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Male Fish Market

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Ranked #1 of 2 Shopping in Male
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Daily catch of fish on display and being cleaned and skinned etc. Neat place to see. Prepare yourself for the smell and the wet floor. Friendly local people at the market.

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Singapore
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Lots of reef fish lying on the floor for customers to pick. Interesting sight especially with so many types of fish to see. However I really couldn't stand the stench there.

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Male
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

one of the interesting attractions in the capital city of Male'. Go there around 5 pm to witness the fishermen coming back with their catch. It is also a the area where boats from different parts of the country unload the dried fish, fresh fruits and vegetables brought to be sold. Don't miss the fish cutters with their fast blades... More

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Darmstadt, Germany
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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

as everything in the capitol of Male even the fishmarket is cosy. particularly in the morning you find the fishermen with their impressive catch of the night. we enjoyed it very much at the fish market an at the fruitmarket which is close by.

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Kent, Ohio, United States
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11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

this place swarms with tourists, and it is interesting to visit on of the most biggest industries of the nation at work. Fresh fish was supplied to the markets by boats in the morning.. but the place was very crowded and smelly to stay for long. I think better focus is needed to improve the cleanliness of the market. It... More

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Male
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The Market has great fresh fish, but get there early, otherwise either sold out or very small. Be assertive when dealing with the mongers, otherwise you will pay more as a foreigner . Can't beat fresh caught local fish!!!

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helsinki
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57 reviews 57 reviews
43 attraction reviews
324 helpful votes 324 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Boats coming from other islands carrying fishes - got nice pictures. Market place was small and inside a house.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

No need to go as the fish market is small and smelly. Only some fish on the wet floor and some local fruits.

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Bandung,Indonesia
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186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Visited the Fish Market in Male city on 25 June 2014, we didn't have much time in the city ,so we decided to hire a taxi to show us around , and we were not disappointed.Paid 150 MVR ( USD 9,5) for a 1 hour++ city tour and photo stopping, for 3 of us was quite a bargain,compared to taxi... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Your trip to Malè should have the fish market visit on on your list of agenda but be prepared for the onslaught of pungent smells of fish in various forms - salted, fresh, pickled, etc - combined with the strong smell of urine (as men in the area seem to have this weird habit of urinating right on the jetty).... More

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