16. Mulee-AageThis is the previous Presidential palace, originally built by the Sultan Shamsudden III for his son after the first world war. On May 1936 the Sultan and his son were expelled from the country and the house was declared a government property. The Palace was used as a office by the following governments. When the Maldives became a Republic in 1953, the Mulee-aage became the official President Residence. In 1986 it has been transformed into a Presidential palace and has been modified and adorned for the official functions and to host the Heads of States.