Labuan Tourist Information & Dive Sites
The Tourist Information centre is located at Lot 4260, Jalan Dewan Berjaya.
Phone 6087 423445.
This is a good website for telling you of what to do on Labuan Island.
Website for DIVE SITES is.................
These clear blue waters offer the sports fishermen adventure of a lifetime.
In the months of February to July, the large predatory fishes such as Tengirris (King Mackerel), Dorado's, Tuna, Black Marlin and Sailfish congregate in large numbers off the island of Labuan to feed on the abundant amount of bait fish in the area.
The seas off Labuan form part of the migratory route for these ocean travellers. These fishes will feed and fight aggressively when hooked and will no doubt provide the sport fishermen with excitement.
Coastal fishing around the coral reefs and bottom structures yield coral trout, grouper, and red snapper, while the mangrove swamps are rich in barramundi, mangrove jacks, and tarpon.
Sea sports events like Labuan International Big Games Fishing Tournament, International Regatta and Underwater Treasure Hunt, held every year has attracted both local and international visitors to this tropical paradise.
Financial Park Labuan
Financial Park Labuan is the place where all the offshore banks are and also the biggest shopping mall on the whole island. This mall is nothing to compare with KLCC in Kuala Lumpur. It only has ordinary average type of shops.
LABUAN BIRD PARK
Our Taxi driver took us to the Labuan Bird Park. Its not a real huge park, but we really enjoyed a walking around the nice setting.
A Myna bird here talks incredibly well, so good, that we thought it was another person talking! Once we got the camera out, he stopped, camera shy!!
There is meant to be 580 bird species located here. The birds are kept in three large geodesic domes connected via four tunnels, where they can roam freely in their natural settings,
One great thing for us, was walking in the avairy with the Hornbills. I GOT CHASED BY ONE, I guess he thought I might have some food for him. Can't say I liked the size of his beak.
It was good to get a close up look of them not behind bars. Another plus, was seeing Owls in the daytime.
Since we visited, they have incorporated live bird shows featuring the Bird Park's popular Cockatoo, Kent, and a Mollucan Cockatoo, Mulan.
SHOWS.......11AM and 3PM.
FEEDING TIMES..... 11.30AM and 4PM.
ADMISSION..... RM3 for adults, RM1 for children (5-12 years) and free for under 5 years
OPEN.....10 AM till 5PM everyday, including public holidays.
LABUAN - THE GARDEN ISLAND
"Plenty to see...."
Labuan International Sea Sports Complex - a World class water sports centre. Here there is a sea sports centre, souvenir shops and eateries, a viewing tower, Marine museum, which has a lot of marine fishes on display.
Peace Park - Near surrender point where the Japanese surrendered.
Botanical Garden - was the former site of Government House.
Bird Park - Large variety of tropical birds on display .
Sport fishing - Large game fish are found in the waters here (Tuna, Dorado, Mackeral, black Marlin and Sailfish)
Water Village - Residents are mainly Brunei Malay. The houses are built on stilts over the water, and are connected by wooden walkways. Almost everybody has their own boat.
Labuan Square - Open air stage and flag poles flying the flags of Malaysia. Landscaped garden and fountains. Venue for Labuans main events.
World War 2 Memorial - Cemetery
Labuan Museum - Displays the history and culture of Labuan
The Chimney - A 106foot high chimney which was built in the 1800's. The purpose of the chimney is still a mystery today.
An'nur Jamek Mosque
Financial Park complex -Houses offshore Banks and trust companies
LABUAN lives up to its name, gardens everywhere, tree lined streets and lots of gardeners keeping it nice. This is a small island of only 95 sq. km, with only 56% developed. Coral reefs surround the island and there are four shipwrecks for divers to explore. We did a lot of walking here, found it easy to get around, the people friendly and helpful. Hired a taxi for a cheap way to see the sights. Our Hotel accommodation was excellent, located right on the waterfront.