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    a peacefull island

    by globetrott Updated Aug 22, 2010

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    Favorite thing: Malé Island is a peacefull place and all of the island is covered by buildings. Male is the capital of the Maledives, an island that is about 1 km long and 2 km wide and more than 65000 people are living there.
    Male Island is great for a stop-over of maybe 1 day,
    BUT as a place for a bathing-vacation it is
    a waste of time and money !
    Lots of other islands in the Maledives are better for that !

    Fondest memory: I made a walk of about 3 hours through the town and always felt perfectely safe and welcome by the local people. No beggars in the street, no tourist-scams, I really had a great time there just 1 day after my bad experiences in Colombo/Sri Lanka.

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    Adaptor plugs in Maldives

    by DSwede Updated Feb 23, 2009

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    Favorite thing: Malidives uses 230V, 50Hz.

    The outlets in Maldives are possibly the most varied that I have witnessed in any of my travels. The outlets vary in shape, size, 2-pin, 3-pin, etc.

    Provided you do not use devices that require a grounding post, the plugs are compatible with common European 2-pin, possibly Swiss 3-pin, possibly Danish round-pin;
    http://kropla.com/!c.htm
    http://kropla.com/!j.htm (possibly)
    http://kropla.com/!k.htm (possibly)

    Some locations will also have the "old" British 3-pin outlet or the US/Japan 2-pin (type A)
    http://kropla.com/!d.htm
    http://kropla.com/!ab.htm

    It is best when going to the Maldives to bring a universal multi-adapter since it may be hard to guarantee which outlet you will find.

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    traffic jam in the Maldives

    by call_me_rhia Updated Nov 28, 2004

    Favorite thing: Male - the capital. A tiny island, about 2 km long and 1 km large - and 65000 people inhabiting it. Of course this causes traffic jams... which is not exactly your idea of a maldivian island. male is the "other" Maldives: tall white concrete buildings, hundreds of little streets, one beach - artificial by the way. Definitely not pretty, but truly intriguing.

    Fondest memory: It's really clean and tidy - and has some interesting mosques, modern and old - and very little else in terms of things to see. Male is bursting, and new islands are being taken over or built to make room for the new Males.

    white concrete

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