Male Local Market
Male Local Market
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M&M
Doha, Qatar1,095 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
The local market boasts of indigenous fruits and vegetables grown in the Maldives. All vendors are locals stationed at small stalls. Everything looks fresh and so colorful. It can get very crowded and cause a little discomfort as people don’t wait for their turn and come in between. But it’s an experience !!!
Written 3 August 2020
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TutinsPony
Phoenix, AZ2,546 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Solo
This really is a "Local Market", nothing touristy about this one. I was there twice, first time on a Friday during prayers and it was obviously closed but not really "closed".....it was all open and some of the fruit and veg was covered up but you could walk around and everything was open to anyone. This is obviously a reflection of trust. I then went on Sunday and it was really busy and very lively, mangos seem to be the thing at the moment. There are lots of the small bananas and many different fruits and veg, well worth a visit.
Written 1 March 2015
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silentjays
Valletta, Malta84 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Solo
Male really does not have a lot to offer the average visitor, but the local market offers a fun little excursion amidst all the chaos happening outside. Vendors offer you free tastes of local nuts, and sell delicious coconut milk straight from the source. Try to go there with the local currency, otherwise you will look like you don't know the prices, will have a harder time negotiating and will most likely be ripped off.
Written 24 June 2013
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Agocs Gergo
Budapest, Hungary72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Friends
A relatively small market mostly selling fresh produce (veggies, betel leaves and nuts, bananas, papayas, coconuts) and there are a few stalls with candies, coconut oil and other local specialities. It is - like Male in general - not relly visited by tourists (I was there on a Sunday at noon). Sellers were either indifferent or friendly but never pushy, after asking they agreed to take photos with them. Most of them could speak more or less English. 2 small bananas: 10 rufiyaa; a cup of coffee: 15 rufiyaa; small bag of sea almonds: 75 rufiyaa; coconut-honey candy: 25 rufiyaa.
Written 17 August 2021
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Joseph
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
We visited this market along the sea front. I was fascinated by the colourful offering within the market, fruits and vegetables are plentiful here. Many locals frequent the market and the place is busting with activities. The colours are simply awesome for pictures, symbolic of the colourful Male city has to offer.
Written 15 March 2020
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Előd Pataki (YouTube)
Cluj-Napoca, Romania83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Amazing, lots of fresh and exotic local fruits. I really liked it, because this how you can experience the local life, if you go to be between locals. They were also nice and gave me some to taste some stuff, not only fruits but also a delicious dessert which was wrapped in banana leaves. It was tasting like chocolate, but it also contained some haselnuts probably, and it was made from cocoa. I bought some of those.
Written 7 April 2021
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The Travel Couple - Chathu & Ishanka
Kalutara, Sri Lanka1,640 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
This is the place very popular for dried fish and Maldive fish. Prices are very reasonable and always lower than the prices I. Your home country. Sellers are very friendly. Most of them are Bangladeshis. But they speak sinhala language pretty well.
Written 7 January 2020
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Manu
9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Nothing really interesting to see. Crazy prices and the city is definetely not tourist friendly. If you want to jump and see around don't lose time and spend more time on the beach instead! We regretted not spending extra hours on the beach. Moreover, a big issue all over Maldives, but especially in Male is the trash, plastic (everywhere in the ocean) in particular!!!
Written 7 April 2023
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ohiowanderer
Columbus OH1,122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I love markets - the narrow passageways, the colors, the tropical fruits, meeting locals. This market is fairly small but still fascinating. I would guess that most of the food is imported as very little is grown in the Maldives. You will see coconuts, bananas, mangoes, papayas, pineapples and more. And some unusual fruits too.
Written 12 January 2020
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Maruf Subhani
Karachi, Pakistan3,754 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
Male is very beautiful neat and clean city. Local market is small but every fresh fruits and vegetables available here good and hygienic market. I love male city.
Written 22 September 2019
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