Where is the best shopping in the Maldives?

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Sophie Friedman

Holidaymakers don’t go to the Maldives for shopping, but there are a handful of places to buy souvenirs. Your best bet is to head to Singapore Bazaar, in the Chandani Magu commercial district, where boutiques sell local handicrafts, shark teeth, jewelry and clothing. You’ll see plenty of batik goods; just note that they’re from Indonesia and Sri Lanka, not the Maldives. Divers and surfers who want to stock up on equipment and accessories can do so at Water World and Dive Shop, which are right next to each other in Male.

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