The bustling capital of the Maldives, Male is always an interesting place to visit, offering sightseeing attractions, shopping opportunities and the chance to watch the local Maldivians going about their daily lives. If you intend to visit these captivating islands and would like to stay at a luxury Maldives resort an obvious choice would be the Kurumba Maldives. This well-appointed accommodation offers many pleasing comforts and courteous hospitality assuring a delightful stay.
To obtain a genuine insight into the lifestyle of the local residents and also pick up attractive locally made products, visitors should not omit to explore the markets of Male. The Male local market is invariably an intriguing place to explore, offering many kinds of merchandise in a quaintly charming setting. Situated on the northern seafront of the island this vibrant marketplace is often frequented by local residents out to purchase their everyday essentials. Here you will find an array of little stalls selling a variety of merchandise, particularly locally grown produce from other islands of the Maldives.
At the Male local market the visitor will find a multitude of native delights such as vegetables, yams, fruits, locally produced sweetmeats, breadfruit chips, nuts, bottles of sweets, pickles and the prominently displayed bunches of ripe bananas. In addition to local residents numerous expatriates and visitors frequent this market in search of fresh produce at very reasonable prices.
Another nearby attraction is the well-known fish market, where the daily catch of the local fishermen is laid out to be sold. This popular venue is a hive of activity with a wide selection of fish and other sea creatures laid out for buyers. You can also interact with locals at the capital’s many textile shops where Maldivians, particularly women, have clothes custom tailored. Male’s many marketplaces and commercial establishments will undoubtedly draw the attention of the visitor who wants to understand the everyday life of the Maldivian people.
Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+