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Labuan (Federal Territory) - Malaysia

Besides being a major duty-free port, Labuan also has other tourist attractions like wreck diving spots, water villages, a War Memorial, golf courses and the Peace Park. Of course, one cannot afford to miss out on the great duty-free shopping available on the island.

TOWNS AND CITIES

Ayer Village

Kampung Ayer is located in the south of Labuan Island. A visit to the island is not complete without a tour of a water village. There are no roads but a network of wooden plank walkways built over the sea connects the traditional houses. Kampung Patau-patau and Kampung Bebuloh Laut are two other well-known water villages.

PLACES OF INTEREST

Labuan Square

Labuan Square is a lovely park. Several government offices are located here and monuments in the park commemorate historical events such as the renaming of Labuan by the Japanese to Maidashima during the World War II; the landing of the 9th Division Australian Royal Army on the island; and the liberation of Labuan. The Flame of the Forest trees found here were specially planted by the Malay, Chinese, Indian and European communities to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. The square also symbolizes Labuan's status as an International Offshore Financial Centre.

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