Singapore travellers' plans affected by island closure

Several affected airlines were not informed of the island's upcoming closure ahead of time.
Several affected airlines were not informed of the island's upcoming closure ahead of time. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

The plans of several Singapore travellers have been affected by news that the resort island of Boracay in the Philippines would be closed for six months from April 26.

Some airlines with flights from Singapore to the town of Kalibo - which many people travel to before heading to Boracay island - were also caught off guard by the announcement by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday night.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 06, 2018, with the headline 'Singapore travellers' plans affected by island closure'. Print Edition | Subscribe