A Taiwanese woman was slapped with a fine over her tiny bikini bottoms while vacationing in the Philippines this week. Photo: Facebook. Jess Baylon, police chief of Malay town, which includes Boracay, told the Philippine Daily Inquirer that authorities were able to track down the tourist at a hotel with her boyfriend. Baylon told the Inquirer. Baylon told local outlet Panay News.
Photographs of the skimpily-attired tourist circulated on social media, dividing the island's netizens between those who did not see anything wrong with her sartorial choice and those who cried indecent. The tourist, in her 20s, was summoned to the Boracay police station after photos of her wearing a two-piece string bikini along the famous white beach of the island circulated on social media. On Wednesday Oct 9 , the tourist wore a white string bikini and the next day, she donned a red one with a similar cut. The social media photos that went viral caught the attention of the The Boracay Inter-Agency Rehabilitation Management Group on Wednesday, which directed the island's police force to locate the tourist.
The bikini has spawned many stylistic variations. A regular bikini is a two-piece swimsuit that together covers a female's crotch , buttocks , and breasts. Some bikini designs cover larger portions of the wearer's body while other designs provide minimal coverage.