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Queensland’s famous island resorts, once like a string of pearls along a tropical coast, are now mostly dots of decay.

http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-23/south-molle-island-remains-in-tatters-with-no-signs-reopening/9670338

They will only be profitable when rebuilt with low-cost materials easily maintained, dismantled and reassembled. Synthetics don’t last in the hot, wet tropics; furniture’s mouldy in 2 years. Painting is pointless. Buildings will be smashed by cyclones; expect to replace every 10 years. What’s the solution? Perhaps a relook at bamboo and rattan? Stop trying to fight nature, and embrace it. These islands are among the best destinations in the world. We have to do something…

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