Labuan Marine Museum


On the coast just east of the centre, the Labuan International Sea Sports Complex houses a decent little museum with a good shell collection and displays of local marine life. Head upstairs to find a 12.8m-long skeleton of an Indian fin whale.

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1. Labuan Museum

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2. Chinese Temple

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3. WWII Memorial (Labuan War Cemetery)

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4. Labuan Bird Park

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