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Male Fish Market

Address: Male
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Ranked #1 of 3 Shopping in Male
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping

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Male
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

A neat and tidy place quite different from the usual fish markets. It is an open and spacious place where a wide variety of fish available especially in the morning and in the evening when fishermen come with their catch. Big yellow fin tunas and different types of reef fish are major attractions.

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empangeni
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Bustling area very smelly.....if you into fish it's worth the visit. All types of fish from needle fish to kingfish

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

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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12 attraction reviews
219 helpful votes 219 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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21 helpful votes 21 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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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
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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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