The 10 Best Things to Do in Labuan Island, Malaysia

August 5, 2017 Marianna Hollaway

Labuan /ləˈbuːən/ (Jawi: لابوان), officially the Federal Territory of Labuan (Malay: Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan, Jawi: ولايه ڤرسكوتوان لابوان), is a federal territory of Malaysia. It is made up of the eponymous Labuan Island and six smaller islands, and is located off the coast of the state of Sabah in East Malaysia. Labuan's capital is Victoria and is best known as an offshore financial centre offering international financial and business services via Labuan IBFC since 1990 as well as being an offshore support hub for deepwater oil and gas activities in the region. It is also a tourist destination for people travelling through Sabah, nearby Bruneians and scuba divers. The name Labuan derives from the Malay word labuhan which means harbour. Labuan is often referred to as the pearl of Borneo.
Restaurants in Labuan Island

1. Labuan War Cemetery

Labuan Island, Malaysia
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Labuan War Cemetery

Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery which contains a total number of 3,900 burials. The cemetery lies on the Jalan Tanjong Batu road which leads from the airport to the town. It is less than a kilometre from the airport and about 3 kilometres from the Island's town; Victoria. Within the Cemetery will be found the Labuan Memorial and the Labuan Cremation Memorial.

Reviewed By Darkness L

Labuan War Cemetery (Malay: Tanah Perkuburan Perang Labuan) is a Commonwealth World War II graveyard in Labuan, Malaysia. Many of the personnel buried in this cemetery, including Indian and Australian troops, were killed during the Japanese invasion of Borneo or the Borneo campaign of 1945. Others were prisoners of war in the region, including a number of those who perished on the infamous Sandakan Death Marches.
This graveyard was erected by Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Among those buried are Jack Mackey (1922–1945) and Tom Derrick (1914–1945), each of whom received the Victoria Cross.

2. World War II Memorial

Jalan Tanjung Batu, Labuan Town, Labuan Island, Malaysia
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4.5 based on 36 reviews

World War II Memorial

Reviewed By Barun_228 - Bengaluru, India

This is in memory of the solider's who who martyred during 2nd world war.
Though there is no Japanese soldier's stone there. Its only Indian and Australian soldier's stone there to pay a tribute to them.
However i feel it should be international practice to put stones for every soldier in a war memorial since soldiers only obey order.. how -ve may be the cause.
The place is quiet and i am if some one has lost their grand grand parents their it would definitely give them some goose bumps.
The names of all soldiers who laid their lives engraved. and pillar with a head down sword on it ..

3. Surrender Point

OKK Daud Road, Labuan Island, Malaysia
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Surrender Point

Reviewed By UrbanDrifter - Melbourne

The famous historical site in Labuan Island is definitely none other than the Japanese Surrender Point. This is where the Japanese officially surrendered their ruling on Labuan to the Australian in charge. About 50 meters away from the surrender point, the ceremony of signing and the handover took place. Lieutenant General Masao Baba officially handed his sword as a sign of handover to Major General George Wootten during the ceremony. This ceremony marks the end of World War II in Borneo. Another interesting and historical fact towards this Surrender Point is that this is the place where the trials of the first war crime were conducted in the whole of South East Asia. The nearest attraction that is too having historical means is the Peace Park. The park is built by the Japanese right next to the Surrender Point as they felt sorry for the trouble caused by their forefathers in the past. The park acts as a tribute to respect and appreciate the scarification of the lives that are involved in the World War II. Just as its name, the Peace Park marks the promise between Malaysia and Japan on peace and friendship.

4. Labuan Museum

Labuan Museum Labuan Museum Labuan Museum Jalan Dewan, Labuan Island 87008, Malaysia 6087424628
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Labuan Museum

Reviewed By gopalakrishnan k - bangalore

This small museum houses rare pictures and artifacts of World War II. The history of
Labuan during the colonial era, the mining operations, brief Japanese siege, their ultimate surrender to the allied forces and the cultural mix of the then community; are all excellently portrayed. A must visit for history buffs and pro-colonial enthusiasts.

5. Layang-layang Beach

OKK Daud Road, Labuan Island, Malaysia
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Layang-layang Beach

Reviewed By Damien S - Adelaide, Australia

I visited on a calm day. The views are very nice and lots of places to stop the car and take in some food or just watch the waves roll in.

6. Chimney

Tanjung Kubong | Tanjung Kubong Road, Labuan Island, Malaysia 6087463603
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Chimney

Reviewed By saf7670 - Peterborough, United Kingdom

The chimney just towers above the surrounding landscape, it stands out, looks out of place but is an interesting structure and a great photo opportunity.

7. Labuan Marine Park

Labuan Marine Park Labuan Marine Park Labuan Marine Park 2 km off the Southern From Main Labuan Island, Labuan Island 87008, Malaysia +60 87-425 927
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Labuan Marine Park

Reviewed By Kiran_Chalam - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This is a pretty decent marine park in my opinion
Limited no of species but they do have a pretty decent selection/variety of species on exhibit.
I would love to see a better maintain of the building especially the aircon
The whale skeleton is amazing
Definitely 1 of the places to visit while in Labuan

8. Peace Park

Okk Daud Road, Labuan Island, Malaysia +60 87-423 445
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Peace Park

Reviewed By D_Jekyll - Malaysia

From a glance, it just looks like any other recreational park but in actual fact, it represents a whole lot more. The part circular structure in the middle of the park was errected by Japanese government in cooperation with Sabah authorities on 30th September 1982, in memory of those who lost their lives during World War II.
It would be useful to remind ourselves that almost 4 decades ago, the Japanese army surrendered to the Australian army on Labuan soil after a 3 month bloodied war with many casualties.
Recommended to pay a visit to the Surrender Point Memorial which is just next to Peace Park. Bring an umbrella & some drinking water to battle the heat & humidity.

9. International Sea Sport Complex

Merdeka Road, Labuan Island, Malaysia
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3.5 based on 32 reviews

International Sea Sport Complex

Reviewed By D_Jekyll - Malaysia

For a museum with no entry fee charged, it is pretty impressive and well maintained. Plenty of live marine species to look at on the ground floor and some fixed exhibits on the upper floor. Overall a good learning experience and again, its free of charge.
It is just a short walk from Labuan town so there is no need to hail a taxi. Just grab some drinking water and an umbrella and walk over. Most hotels provide a complimentary map of Labuan so that may give you a better perspective of how to get here.

10. Labuan Bird Park

Tg. Kubong, Labuan Town, Labuan Island, Malaysia 6087463544
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Labuan Bird Park

Reviewed By MRSZZ_10 - Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam

Been here with my kids Nice ,not big area but ok My kids like the birds shown in this park. There also playground for kids, Area not well maintain Seems to be not many people visiting this place. Dont go in the afternoon---hot.

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