Tourist fined for wearing ‘erotic and lewd’ string bikini to beach

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A Taiwanese tourist visiting a beach in the Philippines was fined 2,500 PHP ($49 USD) for wearing a microscopic string bikini.

The woman wearing the white thong bikini was cited after police received complaints from other Boracay Island beachgoers about the “erotic and lewd” display, officials shared.

The woman was traveling to Boracay with her boyfriend on Wednesday afternoon. When the pair left the hotel where they were staying, the woman was reportedly informed that her attire was inappropriate. However, she dismissed the concerns.

The woman wearing the white thong bikini was cited after police received complaints from other Boracay Island beachgoers. (Philippine News Agency)

“They were told not to by the hotel management, but they said it was a form of art,” said BIAMRG chief Natividad Bernardino via a government press release.