Useful Informations


How to Get There.

From Kuala Lumpur -

Malaysia Airlines and Air Asia have several flights a day to the Island.

From Kota Kinabalu -

By Air, By Boat as well as By Road.

By Road - The cheapest and easiest. Take the Labuan Ferry Coach (Menumbok Express or One Borneo) at the Bus Station opposite The High Court Building, KK City. For RM19, the fare includes the bus ticket to Menumbok (RM14) plus the ferry ticket (RM5) to Labuan, all in air con comfort. The coach will depart KK at 0630 & 7.00a.m. and 1200 & 1.00 p.m. for the Labuan Ferry schedules of 1030 a.m. and 1630 p.m. respectively. The bus journey takes 2 hours and the ferry 1.5 hours.

By Boat - Go to Jesselton Point and take the Labuan Express Boat (Long Cabin Cruiser) at 8.00a.m. and 14.00 p.m. The journey takes 3 hours and costs RM39 one way. It is hop on/ hop off convinence but it crossses open sea (South China Sea), not recommended for those who are prone to sea sick.

Drive Yourself-Drive yourself to Menumbok and park your car in any of the residential car parks for RM5 a night. You can then take the car ferry across (ETD 1030pm & 1630pm) at RM5 per person. OR take the speed boat to Labuan at RM15 per person but beware of the higher risk you need to face with smaller boat.

Accommodations

Hotels and Back Package lodges are available but room reservation is very tight.

Borneo Smart Traveller has a well equiped guest house, Siang Guest House, on the island that provides lodging in a homely environment.

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Labuan Island


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Labuan originally belonged to Brunei. It was ceded to the British in 18th Dec, 1846. In 1907, Labuan became one of the Strait Settlements under the British. It was also the only Strait Settlement in Sabah. The other Strait Settlements were Singapore, Malacca and Penang. It was also the only Free Port in Sabah, since the British Colonial era. The Island is aprroximately 35 square miles. It has good anchorage for ships. The word "Labuan" was from the Malay word "Perlabohan", which means sea port, which refelected the status of the Island since ancient time. Today Labuan is the Offshore Financial Centre in East Malaysia. It is also an important Offshore Supply Base for the Oil and Gas Industry in Malaysia.

 



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