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Ancient places in Republic of Maldives

Uncategorized 24/04/2018

Ancient places in Maldives
By: Mohamed Atho Ibrahim

Maldives is a country having a great past and history of freedom struggle. The is having many historical places and monuments. There are a number of historical sites, monuments, buildings and parks to visit when you travel to the Maldives.

The old Friday mosque

This is the oldest mosque in the country estimating from 1656. It’s a beautiful structure made from coral stone into which intricate decoration and Quranic script have been cut into. Overlooking the mosque is the solid, round, blue-and- white tower called the munnaaru – the squat minaret. Though it doesn’t look that old, it dates from the 1675. To one side of the mosque is a cemetery with many elaborately neat carved tombstones.
Utheemu Gandu Varu
This palace was the childhood home of the Malidivian national hero Mohammed Thakurufaanu, who, alongside with his brothers, overthrew Portuguese strict rule in 1573. Visitors are escorted around the building by a member of staff from the museum and are able to see the fascinating 500-year- old wooden interiors, which are mostly in good quality, including swing beds (used to keep cool in the heat),lamps that burn coco palm oil, elaborate wooden carvings and a large palm-thatch shed used as a sleeping room for guests.

Fish Market

As Maldives is a country based on fishing a good fish market is of great importance. This is the heart and soul of Male – and it’s great fun watching the day’s catch being brought in from the adjacent fishing harbor nearby. Look out for some truly vast tuna, octopus and the groupers. Maldivian women don’t usually venture into these areas as its mostly a bit smelly, although foreign women walking around won’t cause any raised eyebrows.

National Art Gallery

The Museum Building, near one corner of Sultan’s Park, has the National Library, various cultural centres from countries around the world and this exhibition space, which has regular displays of the Maldivian art. Sadly no permanent collection on display, but groups and individual shows are regularly held and the biennial Maldives Contemporary exhibition is a great chance to see the varied art produced in the country, from photography to painting and conceptual works.

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balcony may not seem to be much different from a container garden

Gardening 06/08/2017

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At first glance, a balcony may not seem to be much different from a container garden. You have some small outdoor surface, and some few potted plants to let everyone know that this is where your home meets the beautiful natural world.

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Balcony garden

The Vinca’s are subshrubs or herbaceous, and have some slender trailing stems about 1–2 m (3.3–6.6 ft) long but, not growing more than around 20–70 cm above ground; the stems frequently take root where they touch the ground, enabling the plants to spread widely. The leaves are completely opposite to each other, simple broad lanceolate to when ovate maybe, 1–9 cm long and 0.5–6 cm broad; they are evergreen in four species, but deciduous in the herbaceous. Because the plants are low and spread quickly, the plants are used as groundcover in garden landscapes and container gardens. They are traditionally planted in older cemeteries as an evergreen maintenance-free ground cover. Many cultivars are available, with many varieties of plants, leaf, and flower – colors, sizes, and habits.

How to Grow Vinca:

Vinca will grow in range of light conditions, from full sun to shade. They will do very well in average soils. Both the plants are heat and drought tolerant. This makes Vinca plant ideal in hot, dry parts of the country where other flowers will wither and wilt.

(By= Mohamed Atho Ibrahim)

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    balcony may not seem to be much different from a container garden

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    At first glance, a balcony may not seem to be much different from a container garden. You have some small outdoor surface, and some few potted plants to let everyone know that this is where your home meets the beautiful natural world. The Vinca’s are subshrubs or herbaceous, and have some slender trailing stems about […]

  • Ancient places in Republic of Maldives

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    Ancient places in Maldives By: Mohamed Atho Ibrahim Maldives is a country having a great past and history of freedom struggle. The is having many historical places and monuments. There are a number of historical sites, monuments, buildings and parks to visit when you travel to the Maldives. The old Friday mosque This is the […]

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