marks the beginning of the end of WW2 for Borneo.....
a reminder of the sufferings and sacrifices made by past generations...
so that future generations appreciate the atrocities and inhumanity of wars......
and aspires for peace for all.
- Historical Travel
- Family Travel
Collect sea shells on the sea shore!
This place has pleasant beaches.You can find beautiful shells and since there aren't many takers here,the chances -- of you finding very good ones -- are good!My husband picked some very good ones and we have put them on display at home!
Seashells Hunting (A Must Do)
You can find some rarest shells on Labuan beaches because locals are not really into that. Only "we" behaved like "suah-ku" over there.
All the chixs in my group were almost gone crazy seeing so many beautiful seashells on the beach.
Do apply some sun block or you may need to carry small umbrella while picking those shells.
P/s: Hope that no one will kill me for posting this picture, esp the umbrella gal.
- Road Trip
The three islands of Rusukan Kecil, Rusukan Besar and Kuraman make up this Park. Its wide sandy beaches are perfect for picnic and sun bathing. As it is close to the wreck-dive sites, many divers use it as thier base. Rusukan Besar still has dense forest, but it is nice for picnicking, swimming and snorkelling. Rusukan Kecil in its unspoilt state is suitable for camping. An atoll in the middle of the marine park has many snakes sheltering there.
It is the most impressive building in Labuan. This 17-storey complex with a built-up area of one million square feet stands as a landmark for the islnad's status as an International Offshore Financial Centre. Within this complex areoffice blocks, condominuims and shopping arcades. It houses the Labuan Convention Hall, an ultra modern facility which can seat up to 1,500 people.
This 106 feet high structure is Labuan's most well-known landmark. It was built in the 1800's. The actual purpose of the chimney is still a mystery but many believe it served as a ventilation shaft. Recent archaeological study found no traces of smoke to suggest its use as a chimney.
Labuan World War 2 Memorial
This Memorial is situated at Jalan Tanjung Batu. A Total of 3,908 graves of Soldiers who either died in battle or captivity lie here. After the Second World War all allied soldiers remain were taken from all over Borneo and buried at this war cemetery.
Here lies also the POWs (mainly Australians and some British) from the infamous "Death March" from Sandakan to Ranau. Threre is also a sectioned dedicated to the allied Muslims soldiesrs, Malaysians, the Special Z unit and the 2/15 Indian Punjab Regiment.
The Labuan War Memorial consists of a Colonnade forming a forecourt. On the inner side of the pillars are bronze panels on which are engraved the names of those whom it honours. The total number of names are 2,327 and some of the names that apprear on the memorial are undoubtedly burried in the inidentified graves in this cemetery.
Duty Free Liquor
The highlight for the trip is still the duty free liquor. Everyone is entitled to bring 1Liter out of the island & the whole trip we were thinking of how to smuggler most liquor we can.
So, I make my pals who didn’t buy any bottle to help carry them crossing the custom check point.
- Road Trip
Labuan is a Federal Territory beside the Kuala Lumpur. Labuan is blessed with beautiful beaches, but somehow very under utilise due to its small population.
I like Labuan very much & will consider it as something close to heaven for the reasons of nice beaches, cheap alcohol & cigars. And the list runs on.....
- Road Trip
Some big Mosque
This mosque is so distinct & located almost in the middle of Labuan town centre.
I'm too lazy to find out the name of the mosque (even from web). I think it doesn't really matter, because you'll spot it as soon as you’re heading to town centre.
- Road Trip
Labuan offers ideal diving conditions all year round for both professional and amateur divers. Crystal clear waters and a wealth of WWII and post-war shipwrecks have made Labuan the region’s centre for wreck diving. There are four major wrecks: American Wreck (located southwest of Rusukan Kecil Island and about 24 km from Labuan.), Australian Wreck (site lies in 21 metres of water approximately 23 km from Labuan and southwest of Rusukan Besar Island), Cement Wreck (approximately 21 km from Labuan and east of Kuraman Island in about 30 metres of water) and Blue Water Wreck (situated 34 km offshore from Labuan and northwest of Kuraman Island). All these diving expeditions can be arranged by your hotel.
I have attached an interesting site related to this four major wrecks. Check it out: http://www.labuantourism.com.my/explore/wreck_diving.htm
- Diving and Snorkeling
It is the only reminder of the old coal mining days of Labuan. Labuan was used as a coaling station for ships sailing in the Far East. A single rail track was constructed to transport coal from here to Victoria Port in the old days.
This park is dedicated to all fallen soldiers of World War II. It is the site of the Allied landing to free Labuan and subsequent Japanese surrender to the Allied Forces in 1945. Located next to Peace Park is Surrender Point.
The War Memorial is a beautiful landscaped cemetery, where lies the final resting place of fallen Allied Soldiers. This cemetery is maintained by the Australian Government, and dedicated to the nearly four thousand Australian, New Zealand and British servicemen who lost their lives in the defence of Labuan in 1945.
Nice collection of birds, well worth of going there.
The Labuan Bird Park is everyday opened from 10AM till 5PM.
- Budget Travel