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Philippines to close Boracay island to tourists for 6 months

MANILA: The Philippines is closing its best-known holiday island Boracay to tourists for up to six months over concerns that the once idyllic white-sand resort has become a “cesspool” tainted by dumped sewage, authorities said on Thursday. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the shutdown to start on April 26 for a maximum period of… Continue reading Philippines to close Boracay island to tourists for 6 months

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Top Picks: Asia’s top island escapades

    20 March 2014 Top Picks: Asia’s top island escapades Looking for an idyllic island retreat? Here’s a look at some of the best in the region SEARCHING for an escape from, the hectic city life? This is Asia’s best of the winners of the 2014 Travellers’ Choice Islands Awards by TripAdvisor, based on… Continue reading Top Picks: Asia’s top island escapades