WATCH: Aerial view of Boracay

AERIAL VIEW. Here is how Boracay looks like from above. Rappler screenshot from video by Alecs Ongcal

AERIAL VIEW. Here is how Boracay looks like from above.

Rappler screenshot from video by Alecs Ongcal

AKLAN, Philippines – The shores of top tourist destination Boracay will reopen on Friday, October 26, exactly 6 months after the island was closed for rehabilitation.

An aerial view shows Boracay's spotless white shores, without a tinge of the green algae which had crept up over the years. (WATCH: How green can Boracay get?)

It also shows the visibly overdeveloped island, with buildings constructed close to each other.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte had ordered the 6-month shutdown of the island, citing the need to address its environmental problems.

While Boracay is set to be reopened on Friday, construction works are still ongoing left and right – with the government and establishments racing against time to fix what they can. – video by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler.com