Papua New Guinea
The castaways survived on a diet of floating coconuts and rainwater.
“New Daru City” would cost hundreds of millions of dollars, and sit just 124 miles from the Australian mainland.
The revelations come as both Australia and China use "vaccine diplomacy" to extend their influence in the South Pacific.
Authorities believe the light aircraft was so overloaded it could barely take off.
There are just six asylum seekers and refugees left in the controversial offshore processing facility, with most of them being transferred to Port Moresby.
A worrying number of people have disfigured their penises while trying to enlarge them, in what doctors are calling a "nationwide problem."
The Canadian gold mining company has been plagued for years by allegations of human rights violations and environmental destruction at its mine in Papua New Guinea.
VICE Asia takes a closer look at the fascinating culture of the Tolai people, who barter everyday goods like rice and cooking oil for shells