LOOK: #ManilaBayChallenge trends as ‘white sand beach’ draws crowd
MANILA, Philippines — The Manila Bay’s “white sand” beach drew a crowd along Roxas Boulevard in Manila over the weekend after it was opened for visitors who endured one of the world’s longest coronavirus lockdowns.
Photos and videos that circulated on social media showed visitors hoping to experience how it feels to walk on the “white sand” beach while standing close to each other despite the physical distancing rule being imposed to contain the further spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) which has already sicked over 286,000 people nationwide.
The incident once again stimulated the humor of netizens and quickly gave birth to a number of witty memes about the #ManilaBayChallenge which has been a viral topic on social media since Sunday afternoon.
Here are some of them:
The Manila Bay “white sand beach” was temporarily opened to the public on Saturday and was again opened from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, following its makeover that involved the dumping of crushed dolomite to form the “white sand.” It did not take long for the “white sand” beach project to reap the ire of environmental experts over its potentially harmful impact.
LOOK: People flock to watch the sunset at the newly-rehabilitated portion of Manila Bay, where artificial white sand…
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