Some years back, we went to an island province called Palawan specifically in Coron islands. The biggest island is the civilation where the small hotels and inns are located. Our tour guide reserved rooms for us right in their house. In their backyard is the sea which we noticed that is being reclaimed. Our guide said that they had already filled in the reclaimed area with 50 trucks of rocks and soil but the water is still there. He estimated that they would need about 100 more truckloads of rock and dirt to have an additional 1,000 square meters from the sea. Think of that extra lot in value when an inn is erected.