The Federal Territory of Labuan comprises Labuan Island (75 km²) and 6 other smaller islands that are Pulau Burung, Pulau Daat, Pulau Kuraman, Pulau Papan, Pulau Rusukan Kecil, and Pulau Rusukan Besar.
Facing a South China Sea, Labuan is situated south-west of Sabah and to a north of Brunei Bay. One can visibly see circuitously Sabah and Brunei that is permitted around packet service.
It is one of 3 sovereign territories in Malaysia. The others are Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, located in Peninsular Malaysia. Labuan is recognized as an general offshore financial and business centre.
It is pronounced that Labuan is subsequent from a Malay word used during a time, labuhan, that means port.
Offering a horde of amenities, Labuan has turn a renouned island for tourists unfamiliar and local. It boasts world-class resorts, sandy beaches, duty-free shopping, wreck-diving, golfing as good as several critical World War II Memorials.
These are some of a iconic Labuan attractions to cruise visiting when in Labuan:
- United Nation Beach
This 9 km widen of beach is along Batu Manikar Beach to Sungai Miri. It is nicknamed a UN’08 Beach as it had perceived a ‘Clean Beach Award from a United Nations Environment Program’ by a 2nd COBSEA Marine Litter Workshop and Clean-Up debate hold in 2008.
The endowment is given in approval of a cleanliness of a beach, that is well-deserved as each morning metropolitan legislature workers are seen cleaning a beach of debris.
Along this widen of beach, is also a Pancur Hitam Beach, with a beautifully landscaped park fluctuating directly to a sandy beaches. There is also Layang-Layangan Beach, a renouned hang-out of Labuan folk during weekends.
- Islands and Marine Park
Labuan is surrounded by tiny islands that are Pulau Rusukan Besar, Pulau Rusukan Kecil Island, Pulau Kuraman, Pulau Burung, Pulau Papan and Pulau Daat. Popular among these is Pulau Papan (Papan Island) catering to tourists and visitors with comforts such as campsites, chalets, and will disturb journey seekers on an sparkling journey around a island.
There is also a Labuan Marine Park, situated 2 km to a south of Labuan Island. The islands of Pulau Kuraman, Pulau Rusukan Kecil and Pulau Rusukan Besar make adult a sea park.
Here, visitors can suffer walks on prolonged stretches of sandy beaches, tilt atoll, mangrove as good as several wrecks in a area. Surrounded by coral reefs and sea life, plentiful with charming sea creatures, a sea park is a breakwater for divers as good as other H2O sports activities.
- Diving Sites
There are several World War II and post-war shipwrecks around a waters of Labuan. There is a Australian wreck, a Blue Water wreck, a Cement mutilate as good as a American wreck. Diving expeditions can be organised with hotels, resorts and debate operators to these sites with a American mutilate fibbing 21 meters underneath H2O (located 24 km from Labuan), a Australian mutilate lies 21 meters underneath H2O (locate d 23 km from Labuan) while a Cement mutilate lies to easterly of Kuraman islands with a abyss of adult to 30 meters, and a Blue Wreck is 34 km divided from a Labuan coast.
Kampung Patau Patau, or Patau Patau H2O encampment in Labuan is a vast encampment built on water. These wooden houses hark behind to a H2O villages suggestive in Brunei. Today, these villages have been upgraded to accommodate complicated comforts in tandem with today’s vital standards. There are also homestay comforts where visitors can revelry in a abounding chronological enlightenment of a H2O villages.
- Mystery Chimney
The chimney, located during Tanjung Kubong is an artefact from Labuan’s spark mining days (1847 -1920). This 106 feet tower, done from bricks alien from England was to have been used as a chimney. However, there are no traces of fume or blazing during a chimney. However, neaby spark mines advise that this would have been used a chimney. There is also a museum housed in a information centre adjacent to a chimney.
- World War II Memorial
Located along Jalan Tanjung Batu, a cemetery, also famous as a World War II Memorial, was assembled and is confirmed by a Commonwealth Graves Commission. It honours group of a Australian land and atmosphere forces, as good as a internal forces, who died valiantly during operations for a liberation of Borneo. Some were prisoners of fight in Borneo or a Philippines. The Australian supervision after officiated during a World War II Memorial drift in Labuan in June, 1953.
- Peace Park
Built as a commemorative to honour depressed fight heroes in Borneo during World War II, a Peace Park is located during Kampung Layang-Layangan. The commemorative is surrounded by landscaped gardens, pavilions and was built by a Japanese as a pitch of assent and tighten ties between Malaysia and Japan. Situated during a willing mark nearby Surrender Point, where a handover signing rite of a assent covenant took place it serves a sign to destiny generations to conclude peace, as a essay etched on a mill situated during a opening of a Park, ‘Peace is a best’.
There’s something for everybody here on a island of Labuan, and if you’re formulation on a visit, there are flights accessible from Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu (Sabah), Kuching and Miri (Sarawak) to Labuan. It is a 20 –minute vessel float from Menumbok, a tiny fishing city on a mainland of Sabah. Labuan is also connected around high-speed, air-conditioned ferries that transport daily from Sabah, Sarawak and Brunei Darussalam.
For serve information:
Labuan Tourist Information Centre, Lot 4260, Jalan Dewan / Jalan Berjaya, 87007, Labuan, Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan
Phone: +6087-423 445
Fax: +6087-423 446
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