Labuan Airport is the airport serving the federal territory of Labuan, off the coast of Borneo in East Malaysia. It was originally planned to become a regional hub for connecting flights within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. The idea was shelved due to unsuitability and logistics. However, the airport is currently undergoing expansion to accommodate larger aircraft.
Where to go
Labuan Island, where the airport is located, is a small island in Brunei Bay. Although there aren't many tourist attractions, Labuan is a great place for a quiet vacation.
Financial Park Labuan - The complex is an international business financial centre, as well as the only shopping complex in Labuan. That being said, this is the place to go if you need to stock up on essentials; it has an optical shop, mobile phones shop, money changer, Duty Free, a supermarket, post office, among others.
Labuan Marine Museum - Located along the waterfront at Malaysia's Tanjung Purun Road is the Labuan Marine Museum, a part of the Labuan International Water Sports Complex. It is dedicated to contributing to the efforts of preserving the marine life in Labuan Island and to invite others to do the same. The museum showcases mostly live specimens and preserved aquatic creatures that can be found in Labuan waters, including sea corals, several species of fishes and reptiles, and even a replica of an Indian Fin Whale's skeleton.
Layang-Layang Beach - It is said that the best time to be at Layang-Layang beach is right before sunset, in order to catch the amazing view of the sun disappearing into the horizon. The beach, though not exactly a tropical paradise, is also a great destination for scuba divers.
An-Nur Jamek Mosque - Otherwise known as Masjid Jamek An-Nur, Masjid Negeri Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan, or State Federal Territory of Labuan Mosque, this is the only mosque within the Federal Territory of Labuan. Apart from that, what make this structure unique are the mixed elements of Brunei Malay architecture and Turkish architecture. On either sides of the dome are two towers, both equipped with a number of facilities and equipment that are open for public use, such as lecture halls, administrative offices, and the Darul Hikmah Library.
Labuan War Cemetery - The well-maintained cemetery is a Commonwealth World War II graveyard, erected by Commonwealth War Graves Commission. It is the final resting place of those who were killed during the Japanese invasion of Borneo, or the Borneo campaign of 1945, including Australian and Indian troops. Others were prisoners of war.
The only short haul destinations from Labuan Airport is to other domestic airports, namely in Kuala Lumpur, Miri, and Kota Kinabalu. While Kuala Lumpur is a little over two hours away, the latter two can be reached by plane in less than an hour.
There are no long haul flights available from Labuan Airport.
How to get out
The only airlines that serve the airport are AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines, and MASwings.
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