Bora-Bora


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Bora-Bora

(bō`rä-bō`rä), volcanic island, 15 sq mi (39 sq km), South Pacific, in the Leeward group of the Society IslandsSociety Islands,
island group (2002 pop. 214,445), South Pacific, a part of French Polynesia. The group comprises the Windward Islands and the Leeward Islands (total land area c.650 sq mi/1,680 sq km), two clusters of volcanic and coral islands lying in a 450-mi (724-km) chain.
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, French PolynesiaFrench Polynesia,
officially Overseas Lands of French Polynesia, internally self-governing dependency (2015 est. pop. 278,000) of France, consisting of 118 islands in the South Pacific. The capital is Papeete, on Tahiti.
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. It is a mountainous island, with Mt. Otemanu (2,379 ft/725 m) the highest peak. Bora-Bora has a good harbor, which is a large lagoon surrounded by coral islets. Copra, oranges, and vanilla are produced on the island. Tourism is a major source of commerce.
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We go Tahiti, Raiatea, Tahaa, Bora-Bora, Manua, Tutuila, Apia, Savaii, and Fiji Islands--plenty Fiji Islands.
CEBU CITY--The days of motorcycles with modified mufflers locally, known as bora-bora, are numbered.
Victor Caindec, director of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Central Visayas, said the guidelines for the implementation of a national order that calls for an "intensified operation to enforce the prohibition on bora-bora" are being finalized.
On June 4, LTO-7 received from its Central Office a memorandum on the 'intensified operation to enforce the prohibition of bora-bora or motorcycles with modified mufflers causing undesirable and irritating sound.'
Services concession: concession of tahiti-faa~a, bora-bora, raiatea and rangiroa aerodromes
Poppy has slyly discovered the real reason their parents are meeting them in Bora-Bora at Christmas break: to announce their divorce.
(Cue dream-sequence music, Sean Connery voice-over:) "Ah, what a vexing vision you were, coyly cupping a mai tai at the hotel bar in Bora-Bora! Never mind the mosquito-mobbed monsoon season; I knew I mustn't risk repelling you with my ripe and regularly applied redolence of Pickett's Pest-B-Gone.
(Cue dream-sequence music, William Shatner voice-over:) "Ah, what a vexing vision you were, coyly cupping a mai tai at the hotel bar in Bora-Bora! Never mind the mosquito-mobbed monsoon season.
And there's no let up in the BPMs at Club X, with the return of the monthly Generic, where Bora-Bora DJ, Gee, will no doubt be the dog's Balerics.
Mel peeled off her bikini top and wore just a tiny thong as she kissed and cuddled the 26-year-old hunk on the Tahitian isle of Bora-Bora last week.
Manuel and village residents had complained of too much noise every time Galayogo went around the village on a motorbike with a bora-bora or open pipe muffler.
City Mayor Joseph Evangelista led the destruction of at least 207 mufflers, locally known as "bora-bora" to serve as warning to all motorists plying around the city that the use of such are strictly prohibited here.