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    Myanmar's Ngapali Beach - From Beauty Queen to Beach Bum

    From Irrawaddy web-site:

    https://www.irrawaddy.com/news/beaut...s-sparkle.html

    From this article, it seems that the drop in popularity is not really due to the ethnic violence in north Rakhine, but more a combination of unlicenced hotel construction and destruction of the beach by stealing sand for construction and building retaining walls.

    It's interesting that many of the resorts at Ngapali beach are actually owned by families of the military - I wonder how many foreign tourists realise that when they are relaxing by their hotel pool.

    The Irrawaddy reporter who attended the meeting about the beach was blocked by government employees from asking questions.

    Well, it sounds like it will go the same way as Patong and Pattaya beaches - they never learn.

    I was going to ride my bike over to the beach in April, but will give it a miss.
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    Myanmar's Ngapali Beach - From Beauty Queen to Beach Bum-images-5-jpg

    Sand mining

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    And

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    Dirty beach.

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    Terrible shame as this is supposed to be the number one tourist beach in Myanmar.
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    There is an acute shortage of sand in Asia.

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    No shortage of sand in the Middle East, but my understanding is that it is not suitable for construction purposes.

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