Labuan is a very nice clean and well maintained island, government employees maintain the gardens, parks and public areas, there are things to do for all ages, sightseeing, health and fitness, shopping, dining and nightlife, there are some excellent sea-food restaurants and very reasonably priced, because the island is a tax and duty free territory of Malaysia, many many bargains can be found in the numerous duty free shops, the local people are very nice and accommodating to the foreigners, you can also take ferry transport to visit Brunei or Kota Kinabalu from Labuan.
need to aware that the schedule for ferry and speed Boot from labuan to brunei(muara) and Muara (brunei to Labuan jetty is NOT fixed and unable to book in advance ONLY availble to buy same day.
therefore if your time to flight need allowance at least 8 hours the breach need to highly maintain
It's quite a close community where everyone knows everyone. The main town is known as Labuan Town (Bandar Labuan in Malay)but was formerly known as Victoria during the colonial era.
Labuan Town is among the cleanest towns in Malaysia. You will observe the Labuan Corporation (local authority) workers diligently doing their job. Labuan was proclaimed a Federal Territory on 16/04/1984 and declared an International Offshore Financial Centre on 1/10/1990. A few of the major businesses that are run on the island include international offshore banking, steel mills, a methanol plant, floor tiles production, flour mills as well as offshore supplies. Because of these major businesses, Labuan has many non- Labuan natives that work here. Understand Federal Territory of Labuan is located off the northwest coast of Borneo, north of Brunei Bay and faces the South China Sea. It comprises of the main island of Pulau Labuan and six smaller islands namely Pulau Kuraman, Pulau Daat, Pulau Rusukan Besar, Pulau Rusukan Kecil, Pulau Papan and Pulau Burong. It is located at 05 latitude North and 115 longitude East, and lies approximately 10 km southeast off the coast of the East Malaysian state of Sabah and 25 km north of Brunei. The Federal Territory of Labuan covers an area of 92 sq km and the main island of Labuan is only 75 sq km. Labuan is only 8km or twenty minute boat ride from Menumbok, a small fishing town in Sabah. High speed air-conditioned ferries ply daily to Labuan from Sabah, Sarawak and Negara Brunei Darussalam. The trip from Kota Kinabalu, capital of Sabah takes about 3 hours and about an hour from Negara Brunei Darussalam. It is roughly equidistant from Bangkok, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Manila and Singapore. There are direct flights from Kuala Lumpur as well as from Brunei. The island name, came from Brunei Malay word "labohan" which means anchorage. Labuan had a glorious history under the rule of various empires. After the demise of the Majapahit Empire in the 1
Small town, less then 100k people, less than 100 km long island. Paradise for sailors: cheap food, cheapest booth I ever seen been sold in so called duty free shops.
They say there are cheap gearls but we never tried.
Small but peaceful island. Has quiet 3 sandy beaches. If you come hear for holiday you must stay at Palm Beach & Resort otherwise only one day would enough for you.
If you are looking to kick back and relax i would recomend 3 - 5 nights at Palm Beach Resort but there really isn't that much to see here especially without a car.
I possibly should have looked at hiring a taxi for the day but i enjoyed floating around the resort. I was told the war memorial is very good also.
Need a lot of improvement in tourism. Need clearance/cleaning works on the beaches. Nice beaches but lots of rubbish (according to locals its due to the season).
The government have to monitor the public beaches whilst the private beach/hotel should hired more manpower to do the job.
45 mins drive and you will have circled the whole island. Very laid back sightseeing. There are entertainments at karaoke joints, discotheques and bars.
If you're a diver, the surrounding dive sites near the island are one of the worlds best.
One of the most cleanest, safe and peaceful. Check out the local fruits - Buah terap, membangan, tampoi and belunu, only found in Labuan and Sabah.
Nice relaxed small island with a reasonable infrastructure and good places to stay. Close to Sabah and Brunei and by air to the rest of Malaysia
Free Tax place, if like to drink alcohol in Malaysia, it is the cheapest place with plenty of differance brands and kinds of selection.
Although Labuan is a small town, but if planning to do site seeing, if you can rent a car is better. because the transportation is not very welling done. Some hotel provide shuttle service, but is only to certain shopping place.
Scene of fierce fighting prior to the end of WWII, Labuan has resurrected itself into a thriving base for the offshore oil industry.
It's streets are quite wide, clean, devoid of litter and secure; a combination not always found in Asia. Armed guards outside banks/shopping centers are noticeable by their absence. Pay 15 Ringgit for a taxi to/from the airport.
Labuan is a workers city. Lot of fly in fly out workers so hard to find accommodation. No shops tempted me to go shopping in.
Lots of Duty free shops. Lots of statues and a wonder through the town centre is interesting but not something that you would spend hours doing.Hotel pool was where we spent most of our time.
It is a small island but as it is a duty free place drinks for nightlife is very cheap compared to other places in Malaysia.
It is relaxing and people are easy going so if you want to relax, eat and drink well for a reasonable price I cam recommend to visit the island. You can with ferry to Brunei and Sabah for further explorations.
Beaches in Labuan is fantastics, Very beautifull. It is a small island, u only need 45 minutes to have one fast trip by car.
But excluding activity at beaches and islands, there are not much ativities that we can do. Only a few good restaurant available, only a few attractions available, and limited good hotels.
Visit the War memorial and take a Taxi around the Island, it is an Oil/Gas destination, but has a number of attractions.
There is a small Island where you can rent a cabin, take your own food pus water. The Island is very well maintained and the staff very frienly. If you are looking for a peaceful retreat this would be it.
Labuan is not a big city. Just by staying one or two days at Labuan will be able to make you round the whole Labuan.
Come to relax becuase this not a place with much to do. If to want to just wind down it is a good place to enjoy.
Lovely island which is quite small but has many beautiful beaches, check out the chimney and the diving wrecks.
There are a couple of islands that can be visited by boat - check them out, I believe they are fab, I will be visiting them next time I go there.
When you arrived in Labuan and do not afraid to rent a car, if you plan to visit the landmarks or monuments.
And do not forget to stop a Anjung Ketam, this is a must in your itinerary list to enjoy the yummy crab! When you shop at Jalan OKK Awang Besar, don't forget to bargain, bargain and bargain. Liquor is cheap but make sure you're sober when you leave Labuan, otherwise you will not allowed to board your flight!
Labuan is just a small town but if you want to release your day to day stress, come over and stay in Labuan
There's really nothing much you can do at Labuan. But, that means more time for you to just chill around :)
If you prefer eat rice, guess Restaurant Pulau Labuan located at Hotel Pulau Labuan 2 is the best choice.
I can't found other nice food. Beer and alcohol is a must buy item just be aware on the expire date. Not so recommend go aquarium although its free entry, little species and tiny. War memorial park you may go as it well-organized.
While in Labuan you must visit the Second World War memory park. chimney and Botanical Garden of bird .
It is a duty free town, basically the wine or alcohol are consider cheap with compare with other state.
You find plenty of choice of alcohols. Chocolate is another things that I travel there. Plenty of selection, brands and you name it you properly can find it there.
In Labuan you must visit the war memorial because this is make Labuan come to be as you can see today.
you also can Enjoy you visit while visiting this island to go around the town and enjoy your beach swimming. You can Visit botanical garden , bird park, museum and Chimney.
Beautiful and romantic scenery with trees and coastal path - it's also a friendly and peaceful place.