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Enchanting Labuan

Aug 18, 2018 Author: Emily | Filed under: Malindo Magazine, Travel

The mention of Labuan draws puzzled looks among many Malaysians. Where is it located? Is it part of Sabah? No, Labuan, named after "labuhan" or harbour, is the second Federal Territory of Malaysia after Kuala Lumpur. Located off the state of Sabah in East Malaysia, enchanting Labuan is known as "the Pearl of Borneo". On the ... continue reading »

ATV Challenge in Labuan

Jun 25, 2018 Author: Emily | Filed under: Sports, Travel

Another exhilarating activity that our delegation attended while touring Labuan for a week was the ATV (all-terrain vehicle) challenge. Operated by Smart Ryders Club, this is a fairly new product in the Federal Territory of Labuan, so I would consider it a hidden gem. The ATV course that we were put through involved four different trails. ... continue reading »

While travelling around Malaysia, I have been to a number of water villages. Two that came to mind were in Tanjung Piai and Pulau Ketam. When my co-delegates and I were in Labuan to explore the tourism products of the Federal Territory, we were taken to check out Kampung Patau-Patau 1, a water village of Bruneian ... continue reading »

The Labuan War Cemetery

Jun 23, 2018 Author: Emily | Filed under: Landmarks, Photos - Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V, Travel

This is a Commonwealth World War II graveyard with 3,992 burials, including less than 2,000 identified. Those buried here included troops from Commonwealth countries, who were killed during the Japanese invasion of Borneo as well as soldiers sacrificed in the Borneo campaign of 1945. Others were Prisoners of War in the region, and troopers perished ... continue reading »

As I have mentioned in my earlier post, Mortar Café & Lounge is the sister business of the Lazenda brand. This café is adjacent to Lazenda Hotel. With the tagline "Eat, Chill, Drink", Mortar attracts a good mix of customers of all ages, as well as locals and tourists. When I was hosted at Lazenda Hotel, ... continue reading »

Lazenda Hotel, Labuan

Jun 21, 2018 Author: Emily | Filed under: Landmarks, Photos - Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V, Travel

During my recent tour of Labuan, with a task to explore the tourism delights of the Federal Territory, I was hosted at Lazenda Hotel, among other accommodations. As you may have read, our delegation's first accommodation during the trip was a homestay at Pilly Homestay, then we stayed at beach resorts (Palm Beach Resort & Spa ... continue reading »

Pulau Papan, Labuan

Jun 3, 2018 Author: Emily | Filed under: Landmarks, Photos - Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V, Travel

When my fellow media friends and I visited Labuan, we did our fair share of island hopping! As you are aware, the main Labuan Island is encompassed by six smaller ones. One of them is Pulau Papan, which we had the chance to explore one morning. Pulau Papan (or Papan Island) with a land size of ... continue reading »

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