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Male Local Market

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Ranked #2 of 2 Shopping in Male
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
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Singapore, Singapore
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

great curry shop nearby. No signs on shop front but aim for fish market and follow the wonderful curry aroma

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

A must see. Try some dry fish. Friendly place, small area but neat place to experience. The locals are always willing to show case their vegetables, fruits or nuts they have harvested.

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

Hopped onto Male just for couple of hours during my week-long holiday in the Maldives for scuba diving holiday. Was recommended by the boat crew to visit this market and it was interesting. The only downside was that it was cramped especially the walkways, but that didn't bother me when I wasn't in a rush. The market is right next... More

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Kent, Ohio, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This place is interesting as you get to see alot of locally produced products.. as well as imported i guess. Great to see women shopping around, and there are lots of new things to taste and explore. Make sure to grab something to take home with you. try "rihahakuru" a fish made product which is dark brown in color.. fish... More

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Bandung,Indonesia
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319 reviews 319 reviews
249 attraction reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Visited the local market on 25 June 2014 ,which located very near to the fish market on Boduthakurufaanu Magu.Metal roofed shelter looked a like , sacks piled outside.Line of motorcycles parked by the street.This local market is not too big , vendors and hawkers are friendly, you can get around this market by just 45 minutes.Fruits like bananas,watermelons ,vegetables ,some... More

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

I visited rapidly the market and it is an interesting place to visit and see local food and traditions. It is really not a touristic attraction but those like me will enjoy talking to locals and tasting the different food. It only takes about 30-40 minutes to visit everything, but it is worth.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Maldives has been top destination spot for tourists from west. This place very highly priced and shop selling goods are all marked up imported stuff (international standard). I went in looking for locally produced/manufactured souvenirs, but disappointed.

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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174 reviews 174 reviews
81 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Male is a tiny island and so this market is small. It is right across the wet fish market and consists of a corrugated iron roofed building with short stretches of stalls and multiple entrances. Here you will find the famous dried Maldive Fish and the delicious smoked tuna. The vendors are happy to offer free samples!. There are other... More

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Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

I thought it will be more exotic. in general rather disappointing. Dark barracks, if you don't go, you will not miss a lot.

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London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
37 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Get a feel of what the locals live with. This is where they shop for their fresh produce of fruit and vegetables. Oh and you get to try the coconut juice cut fresh for you for about $2.

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