Sunday, June 25, 2017

Development

Indonesia: Government Plans to Return Private Islands to State Hands

The Indonesian Government has announced plans to carry out a detailed inventory into the country’s islands in a crackdown on illegal island ownership.

Indonesia has around 13,000 islands – of which 6,000 are thought to be used as private and commercial resorts Yet many of these islands are thought to be illegally occupied – …Read More: Indonesia: Government Plans to Return Private Islands to State Hands

Development

UAE: Work Set to Continue on Controversial Artificial Island Project The World Dubai

Construction company Dutch Docklands has confirmed that the next stage of the UAE’s’ much maligned World Islands project is set to continue, with Australasia touted as its latest addition.

The World Dubai – Aerial View from Wikipedia

Construction company Dutch Docklands has confirmed that the next stage of the United Arab Emirates’ …Read More: UAE: Work Set to Continue on Controversial Artificial Island Project The World Dubai

Auction Results

Italy: Shock As Auction For The World’s Most Haunted Island Is Called Off

Isola Poveglia - Courtesy of www.ilgazzettino.it

As predicted by Private Island News last month, the sale of the world’s most haunted island – Isola Poveglia – has been annulled as a result of public and governmental intervention.

Isola Poveglia – Courtesy of www.ilgazzettino.it

As predicted by Private Island News on May 15th 2014, the controversial auction of …Read More: Italy: Shock As Auction For The World’s Most Haunted Island Is Called Off

Auction Results

Italy: World’s Most Haunted Island Sold at Auction – Questions Over Future Remain

Isola Poveglia - Courtesy of www.ilgazzettino.it

An Italian businessman has acquired the leasehold of Venice’s Isola Poveglia at auction, enraging a local community group who are already calling upon the government to overturn his winning bid.

Isola Poveglia – Courtesy of www.ilgazzettino.it

A Venetian conservation group’s international campaign to protect Italy’s infamous “plague island” appears to have …Read More: Italy: World’s Most Haunted Island Sold at Auction – Questions Over Future Remain

Islands on the market

USA: Death of an Island – Paul Allen’s Island Set For Extensive Development

After spending almost a decade on the market, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has finally found a buyer for Allan Island, his American private island bolt-hole.

(Image Courtesy of Wally Gudgell/Windermere)

After languishing for nine long years on the private island market, Microsoft co-founder and Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen has finally …Read More: USA: Death of an Island – Paul Allen’s Island Set For Extensive Development

Breaking Island News

Japan: This Brand New Island Has A Very Famous Face

Snoopy Island, Japan - Photo courtesty of http://kingdomofstyle.typepad.co.uk

A volcanic island recently formed off the coast of Tokyo has merged with the neighbouring uninhabited island of Nishino-Shima, taking on a cartoonish appearance as it does so.

Snoopy Island, Japan – Photo courtesty of http://kingdomofstyle.typepad.co.uk

A newly formed island located within the world’s most seismically active region has become an unlikely …Read More: Japan: This Brand New Island Has A Very Famous Face

Development

Seychelles: Private Island Developers Court Chinese Investors

Eden Island - Photo Courtesy of www.scmp.com

A prominent Seychelles developer turns to private islands to entice property investors from Hong Kong and China to the famous Indian Ocean archipelago.

Eden Island – Photo Courtesy of www.scmp.com

A Seychellois developer has turned his attention to the lucrative Chinese and Hong Kong markets on the search for potential investors for …Read More: Seychelles: Private Island Developers Court Chinese Investors

Development

Panama: Two artificial private islands appear off the coast of Panama

Ocean Reef Panama - Graphic Courtesy of VisitPanama.com

Panama joins Dubai as the latest country to adopt artificial private islands, with construction scheduled for completion in 2014.

Ocean Reef Panama – Graphic Courtesy of VisitPanama.com

Created very much in the style of Dubai’s beleaguered Palm Islands project, Panama has become the latest land to turn to artificial islands in the …Read More: Panama: Two artificial private islands appear off the coast of Panama

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