Tourists sunbathe on a beach on Boracay in the Philippines, in March 2018. Picture: AP Tourists sunbathe on a beach on Boracay in the Philippines, in March 2018. Picture: AP
Tourists sunbathe on a beach on Boracay in the Philippines, in March 2018. Picture: AP
Mercedes Hutton
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Destinations known by Mercedes Hutton

Boracay closure highlights ugly side to tourism boom in Southeast Asia

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Tourists sunbathe on a beach on Boracay in the Philippines, in March 2018. Picture: AP Tourists sunbathe on a beach on Boracay in the Philippines, in March 2018. Picture: AP
Tourists sunbathe on a beach on Boracay in the Philippines, in March 2018. Picture: AP
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Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton is a Hong Kong-based journalist. She joined the Post in 2018, where she writes about culture, the environment and history for Post Magazine, and covers travel and tourism in Asia in a weekly column, Destinations Known.