A synthetic seaside within the Philippine capital, Manila is inflicting controversy with some environmentalists arguing it’s unhealthy for the setting.
The ”Manila Bay Sands” venture is a part of a wider $20m authorities plan to wash up Manila Bay.
The white sand is made out of crushed dolomite rock which is extracted from massive dolomite mines.
The Kalikasan Surroundings Group says the mining operations are harmful and the artificial sand can hurt marine life.
Regardless of this, 1000’s of Manila’s residents have been flocking to the seaside to catch a glimpse of town’s hottest new speaking level.
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