With little in the islands committed to writing, fact, fantasy and fanditha still converse regularly to produce the atolls’ stories.
Maldivian medicine has changed a lot over the years, but the old knowledge is needed for a little beys balance
The Dhivehi dark ages stretch back through most of Maldivian history, but the mysterious glimmer of the Redhin remains
Qualifying as an island is not always simple, but surely there’s room for one more in Gaafu Alif
Still drawing on tradition after 88 years, a few may follow in Maamaa Beyya’s trade, but none will have stories as sweet
In 21st century Maldives, there’s more junk and less jinn, but old habits die hard (if at all)
Sun, sea, sand, and shrines. There’s more to ‘ziyaaraiy kurun’ than you’d think
Very little of the country’s ancient history is on display, but this doesn’t mean it’s not there
Gaafu Alif Funadhoo seems like the perfect place for peace, tranquility, isolation and rejection. What secrets lie in the jungle?/p>
Seeing Gaafu Alif atoll from the sky can reveal a lot about its islands, painting a unique picture of North Huvadhu
They’re out there, collecting the Maldives’ least wanted. But what are they?
Three Didis and countless versions of the dark events that saw the Maldives most famous sorcerer executed in 1953
Weeks of feverish preparation precede the month ramadan, to ensure everything is ready for the roadha
Island time is a flexible thing, except when it comes to the five daily prayers, and in Nilandhoo’s oldest mosque, an unusual device helps keep things on schedule (VIDEO INCLUDED)
The Sangu’s iconic image has come to symbolise an island life which sounds far different in reality
To say a place feels like home can be a cliché, but Nilandhoo’s guest house will make you feel like a real islander