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Seychelles

Interesting Facts about Seychelles

Name: Seychelles official name is the Republic of Seychelles

Capital:Victoria

Populations:The population of Seychelles is 96 762 (2018)

Languages:The national language of Seychelles is Seychellois Creole is a language of Seychelles, French, English and Seselwa .

Local Chitchat: Good Morning: “Bonzour” It is pronounced “Bozoo”

Thank you: “Mersi”

Hello: Allo

Please – Silvoupel (sivooplay)

Food: Some regular Seychelles mainland foods are Staple foods include fish, seafood and shellfish dishes, often accompanied with rice. The Fish dishes are cooked in several ways, such as steamed, grilled, wrapped in banana leaves, baked, salted and smoked. Curry dishes such as coconut curry with rice are also a significant aspect of the country’s cuisine. Red lentils are a popular staple, cooked for a long time with garlic, onion and ginger, “sosis rougay”, or sausage rougayn a rich tomato and onion sauce, which usually also features garlic, ginger and chilli. Anything with banana. Breadfruit, Smoked fish salads,“Satini” is a sort of salad, which consists of finely grated ingredients.,made with either unripe fruits, such as papaya or golden apple mixed with spices,onions and lots of chilli. Fresh fruit in abundance, including mango, papaya, avocado, banana, starfruit, coconut, limes, grapefruit.

Snacks:banana chips, breadfruit chips and “molouk”. The former are deep-fried and salted snacks, much like potato chips and coconut.

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Must do’s:

  • Go Back in timesFind the secret waterfall in Praslin

  • Snorkelling  If you are inexperienced the shallow waters of Anse La Blague, progressing to Anse Lazio, swimming across the bay at Anse Volbert and then going for the ultimate trip out to St Pierre Island.Find the world’s heaviest and sexiest seed.

  • Find the highly endangered black parrot and the world-famous Coco de Mer palm both of which are indigenous to the Seychelles.Cousin Island was a coconut plantation until the discovery of the Seychelles Warbler which at the time only numbered 26.The island was given protected status, the native flora re-planted and is now a special reserve

  • Chill out

  • Seychelles is the only place in the world you can find wild giant tortoises outside of the Galapagos Islands.

✓ The Seychelles are the only granite islands in the world. The Seychelles is comprised of 73 coral islands and 42 inner islands, including Mahé and Praslin, which are formed by granite.

✓ The islands are home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Aldabra Atoll and Vallée de Mai are two locations that are widely protected by the UN division known as UNESCO.

✓ It is home to the Aldabra Atoll. It is one of the very few areas among the islands that is populated with such a diversity of wildlife. Those who do have permission may explore the home of over 152,000 giant tortoises – the largest population of these amazing creatures in the world.

The world’s largest seed-this fruit can live to weigh between 15 to 30 kgs, where the largest Coco de Mer fruit is found and record to weigh 42 kgs.

It is home to the iconic breadfruit

✓ The Seychelles was once a hideout for pirates. Today, the treasure that is still to be found has been valued at $1.4 billion.

✓ Enjoy a 6:30 pm sunset-Today, the island is one of the only African lands to offer free education.By 2012, literacy among the the people is 94%.

✓ St Anne Park is haunted by treasure-guarding spirits for an so-called theory that a treasure was left by the pirates.

The government is soon to introduce a ‘made in Seychelles’ product label-The Seychelles is known as a relatively expensive holiday destination due to the mass importation of food products. Adding a ‘made in Seychelles’ product label will promote greater support for locally manufactured goods both in the Seychelles and in international markets.