I am a proud mother of two really active, cute, awesome kids and like any mommies out there I am forever trying to create a healthy active outdoor lifestyle for them. The children park (also known as 'Kuda Kudhinge Bageecha') is a really cool playground for kids (even adults too) of all ages to hang out. And believe it or not, there is actually a HUGE ALLIGATOR residing in there happily and minding its' own lonely business here in the tiny island of Male City.
This landmark building is the hub of cultural exchange between Maldives and the big countries of the world (Chinese, USA, France .... just to name a few). What really defines Maldives as a country is it's rich culture. And through these centers we are able to share our culture with the world, as well as learn about the other country's cultures too. The cultural center is also home to the Maldivian National Library and the National Art Gallery. This building is located right next to the famous Sultan Palace :D ... so you really can't miss it!
Surrounded by trees and singing birds, there is this little palace which was once home to the Kings. It is one of the oldest surviving castles in Maldives. Now a national heritage and a famous tourist attraction, this is one of the first places any visitors will come across.
Located near the Grand Friday Mosque. This place gives a good idea of the simplistic lifestyle of 18th-19th century Maldives. When constructed, this was the only multi-story building in the Maldives. Basic construction was done using sand, coral and lime unlike the modern concrete buildings that overwhelms the capital city of Male today.
Jessi the little pink dolphin is enjoying a splash ;p
The swimming track is a lovely place to go in for a dip on a hot sunny day. Warning: it is quite hot during the mid morning and afternoon, so please wear some sort of sun protection on yourself. You don't want to get burnt!
The map below, can help you find this location. If you do have 3G on your mobile, it sure does makes life so easy. So make sure you take advantage using google map!
I wanted to share with you a very "ancient" traditional craftsmanship skill that is almost at extinction here in the Maldives. Insha Allah, I was very fortunate enough to see such a beautiful highly skilled craft work in action going on here in an island called "Haanimaadhoo" last year. It's called Fashuvi are decorative lines which are sewed on the Maldivian royal dress called the Dhivehi Libaas, presumably worn by the queen in the royal family.
Life .... the way how it should be :D
This is the beginning of a colourful adventures of a teacher turned illustrator who has way too many interests.
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