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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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Kent, Ohio, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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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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19 helpful votes 19 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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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

About 100 meter from the Male jetty along Marine drive. Soon you will see this fish market on your left. Unless, you like to see big yellow-fin tuna, if not, it is very dirty and smelly place. All the fish were lay on the floor and it looks really unhygiene.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Since I stay in a port area, I am used to this sight. Fishes galore on the floor, on display etc. ....

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Male
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The best place to buy a fresh tuna in Male' City, this place needs good management to keep Hygiene standard.

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Curitiba, PR
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The place is dirty, smelly and unpleasant. If you are a biologist and me, you may find it interesting just because of the fishes. Otherwise, just a dirty place, really. And very unpleasant to women...since this is supposed to be a men's place. I really don't think that it is worth the trip to Malé, unless you are really interested... More

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