Labuan International Ferry Terminal
Jalan Merdeka, 87000 Labuan, Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan, Malaysia
 

To ensure that Labuan continued to be accessible, Malaysian Government subsidies for passenger ferries at a cost of RM15mil a year.

Ferry from Labuan to Kota Kinabalu, Menumbok, Lawas, Sipitang And Limbang.

This is the location of OLD terminal (last operated in 2006).

This ALL NEW Labuan International Ferry Terminal started service in January 2006.

Located just beside the old location with large car park area, all new building, jetty and other top-class facilities.

This world-class terminal offer All ferry services between Labuan and following terminals:
1- Brunei Darussalam,
2- Kota Kinabalu's Jesslton Point,
3- Limbang,
4- Lawas,
5- Menumbok,
6- Sipitang

Passengers from Labuan to Sabah use the car ferry to take advantage of the lower fare of only RM5.00 and upon arrival at Menumbuk, take a bus to anywhere you want to go. Nevermind the  slower ride as the amount of saving is substantial.


 

Managed by LDA Labuan (Holdings) S/B .

You can also drive a car to Labuan from Sabah over the sea via a ferry from Menumbuk.

 


YouTube Video : Labuan Island


Mariner Hotel 峇利娜酒店
Accommodation in Labuan Island
 

 

Hotel Labuan was the top hotel in Labuan 20 years ago. Due to some reasons Hotel Labuan was closed in 1998.

Hotel Labuan eyesore which everyone has to put up with on a daily basis. Once an iconic building, it is a source of embarrssment and a daily reminder of the way things are in Labuan.


Ambassador Hotel
Lot 0142, Jalan Bunga Mawar, Labuan. TEL: 087-423233 FAX: 087-411849

Global Hotel
U 0017,Jalan OKK Awang Besar, Labuan
TEL: 087-425201 FAX: 087-425180 EMAIL: ghl@globalhotel.com.my


Hotel Pulau Labuan TEL: 087-416288 FAX: 087-416255
Lot 27 & 28, Jalan Muhibbah, Labuan.


Hotel Pulau Labuan (Branch) TEL: 087-422388 FAX: 087-421422
Lot 5 -12, Jalan Kemajuan, Labuan.


Melati Inn Hotel
Tingkat 1 & 2, U0061 JIn Perpaduan, W.P. Labuan
TEL: 087-416307 FAX: 087-417307


Pulau Labuan Inn TEL: 087-416833 FAX: 087-411750
Lot 8, Jalan Bunga Dahlia, Labuan.


Skyglobal Hotel
U 0438, 0439, 0440 Jalan Bunga Seroja, W.P.Labuan
TEL: 087-431 2 1 8 FAX: 087-425180 EMAIL: skyghl@globalhotel.com.my

Victoria Hotel
UO360, Jalan Tun Mustapha, Labuan. TEL: 087-412411 FAX: 087-412550


Wilayah Inn Lodging House
Lot 30, Jalan Bungan Mawar. W.P. Labuan. TEL: 087-411227
 


Komplek Ujana Kewangan
Commercial Buildings in Labuan

 


Wisma Oceanic G/F - 3/F Public Library

Jalan Okk Awang Besar
Jalan Bunga Tanjung

Wisma Oceanic G/F - 3/F Public Library

Kwong Fook Kung Temple 納閩 廣福宮 Labuan Island 


中光公司, 納閩  CHUNG KWONG BUILDING

中光公司, 納閩  CHUNG KWONG BUILDING

 Jln Okk Awang Besar, 87000 Labuan

Chung Kwong Building, 139 - 140 Jalan Okk Awang Besar

黃植濂,1934年出生於香港,14歲時移居山打根。 1961年攜帶3000令吉到納閩打天下,自創中光公司,從事與菲律賓的物物交換貿易而發跡,並在此成家立業。 1971年涉及木材業;1980年起,業務多元化,包括種植、地產、建築及船運業,成為一方名士。 2008年1月5日逝世,終年77歲。


Labuan International Ferry Terminal

Jalan Merdeka
Jalan Bunga Raya
Labuan International Ferry Terminal

Grand Dorsett Labuan

 

former  Hotel Labuan 10 storey  abandoned in 1990s

Hotel Labuan (abandoned)
 


Jalan Merdeka
Jalan Merdeka
Jalan Bunga Tanjung

Surau Nurul Islam Bandar Labuan

Wisma Oceanic G/F - 3/F Public Library


Jalan Bunga Tanjung

Jalan Bunga Tanjung

Utama Jaya Shopping Center
 


Utama Jaya Shopping Center
 

Utama Jaya Shopping Center
 

Jalan Kemajuan , Jalan Ujong Pasir, Labuan

New Central Market 400meters


 


Jalan Okk Awang Besar

U0121, Jalan Okk Awang Besar

Utama Jaya Superstore

 

The Chillout Cafe


PASAR SENTRAL (CENTRAL MARKET)
PASAR SENTRAL
CENTRAL MARKET

WILAYAH PERSEKUTUAN LABUAN

Central Market

Bus Terminal

The new Labuan Central Market was completed in 2014 to replace the old public market.

This new market started operation in  October 15, 2014 with rental rates at RM400.00 a month per outlet.

The main component of Labuan Central Market is the storey market building, food court, offices and parking.

The island's new landmark cost RM33.5 million.

The three-storey air-conditioned new market house about 500 venders including those in the bazaar area and in the food court which is located on the third floor.

The rental rates are between RM30 and RM400 for the bazaar and food court areas.

The rental rate for a side-stall in a coffee shop is about RM1,200 to RM1,500,

Market stalls is RM400.

Those at the open market selling vegetables, fruits, fish, etc, it is only RM30.

The upper two floors are air-conditioned.

The new market's original cost was RM24.88 million but after it was declared a "sick" project in 2009 and the contractor surrendering it, the project was re-tendered for RM33.5 million.

 

 


 

Labuan Times Square

Labuan Times Square
Labuan Square
Labuan International Ferry Terminal 500meters

Jalan Merdeka
Jalan Okk Abdulah

To  Finencial Park 200 meters
To Botanical Garden 4.5 Kilometers
 


Labuan Square (Dataran Labuan)

Labuan Square (Dataran Labuan)
Its central focus is a raised open-air stage with tall flag poles flying the flags of Malaysia.

At one end is the town's field. At the other end is a replica of the "Chimney" with beautiful landscaped garden and fountains. It is a popular venue for some of Labuan's main events.


In early 2010, the long abandoned 10 storey Hotel Labuan
which comprises 150 rooms along Jalan Merdeka was
reported sold to the Government for RM38 million. The sum
of RM38 million had been agreed upon as goodwill and
amicable settlement to the hotel owners in 2007.

• Wisma Oceanic
Previously known as Wisma Oceanic, an 11-storey office building
located in the heart of the town centre was purchased by Labuan
Corporation in 2007 at a price of RM15 million. The building has since
undergone refurbishment and renovation works. We understand that
it would later house some of the many government offices on the
island. Renovations started in early 2009. So far only the ground to
3rd floors of the building has been occupied by the Labuan Public
Library.

• Lazenda Central
Costing RM100 million on 3 acre site developed by the Lazenda
Group, the project comprises a 4 star, 16 storey 200 rooms hotel
complete with basement car parking; 25 units of 3 storey shopoffices
(RM1.38 million to RM1.65 million), a 9-storey shopping mall and
offices. The project is about 60% completed. The commercial portion
is reportedly fully sold. Its completion is expected to be in 2011.

The Chillout Cafe,  Labuan Times Square

 

• Labuan Times Square
Costing RM120 million on a 7 acre site next to Labuan Square;
Labuan Times Square (LTS) comprises an 8 storey building which
includes 75 shop lots from ground to 2nd floor; 48 office lots from 4th
to 5th floor, and condominiums on the 6th to 8th floor. Also included
within the Square will be a 4 star hotel with 192 rooms and 132 car
parks. The project is to be developed in 3 phases. Phase 1 of the
project is in the final stages of completion and is expected to be
completed in 2011. Reported sales rate has been good with units
offered being fully taken up.


Places of interest in
LABUAN ISLAND

 



For The Love of Labuan
Explore Labuan
Welcome to Labuan Federal Territory


Labuan Waterfront

Labuan Waterfront



Sekolah Menengah Sains Labuan
Sekolah Berprestasi Tingi

SM Sains


From town centre and return to town = 40 km

 

FROM LABUAN TOWN CENTER (Ferry Terminal) TO:

Airport = 3km
Chimney = 16km
Bird Park = 16km
Peace Park = 12km
Manikar Beach 16km
War Cemetery = 6km
Surrender Point = 12km
Botanical Garden = 5km
Marine Museum = 6km
Matriculation College = 13km
Manikar Beach Resort = 17km
Layang Layangan Beach = 12km
Labuan Seasports Complex = 6km
University Malaysia Sabah KAL = 18km


UMS, Labuan International Campus (UMS-KAL)
 



Clean Labuan

Car Ferry between Labuan and Menumbok (Sabah)

There are three car-ferries:

1- FERRY WAWASAN PERDANA
2- FERI KIMANIS 1
3- FERI PUTRAJAYA 1


Kwong Fook Kung Temple  納閩 廣福宮 Labuan Island 

Kwong Fook Kung Temple  納閩 廣福宮 Labuan Island 

Kwang Fook Kong Temple was built in 1952 by a group of migrants from Eu Jian, China. This is the oldest Chinese Temple in Labuan. Every year in March, Kwang Fook Kong Temple will celebrate the birthday of its deity with gaiety and festivity.


An'Nur Jamek Mosque

An'Nur Jamek Mosque

Surau Nurul Islam Bandar Labuan

Surau Nurul Islam Bandar Labuan


   

Alcohol in Labuan is cheaper than anywhere else in Malaysia.  This is because Labuan is a duty-free island, so tax is not charged on alcohol.

This island is an heaven for many youngsters who come for just all-you-can-drink trip.

 
".......still in secondary school, and we come here for the cheap beer and bar girls."
http://wilsonchin.blogspot.my/2013/02/from-limbang-to-labuan-by-boat-post-1.html


They came from Sabah, Sarawak and as far as West Malaysia. Public opinion that Labuan is an Island of cheap beer and bar girls, the authority should improve the public image of Labuan Island.

The whole island of Labuan is a duty free area but the only discernible items with a price difference are cigarettes, liquor, chocolate and motorcars. You will have to pay tax if these items are to be brought out of Labuan.
 


Japanese Surrender Point at Layang-Layangan Beach

Japanese Surrender Point
at Layang-Layangan Beach
 


This is where the 37th Japanese Southern Army surrendered to the 9th Division Australian Imperial Forces on 9th September 1945 which led to the end of WWII in Borneo. It is also in this area that Southeast Asia's first war crime trials were conducted.

Beside the left hand side of this Japanese Surrender Point is the Peace Park.


Layang-layangan Beach
Layang-layangan Beach

On the western side of the island, there is a beautiful beach at Kg Layang-Layangan, where the food-stalls are famous for satay.


Rock Plaque at Peace Park, Labuan Island

"PEACE IS THE BEST" Rock Plaque at Peace Park (Taman Damai ), Labuan Island

Situated beside Layang-Layangan beach at the west side of Labuan Island. This beautifully landscaped park was built as a memorial and renunciation of the horrors of war. A huge man-made mound is the focal point and there is a plaque signifying the renunciation of war.

A rock memorial in the park · "Peace is the best " ·
 

Beside the right hand side of this Peace Park is the Japanese Surrender Point.


International Offshore Financial Centre

Labuan is Asia's premier International Offshore Financial Centre (IOFC). It is one of the few integrated offshore financial centres established in the vicinity of developing economies in Asia. The Island offers a full range of offshore financial services including offshore banking, Islamic banking, offshore insurance, trust business, investment holding, mutual funds, investment banking and management services.

 

Labuan Museum

Labuan Museum displays the history and culture of Labuan. Its history covers pre-historic era of Labuan, Brunei Sultanate, British colonial days, World War II, Independence, declaration of Labuan as a federal territory up to the establishment of Labuan Corporation. While its cultural theme showcases various phases of socio-cultural and economic evolution in Labuan.  

 

Labuan International Sea Sports Complex

Labuan International Sea sports complex is a world It covers an area of 5.91 acres. Its facilities include a sea sports center, souvenir shops, eateries and viewing tower. The Labuan marine museum is also located inside this sea sports complex. The museum showcases a large variety of marine fishes.

 

Bird Park

Located near the Tanjung Kubong Tunnel. This Bird Park exhibits a large variety of tropical birds from around the region such as hornbills, kingfishers, sharmas, mynas, herons and maybe even ostriches and peacocks.

 

Botanical Garden

Located behind the old airport is the Botanical Garden, which was formerly the site of the Government House, locally known as "Bumbung 12". It is a recreational park with old trees and beautiful landscaping.

 

Marine Park

The three islands of Rusukan Kecil, Rusukan Besar and Kuraman make up this Park. Its white sandy beaches are perfect for picnic and sun bathing. As it is close to the wreck-dive sites, many divers use it as their base. Rusukan Besar is densely forested. It is ideal for picnic, swimming and snorkeling. Rusukan Kecil in its uncoil state is suitable for camping. An atoll in the middle of the marine park has many snakes sheltering there.

 


LABUAN AIRPORT
LABUAN AIRPORT

2015-04-26 SUN 17:53



There has been a proposal by a company to take over the management of Labuan Airport to extend its runway by another 1,000 meters in order to accommodate larger aircraft. Plans are also underway to build large new International Terminal and to move the Air Force to Tawau.

Labuan Airport will then be a 100 per cent civilian airport and Tawau Airport will become partly a military airport. The proposal to develop Labuan into a major transit point for the whole island of Borneo is logical.

Airbus A380 aircraft would fly directly from China to Labuan while the Boeing 737 aircraft would bring transit passengers to whichever destination in Borneo they wished to spend their holiday.

The airline company is expecting these developments to happen within a few years of managing Labuan Airport.

In three years’ time, there would be around 120 million Chinese visitors going overseas.

If twenty million or one sixth of these tourists visit Borneo through Labuan, it means that there will be about 55,000 Chinese tourists a day passing through Labuan.

These numbers could be doubled taking the return journeys into account. The people of Labuan must work to catalyze the completion of the physical and economic development of Labuan.


American wreck
The American Wreck

Name: USS SALUTE
Type: US Navy Minesweeper
Dimension: L184 ft, B33 ft, DR9 ft
Year Built: 1943

Built By: Winslow Marine Railway and
Shipbuilding Co. Seattle, Washington
DC. USA

Blue water wreck
The Blue Water Wreck

Name: MABINI PADRE
Type: Stern Trawler
Dimension: L80 m, B12 m, DR6 m
Year Built: Unknown
Built By: Unknown
Australian wreck
The Australian Wreck

Name: SS De KLERK
Type: Cargo/Passenger Steamer
Dimension: L85 m, B12 m, DR6 m
Year Built: 1900
Built By: Unknown

 

Cement wreck
The Cement Wreck.

Name: MV TUNG HWUANG

Type: Freighter

Dimension: L92 m, W15 m, DR7 m

Year Built: Unknown

Built By: Unknown

 


Area: 95 sq. km. Land use: 56% developed. Population (2000): The population of Labuan is 76,067 comprising 40,837 males and 35,230 females. Religion: Islam is the official religion of Malaysia. Freedom of worship is guaranteed. Places of worship for Muslims, Hindus, Christians and Buddhists are available. Language: Bahasa Malaysia is the national language, however English, a variety of Chinese dialects and Tamil are widely spoken.

Telecommunication: Two ground satellite connecting 217 countries, International toll free service to Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, United Kingdom. USA and China. Fiber optic cable network with 32,000 lines capacity and only 13,474 subscribers.

Education: The island has 41 preschools, 46 kindergartens, 17 primary schools, 11 religious schools (primary), 9 secondary schools, 1 technical training institute, 1 matriculation college, 1 university, 1 International school and 1 International college. Healthcare: 1 hospital with 109 beds; 11 rural clinics, 12 private clinics and 4 dental clinics. Hotel Rooms: 1,126 rooms.

Labuan, the Garden Island of Borneo is one of Asia's best kept secrets. It is a place where the old and the new complement each other, where traditional ways and hi-tech methods co-exist, where people of diverse cultures live in perfect harmony. Surrounding coral reefs provide a glimpse into the fascinating and delicate marine eco-system. Secluded beaches on nearby islands offer quiet solitude. Four shipwrecks promise the thrill of danger for expert divers. The island's rich history is reflected in its unique customs, monuments and memorial parks.

From resorts and five star hotels to broadband telecommunications, Labuan is well equipped to host corporate meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions.

Its success as a progressive International Offshore Financial Center in Asia further boosts the island's appeal among the world's rich and famous. As a duty free island, Labuan enjoys many special privileges and facilities. Besides great bargain shopping, the island offers plenty of business and investment opportunities. Raw materials and components used in manufacturing can be brought in and exported free of duty and taxes. The easing of custom control allows many profitable entreport activities to be conducted freely in Labuan.

Oil and gas is the main economic activity on the island. Other fast growing sectors include banking and finance, tourism and education.

 


Water Village (Kampung Air)

There are two main water villages namely Kampung Bebuloh and Kampung Patau-Patau. The residents are mainly Brunei Malay. The wooden houses are built on stilts over water and are connected to each other by numerous wooden walkways. Almost every house has its own boat.

Kampung Patau-Patau Water Village in Labuan

Kampung Patau-Patau Water Village in Labuan

The well known Kampung Patau-Patau is one of the last remaining traditional water villages in Malaysia. The villagers are mostly Brunei-Malays who make up about half of Labuan's Muslim population. Traditionally, these people were fishermen, sailors and traders from neighboring Brunei. They continued their traditional lifestyle of living in stilt houses over the sea, speak a distinctive Brunei-Malay dialect and observe the elaborate Brunei adat-adat (tradition) in their daily lives. Their houses are brightly colored and linked to each other by wooden boardwalk complete with water and power supplies and sewage lines.

The amenities include streetlights, water taxi jetty, telephone, shops, handicraft shops clinics, schools and surau (a place of worship for muslims and it is smaller than a mosque) Visitors are feted to a sit-on-the-floor feast of "ambuyat", a traditional Brunei-Malay meal of sago (Palm starch) eaten with steamed fresh crabs, paha-paha (green vegetables), and a variety of delicious local fares. "Kausar, an aromatic fruit punch is served to accentuate the flavour of the meal. Kampung Patau-Patau 2 is located 3KM from Victoria Town. It can be reached by road or by water taxi. Water taxies (longboats) are available daily from 6AM to 6PM at the market jetty.


The Chimney
Labuan Island

This 106 feet high structure built in 1800's 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 War Cemetery (World War II Memorial in Labuan)

Labuan War Cemetery (World War II Memorial in Labuan)

Malaysia's largest war grave. Some 3,908 soldiers mostly Australians, British and Indian are buried here.

A memorial service is held on Remembrance Day every year on a Sunday closest to 11th of November. Many war veterans, families of war victims from Australia and other Commonwealth countries attend this service each year.


Above : New bridge plan designed by Innotech Design Architect Sdn Bhd .

New bridge linking Labuan at Tanjung Aru with the mainland of Sabah at Menumbok.

 

LABUAN:


Proposed bridge to link Labuan and Sabah

A company from China is willing to build it for a land swap without cash payment.


Both Labuan side and Sabah side will provide sea land for reclamation, which will be developed into commercial and residential properties especially for retired overseas people.

Labuan will be developed just like Singapore with economic activities tied up with the financial centre as well as oil and gas. Tourism, property management and other businesses.

Singapore is far away from Labuan. Therefore, it is not a direct competition to Singapore.

Labuan with a population of 100,000 can only survive and thrive with the presence of oil and gas industries, which will guarantee employment.

In order to make Labuan a fully integrated and functional oil and gas centre as well as tourist destination especially from the mainland of China, there were discussions currently in progress to make Labuan the hub for tourists to visit Borneo Island.



The architect for the Labuan Bridge is Sim Sie Hong.

Sabah-Labuan Bridge almost ready to be built

Posted on December 4, 2013, Wednesday

Labuan Integrated Entreport and Sabah-Labuan Bridge

Labuan Bridge

The new bridge linking Sabah with Labuan Island is timely to cater for the continuous growth of the oil and gas industry and its related businesses.



When the bridge is completed, the new integrated entreport in Labuan and the Sabah-Labuan Bridge will bring business opportunities to both Sabah and Labuan.


There will be many economic spin-offs from the region especially in the Kuala Penyu peninsula stretching from Menumbok to Kuala Penyu town and toward Beaufort and Sipitang areas.

Gaya House Sdn Bhd and Shandong Laigang Construction Co. Ltd. have entered into a joint venture agreement to set up a local incorporated company named Shandong Laigang Gaya Sdn. Bhd. to undertake the development of the two projects.



The combined asset of the two companies exceeded the value of RM50 billion.
Gaya House Sdn. Bhd. possess local management expertise and the chairman of the company, Tan Sri Harris Salleh has an outstanding working relationship with the present government of Sabah and the Federal Territory of Labuan.
Shandong Laigang Construction Co. Ltd has assets in China exceeding RMB80 billion with a paid up capital of RMB1 billion. Shandong Laigang is also part of Shandong Steel, which is listed in the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

They are one of the largest steel companies in China. They have been involved in the construction of the longest bridge in China, Jiaozhouwan Bridge, which is 37 Km crossing the Jiao Zhou Bay from Qingdao to Huangdao in the Shandong Province.

Shandong Laigang Construction Co. Ltd would undertake the financing and construction of the Labuan Integrated Entreport and the Sabah-Labuan Bridge.

The payment for the project from Sabah government and Labuan Corporation would be in lieu of land of 3,400 acres from Labuan Corporation and 2,000 acres from Sabah for various commercial, residential and marina development.

He said the Sabah government would benefit from 2,100 acres of reclaimed land .

The developer will be assigned with the 30 years of operation concession right of the Labuan Entreport and the Sabah-Labuan Bridge .

The overall construction cost of the bridge, port and reclamation of the islands with basic infrastructure are estimated at US$5.4 billion and the overall development cost over 20 years is estimated at US$20 billion.


The 13Km Sabah-Labuan Bridge would not only benefit Labuan, but also to Menumbok, Kuala Penyu and its vicinity.


There was no problem funding the projects, but were still waiting for the approval from the Sabah and Federal governments before further in implementing the projects.
 


City Map of Labuan
City Map of Labuan


Profile of Labuan


Area: 95 sq. km.

Land use: 56% developed.

Population (2000): 78.000 comprising of 41.900 males and 36.100 females.

Labour force (1999): Males - 16.300 (95% employed); Females - 15.100 (90% employed).

Religion: Islam is the official religion of Malaysia. Freedom of worship is guaranteed. Places of worship for Muslims, Hindus, Christians and Buddhists are available.

Language: Bahasa Melayu is the national language. However, English, Chinese and Tamil are widely spoken.

Telecommunication: Fibre optic cable network capacity - 36.750 lines. Present 13.000 telephone subscribers.

Education: This Island has 1 International School, 14 Primary Schools, 7 Secondary Schools, 1 Technical School, 1 Matriculation College and 1 University.

Healthcare: 1 Hospital with 109 beds; 13 government doctors and 15 private practitioners.

Conveniences: Hotel Rooms (2004) - 1.050

 

Labuan is a place where the old and the new complement each other, where traditional ways and hi-tech methods co-exist.

Surrounding coral reefs provide a glimpse into the fascinating and delicate marine eco-system.

Secluded beaches on nearby islands offer quiet solitude.

Four shipwrecks promise the thrill of danger for expert divers.

The island's  rich history is reflected in its unique customs, monuments and memorial parks.

From world-class resorts and five star hotels to broadband telecommunications, Labuan is well equipped to host corporate meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions.

It's success as a progressive International Offshore Financial Center in Asia further boosted the island's appeal among the world's rich and famous. As a duty free island, Labuan enjoys special privileges and facilities. Besides great bargain shopping, the island offers plenty of business and investment opportunities. Raw materials and components used in manufacturing can be brought in and exported free of duty and taxes.


Shipbuilding, ship repair, oil and gas are among the main economic activities on the island. Other fast growing sectors include banking and finance, tourism and education.


Jesselton Point is the main public ferry terminal to Labuan.

Kota Kinabalu to Labuan -  3 hours by ferry.

Labuan to Brunei -  1 hour by ferry.

The average capacity of a ferry is 200 seats (60 seats for First Class and 140 seats for Economy Class.)

From KK To Labuan First Class : RM44.60 Economy Class : RM39.60
From Labuan To KK First Class : RM39.00 Economy Class : RM34.00
From KK To Brunei - Economy Class : RM60 (Adult), RM38 (Children)

From KK To Labuan
Departure   Arrival
8.00am to 11.00am
1.30pm to 4.30pm
From Labuan To KK
Departure   Arrival
8.00am to 11.00pm
1.00pm to 4.00pm
From KK To Brunei
Departure   Arrival
8.00am to 2.30pm (transit Labuan)

Pulau Papan
Pulau Labuan
Pulau Burong
Pulau Kuraman
Pulau Rusukan Kecil
Pulau Rusukan Besar

Pulau Kuraman


Attraction around Labuan F.T
Birds Park
Botanical Garden
Japanese Surrender Point
 

Labuan International Sea Sports Complex
Labuan Marine Museum
Labuan Museum
Labuan Square (Dataran Labuan)
Marine Park
Peace Park
The Chimney
Water Village (Kampung Air)
World War II Memorial


 

Without stopping for sigh seeing,  you can drive around the island within an hour.

 

Labuan Island is located 115km south of Kota Kinabalu and 8km off the mainland of Sabah at the northern mouth of Brunei. Its deep harbor and duty-free port attract shipping from all over the world and in 1990, Labuan was declared the International Offshore Financial Centre of Malaysia. Its history, which has always been intimately entwined with maritime traffic, began over three centuries ago with the first commercial transactions between Chinese junk owners and the Sultan of Brunei. Since then, Britain and other countries have used Labuan as a trading and fuel station and then during World War II, Labuan was the scene of bitter conflicts between the Japanese and Allied Air and Naval forces. Although three islands, Pulau Kumaran, Pulau Rusukan Kecil and Pulau Rusukan Besar are designated as Marine Parks, the special underwater attractions of Labuan are its shipwrecks.

Four well researched and regularly dived wrecks to the southwest make this area 'the wreck diving centre' of Malaysia. Two of the wrecks are from World War II, the US Navy mine-hunter, USS Salute known as the "American Wreck" and the Dutch vessel SS De Klerk known as the "Australian Wreck", which was thought to have been sunk by the Royal Australian Air Force.

The other two wrecks were sunk in the 1980's, the Philippine stern trawler MV Mabini Padre, locally called the "Blue Water Wreck" and the Tung Hwang, a Japanese freighter locally known as the "Cement Wreck". All four ships lie in 30m-35m of water, with the top portions between 8m-12m. The water visibility varies greatly season to season from 6m-20m. The type of diving on these wrecks ranges from novice to experienced wreck diving with penetrations possible into the hulls. Diving the wrecks can be arranged through Borneo Divers who have a PADI 5 star Dive centre located at Labuan. Here they run PADI courses from Discover Scuba to Dive master, also catering for TDI Nitrox and Advanced Wreck Diving courses.


Wreck Diving

The four wrecks - Australian wreck, American wreck, Blue water wreck and Cement wreck, all lie within 34 km from Labuan. The Australian wreck, lies southwest of Pulau Rusukan Besar offers the best hull penetration for experienced divers. The American wreck, formerly the USS Salute, a US Navy minesweeper went down in 1945, lies just 1.4 km from the Australian wreck. The Blue water wreck has the best visibility of all the wrecks. The Cement wreck sits on the sea bed in an upright position. It is dubbed the most colorful and photogenic wreck of Labuan.


 

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