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Tina, TUI’s Best tour guide World Wide from Kuredu Maldives

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Tina Zündorff is TUIs representative on Kuredu for the past 5 years. After their holidays, TUI guests receive a questionnaire from the company which they send back with their feedback. Last year for the first time, TUI compared all the forms that were collected from all over the world. The out come was that a single tour guide stood out from the rest and we are proud to say that Tina is TUI’s best tour guide in the world.

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When Tina was asked what her secret was, she replied;

“There is no secret, I think what is most important is to do everything with heart and soul. This feeling carries over to the guest. As the saying goes: W   hat goes around, comes around. “
She added “Remain true to oneself, always be authentic and never lose enthusiasm for the profession.”

We are very proud and lucky to have Tina on the resort. Always smiling and ready with a helping hand to anyone who needs it!

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Photographer Maldives Kuredu Asad

KUREDU Ocean Watersport aerial

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EnvironmentFuvahmulah

The most vulnerable island of sinking nation – Fuvahmulah

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Fuvahmulah is comparatively one of the largest islands in Maldives. Similarly, the environmental threats facing this island are comparatively large too. Recently, the troubles has taken a new twist with reports of severe erosion filling the big headlines in newspapers and with government officials having forced to answer questions relating to the huge devastation facing this island with a vibrant population of about 10,000.

Bandaara Kilhi, The clear water lake which is among the most clear in the Maldives.
Bandaara Kilhi, The clear water lake which is among the most clear in the Maldives.

No matter how critical the condition is, how urgent it is to make a start now, no real action is seen in progress as yet, but the usual spin and constant lies of relevant authorities.

These incidents did not start instantaneously. It was predicted much earlier and is now predicted to see worse circumstances in the coming days. During September 2007, a big portion of soil adjacent to the lagoon broke off from the mainland and collapsed into the sea from four different areas near the Bodu Fannu region of the island. The former island chief, answering to a reporter said that “if a solution was not found soon (for erosion) the island would be facing an environmental disaster”. It has been noticed that the overall speed of erosion recently has rapidly increased. A local news website reported the collapse of a 37 feet long portion into the lagoon this week itself. Now this is becoming alarmingly depressing. This not a political issue, but rather a moral issue, which deserves some serious attention. The question we need to ask our selves is what we as individuals can do? Are we going to stand with fingers crossed doing nothing till we drown into the middle of Indian ocean? Or else, are we ready to do stop further erosion? More specifically, are we going to wake up those ‘sleeping’ officials at relevant ministries before it’s too late? May be some would prefer to wait till the father of environment arrives with some sort of magic designed exclusively to stop our problem once and for all.

On 13th April 2008, a big crowd of youth from the island took matters into their hands when they gathered in front of the island office in protest of the widespread illegal theft of sand from the beautiful lagoons of the island. The group demanded for an immediate ban on taking sand from fuvahmulah Lagoons. They put forward a proposal outlined with 14 points that tells the island office how they could stop the illegal actions. Of course, what motivated these youths was not that some poor folks snatched a few bags of sand to finish that construction of that unfinished room, but what motivated them is the huge impact these actions has on the overall environment of an island they love so much.

Fuvahmulah Thundi, Peoples enjoying at the beaach

Recently, there seems to be much hype about the construction of seawall or seawalls near the affected areas. In April, Haveeru Daily reported that Environment ministry has tasked a private company named Riyan with doing detail designs on a possible seawall for Fuvahmulah. In reference to the environment ministry officials, the paper reported that the development of this seawall is divided into a number of phases. According to Riyan Pvt Ltd, they were to test on two types of seawalls, revetment and breakwater seawall, of which one type could be selected by the environment ministry to be built in the affected areas of fuvahmulah. The sound of this gives a relief to all of us. But do we know how far this has progressed now? Do we know for sure this is not yet another political gimmick?

Relating to the September collapses, the former island chief mentioned, “Erosion is already a huge problem for the island,” he said. “With the reef collapses it will only get worse. Already the original size of the island has changed due to erosion. We are constantly reporting such occurrences to the concerned authorities. Even recently a team from the Environment Ministry came here to carry out some research and published a report. But nothing has ever been done about it.

Some kids having fun at Fuvahmulah Thundi, Its amazing pebbles keep shining with the kids activities.
Some kids having fun at Fuvahmulah Thundi, Its amazing pebbles keep shining with the kids activities.

While I salute the courage of our youth and feel proud for their unwavering affection for this island, I detest the ignorance of the top officials at environment and atolls ministry, who are either lost daydreaming in their AC rooms or busy playing their part in the current political theatre. No matter what, one fact remains clear. If not resolved soon, we would see the disappearance of a major piece of land from the map of this nation, leading to the evacuation of an entire population, probably in the next few decades.

Article by Huxam

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Top most beautiful Aerial photos of the Maldives Islands

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The Aerial view of the Islands of Maldives
Shangri-la Maldives the Resort
As you stroll along the resort’s edge, the vast Indian Ocean stirs a sense of awe deep within you. Like a pearl in its oyster, you’re embraced by the soothing ambience of Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives.
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An island of the Island Nation
Male City Aerial view
North harbor of the Concrete jungle or the Capital city of the Maldives
The gateway to the Paradise or the gate to the Concrete jungle
The gateway to the Paradise or the gate to the Concrete jungle

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Aerial views are the best way to find the exact beauty of the Islands of Maldives. Maldives is popular as a Island country. We’ve heard about sinking nation, and more and more names but the islands are beautiful, It won’t be easy for anyone to express these beauty with words,

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Soil erosion taken of the gems of Maldives

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There was a research made years back finding the exact reason of soil erosion of the beauitiful and calm lands of Fuvahmulah, I belong to Hoadhadu ward of Fuvahmulah and i’ve played and enjoyed on the north side beaches, Even though from Hoadhadu I was brought up in Maadhadu with my grand parents and uncle, used to go to the beaches of maadhadu on north side and there was an amazing beach, but i haven’t seen those in last 15 years or more, It’s bieng about 20 or 25 years since the government of Maldives built traditional harbors for every ward, its not 2 or 3 its more then 8, That was the exact demand of the peoples of Fuvahmulah, The government being careless researching about the envirnment has taken us here, i don’t blame the peoples of Fuvahmulah for this believing that they might have asked for it with there less knowledge and experience with environmental issues, We the people’s of Fuvahmulah should demand every government to solve these issues, I have read on international news and magazines written “Fuvahmulah the most vulnerable island of sinking nation” yeah that’s right the people’s demand has brought us here today, we all should hold our hands and shout out loud asking for a solution, The research shows that the anchorages or the old harbors has become the road taking out the soil and rocks of Fuvahmulah to be taken away from the island, If we snorkel today to experience this, every diver of the island agreed with this reason and and you all have seen beaches around Fuvahmulah, but the beaches is not seen anytime of the year now, the erosion of the island has taken worst near the old harbors, Maaneyre, anbul, bandahala fannu, rasgefannu and more of it, have a look on the image most posted today, it’s taken between rasgefannu and bandahala fannu,

Islands Maldives has been published on Internet and other news media with the name of sinking nation, The Islands of Maldives is losing its lands,

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