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Garbage island mars seascape of Maldives

Oct 19, 2013

Garbage island mars seascape of Maldives

Descending by plane into the Maldives offers a panoramic view of azure seas and coral-fringed islands, but as the runway nears, billowing smoke in the middle distance reveals an environmental calamity. Thilafushi Island, a half-hour boat trip from the capital, Male, is surrounded by ...

Maldives enters culture war as it opens to backpackers

Oct 11, 2013

Maldives enters culture war as it opens to backpackers

The Maldives is one of the world’s most exclusive holiday destinations but it has quietly opened up to backpackers in the last five years through reform that has upset religious hard-liners. Most visitors arrive at the country’s airport island, take a speed boat or ...