Christina and the kids like to ask me the following during the week-end: “What are we going to do today?” Sometimes, the answer is obvious but, to be frank, sometimes I am not inspired at all and I find it tough to come up with something worthwhile.
In fact, I’ve slowly realised over the years that a lot of Mauritians (and, by extension, foreigners living in Mauritius) do not really know what’s happening in the country and, consequently, waste their free time indulging on the self-contemplation of their navels…
That’s why I got the idea of creating a website, www.infos.mu, to inform people about events happening on the island as well as provide practical information not readily available elsewhere. I really want (us) to discover Mauritius differently. The site aims to become a comprehensive directory of information for Mauritians and foreigners.
Here are cool things you can do on www.infos.mu right now:
- Plan your weekends in advance by checking events ordered by date.
- Listen to the best Mauritian ségas as selected by real séga lovers.
- List of banks, embassies, consulates and hotels.
- Departure and arrival times and dates of planes.
- etc. etc. etc.
Sure, the website is still a work in progress. And I really need to enhance the navigation (any idea of what I could do?)
One key idea of www.infos.mu is that it is a contributory website with user-generated content: anyone can become a contributor and add events which he/she feel are worthwhile. You have an event happening in your region? Do not hesitate to share the event with us.
I would like to thank Ishtiba Meeajane, Liliane Chan as well as Christina who have done a formidable job to help me set up www.infos.mu.
www.infos.mu is a free service provided by Knowledge Seven, my own company which provides consultancy, support and training for opensource software. By the way, I’ve a blog on Knowledge Seven’s website too…
(A precision: the Google ads on the website are, eventually, for covering hosting costs.)