Manila Bay's "White Sand Beach" Is a Meme Gift That Keeps on Giving

What's your entry for the #ManilaBayChallenge?

PHOTO BY Left: Rappler/Inoue Jaena; Right: Facebook/Ocean Adventure

(SPOT.ph) Following doubts on its safety and feasibility, Manila Bay's "white sand beach," officially opened to the public on Saturday, September 19, to coincide with International Coastal Clean-up Day. Crowds gathered at the corner where crushed dolomite shipped from Cebu was dumped reportedly as part of the city's beautification and rehabilitation efforts. 

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The "makeover," according to Harry Roque, is also meant to benefit mental health. And it seems it just might, even just for a while, because a photograph of a huge crowd (with zero social distancing) occupying the overpass near Baywalk over the weekend is now a gift that keeps on giving. People are now posting their own beach photos (or anywhere really), pretending they're the one being sought after by onlookers.

Some of the entries for the #ManilaBayChallenge that have caught our attention:

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We wonder what Aunt Julie would say about this.

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So much burn.

Don't you just love meme mash-ups?

Images you can hear indeed.

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Mad Photoshop skillz.

Even K-Pop groups have heard all about this "white sand" craze.

Katsura wants to join in on the fun.

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Even Taylor Swift drops by.

Scene: Encantadia at Manila Bay

Uwian na, may nanalo na.

Bonus:

Department of Environment and Natural Resources Undersecretary Benny Antiporda inspected the crushed dolomite on September 17 in preparation for the grand opening. And he is now a meme, too.

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