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23 Jun 2009

Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort in the Maldives to Feature Tree House Villas

Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa in the Maldives will offer guests the fun option of staying in a luxury tree house villa when the resort opens on 26 July 2009. Perched on stilts three metres above the ground and featuring an elevated infinity pool, the 16 tree house [...]
15 Jun 2009

Hiriya School opens

Hiriya School the second all girls school providing secondary education has commenced teaching. The school commenced teaching yesterday morning with a special assembly attended by over 500 students. Speaking at the assembly, education minister Dr. Mustafa Luthfy said that he hoped that school woul [...]
15 Jun 2009

President arrives in Sweden

President Nasheed has, arrived in Sweden yesterday morning. On his arrival at Stockholm-Arlanda Airport, he was received by Ambassador Lars-Olof Lindgren, Ms Charlotta Åsell from the Anna Lindh Memorial Fund and officials form the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The President’s vis [...]
14 Jun 2009

Owen Wright Wins Epic Final in Maldives

Owen Wright (Australia) has won the 10th annual Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) six star PRIME rated World Qualifying Series (WQS) SriLankan Airlines Pro in the Maldives. It was a monumental high scoring final, described by numerous ASP officials at this event as the greatest final the [...]
13 Jun 2009

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger hails the Maldives plan to go carbon neutral

Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has commended the Maldives’ plan to go carbon neutral, during a meeting held with Vice President Dr Mohamed Waheed, in the latter’s ongoing visit to the United States. Governor said that the carbon neutral plan was a very important step take [...]
12 Jun 2009

Pat Gudauskas pulls first ever successful Rodeo Clown Aerial at SriLankan Airlines Pro in the Maldives

History created on day five at the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) PRIME 6-star rated SriLankan Airlines Pro in the Maldives with USA surfer Pat Gudauskas successfully executing one of surfing’s most difficult manoeuvres, the aerial “rodeo clown”, the first time ever at [...]
09 Jun 2009

Best Western is to open its first property in the Maldives this September

Best Western Madoogali Resort and Spa is located on its own island, North Ari Atoll, 48 miles west of the Maldives’ capital of Male. The hotel features 56 palm-thatched chalets, designed to blend in naturally with the surrounding environment. Each chalet has a veranda facing the sea and is fu [...]
09 Jun 2009

Maldives to host Asias first Beach and Water sports tournament

The Cabinet has decided to hold Asia’s first Beach and Water sports tournament in the Maldives. The tournament is planned to be held in 2010. The decision was made at a cabinet meeting held on Tuesday. The cabinet made this decision after discussing a paper proposed by the Ministry of Huma [...]
08 Jun 2009

SriLankan Airlines Pro 2009 underway at Pasta Point in the Maldives

The 2009 Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) six star PRIME rated SriLankan Airlines Pro began at the famous Pasta Point in the Maldives today and the world’s finest surfers wasted no time acclimatising and ripping into the fun 1m (3ft) surf. Hawaiian Casey Brown opened the event imp [...]
04 Jun 2009

Government moves to protect its whale sharks

In another step towards becoming environment-friendly, the cabinet unveiled plans yesterday to designate three whale shark habitats in the Maldives as protected areas. Cabinet members allocated Baa atoll Hanifaru, Baa atoll An’gafaru and Alif Dhaal atoll Maamigili as protected areas to comm [...]
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