Boracay Island's Singaporean businesses prepare for leaner days ahead

Singaporean Justin Kon, who owns two laundromats in Boracay, plans to stay open, even though most of his customers - the island's workers - are leaving. Mr Peter Tay, a Singaporean who owns a travel agency in Boracay, is planning tour packages for tr
Mr Peter Tay, a Singaporean who owns a travel agency in Boracay, is planning tour packages for trips to Palawan and Bohol islands.
Singaporean Justin Kon, who owns two laundromats in Boracay, plans to stay open, even though most of his customers - the island's workers - are leaving. Mr Peter Tay, a Singaporean who owns a travel agency in Boracay, is planning tour packages for tr
Singaporean Justin Kon, who owns two laundromats in Boracay, plans to stay open, even though most of his customers - the island's workers - are leaving.

BORACAY • For over 15 years, Boracay, in the 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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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 25, 2018, with the headline 'Island's S'porean businesses prepare for leaner days ahead'. Print Edition | Subscribe