The Local Market
The Local Market, just a block away from the Male Fish Market
on the northern waterfront, is divided into small stalls.
Each stall displays a variety of local produce mainly from
Here you will find different kinds of local vegetables, fruits
and yams, packets of sweetmeat, nuts and breadfruit chips,
bottles of home made sweets and pickles and bunches of bananas
hanging on coir ropes from ceiling beams.
The atmosphere here is peaceful compared to the hectic activity
in the rest of this neighbourhood. Another building just next
door sells smoked and dried fish.
The Majeedhee Magu
The Majeedhee Magu, situated at the main road on the island,
has along its sides various shops selling goods from the smallest
commodities to virtually everything you could think of.
The shops are well stocked with garments, perfumes and cosmetics,
jewellery, handbags, watches or electronics and much more.
All shops are open until 11.00 in the night, except for prayer
times, when they are closed for 15 minutes.
Chaandanee Magu, Male'
Male' is the busiest place for shopping, variety of goods
are available in this centre of commercial activity. Most
souvenir shops line at the northern end of Chaandanee Magu,
earlier known as the Singapore Bazaar for its many imports
These shops are stocked with an ample supply of gifts, curios
or souvenir items. Best buys include the thudu kuna the Maldivian
mat woven with local natural fibres. Attractive too are the
wooden miniature dhonis. When shopping for souvenirs, do keep
in mind that export of products made of turtle shell, black
coral, pearl oyster shell and red coral is prohibited.