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Maldives apologises to British tourist arrested for wearing a bikini
Maldives apologises to British tourist arrested for wearing a bikini | Maldives | The Guardian
Lin Tzu Ting, 26, was on holiday with her boyfriend when she opted for the revealing garment - sparking shock with some locals who decided to call the police. A tourist was arrested and fined for wearing a skimpy string bikini to a popular tourist beach in the Philippines. Lin Tzu Ting, 26, was on holiday with her boyfriend when she opted for the revealing garment on Boracay island. She was warned by staff at the hotel to change her clothes before stepping out - but she ignored them and wore the string bikini for two days in a row. Socked locals reportedly called police on the second day - who arrived and made her change into shorts and a T-shirt before arresting her and bundling her into a van.
Tourist in Maldives gets arrested for wearing bikini
The speaker of the Maldives parliament has apologised to a British tourist after footage of her arrest by several policemen triggered criticism on social media. Tourism is a major earner for the Maldives, a tropical archipelago in the Indian Ocean popular with honeymooners and celebrities. The Maldives once confined tourists to resort islets separate from the local Muslim population but in recent years has allowed foreigners to stay on inhabited islands. Tourists can wear swimwear such as bikinis in the resorts but are subject to local dress codes elsewhere. Videos shared on social media showed three men trying to detain the traveller, while a fourth person tried to cover her with a towel.
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