Landmarks

Labuan war cemetery

Labuan War Cemetery

Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery which contains a total number of 3,900 burials. The cemetery lies on the Jalan Tanjong Batu road which leads from the airport to the town. It is less than a kilometre from the airport and about 3 kilometres from the Island’s town; Victoria. Within the Cemetery will be found the Labuan Memorial and the Labuan Cremation Memorial.

Surrender Point

Surrender Point is a place of great historical significance and a must-visit on the Labuan World War II trail.

At this very spot on Monday 10th September 1945, Lieutenant General Masao Baba, Commander of the 37th Japanese Army, surrendered the forces under his command and handed his sword over to Major General George Wootten, Commander of the 9th Division of the Australian Imperial Forces.

The official surrender ceremony that took place here in a small wooden shack that afternoon marked the end of World War II in Borneo.

Surrender Point
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Labuan Square

Labuan Square is one of the many famous landmarks in Labuan, Malaysia. Labuan Square is too, known as Dataran Labuan by the locals in Malay Language. It is situated in the city centre of Labuan Island. It is located at Merdeka Street (Jalan Merdeka).

Labuan Clock Tower

The Labuan Clock Tower is an exact replica of the original clock tower built in 1906 by Chee Swee Cheng, a tycoon and philanthropist from Malacca and the first chairman of the Overseas Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC Bank).

labuan clock tower
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Ramsey Point

Ramsey Point is located on a stretch of beach in Labuan where two major historical events took place.

On 24th December 1846, the Sultan of Brunei handed over control of Labuan to the British Crown in a gesture of friendship. In a brief ceremony, Admiral George Mundy raised the British Empire flag on this beach, formally marking the start of British rule in Labuan.

A hundred years later, this same beach entered the history books once again as it was used as a landing point during World War II. Led by General Douglas MacArthur, the Allied forces landed here on 10 June 1945 to liberate Labuan and Borneo from the Japanese army occupation. A plaque on the beach commemorates this occasion.

An'Nur Jamek Mosque

The An-Nur Jamek Mosque or Masjid Jamek An-Nur (or sometimes called Masjid Negeri Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan or State Federal Territory of Labuan Mosque) is the only mosque in the Federal Territory of Labuan, Malaysia.

The initial stage of construction of this mosque was run by Sabah State Government through the Sabah Islamic Religious Council (MUIS). The mosque was built to replace the old mosque nearby. It was constructed on 1982 and completed on 1987. The mosque was opened on 1 February 1988 by the eighth Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Iskandar of Johor in conjunction with the 14th Federal Territory Day

AnNur Jamek Mosque
Patau patau Water Village

Patau-Patau Water Village

One of the unique tourism values of Labuan Island is definitely the water villages which are still mostly lived by the Brunei Malays. These wooden houses where you will find at Patau-Patau Water Village are made of only woods! Although it is built on stilts over water, you don’t have to worry as they are known to be sturdy enough. To make your trip here more memorable, choose a fun way to experience local lifestyle in Labuan by spending a night or two in the provided local accommodation options at this water village.

Labuan Museum

Through its permanent exhibitions, this museum specializes in the historical theme and history of Labuan. The lower-storey historical theme will consist of the six-stage transition period beginning from the pre-historic era and the Brunei Sultanage through the declaration of Labuan as a Federal Territory and an International Offshore Financial Center (IOFC).

The cultural theme for the upper-storey exhibitions will exhibit the socio-cultural aspects and socio-economy of the local society through six galleries each representing the Bruneian Malays, Kadayan, Cina, Kadazan-dusun, Indians and Sikh. Among the focal points are people migration history, prominent individuals as well as the the theme and cultural artifacts through the concept of harmony in a multi-racial society.

Labuan Museum

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