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Traditional method of boat building in Maldives

Traditional method of boat building in Maldives

Boat construction (kissaru wadaan):
“Kissaru Wadaan”;this is the Maldives way of building a boat, this unique approach of construction of boats was invented in the Maldives centuries back. During the early days, palm trees were used as the timber to build a boat, no automatic tools were used, and only hand-crafted tools were used in those days. However, along with the development took place, the boat building industry in the Maldives took a turn to modernize the work method, now carpenters use automatic tools to work. Despite the automation, the skill that inherited from our forefathers brings the boats that we see in the Maldives water into existence.

If you want to see this method of building a boat, then visit to Maldives:
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reservations@visit.mv

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Traditional method of boat building in Maldives

Traditional method of boat building in Maldives

Boat construction (kissaru wadaan):
“Kissaru Wadaan”;this is the Maldives way of building a boat, this unique approach of construction of boats was invented in the Maldives centuries back. During the early days, palm trees were used as the timber to build a boat, no automatic tools were used, and only hand-crafted tools were used in those days. However, along with the development took place, the boat building industry in the Maldives took a turn to modernize the work method, now carpenters use automatic tools to work. Despite the automation, the skill that inherited from our forefathers brings the boats that we see in the Maldives water into existence.

If you want to see this method of building a boat, then visit to Maldives:
http://www.visit.mv
reservations@visit.mv

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Big game fishing in the Maldives

Big game fishing in the Maldives

Big Game Fishing:
Maldives water is full of different species of fish; multiple type of fishing can be done in the Maldives Sea. Among them, the big game fishing is the most joyous of all. Embark to a boat and go to open water early in the morning or in the evening, then throw your hooked line, and wait for the pull, then get ready to roll the reel, surely you will have a hard time rolling your reel and pulling those strong Yellow fin tuna, giant Trevally, Blue Marline, Sail fish etc…
If you want to pull one of those big fish, then visit to Maldives:
http://www.visit.mv
reservations@visit.mv

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Big game fishing in the Maldives

Big game fishing in the Maldives

Big Game Fishing:
Maldives water is full of different species of fish; multiple type of fishing can be done in the Maldives Sea. Among them, the big game fishing is the most joyous of all. Embark to a boat and go to open water early in the morning or in the evening, then throw your hooked line, and wait for the pull, then get ready to roll the reel, surely you will have a hard time rolling your reel and pulling those strong Yellow fin tuna, giant Trevally, Blue Marline, Sail fish etc…
If you want to pull one of those big fish, then visit to Maldives:
http://www.visit.mv
reservations@visit.mv

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Island Ferry in the Maldives

Island Ferry in the Maldives

Island Ferry:
Tiny islands of Maldives are separated by open water; most of the islands are surrounded by open sea. As a result, the mode of sea transportation is inevitable in the Maldives. Maldivians found a unique type of sea vessel to operate between islands as island ferries. Traditionally this vessel was referred as “Bahtheli”. Typically an island ferry travel from a local island to the capital island (male’), this is exclusively designed vessel to transport cargo and handle passengers from Capital Island to local islands. As the civilization rapidly conquers the Maldives islands, ferries transformed from traditional Bahtheli to modern island ferries, with luxury in it.
It’s a very unique experience to travel to a local island with this vessel.
To experience this distinctive method of Maldivians sea transportation, please contact us at:
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Bokkura (small traditional vessel of Maldives)

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Bokkura (small traditional vessel of Maldives)

Bokkura (small traditional vessel)
Maldives got different variety of sea vessels. Among all the vessels, the Bokkura is the smallest. A Bokkura is a small multi-purpose vessel which is commonly used to travel from shore to anchored Dhoani (fishing vessel) in the lagoon. During the olden days, a Bokkuraa is a compulsory for every Dhoani owner to embark their Dhoani; because, in those days there were no jetties made in local Maldives islands, and the lagoons are too sallow for a Dhoni to bring closer to the sea shore. As a result, Maldivians crafted a small vessel to travel from shore and the Dhoni that is called ‘Bokkura’.

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Maldives Lady sweeping the road in the morning

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Maldives Lady sweeping the road in the morning

Sweeping in the morning:
Maldives women wakes up early in the morning, finds their iloshifathi (a hand broom -made from soft coconut spines) and heads to the road to sweep. They sweep to clean all the places surrounding the home without leaving a fallen leaf on the road or in the premises. This shows the cleanliness of the Maldivian people. Maldivian women practice this sweeping habit every day in the morning and in the evening.

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Holhu’ashi (traditional rest place in the maldives)

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Holhu'ashi (traditional rest place in the maldives)

Holhu’ashi ( a place to rest ):
After long busy day of work, when the evening falls, Maldives men head to Holhu’ashi. This is the routine of the Maldives men; they spend all their day fishing on the open ocean. When they come back to home, all they need is to rest and spend a good relaxing time; there is no better place for this but a Holhu’ashi. People send their time at Holhuashi sleeping or having friendly chat.

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Dhoani Ehelun (traditional way of pulling a boat in the Maldives

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Dhoani Ehelun (traditional way of pulling a boat in the Maldives

Dhoani Ehe’lun (pulling a boat):
Maldivians discovered and adopted unique ways to do most of the things. The process of pulling a boat from the sea is called Dhoani Ehe’lun (pulling a boat).Centuries back, Maldivians are practicing this and still it’s practicing in some local islands. When a Dhoani ( a boat) is ready to pull, all the locals are informed and gather to the shore, including man and women. Two ropes are deployed on the both the sides of the Dhoani and the people are divided evenly to two sides and they will pull the rope until the Dhoani gets on the shore. This method of pulling the boats was practicing in the Maldives from traditional time, when there were no winch or automation to do this, Maldivians discovered this astonishing way to do this. That shows one thing. The unity of Maldives people.

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Inside of an island in the Maldives

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Inside of an island in the Maldives

Inside of an island:
The islands of the Maldives represents its beautiful people, the road of a local islands shows nothing but unity, the joy and the oneness of the people. Everywhere people actively involve in doing their daily work. No cars or vehicles to pollute the air and the sound. The peace prevails everywhere, where the tranquility takes place in its maximum. The roads of the Maldives islands are safest for the playful kids during the day and the night.