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My Labuan Story: Sailing Into The Sunset

Dec 3, 2018 Author: Emily | Filed under: Contests, Sports, Travel

With the wind blowing against me, brushing my hair off my face, I sailed further away from the coast into the far horizon, bobbling up and down in the South China Sea according to its rhythmic waves. YES, I was on the man-made perahu larai once again, chasing the sunset. It was my third time on ... continue reading »

Japanese troops first landed in Miri and Seria on 16th December, 1941. They moved very fast, and by 21st December, they were in Brunei, then Kuching on Christmas Eve. On New Year's Day of 1942, a Japanese independent brigade led by Major-General Kiyotake Kawaguchi invaded Labuan. The island, part of the Straits Settlement, was formally ... continue reading »

One of Labuan's famous landmarks is the Chimney Tower, located along Jalan Merdeka on the main island. An icon and symbol of pride to the locals, the Chimney is a compulsory visit when you make a trip to this Federal Territory. A fairly new tourism product in the area is the Chimney Walking Trail, which I ... continue reading »

If you have been following my social media accounts, you would know that I was in Labuan (again) recently. It was my second trip to the Federal Territory this year. The highlight for this trip was Labuan's 100th anniversary Remembrance Day memorial service, while the rest of the 5-day trip were filled with tourism related ... continue reading »

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 »

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