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The best thing to bring home from the Maldives is either a food item or some type of clothing or accessory. For snacks, head to the Male fish market, where you’ll find pickles, nuts, spices, jam and dried fish. In commercial district Chandani Magu, you’ll find Singapore Bazaar, full of boutiques selling local handicrafts like woven mats, embroidered pieces and lacquered boxes and vases. They also hawk shark teeth, jewelry and clothing. The batik goods are from Indonesia and Sri Lanka, not the Maldives, but you’ll find a nice selection of the dyed cloths.