Residents and visitors benefit from an enlightened policy of operation, after the long month clean-up drive giving Manila bay a new look, it draws large crowd, many people wants to get a glimpse of its natural beauty and curiosity drives me here, the bay has been restored to its former glory. One of the nicest features to enjoy here is the serene view of the bay. It is also a favorite gathering place for sunset viewers, bird watchers and definitely, it’s a jogger’s paradise.
I was here the same spot a year earlier, it’s my favorite photography spot to capture the beautiful sunset however, photo result shows sunset beauty this summer is beyond compare, we will come to that later.
Although, the clean-up and restoration wasn’t fully completed yet as it takes 7 more years to finish according to a source. I don’t know why it takes more than 10 years to start the clean-up, it is supposed to be done 10 years ago anyway, you can see the big improvement now, Manila bay has a wide sidewalk, less traffic and because it’s clean, more to enjoy the intimate freshness of the atmosphere and around, the impressive high rise buildings accent Roxas Boulevard too.
From these 2 photos is a full comparison to see the difference between the Old Manila Bay and the New Manila Bay after the clean-up drive.
After the Clean-up Drive – The New Manila Bay 2019
The Magnificent sunset over Manila Bay, the vibrant glow and striking views of colors from the water is simply breathtaking.
Before the Clean-up Drive – The Manila Bay 2017
This sunset photo is my worst photography nightmare! I took it summer of 2017 and out of 30 photos, I deleted 29 shots leaving only one, this is the only photo left. You can just imagine the Magnificent Sunset over Manila Bay full of litters, with heaps of trash debris in great abundance. I’m pointing it out of arrow to emphasize it clearly.
You can compare both 2 pictures to see the big difference. Last February, I was very sad, I have missed to capture the fireworks show when the International Pyromusical Competition was moved to a new venue from SM Mall of Asia to SM City Clark Pampanga to give way to the undergoing rehabilitation as a part of clean-up campaign. The massive clean-up began last January and tons of garbage was removed from Manila Bay. It’s worth the effort, the new Manila Bay is a beauty to behold once again.
The New Manila Bay in Broad Daylight
Manila Bay East Sector
There’ s a proper waste segregation and disposal .
Although it’s clean and safe, Manila Bay is declared as a ”NO SWIMMING ZONE”
Thanks to the clean-up drive, I’m free to resume my sunset shooting once again. My special thanks to all organizers of Manila Bay Clean-up Drive, (MMDA) Metro Manila Development Authority in partnership with volunteer organizations and Manila Bay Inter-Agency Task Force (MBIATF) Thank you so much for working tirelessly to collect tons of trash and for helping City Bay Clean-up!