Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

Co­conut feels sorry for poor Tony Fung, the go-ahead en­tre­pre­neur be­hind the am­bi­tious Aquis plan for Cairns and a se­rial buyer of houses, casi­nos, and polo es­tates and stuff. The plucky busi­ness­man ob­vi­ously bit off more than he can chew a few years ago when he built a huge house and golf course to go with it, down on the Sun­shine Coast. He is fi­nally sell­ing Ea­gles Nest so he can “con­cen­trate on re­mod­elling his pent­house in the Soul build­ing on the Gold Coast”, ac­cord­ing to a news­pa­per. You only have to look at the de­tails to un­der­stand why. He had given him­self the mother of all mow­ing prob­lems and it was prob­a­bly all get­ting on top of him. Imag­ine mow­ing all that grass – the 18hole course fea­tures four types of turf. There goes Sun­day! And he reck­ons he built the whole es­tate to fung shui prin­ci­ples, so, se­ri­ously, he needs to brush up a bit – the golf course comes in at a cos­micly trou­bling 4444sq me­tres. Four is a deeply un­lucky num­ber for the Chi­nese as its pro­nun­ci­a­tion is rather too close to the word for “death”. Ac­cord­ing to Co­conut’s own Chi­nese ex­pert, “it’s bad be­yond bad”. And it gets worse. Ea­gles

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