique species of fish. Hammerhead shark, locally known as beedibol meyre, enjoys the unique geographical characteristics of the ocean surrounding the island. We call it beedibol meyere, as its unusual head is like a cushion and base of coconut leaf. This… Read More »

The bird that can dive up to 35 m is around us

It was in the 80s. “Mom, there is a bird screaming and cackling. It’s eerie,” in the dim light of kerosene lamps, I remember asking my mom about a bird that screamed almost every night. My mom clarified by saying that it was Hoagolhaa. The high pitched calls of the bird were heard from a coconut palm tree… Read More »

Jambolan – Explore the mighty multipurpose tree

“Hinga dhanva binnaha. Baivaro ebathee” (lets go to pluck Jambolan fruit. there are loads now), this is a typical request among the youngsters during the season of this savory fruit. Plucking the fruit of this tree is a fun for many people especially youngsters, who set off to “dhambo val” – the thick vegetation of the area… Read More »

Swim with the mighty tiger sharks

“I released the fishing line to hook a Kattelhi (Prometheus gemfish) and prepared a heap of Dho’haaey (mixture of betel leaf and areca nut). I chewed it and relaxed. After a while my fishing line “transformed” into an “iron bar.” I could not literary pull an inch towards the surface. I called the other fishermen in the… Read More »

Watch the majestic thrasher sharks

  Fuvahmulah is unique in many ways. The stupendous deep sea around the island is home to some of the world’s rare and endangered species. Among them- the thrasher shark has found home around us. Ladies and gentlemen – the Indiana Johnes of the ocean. We call it nagul meyre. There are three different kinds of… Read More »

Uva dhevun- making lime for dwelling

(*Information provided by Mohamed Ali Didi, Fasiya, Gn.Fuvahmulah) In early days, cement was not available for construction work. People of Fuvahmulah produced uva (u’a) or lime. Uvadhavaameehun, Lime-burners, collect akiri (pebbles) from the beach and carry it near the uva vado- the klin. Uva vado is made by digging the ground and was in the form of a crater. The… Read More »