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YouTube Video : Menumbok to Labuan Island by car-ferry service. 2 hours
Above : A truck entering a car-ferry barged at the Ferry Terminal of Menumbok onward to Labuan Island.
Above : Passengers boarding a speedboat leaving to Labuan Island
Ferry from Menumbok to Labuan Island
There are two types of transportation to Labuan,
The speedboat are 12 passenger 200hp small
boats that reach Labuan in 20
Menumbok the gateway to Labuan
Pekan Menumbok is the gateway to duty free paradise Labuan island.
Menumbok is the sub-district of Kuala Penyu (literally mean the Bay of the Turtle), which is located in the southwest of North Borneo (Sabah). Most of the people here are farmers and fishermen, and many of them are also involved in the "water taxi" ferrying passengers using high speed boat from here to Labuan.
Much of Menumbok is covered with coconut plantations, but it is giving way to the more productive palm oil.
The Menumbok town became active with visitors when the price of airplane shoot up in the mid 2000. Before this, it was extremely cheap to fly to Labuan from Jesselton (Kota Kinabalu) and thus many feels travelling via Menumbok is a waste of time. However, when the plane ticket increased 300% and more, only then Menumbok became relevant.
Menumbok depends solely on the transport and related services provided by the locals at the jetty like vehicle ferry(to Labuan ),speed boat, taxi, car park, food outlets and a small 5 room government rest house besides fishing and agriculture.