WWII Memorial (Labuan War Cemetery)


A dignified expanse of lawn with row upon row of headstones dedicated to the nearly 4000 Commonwealth servicemen, mostly Australian and British, who lost their lives in Borneo during WWII. The cemetery is near the golf course, about 2km east of town. A Peace Park on the west side of the island at Layang Layangan commemorates the place of Japanese surrender and has a Japanese war memorial.

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1. Labuan Marine Museum

1.03 MILES

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…

2. Labuan Museum

1.35 MILES

This museum provides a good (if dry) introduction to the island's history and culture, from precolonial days through British and Japanese occupation, WWII…

3. Chinese Temple


Built by the Hokkien people and also known as the 'eighth' temple, this temple conducts a colourful ceremony of the ninth emperor, a deity in Chinese…

4. Chimney

6.47 MILES

Formerly part of an old coal-mining station, this is the only historic monument of its kind in Malaysia, and has good views along the coast. Next to it is…

5. Labuan Bird Park

6.47 MILES

This pretty park offers refuge to a wide range of species (580, apparently) in three geodesic domes, and a swath of rainforest. The birds look a little…

6. Labuan Marine Park

9.84 MILES

Pulau Kuraman, Pulau Rusukan Kecil and Pulau Rusukan Besar are uninhabited islands lying southwest of Labuan that are now protected by the federal…

7. Peranginan Pantai Muara

21.62 MILES

Muara Beach Recreational Park is a popular weekend retreat. It's pretty, but like many beaches in Borneo, it's littered with driftwood and other flotsam…

8. Pantai Tempurung

25.22 MILES

Borneo's loveliest beach is a long, almost-pristine stretch of white sand, lapped at by clear waters. The waves are gentle and great for swimming. You…