This is the one…that’s right…
Melita Koulmandas Hunter arrived in Cambodia, along with her husband Rory Hunter, who worked as an advertising professional in Phnom Penh. The Australian couple planned to return to New York within a year, but destiny had something much bigger in store for them!
After spending a year in Cambodia, this happy family of three, went on a vacation 18 miles off the coast of Sihanoukville.
In 2005, they were the first foreigners to step on the island. The locals, who had never seen foreigners before, viewed them as the harbingers of change and sold them a private island for US$15,000
Rory and Melita then went on to build a resort on the island.