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Labuan's idyllic islands offer a diverse, cosmopolitan culture; crystal-clear waters, rich coral reefs, shipwrecks and brilliant marine life that are ideal for diving; duty-free shopping; a wide array of restaurants; beachcombing; restful seclusion on the outer islets; rich history; and several places to absorb the local culture and colour. Book your travel package to Labuan with Direct Flights today.

Labuan, Malaysia

     

Labuan is a group of small islands in eastern Malaysia, located about 8km off the coast of Sabah at the mouth of Brunei Bay. Labuan comprises the main island of Labuan and six smaller islets, namely Pulau Kuraman, Pulau Daat, Pulau Rusukan Besar, Pulau Rusukan Kecil, Pulau Papan and Pulau Burung. Once part of the Sultanate of Brunei, the islands were ceded to the British in 1846, and they remained under British rule for over 100 years. Now a Federal Territory of Malaysia, Labuan enjoys a strategic location that's close to major shipping routes and offshore oil and gas fields. A thriving duty-free port, it is Malaysia's only deepwater anchorage.        
       
Labuan's idyllic islands offer a diverse, cosmopolitan culture; crystal-clear waters, rich coral reefs, shipwrecks and brilliant marine life that are ideal for diving; duty-free shopping; a wide array of restaurants; each combing; restful seclusion on the outer islets if you want it; rich history; and several places to absorb the local culture and colour. Accommodation in Labuan is first-rate, so what more could you ask? Direct Flights, your online travel specialist, books cheap holidays to Labuan. If you want cheap flights to Labuan or complete Labuan travel packages that also include discount accommodation in Labuan, car hire and even travel insurance, Direct Flights is the travel specialist for you; your Labuan holiday is only clicks away.        
       
Places of interest in Labuan include the colonial-era Botanical Garden, the beautifully landscaped War Memorial, the futuristic architecture of An'Nur Jamek Mosque, Peace Park, and Kampung Ayer, a traditional Labuan water village. Labuan is a sun-seeker's paradise with breathtaking views of the South China Sea and secluded white sandy beaches. Visitors on Labuan travel packages can explore the beaches or the dense inland jungles, or participate in a wide variety of water sports such as jet skiing, wind surfing, scuba diving, fishing, and even wreck diving: diving expeditions explore Labuan's four most popular shipwrecks, the American, Australian, Blue Water and Cement wrecks.        
       
Labuan Market, in the heart of Labuan city, is a lively place full of bustling crowds buying up the local produce, seafood, fresh spices and batik and rattan handicrafts on offer. The War Memorial, honouring the 4,000 servicemen from Australia, New Zealand and Great Britain who lost their lives in Labuan during World War II, is a change of pace from the buzz of the market. Many visitors, especially Australians, return each year to pay their respects to their lost friends and relatives. Peace Park is another memorial dedicated to soldiers who fell during World War II, and Surrender Point, where the Japanese Army surrendered to the Australian Army in 1945, is adjacent. The traditional water villages of Labuan consist of clusters of Malay wooden houses built on stilts over the sea, connected to the land by raised walkways. They offer visitors on cheap holidays to Labuan a fascinating opportunity to absorb the local culture. Direct Flights will help you plan your discount travel to Labuan and then make your travel arrangements, all from the convenience of your home or office computer. There's no need to visit a travel agent's office, and you'll get the best travel deals available.       
       
High-speed ferries regularly run between Labuan and Kota Kinabalu, Sabah and Muara, Brunei, and regular flights to Labuan arrive from Kuala Lumpur, Miri and Kota Kinabalu. You too can enjoy this exotic location; allow Direct Flights to find the best travel package for you!
       
       
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