Labuan is an island with an area of 75 sq km, lying 10 km off the coast of Sabah and 25km off the coast of Brunei. As part of the Malaysian Federal Territory of Labuan it is directly administered by the Malaysian central government. The island is mostly flat and is covered by forests. Labuan has some of beaches on its northern coast, which are fine but not too impressive. Victoria, the capital of Labuan, lies on the southern coast of Labuan. Originally uninhabited, Labuan was first settled by the British in the 1840s, subsequently becoming a British colony. Labuan was occupied by the Japanese during World War II, and joined the Malaysian Federation in 1963. Today Labuan is mainly known as an offshore financial centre offering international financial and business services. It also attracts tourists from Brunei who come for diving and tourists from Australia who come to visit World War II sites.
01 Fruit stalls 02 Fruit stalls 03 Street in central Victoria 04 Barber shop 05 House row with shops
06 Pavement 07 Ferry terminal 08 Royal Poinciana tree with red flowers 09 Royal Poinciana tree with red flowers
10 Merdeka roundabout with flags 11 Labuan square monument 12 Flags 13 Labuan museum
14 Fountain in roundabout 15 Orange flowers 16 Ujana Kewangan financial centre and mall 17 Ujana Kewangan financial centre and mall
18 Ujana Kewangan financial centre and mall 19 View of Victoria at sunset 20 Fish market 21 Fish market
22 Fish market 23 Fish market 24 Fish market 25 Labuan square
26 Ujana Kewangan financial centre and mall 27 Labuan square 28 Malaysian flag 29 Monument
30 Labuan map monument 31 Labuan map monument 01 Ships anchored in the bay
02 Harbour 03 Pier and boats 04 Bay at sunset
05 Bay at sunset 06 Water village
07 Water village
08 Water village stilts houses 09 Water village
10 Ujana Kewangan financial park 11 Tugboat 01 Chinese temple 02 Chinese temple
03 Chinese temple 04 Chinese temple roof detail 05 Chinese temple roof detail 06 Chinese temple 07 Annur Jamek mosque
08 Annur Jamek mosque minaret 09 Annur Jamek mosque 10 Sikh temple 11 Sikh temple interior 12 Sikh temple
13 Sikh temple 14 Ba Sian Miao Chinese temple 15 Ba Sian Miao Chinese temple 16 Ba Sian Miao Chinese temple
17 Ba Sian Miao Chinese temple 18 Ba Sian Miao Chinese temple 19 Ba Sian Miao Chinese temple 01 Gate
02 Square 03 Pond and bridge 04 Pond 05 Plants
06 Path 07 Pond and bridge 08 Pam trees and pond 09 Palm tree 10 Palm tree
01 Entrance to the cemetery 02 Gate 03 Rows of graves
04 Graves in the cemetery 05 Graves in the cemetery 06 Graves in the cemetery 07 Plate with names of Australian soldiers 08 Rows of graves
09 Rows of graves 10 Cross of sacrifice 11 Graves in the cemetery 12 Graves in the cemetery
13 Rows of graves 14 Rows of graves 15 Rows of graves 16 Rows of graves
17 Rows of graves 18 Rows of graves 19 Graves in the cemetery 01 Museum
02 Museum 03 Peace park 04 World War II memorial mound 05 World War II memorial mound
06 World War II memorial mound 07 World War II memorial 08 World War II memorial 09 Peace park
10 Tree in peace park 11 Japanese memorial 12 Japanese memorial 13 Japanese memorial
14 Japanese friendship memorial 15 Surrender point memorial 16 Surrender point memorial 17 Surrender point memorial
18 Commemorative plate 01 Northern coast of Labuan 02 Northern coast of Labuan 03 Pohon Batu beach
04 Pohon Batu beach 05 Sea water 06 Pancur Hitam beach 07 Surrender point beach
08 Surrender point beach 09 Beach 10 Beach 11 Beach
01 Northern coast of Labuan 02 Northern coast of Labuan 03 Sports centre on Labuan 04 Maswings ATR-72 aircraft in Labuan airport
05 Labuan airport 06 The Chimney 07 The Chimney 08 The Chimney
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