“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 pleasant, non-irritating smoke… 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 24.8. Archaeological items that… 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 geographical formation conquers… 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 Fuvahmulah. Although maintenance… Read More »

Kede ere Miski

*Information provided by Mohamed Ali Didi, Fasiya, Gn.Fuvahmulah This is a mosque that was built after Fuvahmulah was depopulated for the second time in 1555. The mosque was built by an individual of Fuvahmulah known as Ali Adafikaleygefaanu. This mosque was also built from corals. There was well built around 15 feet away from the mosque. But the well had… Read More »