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LABUAN - EAST MALAYSIA / BORNEO MALAYSIA

PLACES OF INTEREST : Nature Attraction

 
 

BOTANICAL GARDEN

 

The Botanical Garden, located behind the old airport, is a recreational park with old trees and beautiful landscaping. The Labuan Botanical Garden is a recreational park with old trees and beautiful landscaping.

 

The huge perimeter houses a hibiscus garden of different species, a herbal garden with a variety of herbs and spices, a reading corner, a manmade lake with an arched bridge, a reflexology pathway, a tai chi ground and many more. Where the Botanical Garden now stands used to be a site for the Government House built in 1852, locally known as Bumbung 12. It was a building with a long and low structure, as well as an interesting roof designs. However, the house was completely destroyed during the Second World War and today it left only a water storage tank.

 

Bumbung 12 and its surrounding ground was believed to be kept by Hugh Low, the Colonial Secretary and many of the trees that still stand today were planted by him. On the grounds can be found two graveyards that are believed to be the oldest on the island. One of them which is very overgrown, has graves dating back to 1847.

 

These graves were transferred from Ramsey Point along the beach, where repeating tides resulted in the erosion of old naval grave sites. One of the two graves relocated was that of Commander James A. Gordan of HMS Wolf, present at the handing over of Labuan to the British on December 24, 1846 and who assisted in the construction of the grounds. Of this era, today, only the water storage tank remains, along with a small grave of a much-loved foxhound named 'Jim'.

 

The Labuan Botanical Garden is situated at Jalan OKK Abdullah, about a 5 minute drive from the Labuan town.

 

Admission fee : Free

Tel : 087-408 770

 
 

LABUAN SQUARE

 

 

Colourful flags greet the eye at this square, which is also popularly known as Dataran Labuan. Formerly the town field, it is now the venue for major events and celebrations. A stone?s throw away is a replica of the Chimney, one of Labuan?s most recognisable landmarks. It stands among fountains, man-made waterfalls, trees and flowers in a lovely landscaped garden. Labuan Square is situated in the centre of town, just opposite the History Square.

 

Admission fee : Free

Tel : 087-408 851 / 408 852

 
 

LABUAN BIRD PARK

 

The Labuan Bird Park is surrounded by a well-landscaped garden and walking paths housing about 580 bird species around Borneo and beyond.

 

This bird park is set amidst a lush rainforest and consists of three dome-shaped aviaries. It is home to 580 bird species found in rainforests, mangrove swamps, coasts as well as the highlands of Borneo. Park wardens will be more than happy to help you identify species such as hornbills, kingfishers, mynas, herons, shamas, peacocks and ostriches. Labuan Bird Park is located near the Chimney and is a 15 minutes? drive from town.

 

The Labuan Bird Park, a bird sanctuary surrounded by lush green tropical rainforest with a rich bio-diverse habitat of insects, flora and fauna. With a recorded collection of 580 bird species, these birds are kept in three large geodesic domes connected via four tunnels, where the birds can roam freely in their natural settings, and allow the visitors to get up close and personal with them - whether for research or just for fun.

 

A slow, relaxing walk within the bird park is recommended if you wish to escape to a more peaceful surrounding where you can drink in the beauty and marvel at a large variety of tropical birds from around the region, under the same roof. There are even live bird shows featuring the Bird Park's popular Cockatoo, Kent and it even pose for a picture with the friendly Mollucan Cockatoo Mulan.

 

Labuan Bird Park on the northern end of Labuan island, accessible via Jalan Tanjung Kubong. Labuan Bird Park on the northern end of Labuan island, accessible via Jalan Tanjung Kubong.

 

Open : Daily

Opening hours : 10am - 5pm

Opening hours :    11am & 3.30pm (bird show)

Opening hours :    11.30am & 4.00pm (feeding time)

 

Entrance fee : RM3 /Adult, RM1 /Child & RM5 /Foreigner

Tel : 087-463 544

 
 

LABUAN MARINE MUSEUM

 

Labuan Marine Museum was set up back in 2003 to help preserve the marine life of the island.

 

Housed in the Labuan International Sea Sports Complex, the Labuan Marine Museum showcases the island?s precious marine heritage. Within its 16 galleries are artefacts from shipwrecks, live specimens as well as preserved species of zooplanktons, molluscs, snails, fish, reptiles, corals and sea plants. Drop by the Touch Pools, for an opportunity to touch and feel fascinating creatures such as starfish and sea cucumbers. Another attraction is the educational Discovery Room, which is especially designed for children.

 

Open : Daily

Opening hours : 9am - 5pm

Admission fee : Free

Tel : 087-425 927

 
 

LABUAN WATER VILLAGES

 

How would you like living in a traditional stilted wooden house and being surrounded by water everywhere you look? The colourful wooden houses look like floating abodes and are connected one to another and to the main roads via vulnerable-looking planked walkways zigzagging in a haphazard yet orderly manner.

 

This is Kampung Air Patau Patau 2, established in the 1930?s; the whole village was wiped out by a Japanese bomb during WWII. The resilient villagers rebuilt the village from scratch once the war was over. The architecture and concept of the water village dates back to their ancestors in Brunei. To this day, the water village residents incorporate their Kedayan Bruneian culture and customs into their daily lives. Lest you think that these homes are not for the sea-sick, you can be rest assured that the houses are remarkably stable ? even the ones that were built over 60 years ago.

 

 In the afternoons, you can observe the village children playing kites or if you so fancy, indulge in catching a fish right at your home?s backyard ? for a nominal fee, of course. Imagine relaxing on the wooden bench, a cup of coffee in one hand and a fishing line in the other.

 

The secret was in the belian wood used as the house?s foundation which can stand strong for centuries to come. The friendly host families will be all too glad to serve you with some of their traditional delicacies including ambuyat, traditional Bruneian sago dish that goes well with a sour and spicy sambal dip made with young mangoes, chilli and dried shrimps. Every so often, your line heaves and strains. When you excitedly pull it up 9 times out of 10, it will be a catfish rather than some old discarded clothing. Traditional dance performances can also be arranged upon request and you can definitely participate in some fun village games. Kampung Air Patau Patau 2 comes equipped with water and power supply, telephone and sewage lines, streetlights, water taxi jetty, grocery shops, handicraft shops, clinics, schools and surau (a place of worship for muslims that is smaller than a mosque). Being surrounded by water, the main mode of transportation is the boat and most of the houses own one.

 

These houses can be rather spacious and well decorated with heavy antiques and every living comfort imaginable on the inside. Staying at this delightful and charming traditional water village is certainly an incomparable experience. Rates: From 12 Jan 2009 to 31 Dec 2009, the rate per person for a 2D/1N stay is RM140 inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner, standard room, village tour, games and cultural show (for a minimum of 20 persons) Please refer to Labuan Tourism Action Council for the latest packages and prices.

 

Admission fee : Free

Tel : 087?413 152 (Kampung Patau-Patau 1)

Tel : 087?468 222 (Kampung Bebuloh Laut)

 
 

SEA SNAKE WATCHING

Just five minutes boat ride from Pulau Kuraman is a little reef atoll which is home to hundreds of sea snakes. The most commonly seen is the sea krait with its distinctive black and white markings which make them a beautiful and dramatic sight.

 
 

PROBOSCIS MONKEY

Proboscis monkey (Nasalis Larvatus) is one of the largest monkeys in the world and is found in coastal swamp forests of Borneo. The male proboscis monkey with its long and pendulous nose and an outsized stomach has a harem of up to 10 females attracted by his weird good looks. It feeds mainly on leaves and seeds from a variety of trees. You can catch a glimpse of these elusive monkeys on the river banks of Menumbok which is only 20 minutes boat ride from Labuan.

 
 

HORSE RIDING

The Labuan Horse-riding Center is presently the only pony and horse- riding facility available on the island which caters to the public. The many sandy beaches and kilometres of open country roads offer hours of pleasurable riding. It is definitely a unique way of going sight-seeing. The center offers various rides like the Layangan Beach ride and Paddock ride. They also offer riding lessons and horse hire. They are located next to Taman Damai at Kg. Layang-Layangan.

 
 
 
PLACES OF INTEREST : Nature Attraction
LABUAN - EAST MALAYSIA / BORNEO MALAYSIA