Seychelles (i/seɪˈʃɛlz/say-SHELZ; French: [sɛʃɛl]), officially the Republic of Seychelles (French:République des Seychelles; Creole: Repiblik Sesel), is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean. The 115-island country, whose capital is Victoria, lies 1,500 kilometres (932mi) east of mainland East Africa. Other nearby island countries and territories include Comoros, Mayotte, Madagascar, Réunion and Mauritius to the south.
The Seychelles were uninhabited throughout most of recorded history. Some scholars assume that Austronesian seafarers and later Maldivian and Arab traders were the first to visit the uninhabited Seychelles. The earliest recorded sighting by Europeans took place in 1502 by the Portuguese Admiral Vasco da Gama, who passed through the Amirantes and named them after himself (islands of the Admiral). The earliest recorded landing was in January 1609, by the crew of the "Ascension" under Captain Sharpeigh during the fourth voyage of the British East India Company.
Stories of hidden pirate treasure have captivated travellers to the Seychelles for decades ... A collection of 115 islands scattered across more than a million square kilometres of Indian Ocean, the Republic of Seychelles is steeped in fantasy and folklore ... Contrary to pirate legends, treasures aren’t buried in one place.
The return of the Seychelles flag carrier to the Indian Ocean island follows the announcement of the full reopening of the Mauritius borders starting from October 1, 2021, leading to further ease in movement for fully vaccinated travellers looking to explore the many treasures the tropical destination has to offer.
Moratorium on new hotel development on La Digue until 2023. A moratorium on the development of new hotels and guesthouses on La Digue will be officially enforced as of August 1, 2021 until 2023 ... “La Digue remains one of the pearls that represent Seychelles and it remains special for us. La Digue is also marketed as one of our special treasures ... .
New members of the Lions Club of Seychelles were officially inducted and sworn in during an online ceremony via zoom on Saturday. The new chairperson for the Lionistic year 2021-2022 is AbulKalam Azad; the secretary is Shapoor Yeganegi and the treasurer is Suresh Babu...Best club treasurer award – Lion Poon Chudar Pillay (Rising Lions Club).
PresidentWavel Ramkalawan yesterday launched an appeal to individual citizens to have solidarity, to unify, support one another and to love Seychelles, in order to overcome and surmount the challenges and difficulties presented by the Covid-19 pandemic ... Seychelles’ development.
While the SeychellesPavilion, situated in the Sustainability District of Expo 2020 Dubai, is about discovering the treasures endemic to the island country, visitors will also learn of the revolutionary solutions it has come up with to conserve its future.
Taking visitors on a treasure hunt, the SeychellesPavilion displays the natural beauty and history of the islands, an almost untouched piece of paradise that is under threat from a range of issues, including plastic pollution and climate change crisis. The Seychelles Pavilion ...
‘Let us treasure our children’. “Today marks the observance day for children in Seychelles, and let me begin by wishing them all a Happy Children’s Day ... “Children’s Day (June 1) is always one of the most exciting and long-awaited dates in the school year for children in Seychelles ... “Children are a gift. Let us treasure them.” .
Bernardette Contoret is Seychelles’ first online chess arbiter after successfully following the Fédération internationale des échecs hybrid online arbiter training ... Since the age of 18 she has been the treasurer of the Seychelles ChessFederation ... He added that Ms Contoret is the only active international arbiter for Seychelles.