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“An interesting insight into life in Male”
Review of Male Local Market

Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 301 helpful votes
“An interesting insight into life in Male”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

It was interesting to visit this market and see all of the delicious local fruit and vegetables. One kind fruit seller offered us a whole bunch of different delicious things to try for free. Definitely an interesting place just to wander around.

Visited November 2012
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7 reviews
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“It's an interesting place to visit”
Reviewed September 21, 2012

Male Local Market is located not far from Fish Market.It's very colorful and interesting place to visit!
There was a great variety of fruits and vegetables on the stalls there!Some local fruits and vegetables looked so unusual!It was like a puzzle for us trying to guess the name of the fruits and vegetables we saw on the stalls!So,the locals had to explain us what kind of fruits were there!We've bought local mangoes there!They were so juicy and delicious!The tastiest mangoes we've ever eaten in our lives!
Don't forget to buy local coconut chocolate wrapped in palm leaves at Male Local Market!The taste is very unusual and it will be a good present for your friends at home!

Visited October 2011
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Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
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“Local color in Male”
Reviewed September 8, 2012

The local market and fish market are the only places where I got a feel for the old Sultan society of the Middle East. The smell of fish and curry n the traders' shops gave me a nostalgic feeling for places like Somalia or Yemen.

Most upscale tourists arrive at the airport and are whisked off to the outer islands without seeing Male. I enjoyed walking the narrow, shady streets of the city, although as a pedestrian I was often frustrated by having to avoid cars on the narrow lanes or other walkers on the narrow sidewalks.

Since many tourists avoid Male, the city does not have its act together for tourists. I could not find any tourist information; in fact, I couldn't find a single internet café in the entire city. I wanted to take the ferry out to Maafushi on South Male atoll, and had a terrible time finding the right jetty, which turned out to be the Vilingili Jetty, quite far from the airport ferry. Advice: try to find ferry and other transport information before you go to Male.

Visited August 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Not much”
Reviewed April 9, 2012

Just a relatively small to medium size market selling fruits and other local fare. Do not expect much here. And of course, if you are a tourist, everything is marked up

Visited April 2012
2 Thank shroomfarmer82
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