Boracay all set for the big clean-up

The Philippines island of Boracay shuts its borders for six months as it prepares for major renovation.
Filipino policemen and environmental advocates clearing trash on Boracay yesterday. The famous island will remain closed for six months for sanitation and development work.
Filipino policemen and environmental advocates clearing trash on Boracay yesterday. The famous island will remain closed for six months for sanitation and development work.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

Businesses close as police deployed to stop tourists from entering resort island

BORACAY • The most famous island resort in the Philippines, Boracay, officially shut its ports and doors to tourists yesterday as it began a six-month clean-up.

The exercise will involve tearing down illegal structures, building more sewerage infrastructure and widening a spine road.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 27, 2018, with the headline 'Boracay all set for the big clean-up'. Print Edition | Subscribe