For many Malaysians and tourists visiting the country, booking taxis has always been a nuisance. Sometimes the taxi would not have a functioning metre or the metre might be rigged.   However, that is gradually changing, thanks to a new innovative service launched by a team of business professionals and programmers led by Maldivian developer,

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In 2008 the Maldivian parliament ratified a new constitution that gave rise to democracy in the Maldives for the first time. The events that followed were addressed with concern and alarm from the UN and international powers. According to the US State Department’s Human Rights Report on the Maldives in 2013 many acts against human

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Marine Biodiversity and Maldives

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 by

The United Nations (UN) proclaimed 22nd of May as the International Day for Biodiversity (IDB). Biological Diversity day has been marked with a theme every year since 2002. The theme for the year 2012 is Marine Biodiversity.   Biodiversity day brings to focus the issues related to the diversity of the organisms which thrive in

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I’m strapped into my backward-facing seat on an unusually looking windowless plane. It’s rather dark and I can hear the gunning of the engines and howling wind despite the huge cranial with built-in ear muffs the size of my fist strapped to my head so tight my jaw hurt.   I cinch the four-point harness

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A young Sherpa, whose family has welcomed Maldivians in their house for years, is about to embark on his first Everest summit bid.   Springtime is in bloom in the Himalayan nation of Nepal, as days get longer and warmer. But spring is not only a time to spot rhododendrons, the national flower, it is

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Maldives at present is renowned for seven star resorts, safaris, private sea plans and various modern day luxuries the world has to offer. But 40 years ago, the island nation was relatively unknown to the world and “paradise on earth” was yet to be discovered.   A 38 year old German photographer embarked on a

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Many Nepalis have never seen the ocean. What are their thoughts when they see the sea for the first time? A Nepali worker recently spoke to me about the sun, sand, and sea, and what she really thought of the Maldives. I first met Ramita in a cafe in Male, overlooking the Indian Ocean, and

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“Male’ was a very quiet place then. The streets were unpaved and there were very few vehicles. The houses of high-status families were low and cool with large swingbeds inside or in the verandah. Most had silent courtyards shaded by large trees. People were very calm in their demeanor,” he recalled.   I first heard

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A decade of living in Hulhumale

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 by

Celebrating 10 years into its inhabitation, Hulhumale – a district of the capital Male – is gaining popularity faster than the capital city itself. People believe that this was the real intention when former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom modelled the island.   Its distinct features include the well planned roads and housing system, the trees,

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PenMan

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 by

Introduction · PenMan was established in 1988, starting off as a company for computer related technology development, and  specializing in development, manufacturing, and distributing educational products like electronic organizers and dictionaries from 1994. · Developed the IQRA’A ( Holy Qur’an Digital Book ) playing the various Islamic contents such as Holy Qur’an, Riyadh As-Saliheen, Tafseer

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