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'Manila Bay Sands' is Open to Soothe Metro Manila's Virus Blues

Feel the dolomite between your toes.
Sep 19, 2020
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A portion of Manila Bay that was made over with crushed dolomite rocks to make it look like a slice of Boracay opened to the public on Saturday, attracting a crowd of picture-takers.

Authorities were seen patrolling the perimeter to ensure physical distancing was observed. The beautification project, led by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, is pushing through despite criticism from environment groups.

It is envisioned as an escape within the city for millions in Metro Manila who have largely been kept indoors (except for running errands and essential work) for six months now due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Here are contributed photos from Saturday's opening, which coincided with International Coastal Clean-up Day.

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