Marao Island - Where is it?

Again, I just read about a Marao Island in the Maldives being used by the Chinese as a military base. There has been many reports since 2001 that the Maldivian government leased this so called Marao Island to China for at least 25 years to be used for military purposes. These reports also say that Marao island is just 40 kilometers away from Male’ and that Marao island is the largest island in the country. Heh.

At least there were counter-reports saying that this island does not exist and that report was a total hoax. That is correct. But any Maldivian would be surprised at the number of results you get if you searched google for this fantasy land Marao Island.

Posted April 27th, 2006 in category maldives.