DAY 14, 17th February 2022

N. Landhoo

Belonging to the Noonu Atoll in the northern parts of the Maldivian islands, Landhoo has remained a centre for stone carving and engraving for several centuries. The island hosts a 20ft mound or Hawitta; the remains of a Buddhist stupa with its origins dating back to over a millennium. Statues have been excavated from the site.

Population

1112


Island is

84.4 HA


Cordinates

5.882, 73.461

Geographic atoll

Noonu


Harbor depth

3.6 m


Guesthouses

1


Health post contact

6560599


Services

Activities

Population

1112


Size

84.4 HA


Cordinates

5.882, 73.461

Geographic atoll

Noonu


Harbor depth

3.6 m


Guesthouses

1


Health post contact

6560599


Services

PetrolPoliceInternetRestaurantsRepair worksHealth post

Activities

FishingBBQLaundry

Welcoming the Participants

Activity 1, 17th February 2022

Giving our guests a very warm traditional Maldivian welcome at the newly built harbour with welcome drinks.

A Welcome “Boduberu” Event.

Activity 2, 17th February 2022

Traditional dance team along with youth will perform cultural dances in this event.

Escorting all visitors to “Maabudhuge” region, with cultural drums, “Boduberu” and trumpets, “Thaalhafili”

Activity 3, 17th February 2022

The island is home to the remains of a Hawitta, supposedly left by the fabled Redin; people who figure in Maldivian folklore. The 6m-high Hawitta is locally known as “Maa Badhige”, which literally translates to “grand kitchen”.

Souvenir Shopping

Activity 4, 17th February 2022

A variety of souvenir shops will be open all around the island in numerous spots. This will be an array of handcrafted items as well as other souvenirs presented to our guests by the locals of the island.

Canteen Outlets

Activity 5, 17th February 2022

Temporary mini canteens opened by islanders to cater the visitors.

Cultural and Traditional Performances

Activity 6, 17th February 2022

Locals will carry out various cultural and traditional performances in these grounds, such as “Binbi thelhun”; the Maldivian way of harvesting millets, Coir rope making, “Madhufelhun”; the traditional way of harvesting tropical almond nuts.

Exclusive Maldivian Feast

Activity 7, 17th February 2022

The island council along with the women’s committee of the island work together presenting all visitors a fantastic platter of Maldivian cuisine.

An Exhibition of Historic Artefacts and Activities

Activity 8, 17th February 2022

An exhibition displaying historic and ancient artefacts and activities that were used and practiced years ago by our ancestors.

Visiting The Ancient Stone

Activity 9, 17th February 2022

Showing our guests the ancient stone foundation discovered on our island.

Mud Bath for Visitors

Activity 10, 17th February 2022

We welcome and work together in making mud bath arrangements for all guests who would like the opportunity.

Surfing

Activity 11, 17th February 2022

Arranging and assisting in surfing for any visitors who wish to do so.

A Traditional Evening

Activity 12, 17th February 2022

A traditional evening where locals display an array of different cultural and traditional activities such as “Kurufali jehun”, “Maafathi jehun”, “Bandiyaa jehun” and “Dhafi negun”.

Boduberu” Drum Show

Activity 13, 17th February 2022

A traditional drum show consisting of “Boduberu” Maldivian traditional drums, followed by special cultural dances and a unique form of singing.

“Koadi” and “Bodumas”

Activity 14, 17th February 2022

Koadi Kendun (cutting down of a wooden stick) is celebrated together with Bodu Mas. The koadi is then tied to the top of a coconut palm and a playful game begins where the women are to protect the koadi from the men as they try to cut the koadi down. The man who succeeds is rewarded by a bathe in the sea, followed by a glorious feast.

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