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The moment I disembarked from the aircraft at Labuan Airport, I felt that this is one town that is almost similar to Ipoh. Both are underdeveloped and quite neglected by tourists. Well, good for us, 'cos it means that we can maintain that certain charm. This UTC building is not unlike the one in Ipoh. Painted ... continue reading »

Labuan is a very laidback town. Although many visitors say there's not much to do, I feel that it is only because one does not know where go. For those seeking non-water-based thrills and adventures, there is the ATV challenge (read HERE) and mini zipline with a length of 220 metres. The zipline adventure begins at ... continue reading »

When in Labuan, don't be surprised to find that seafood is not only fresh, but very reasonably priced as well! After all, Labuan is an island, and seafood is almost like a staple diet here. It's all well and good knowing this, but where should you go to eat? Top on the list of eateries would be ... continue reading »

The tourist attraction that I visited for the first time during my recent trip to Labuan was the Kina Benuwa Mangrove Ecology Park. You see, most of the Federal Territory's tourism spots were already covered during my first trip to Labuan in April, so I was delighted to be introduced to a "new" product. The ecology ... continue reading »

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 »

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