Photo courtesy Bintan Resorts Work is now under way on Lagoi Bay, a resort encompassing over 1300 ha on Bintan Island. Photo courtesy Bintan Resorts The project faces a number of engineering challenges because it is being built on swamp land. Work is now under way on Lagoi Bay, a resort community encompassing over 1300 hectares on Bintan Island, one of Indonesia’s largest islands. Valued at approximately $812 million, the project is slated to be completed by 2014.Once a coconut plantation, the coastal development is less than an hour away by ferry from Singapore. The owners, Bintan Resorts, hope to
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