island of Thulusdhoo in North Male’ Atoll is a centre
of commercial activity. It is most famous for its Coca
Cola bottling plant- certainly one of the few, if not
the only plant that uses desalinated water. The State
Trading Organisation (STO) has one of its main warehouses
for dried fish on the island. It is a trans-shipment
point for dried fish, smoked and salted fish for export.
Vessels from the northern atolls loaded with dried fish
stop by at Thulusdhoo to sell their fish. In addition
to these there are garment factories and a boat building
facility that uses fibre-glass to build the traditional
‘dhonis’. The eastern side of Thulusdhoo is famous for
its surfs aptly named ‘Cokes’.