Billionaire buys Gladstone’s Turtle Island

Turtle Island Gladstone

Billionaire buys Gladstone’s Turtle Island

Which billionaire is the new owner of Gladstone’s Turtle Island?

Sydney actor Brendon Lunney sold the island for $3.45 million after two years of being on the market to billionaire Koh Wee Meng.

Koh Wee Meng

Koh Wee Meng – Images by Forb, founder of the Fragrance Group and developer of an opulent apartment and hotel tower in Melbourne modelled on the curvaceous shape of singer Beyonce, has bought a Turtle island.

Mr Koh, worth more than $US1 billion according to Forbes, and it’s not the first Australian island he has purchased, he is believed to have paid $5.5 million for Waterhouse Island, which is about 3km off the northeast tip of Tasmania and features a jetty, colonial style homestead, two airstrips and a stretch of white sandy beach.

Waterhouse Island Jetty

Waterhouse Island Jetty

Forbes lists Mr Koh’s net worth at $1.02 billion, which puts him inside the top 30 richest people in Singapore.


It is understood that Mr Koh plans to use the island as a private ­retreat while in Australia.



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