Back Street from Above Motorcycles on Narrow Street An Old Lady on the Balcony

Malé, the capital of the Maldives is heavily urbanized, with the city taking up the entire island (land area 1.7 km2 / 0.65 sq mile). Almost one third of the nation’s population lives in Malé. Everyone Maldivian who does not live in Male wants to move there. This island city is overcrowded; there is not any empty land left. Just higher buildings can provide a space for the constantly growing population. Skyscrapers standing in the middle of the ocean? This vision sounds a little bit unreal. I wonder how would this town look like in 20 or 30 year from now.

Aerial View of Male Pedestrians and Moped

Moped Parking Only Bananas at the Male Market Market in Male

Boats at Dock Two on Scooter Muleeaage, former Presidental Palace

Islamic Center with Minaret Lady at House Entrance Bikes, Mopeds and Scooters