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Boracay - a sad story.

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1. Posted by Sirenna (Budding Member 5 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I have just become aware of a very sad situation in Boracay. Hopefully someone can give me some feedback about this. I recently visited Punta Bunga beach (at the northern end of Boracay, site earmarked for Shangri-La development) and was driven away by guards armed with AK47's. Looking for a quiet spot to spend the day away from the crowds on White Beach, I proceeded to Panoly Beach, where I was also driven away by armed guards! The thing is, I did a bit of research and was told by several sources that the beach itself cannot actually be bought, only the land adjacent to it, behind the coconut trees. What then gives these people the right to chase tourists away? Apparantly the beach/shoreline area is government/marine land, and anyone should be free to go there. Even if I am wrong, and they have somehow managed to buy those beaches, what possible harm could there be in allowing people to visit them? The Shangri-La construction hasn't even started yet! These greedy, selfish people are going to destroy those beautiful beaches soon enough by building concrete monstosities on them. Why not allow people to enjoy those places while they still can? Punta Bunga beach is home to a colony of endangered fruit bats, and is also nesting site for rare turtles, although not for much longer. Does anyone know what's going on, or where the law stands on this?


2. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Really? It's sad to know that. Gosh! Many local media are recently advertising the beauty of Boracay!!! Thanks, mate! But i have to accept the fate of many most beautiful islands in SE ASIA are 'destroyed' by poor management and civicness of local governments... this embarks me the isles in Malaysia...

3. Posted by Sirenna (Budding Member 5 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

It's very sad. i'll be looking for a new place to live soon....