1. looking out to Pulau Layang-Layangan

1. looking out to Pulau Layang-Layangan

It’s sun, sea, sand and surf in Labuan, so it was no surprise that my delegation spent a lot of time participating in beach and water activities during our one week’s stay on the island.

 2. activities at Kampung Layang-Layangan beach

2. activities at Kampung Layang-Layangan beach

3. the beach of Kampung Layang-Layangan

3. the beach of Kampung Layang-Layangan

One of the islands that we hopped to was Pulau Layang-Layangan, off Kampung Layang-Layangan. This island, similar to the village, is also named after the Layang-Layangan species of bird.

 4. banana boat transfer from beach to boat

4. banana boat transfer from beach to boat

5. on the boat

5. on the boat

I only noted one operator at the beach who offered beach/water activities. It was this same operator who was responsible in transferring us from the beach to Pulau Layang-Layangan, via a Banana Boat from beach to boat, and from boat to the island, about ten minutes away.

6. Pulau Layang-Layangan, also known as Pulau Ular

6. Pulau Layang-Layangan, also known as Pulau Ular

7. boat arrives with a load of passengers

7. boat arrives with a load of passengers

Pulau Layang-Layangan, not to be confused with Pulau Layang-Layang, is a rocky outcrop in the middle of the sea – it is actually not an island. Therefore, do not expect amenities. In fact, there is hardly any shade, so just resign yourself to a good tan after your visit.

 8. the rocky outcrop of Pulau Layang-Layangan

8. the rocky outcrop of Pulau Layang-Layangan

 9. Momi model shoots at Pulau Layang-Layangan

9. Momi model shoots at Pulau Layang-Layangan

What can visitors do at Pulau Layang-Layangan? There’s photo shooting, sun tanning, fishing, swimming, snorkelling or simply, lazing around. The list is endless, actually.

 10. fishing off the waters of Pulau Layang-Layangan

10. fishing off the waters of Pulau Layang-Layangan

11. snorkelling at Pulau Layang-Layangan

11. snorkelling at Pulau Layang-Layangan

By the way, Pulau Layang-Layangan is also known as Pulau Ular or Snake Island, to the locals. They say that the island is infested with snakes. Thank god none reared its head when I was there.

12. Hasif sits on the edge of the cliff

12. Hasif sits on the edge of the cliff

13. a holiday-maker takes a plunge into the sea

13. a holiday-maker takes a plunge into the sea

After looking at these photos, are you tempted to make a personal visit?

 14. Zahariz looks on as a boat speeds off to Kampung Layang-Layang, leaving him behind

14. Zahariz looks on as a boat speeds off to Kampung Layang-Layang, leaving him behind

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