Labuan Historical City Tour (Half Day)
Minimum Participants: 2
Morning Departure : 0930hr Afternoon Departure : 1430hr
Meet on arrival at airport / ferry terminal or at Hotel Lobby. Proceed for
the tour with the first stop at the Museum Square, where one can still see a few
old houses of colonial design. Four old Flame of the Forest still stand in this
area, casting a shade over park benches and commemorative stones. The trees were
planted by the Chinese, Malay , Indians and European Communities in 1953 to mark
the coronation of Queen Elizabeth ll.
From the Museum Square, proceed to the Chimney at Tanjung Kubong, the Chimney
is a 106 feet high red brick stack believe to be linked to the coal mining days
of Labuan. Proceed to the Labuan Bird Park, three large dome shaped cages surrounding
beautiful landscaping. The park is home to many species of birds of Borneo and
birds from other countries.
Drive along Labuan West Coast to Layang-Layangan Peace Park and the Japanese
Surrender Point. The Peace park was constructed to symbolize the promise of peace
and harmony for all mankind. Adjacent to the Peace Park is the surrender point
where the 32nd Japanese Southern Army surrendered to the 9th Division Australian
Imperial Forces which led to the end of World War ll in Borneo.
From the Peace Park, proceed to the newest Chinese temple in Labuan, a colourful
and interesting place of worship. At Ba Sian Miau temple, a brilliant and colorful
temple at this temple, one can also descend down the steps into hell room, a room
to depict hell in Chinese mythology.
Proceed to the Labuan War Cemetery, a beautifully landscaped memorial garden,
the final resting place of 3,905 war heroes who died in Borneo during second world
war. Row upon row of white headstones mark the graves of the War dead. Visitors
to Labuan War Cemetery can refer to panels where the name of every soldier who
is interned here appears. Many of the stones bear poignant messages from families
while others are inscribed simply "Known Unto God"
Depart from the Labuan War Cemetery for the Labuan Financial Park Complex,
enroute stop at the An'Nur Jamek Mosque, a magnificent mosque featuring futuristic
architecture. The Labuan Financial Complex is a prominent landmark that dominates
the Labuan Skyline. This 17 storey complex stands as a land mark for the island's
status as an International Offshore Financial Center. Within this complex are
office blocks, condominiums and shopping arcades.
Tour ends at the Victoria Town Center or transfer to Airport/Hotel.
Things You Should Bring:
Suitable walking shoes / change of clothes / water canteen/ insect repellent /
mosquito oil / camera / water proof bag for camera / raincoat and personal item.