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AbaY = Open All-Year- Round !

Arugam Bay.
The weather Wonder of Asia

Our remote, South/South Eastern Resort is a true All Year Round Destination.

The weather is unique,
Swimming is fine at all times; there are no dangerous currents.
In the Winter our wild Life is amazing, Kumana National Park is nearby
The population mainly speaks TAMIL (& English).
Indian/ Tamil Nadu Visitors will feel specially welcome!
Below are some of our areas most loyal Establishments, pledged to remain open 12 months / year:

Establishments who remain open all year:

1.) Way of the Bay
2.) AZURE Swim Store
3.) Riva de Sole
4.) GECKO
5.) Paddyway Resort & Restaurant
6.) Hideaway Resort
7.) Oasis Bay
8.) Wateredge Hotel
9.) Beach Wave
10.) Whisky Point Resort
11.) Atteriya Chill
12.) Sand Dune Beach Villa
13.) East Surf Cabanas
14.) Spice Trail (incl. Kaffi, LBK)
15.) Sandy Beach
16.) Hakuna Matata
17.) Popoyo Surf Resort
18.) Bay Vista Hotel & Restaurant
19.) Cresent Bay
20.) Oruwa Boutique Villa
21.) Surf & Sand Hotel
22.) Rams Resort
23.) Oceano Beach Villa
24.) Another World
25.) Surfers Park
26.) Star Rest Beach Hotel
27.) Flymoon Hotel
28.) Lazy Bay Surf Camp
29.) Sweet Home Villa
30.) Hotel Alaskabay
31.) The Surf Access Guest House
32.) Mermaids Village Restaurant
33.) Dream Garden Resort
34.) Shim Beach Resort
35.) Comfort Beach Hotel
36.) Cili Pizza and Room
37.) Sunset View Beach Hotel
38.)Beach Cab Resort
39.) Surf Beach Hotel
40.) Happy Bay Guest House
41.) Zimbay Guest House
42.) Family House
43.) Tropicana Home Stay
44.) PIZZA Hub & Dosa Station!
45.) Clear Point Super Market
46.) Arne’s Place
47.) Blue Wave Hotel
48.) SVH Thai Restaurant
49.) Arugam Bay Hostel
50.) Siam View Brew Pub

Plus some of the additions we received after the initial deadline:
51.) Danish Villa
52.) Artist Village
53.) m. Meena local Bar

Use Google Maps to look up and locate any of the above Places
Prices, Photos and Reviews are shown and will assist you to chose the Best for you.

Property/ Investments

Real estate is alive and well on Sri Lanka……….

Friday, 24th November 2023
Source : Bill Barnett
Last week, I made my first post-pandemic trip back to Sri Lanka, the trip was to look at the latest trends in the property and tourism sectors.
The country remains a personal favorite, despite its many up and downs over the past 30 or so years.
There is little doubt the prolonged political crisis has spurred an outbound migration of many talented hospitality professionals and entrepreneurs.
With elections coming next year, the path forward is unknown. But there is a mounting return of tourists especially to the Southern Coast.
I met up with longtime tourism personality Jack Eden who runs the respected Eden Villas out of Galle. For luxury rentals, 2023 has seen sustained demand in the South. Some of the notable markets are Europe, Russia, and the Middle East.
While viewing the upcoming winter season through March, many properties are booked out.
While Russians have yet to be major property developers, they are renting and becoming a strong long-stay market. Sri Lanka now has pushed out the 30-day visas for Russians to 180 days (6 months). Another option is a one-year business visa.
The South Beach areas are becoming popular for small-scale investment for Eastern Europeans especially Hikkaduwa and emerging areas past Galle.
Walking around Galle Fort, the vibe has continued to improve, and even some new boutique hotels such as The Charleston. Some old icons such as Sun House in the hills above Galle are just reopening under new management.
A new band of part-time and full-time overseas residents is now growing from Unawatuna through Ahangama to Welligama. These are not only Russians but a wide variety of nationalities. Heading further to Hiriketiya and beyond is seeing new investors in the area.
I was able to meet up with Lanka Real Estate’s Buddhima Perera to talk about luxury villa sales. There have been a few notable trades along the coast at the USD5 million dollar level.

Some investors are now looking past the South to the
East Coast to Arugam Bay and more remote areas.
These are no longer just about seasonal surf but about nature and long endless beaches.

While Sri Lanka’s risk profile for investment has some uncertainty, where in the world does not these days? The visa regime of business and retirement visas is positive, despite high bank interest rates.
For those looking for an amazing place under the sun in Asia, Sri Lanka’s South Coast remains a strong contender. If you haven’t visited lately, my advice is to get there soon.
Bill Barnett, Hospitality & Real Estate Advisor / Tech Entrepreneur / Sustainability Advocate / Writer & Managing Director, C9 Hotelworks Company Limited 9 Lagoon Road, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket, 83110, Thailand (Office located at the entrance of Laguna Phuket) T: +66 (0)76 271 535 / F: +66 (0)76 271 536
source:
https://www.4hoteliers.com/news/story/24035

‘Arugam Bay’ to be transformed

….. into high-income tourist destination

 President Ranil Wickremesinghe who toured Arugam Bay yesterday greets a tourist

  • President announces plans for 10-year strategic roadmap encompassing two distinct phases of development strategies aimed at positioning region as a premier travel and leisure hub
  • Urgent measures to address land title challenges for businesses

President Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday announced the swift implementation of a comprehensive plan to elevate the Arugam Bay tourist zone into a highly desirable destination for both local and international tourists, with the potential to generate substantial revenue.

The President emphasised the importance of meticulous planning in identifying areas that necessitate development, with the intention of executing these initiatives systematically. The President further highlighted the prospect of achieving significant income by promoting water sports such as water skiing, which holds popularity along the Arugam Bay coastline.

Wickremesinghe conveyed these rema-rks during a meeting held with key stakeholders in the tourism industry within the Ampara district. The gathering brought together Government officials and industry professionals, aimed at addressing pertinent challenges that have emerged within the tourism sector.

The President underscored that global reports predict tourism to contribute 10% of the global gross domestic product by the year 2035. He stressed that Sri Lanka should proactively prepare for this shift and highlighted the tourism sector’s potential to directly address the nation’s financial challenges.

Wickremesinghe also outlined a two-phase development plan for the tourism industry in the Eastern Province, with the ambitious goal of completing it within the next decade.

Furthermore, during his ongoing tour of the Eastern Province, President conducted an inspection of Arugam Bay and Peanut Farm beaches in the Ampara district. The President personally assessed the areas’ shortcomings and engaged in cordial conversations with the tourists present there.

Following the site visit, President Wickremesinghe engaged in discussions with the local business community to gain insights into the challenges faced within the tourism sector in the area. This comprehensive engagement reflects the President’s commitment to actively addressing the needs and potential of the Eastern Province’s tourism industry.

In the process of developing the Arugam Bay Coastline into a prominent tourist destination, a proposal was put forth to relocate the existing fishing port to an alternative location, equipped with necessary facilities for fishermen. This proposal was conveyed to the President by MP W.D. Weerasinghe. In response, the President emphasised the urgency of transforming this region into a dedicated tourism area while taking swift action on the proposal.

The President’s attention was also drawn to the challenges arising from the absence of permanent property deeds for business premises within the local tourism industry. President Ranil Wickremesinghe stressed the importance of promptly submitting a comprehensive report detailing these issues, with an expectation for viable solutions to be presented.

Another key concern addressed was the availability of drinking water for both business establishments and visiting tourists in the area. Recognizing that the construction of the proposed ‘Hada Oya’ drinking water project might take several more years, President Wickremesinghe directed officials to explore the installation of establishing water treatment plants at existing natural water sources, with assistance from the Navy to address these multifaceted challenges in the pursuit of transforming Arugam Bay as a premier tourist destination while ensuring the well-being of the local community and visiting tourists.

source:
https://www.ft.lk/front-page/Arugam-Bay

How did this phone box end up in Arugam Bay?

AS MAXONIANS fight to save the town’s phone boxes, one iconic red kiosk has escaped the chop…by taking root in Sri Lanka!

AS MAXONIANS fight to save the town’s phone boxes, one iconic red kiosk has escaped the chop…by taking root in Sri Lanka!

Prestbury’s Tim Heath, 44, was on holiday when he stumbled across a “Whirley Road” kiosk, sitting on the south east coast of the Asian island nation – more than 5,000 miles from home.

He said: “I thought it was unusual to see a red phone box over there, and when I looked inside it got even stranger – I could see it was from Macclesfield and I couldn’t believe it!”

Looking Tardis-like and a tad incongruous on the sun-drenched beaches of Arugam Bay, the kiosk’s poster revealed it had been taken from Whirley Road, near Beaumont Avenue.

But if BT carry out their threat to remove 15 Silk Town kiosks, it’s unlikely they will share such a sunny fate because this box was flown out by hotel owner Dr Fred Miller for a £10 bet. And it’s uncertain if he was the real winner as it cost him a cool £15,000 in post and packaging to complete the 5,418 mile journey.

Dr Miller, originally from the Isle of Man, revealed he had embarked on a mission to ship two traditional boxes to Sri Lanka in 1987 after a drunken night at the East Coast resort.

He said: “I was working for the Ministry of Defense in Hong Kong where I’d lived since 1977 and I had a hotel in Arugam Bay.

“For all those years we didn’t have communication and one night we were on the beach, talking about how beautiful it was, and how nice it would be to call home.

“So I said to my friends – I think we can organise that.”

Spurred on by the £10 incentive, Fred then arranged for a military operation to fly the two phone boxes – one from Silk Town and another from Buxton bought at auction in Manchester for £200 – over to Hong Kong and airlifted by helicopter to the hotel.

He said: “It was a stupid bet and we were drunk.

“But we treated it as an army exercise and told people it was a very important delivery in order to have it delivered – I had to pay off a lot of people to get it here.”

The telephone boxes arrived at Siam View hotel in Arugam bay within ten days of making the decision.

Fred said: “It arrived within ten days then we put our own sophisticated telephone system in and called home.”

And the Macclesfield kiosk has proven it is made of stern stuff as it survived the devastating Tsunami of 2004.

Fred said: “The Stockport box was destroyed in the Tsunami but your Macclesfield one survived! The water was about 35ft above it at one point and it got a bit damaged, but we’ve repaired it now.”

DO YOU know of any other Macclesfield landmarks that have ended up in any strange and remote places? If so contact our newsdesk on 01625 424445 or e-mail macclesfieldexpress@menwn.co.uk .

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By

Rhiannon McDowall

  • 00:00, 30 JUL 2008
  • UPDATED19:33, 8 APR 2013

source:
https://www.macclesfield-live.co.uk/news/local-news/how-town-phone-box-end-2533610#amp-readmore-target


Miss Tourism World for the first time

……Also Visiting Arugam Bay……

Officials at the press conference in Colombo. Pic: Nissanka Wijerathne

The Miss World Tourism 2023 will take place in Sri Lanka for the first time in July. The pageant is set to showcase the country’s scenic regions and tourism hotspots as 40 contestants from around the world will compete for the Miss World Tourism title.

The pageant will be launched on July 20 and take contestants to Sigiriya, Kandy, Arugam Bay,
Yala and Hikkaduwa, wrapping up on the 11th day for the main event at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre.

The participating countries are: Belarus, Belgium, Botswana, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Cambodia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Ghana, Guinea, Hungary, India, Italy, Indonesia, Kenya, Liberia, London, Macedonia, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, The Netherlands, the UAE, Ukraine and Zambia.

In an ambitious move to boost tourism and address neglected issues across Sri Lanka, the Miss World Tourism Sri Lanka pageant is set to captivate the nation’s attention. Departing from the traditional focus on superficial beauty, this groundbreaking pageant aims to harness the potential of its contestants to effect positive change in their home countries while promoting Sri Lanka’s tourism globally.

Under the innovative format, each country will send its finest representative to compete in the final stage of Miss World Tourism Sri Lanka. These nine winners will not only vie for the prestigious title but will also be entrusted with a significant responsibility. Their role will encompass the development and execution of a project tailored to address specific issues that have long been overlooked in their countries.

By emphasising purpose and social impact, the pageant organisers seek to foster a sense of dedication and responsibility among the contestants. Rather than merely aspiring to win a beauty title, these suitably qualified winners are encouraged to embrace the opportunity to make a tangible difference in their communities and elevate the standing of their provinces.

Throughout a considerable period of time, the crowned winners will dedicate themselves to their projects, demonstrating their personal growth, compassion, and the ability to effect positive change.

This approach not only showcases the contestants’ capabilities but also serves as a testament to their commitment to society and the nation as a whole. Beyond the glitz and glamour, Miss World Tourism Sri Lanka is a catalyst for promoting tourism in the country.

By leveraging the contestants’ influence, the pageant aims to enhance Sri Lanka’s global recognition as a premier tourist destination.

Through their participation and personal projects, these exceptional women will showcase the diverse attractions and unique cultural experiences that Sri Lanka has to offer, enticing travellers from all corners of the world.

The Miss World Tourism Sri Lanka pageant embodies a new era of beauty pageants, one that transcends traditional notions of beauty and empowers contestants to become agents of change.

With a focus on provincial development and a commitment to transforming neglected issues, this groundbreaking event aims to put Sri Lanka firmly on the global tourism map while leaving a lasting impact on the communities it touches.

AbaY’s Links & Groups

Arugam Bay is blessed by having many awesome, useful and highly specialized Groups, Pages and Social Media Platforms.
Indeed, this, the original Web Site (arugam.info) has been around far longer than any other Home Page on this island – dating back to end 1999. Only much later Government and Tourist Board pages appeared.

Below is a – non exclusive – list, with useful links and short descriptions.
To help you to find the precise Information you are looking for.

Do YOU wish to add your / other Links to this initial List?
Please send your submission to us!
And we will add suitable links at once.
write to:

arugam@arugam.com

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Feel FREE to join. Any or all of them.
Look around and interact as you wish.

www.arugam.info
This mainly is an online History album now.
And this Old Page has documented all major local events since the beginning of the Century.
Use the page “Search” function if you are looking up any special topic of interest.

www.arugam.asia
www.arugam.com
(Both for now re-direct to arugam.info – but domains are available for development)
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Social Media:
Traditional Websites are no longer relevant.
Because they a static, and social media is far more powerful and up to date.
Allowing input (Photos, Videos, Comments) from Guests and the wider Public.

On What’s App:
Arugam Info
The above is THE leading, oldest and very active WhatsApp Group
Giving you day-to-day General Information about AbaY relevant topics

Further useful Links:

  1. www.arugam.info          (web site)
  2. www.arugam.com         (web site)
  3. www.arugam.asia         (web site)
  4. www.stefan-loose.de    (web site)
  5. Footprint Travel-guides (web site)
  6. Arugam Surf                       (Facebook page)
  7. Arugam Bay                        (Facebook page)
  8. Arugam Bay Surf Club        (Facebook page)
  9. Arugam Bay Beer               (Facebook page)
  10. Lovely Arugam Bay            (Facebook page)
  11. Arugam Hostel YMCA        (Facebook pages)
  12. Old Arugam                        (Facebook page)
  13. Old Ceylon                          (Facebook page)
  14. Journey to the East           (Facebook Page)
  15. Siam View Projects           (Facebook Page)
  16. Living in the AbaY area     (Facebook Group)  
  17. AbaY Tourist Information   (Whatsapp Group)
  18. AbaY Restaurants              (Whatsapp Group)
  19. AbaT Transport                  (Whatsapp Group)
  20. AbaY Events                       (Whatsapp Group)
  21. AbaY Now                           (Whatsapp Group)
  22. AbaY Sports Club               (Whatsapp Group)
  23. AbaY Humor                       (Whatsapp Group)
  24. AbaY What’s On                 (Whatsapp Group)
  25. AbaY Food Court               (Whatsapp Group)
  26. AbaY Power, Gas               (Whatsapp Group)
  27. AbaY Community              (Whatsapp Group)
  28. Arugam                              (Twitter)
  29. Arugam                              (Instagram)
  30. Arugam                              (YouTube Channel)
  31. Arugam Surf                      (YouTube Channels)
  32. AbaY SriLanka                  (Instagram)
  33. Arugam Surf Club             (Instagram)
  34. Arugam Bay                      (TikTok)
  35. Arugam Bay                     (Printertest)
  36. Siam View Projects         (Facebook Page)
  37. Surf Point Apartments    (Facebook Page)
  38. http://www.facebook.com/groups/arugam (Latest 2023 Group for Opportunities)


Amazing AbaY

Arugam Bay is a true ALL-Year-Round Destination.

True, the resort is mainly known as S.E. Asia’s and Sri Lanka’s prime Surf Destination.
And indeed the waves are best April – November in the East of our island.

But there are a lot more things to do – even if you are not a Surfer!

In fact:
More and more visitors have discovered that winters are the BEST times to enjoy the
Mild, not hot – not Cool.
But there is a very Dry Climate in Arugam Bay = November -to- April.
AbaY = The Weather Wonder of Asia: 340 days Sunshine / year!
No other report can offer such an amazing weather pattern.

Furthermore:
The Best, the perhaps most popular Arugam Establishments remain OPEN all Year round.
And as such AbaY never has an “Off- Season”. The resort never shuts down as such.

contact: Ms. ANNIE +94 767335764
(Best via WhatsApp)

Credit for the article and the posters go to
Ms. Annie herewith (+94 767335764)

FiFa Low Budget Package Tours.

Come to Arugam Bay.
To watch every single FiFa Qatar game in style.
Basic All-in Transfers from Colombo are only:
Rs./ 12,500 (or 35$) per person
Local accommodation is now very, very cheap in AbaY

Siam View Sports Pub

We are inviting All Low Budget Travelers and Football Fans.
To enjoy every single game with us in Arugam Bay.
Why?
A.) NO Power Cuts
B.) Lowest possible room rates
C.) 3 Huge Screens & 2 TV’s
D.) 500++ Channels
E.) Backup Systems
F.) Security
G.) Open all Night

Because we are offering December Specials:
“Come to AbaY to watch the World cup Tours”
We will:
1.) Meet our groups in a Colombo Sports Pub
2.) Watch afternoon games. Like in “Cheers”)
3.) Enjoy their amazing Happy Hours (up to 7pm)
4.) Transfer to Maradana – Madonna Bus stand
5.) 3 Luxury air-con sleeper coaches to chose from
6.) Save hotel costs by overnight trip to Pottuville, E.P.
7.) 4am Transfer to say, Nomads (or similar being open) for a Coffee
8.) Early check in to any of our participating hotels / guest houses
9.) Lunch / Dinner to be arranged
10.) Watching Every single Game on Siam View Sports Screens (FREE)

This offer will be valid for December up to 20th .
Watching those games in Good Company creates a great atmosphere.
Transfers back are also arranged of course.

Those entire packages are aimed at LOW Budget people.
With a very, very basic price tag.
But:
Once here, add ons, Safaris, local spending, Surf Lessons, Swimming.
National Parks etc. are always on offer.
It’s THE best time of year (for non surfers) to visit the East:
Mild, Not Hot, Sunny, No rain!

Reservations / Inquiries:
Every one will receive an answer.
arugam@arugam.com
or
Whats App:
+94702042271

For daily News and offers Join our popular Groups:
https://chat.whatsapp.com/J5OTGKvFjNW8FpC7HfaKJm
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Arugam’s Ganja Monkies nabbed

(Archive. 1st published 31/03/2011)
After the end of the war, long existing laws are now strictly enforced at remote Arugam Bay.


The East Coast has been largely left alone.
For many years.
With still no wine or liquor store for miles around and the odd shortage of “Gold Leaf” some desperate residents and visitors turned to natural marihuana consumption.A? Sadly, tame as well as some wild monkeys also got the taste and enjoyed the weird feeling.

Arugam Bay Special Narcotics squad arrested 4 addicts last night

NABBED!
“BiXXbo & Co.” Shown here in the local Police lock-up.
At
Arugam Bay

Sadly, many more seem to be addicted to this illegal practice.
But they are still on the run.

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Spotted at AbaY’s traditional Full Moon Party. Nov. 2010, Peanus Fm.

Cheeky! Openly flaunting the law of the Land!

Shocking! He is not even one year old. And already addicted.

The WHO, the RSPCA and other ENJOY’s have been requested to assist.
To support Arugam’s “Community Based Sustainable Junkie Rehabilitation” Program (CBSJRP). Some former NGO members volunteered at once, which is encouraging.

Desperate for a smoke, this monkey grabbed a ‘Cold Leaf’ from a diner sitting on Arugam’sA? SVH “Flower Power Terrace”

To avoid detection, some clever chips adopted pipe smoking methods

Dehiwala zoo officials are also concerned

Nabbed! Shown here in the Loco Tourist Police lock up. Beachfront Tourist Police, Arugam Bay.

Other addicts have learned to camouflage themselves to escape arrest in Arugam’sA? jungles. Filmed here by undercover navy Security personnel near their new Panama Camp

The STF as well as the New Navy ‘Detachment’ at Panama has been on high alert to catch these subversive creatures


Generic requip Footnote by the Science Select Committee:

This graph is interesting. It shows the actual harm done (to the user as well as society) by the use of various substances. Published by a basket of the world’s leading experts

Nostalgia at AbaY

Update 04/ July 2015:
AbaY is developing.
Fast:
1.) The CEB now provides pretty reliable Power (Electric)
2.) The SLT now has two fiberglass Internet connections
3.) The a/c buses do not run anymore. :-((
4.) The water supply costs double now.

Otherwise:
Purchase norvasc Arugam Bay is still OK, romantic and beautiful.
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Nostalgia at AbaY

Coming from the re-vamped modern City of Colombo to Arugam Bay is like a trip into the past.
Escape the progress!

Millions spent on uplifts

Millions spent on uplifts

However. Once you reach the poor East Coast and the Bay of Arugam. You will find:
Daily. And often All Weekend Powercuts.

Daily Power Cuts

Daily Power Cuts

So What?
It’s a perfect setting. For a romantic candle lit dinner by the beach. Under the clear star-studded sky.

A trip back to last century

A trip back to last century

Water supply cut off every day?

USAIDS Water supply

USAIDS Water supply

No problem!
Cool down and have an inviting ‘sea bath’ in the clear, blue ocean in front.

Plenty of clear water available

Plenty of clear water available

No street lights

No street lights

No Street lights? Even on the brand new USAID 14 Mill. $$$ bridge?
Mind your way – avoid the open drains

All drains are open

All drains are open

Internet disruptions?

Unstable Internet at AbaY

Unstable Internet at AbaY

A perfect opportunity to talk to fellow travelers!

Most places have Free Wifi in the Bay. But often the connections are poor

Most places have Free Wifi in the Bay. But often the connections are poor

Luxury Bus Service not coming?

Usually 20:30 departs

Usually 20:30 departs

Ideal! To remain in the dark ages.
At Arugam Bay. After all, this is our island’s most promising, Government declared, tourist Resort!(1)

Kite Surfer and the MH370 Mystery

Kite Surfer returns from the Bondives


Kite Surfer and the MH370 Mystery

World Exclusive News

Kite Surf Legend Dill Sill recovering at nearby KaputtoVille hospital.
He wasA?Blown off course and badly crash landed at AbaY today.
He is dilsirious, but he has indicated a possible explanation to what may have happened to the missing Malay flight MH 370

Crashed at AbaY beach - blown way off course

Drifted in from the distant Bondives

Attempted Kite Surfing in the Bondives

World class Kite Surfing legend Mr. Dill Sill seems to have been blown across from the previously unknown island of The Bondives to all the way toA?Arugam Bay.

His somewhat incoherent account is being questioned.
He claims that The Bondives IslandersA?reported a ‘low level flight’
However, his helmet camera has captured this amazing photo.
Which is the last known image of the missing Boeing 777:

Due to the isolation of the Island Nation of The Bondives this has only just now been reported. A group of Natives as well as the one only Police man on the island have seen a large aircraft a few weeks ago.

Did MH370 BonDive nr. AbaY ?A?

(artist’s impression)

Why does this news only come in NOW?

Because:

It happened in the uncharted Islands of The Bondives

You have never heard of them?

No wonder! Here is why:
(Extract from Wikipedia)

The Bondives

Are an island nation in the Southern Indo-Pacific Ocean.

The Bondives are almost unknown. And they not even shown on any maps. The reason has just come to light: Those islands are shifting. Continuously.

The most singular feature of The Bondives geography is its mobility. Similar to the annual shifting of the famous ARUGAM BAY sand bank, The BONDIVES have a constant process of erosion that removes sand from the east coast and deposit it on the west coast, the islands were moving westward at the rate of 1400 meters a year. It is anticipated that the islands would collide with Sri Lanka in 2020. To slow down this movement, boats constantly ferry sand from the east coast back to the west.

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First known mention of the Bondive Islands

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Capital Feemal
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Area 692.7 sq km
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Religion Asterism, Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Zoroastrianism
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Map of The Bondives

Long unfairly neglected by travelers, and surprisingly never even mentioned in the backpack bible ‘Loony Planet”, the islands of The Bondives truly offer something for everyone: a rich culture full of fascinating customs, an informative case study for environmentalists and economists, and a treasure trove of unusual tubers for botanists. Now under nominally democratic government, now is the time to discover The Bondives distinctive cuisine, tropical climate and quaint transportation, before the next volcanic eruption occurs.

Economy

The Bondives have been unkindly characterized as a banana republic, although Bondivians themselves have been known to take offense at this suggestion and physically remind the commentator that pineapples are also an important export crop. (Critics must also concede that it’s not really much of a republic, either.) Continue reading ‘Kite Surfer and the MH370 Mystery’

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Fishing boats, Arugam Bay

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Arugam Bay is on the list of the top ten surf points in the world. Situated on the SE coast of Sri Lanka, Arugam Bay receives the same Antarctic winter swells that hit Indonesia. The best surfing conditions are between May and November when the predominant wind is offshore for at least the first half of the day.

Boats on Arugam's Beach

Due to its location and southerly swell direction the area is dominated by right hand point breaks. Three of the point breaks Arugam Bay Point is a ten min. walk from town, Pottuvil Point and Crocodile Rock are within a half hour tuk tuk ride from Clindamycin cost rite aid Arugam Bay. There are several other surfing points that are within an hour tuk tuk ride, Panama and Okanda are south of Arugam Bay.

Nilanthasa?? Tuk tuk Service provides reliable transportation to and from any of the surfing destinations at a very reasonable rate. Nilantha also has ….. Continue reading ‘Fishing boats, Arugam Bay’

Vacancies

Arugam Bay

is now entering it’s perhaps “Highest Season” ever. Right now, there are plenty of vacancies. But: Mainly in the low budget accommodation range

Arugam Bay is a GREEN resort. So far….

The few better class and specially air-conditioned rooms are very much in demand. It is HOT in the Bay! Book NOW!

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Badulla-Arugam Bay

The range of Adidas clothing goes from T-shirts and sweats for men, to children’s and even baby sports clothing. Football Baby Clothes at great prices from baby Sports Shop.

…..Finally we reached Arugam Bay, a beachfront collections of shacks and hotels, stretching around the bay…… ….Apparently, after dusk the road to Arugam bay becomes chock-a-block with insomniac elephants who decide to wander the roads. Hence, travelling there is dangerous…..

"Watermusic" @ Arugam Bay

Part 1: They Mostly Come Out At Night, Mostly Coumadin od treatment We strode out of Badulla station, and I was still for pushing on right through to Arugam Bay. There was a solitary minibus tout and he offered to drive us for $50. Each. Llyw quickly shot this down, at which point the fella, who exuded dodginess from every pore, explained why a night time voyage was so expensive- Nocturnal elephants. Apparently, after dusk the road to Arugam bay becomes chock-a-block with insomniac elephants who decide to wander the roads. Hence, travelling there is dangerous. Continue reading ‘Badulla-Arugam Bay’

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Arugam Bay: A Surfing Adventure

Sri Lanka is still one of the surfing world’s secret gems, discovered by a few lucky ones who return year after year to enjoy the tropical waters, fun waves and diverse cultural experiences the country has to offer.

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Yet to the majority of the worlds’ travel addicted surfing community it has been overlooked as a surf travel destination. The local surfing community and exposure of Sri Lanka as a surfing holiday destination are in their infancy, but this trend is rapidly changing as more and more surfing travellers experience the beauty and adventure Sri Lanka has to offer and share their stories about this once forgotten paradise with the world.

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Arugam Bay: A Surfer’s heaven

Every year between April and October, storms from below South Africa, whip the ocean into a frenzy and send large, consistent swells up the length of the Indian Ocean and into the coastline of Sri Lanka. The storms are usually located thousands of kilometres away, so that by the time the swells reach Sri Lanka, they are perfectly groomed ground swells that wrap their way around the southern and eastern sides of the island. During the surf season it is not unusual to encounter at least one solid ground swell every single week and with the prevailing wind coming from the west, the majority of the southeast and eastern coasts of Sri Lanka are protected from the wind offering hundreds of uncrowded and sometimes even undiscovered locations to surf. Breaks range from gentle beach breaks, reef breaks and sandy bottomed point breaks, catering for every type of surfer from the complete novice, up to the experienced professional.

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Arugam Bay or A-Bay as it is predominantly known is the hub of the Sri Lankan Surfing community, with the entire village set up to handle surfing tourists, with a huge range of accommodation and eating options. Unlike many surfing destinations which cater for only the hard core surfer and his or her desire to spend 10 hours a day catching waves over sharp shallow reefs, Arugam Bay and all of the Sri Lankan surfing destinations are the perfect place to take your girlfriend or the family. While they enjoy swimming in the protected turquoise waters of the bay, you can slip out to the point to surf perfect uncrowded waves for the morning. Once surfing is over there are so many adventures and places to explore only a short tuk tuk ride away.

Surfing: A sport for all, young, old and any gender

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