Boracay 6-month closure: Singaporean businessmen brace for leaner days ahead

Mr Peter Tay, 45, a Singaporean, owns a travel agency in Boracay. Nearly all his business relies on diving trips around Boracay, and on tourists from China, Taiwan, South Korea and Malaysia.
Mr Peter Tay, 45, a Singaporean, owns a travel agency in Boracay. Nearly all his business relies on diving trips around Boracay, and on tourists from China, Taiwan, South Korea and Malaysia. PHOTO: CRISTINA MENINA FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

BORACAY ISLAND - For over 15 years, Boracay, in central Philippines, has been home to Singaporean Peter Tay.

The 45-year-old diving instructor from Jurong West owns a lucrative travel business on the island. But that is about to dry up for the next six months.

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